What’s external display support like on the Surface Pro 7?

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Best answer: Yes, the Surface Pro 7 supports dual 4K external displays. Thanks to USB-C 3.1 connectivity, you should be able to connect dual 4K displays at 60Hz with just the one port.

Not a lot has changed physically for the new generation, but the Surface Pro 7 has had its Mini DisplayPort replaced with USB-C, allowing for more versatile connectivity that’s better suited for the future. Many external devices and accessories are going the way of USB-C, and previously the Pro laptops did not have a native way to connect.

As discussed in a revealing Microsoft Mechanics video that details the features of the new Surface devices, the USB-C 3.1 port on the Surface Pro 7 can drive dual 4K displays at a 60Hz refresh rate using a single cable. This leaves the Surface Connect port free for straight charging without the need for an aging Surface Dock, and it leaves the USB-A port open for connecting something like a USB hub.

What about a docking station?

With the Pro 7, you have a couple of options for a docking station solution that will still power multiple monitors yet offer extra connectivity. There is the Surface Connect port to which you can connect a Surface Dock, but the official hardware is certainly showing its age.

A more modern USB-C solution is Dell’s D6000 Universal dock, which has support for multiple 4K external displays. Connected to the USB-C port on the Pro 7, you get the advantage of adding four USB-A 3.0, USB-C, two DisplayPort, HDMI, a 3.5mm audio jack, and RJ45 Ethernet. If you don’t want to lose USB-C connectivity by hooking up one or two external displays, this dock is the solution.

What 4K monitors do we recommend?

While most 4K monitors should have no issues working with the Pro 7, something with USB-C connectivity will cause the least amount of problems.

Enter HP’s Z27, a 27-inch 4K display with 60Hz refresh rate, IPS panel for wide viewing angles, 350 nit brightness, and awesome contrast. It connects with USB-C and has an adjustable stand that will allow you to set up a comfortable workstation. On top of all this, it has a strong warranty that protects against pixel defects.

If you’re looking to pick up a Pro 7 to sit as the anchor for a workstation, these monitors will make great companions.

Next in the Pro line

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

10th Gen Intel CPUs and USB-C connectivity

Thanks to a USB-C port taking over for the Mini DisplayPort, you should have no issues connecting dual 4K displays to your Surface Pro 7.

27-inch 4K monitors

HP Z27

Thin bezel, stunning picture

Want to get a workstation for your Pro 7 set up ASAP? Grab a couple of these quality 4K monitors and never go back to anything with a lower resolution.

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