Microsoft Surface Pro

  |   by TabletPCReview Staff

This computer has a 10.6-inch screen, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It includes a full-size USB 3.0 port, plus a Mini DisplayPort that can drive an external display up to 2560 x 1440 pixels. The Surface Pro is built around an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM. Because it uses Windows 8 Pro, it is able to run software written for Windows 7 and earlier, in addition to apps written specifically for this new Microsoft operating system. The device comes with a stylus dubbed “the Surface pen”, which has Palm Block technology. A Touch Cover or Type Cover is sold separately

  • Pros

    • Excellent performance thanks to top of the line hardware
    • A full Windows 8 experience without any compromises
    • Solid build with simplistic and elegant design
    • Endless possibilities for productivity depending on how it's used
  • Cons

    • Poor battery life
    • Can be heavy for some people
    • 150% scaling in desktop mode makes non-optimized apps look terrible

Quick Take

There really is no better solution for those that need a powerful-yet-portable  tablet.

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