Summary: - The ability to run full Windows application on a tablet has been something that many people have been waiting for and the Microsoft Surface Pro allows them to do that. The problem is that it is still too much of a work around for that capability.
Excerpt: Touted as a laptop in tablet form, this Windows 8 unit comes complete with a detachable keyboard dock, stylus pen, and colored case that acts as a kickstand. You can run the full versions of programs that you would use on any laptop (like Word or Excel), and the Surface Pro comes with security...
Pros: Very good screen quality, Very fast system speed, Consumer testers really liked the design and feel
Cons: Fairly heavy for its size, Subpar sound quality, Slightly small screen for its size
Summary: We have already pointed out that the Microsoft Surface Pro is and what is not, and should therefore be evaluated as such: it is a hybrid Ultrabook almost unique in its kind. Unless a hybrid is not exactly what you’re looking for, do not believe a purchase to do at all costs.
Pros: Screen very nice, original design, Windows 8 and 64bit Intel Core i5 enclosed in the form of a tablet, Wacom pen.
Cons: Overweight use as a tablet, Battery life is insufficient, Noise and heat sometimes annoying, The absence of a suitable accommodation for the pen.
Summary: The Surface Pro comes in two configurations, one with 64GB of storage and the other with 128GB. It features an Intel Core i5 processor and a beautiful 10.6" full-HD, multi-touch screen capable of generating resolutions up to 1920x1080.
Competition for the Microsoft Surface Pro: Acer Aspire P3, Lenovo Yoga 11s and Toshiba WT310
8 August 2013
Excerpt: The Surface Pro is Microsoft's Windows tablet equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 8 Pro. There are a number of alternatives on the market, and today we will take a closer look at three recent arrivals: the Acer Aspire P3, the Lenovo Yoga 11s and the Toshiba WT310.
Conclusion: Surface Pro is about as well executed as Microsoft could have made it given the currently available hardware. Its performance is outstanding for a tablet - it’s truly in a class of its own.
Conclusion: The Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro is the Windows 8 slate tablet to beat when you need the performance and convenience of a PC in a compact tablet form factor.
Pros: Compact. Improved UI: Things don't look "too small" in desktop mode. Comes with pressure-sensitive stylus. Works with Surface covers. Truly Windows compatible. Ultrabook components. Full 1080p HD screen. 10-finger touch screen.
Cons: Keyboard cover is an optional extra. Only one USB 3.0 port. VGA and HDMI require optional adapters.
Excerpt: I first laid eyes on Microsoft’s ( MSFT ) Surface tablet just about four months ago . It was a rainy Monday morning in Redmond, Washington and we were barely into the first 20 minutes of a full day of meetings when I knew the Surface was a huge, huge deal.
Excerpt: This Microsoft Surface model comes with Intel-based Core i5 processor and a better, full HD 10.6-inch screen. Moreover, there's Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth and 64 or 128 GB of built-in storage.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port