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.
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.
Conclusion: Microsoft’s Surface Pro is a bold move. By jumping into the tablet business, the company is attempting to counter the “post-PC” era by guiding consumers towards a future where PCs are different, but still dominated by Windows. We think the idea is sound. The finished product? Not so much.
Summary: Feb 14 2013 - 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.
Summary: The Surface Pro is an interesting hybrid of a tablet and laptop. Unlike its little sibling (Surface RT), which is considered more of a tablet, the Surface Pro has more affinity to the ultrabook.
Microsoft Surface Pro – showing what any Windows tablet should strive to be
21 April 2013
Conclusion: Obviously, any device with such an impressive resume will cost a lot, and the Surface Pro is no exception. The 64 GB model goes for $899, with the optional keyboard selling for $120 and the 128 GB model going for $999.
Summary: A balancing act. The Surface Pro is an interesting concept tablet that Microsoft developed to showcase the strength of the Windows 8 platform on a touch-capable device. This is another Wintel collaboration that is able to use the ecosystem of apps available for the X86 Windows platform.
Pros: Very good tablet performance, High contrast and bright display, Multi-touch + pen entry, Very good case quality, Integrated display support (kickstand), USB 3.0 + DisplayPort, Magnetic power connection, Power supply with USB port, High performance, input pen included, x86 version of Windows 8 for...
Cons: Available storage capacity (64GB version), Cooling fan is clearly audible when utilized, Heavy weight, Low camera resolution, Moderate battery life, More storage capacity, lower system noise, lighter weight and longer battery life.