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
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. This review points out the strengths and weaknesses of this form-factor.
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 compatibility.
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.
Microsoft Surface Pro Review: Powerful Windows Tablet
Tablet PC Reviews
7 March 2013
Excerpt: The Surface Pro is Microsoft's business-oriented Windows 8 tablet.
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: Discontinued, Poor battery life, Can be heavy for some, Keyboard sold separately, 150% scaling in desktop mode makes non-optimized apps look terrible
Conclusion: The reason it’s called the Surface Pro is because it’s for Professionals (or people who would like to be professionals someday), but it’s also great for amateurs. The price reflects that, the processor power reflects that, the operating system reflects that and the build quality reflects that. This is not the type of tablet that you sit on the couch with and play Angry Birds, Words with Friends, and Draw Something for 10 hours per day.
Pros: + Gorgeous high-end hardware, + Largest application ecosystem of any tablet operating system, + Faster than any ARM-based tablet, + Huge hardware compatibility ecosystem, + More enterprise & business features than any other tablet (Active Directory support, Bitlocker encryption, central management, multi-user log-ins, etc.), + Pressure sensitive stylus with right click button, eraser, and shirt clip, + High resolution screen, + USB 3.0 and MicroSD for storage expansio...
Cons: - 5 hour battery life is less than many low-power tablets, - Intel Core i5 CPU generates some heat when under heavy use, - Maximum RAM option is only 4Gb, - Maximum SSD storage option is only 128Gb (with around 89Gb available at first boot.), - Stylus drivers don’t currently include “Wintab” APIs, - Capacitive home button is prone to accidental presses, While the Surface Pro is most definitely a tablet, its internals are more similar to those of ultrabooks as opposed ...
Excerpt: Ett traditionellt batteritest genomfördes aldrig. Däremot höll Surface Pro för dokumenthantering och surf i ungefär fyra timmar (+- ungefär 15 minuter beroende på arbetssätt) med Windows balanserade strömsparfunktion igång innan batteriet dog.
Anteprima Microsoft Surface Pro: prova dell'ibrido definitivo
27 May 2013
Excerpt: Chi ha provato il Surface RT lo sa: il tablet di Microsoft era un capolavoro di design, ma gli mancava qualcosa. Saranno state le app, vincolate nel numero e nella qualità a un Windows Marketplace ancora ai suoi primi passi; sarà stato lo schermo, francamente troppo poco definito per l'anno 2013. Insomma, l'insieme non convinceva del tutto. Surface Pro nasce invece per portare l'esperienza dell'RT a un livello completamente differente.
Excerpt: Un numéro d'équilibriste. La Surface Pro est un concept de tablette intéressant développé par Microsoft pour montrer la force de la plate-forme Windows 8 sur une tablette tactile. c'est une collaboration Wintel qui permet d'utiliser l'écosystème d'applications disponible sur la plate-forme Windows X86. Cette critique montre les forces et faiblesses de ce facteur de forme.