Review of Microsoft Surface Pro Windows 8 Pro 128 Gb Tablet
$899.00-$999.00 (64GB and 128GB)Price Range
Reviewed on: July 08, 2013
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Pros & Cons
Microsoft Surface Pro with 128 GB of internal storage capacity is a thick and compact tablet computer that works with the Pro 8 operating system. It also comprises of extra storage using the micro SD card slot. This tablet has a 10.6-inch touchscreen and comes with a solid black frame made of magnesium casing, a tough lightweight exterior with a smooth and silky feel for added durability in rough situations. The HD screen responds to every tap and swipe, while delivering bold visuals and text. The Pro 8 supports full office experience so you can run Outlook, MS Word, SharePoint Designer, PowerPoint etc., and can easily be integrated with existing enterprise management infrastructure. Live tiles help interact and personalize the start screen as per one’s need and preferences. The integrated kickstand helps the surface stand on its own providing support and flexibility for hands-free navigation. The Surface includes USB ports for easy external hardware connectivity. The stylish stylus pen contributes in smooth writing and navigation. In addition, the surface can also be hooked up to a keyboard for added typing convenience thus providing the flexibility to use the device with touchscreen, stylus or keyboard.
Some other features include – Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, front and rear facing HD video cameras for quick photography or self-portraits, Bluetooth compatibility to easily link with other Bluetooth enabled external devices like wireless keyboard, mouse or other accessories, Bit Locker Security to encrypt the hard drive data keeping it safe.
However, just like any other devices, the surface also has its own set of limitations. The negative reviews mostly revolve around the short battery life (2-3 hours) especially when working with high intensive apps like Adobe Photoshop etc. The surface gives a battery backup of 4-5 hours when compared to 7-8 hours backup from competitors. The other common issue is heating up of the device thus resulting in draining the battery more quickly.
Overall, beyond its super-slick design, the Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro is built for professionals. It is thin and light enough to go everywhere and is as powerful as a standard laptop, so you can stay connected to the entire world from anywhere, making it more desirable to own.
- Product Dimensions: 6.8” H x 10.8” W x 0.5” D
- Product Weight: 2 pounds
Review Group #: 1
Incredibly fast • Expandable storage space • Smooth keys for comfortable typing • Very good touch screen • Smooth writing with stylus • Multiple USB ports • Magnetic charger for easy hook up • Easy to switch between laptop and tablet modes • Decent battery life • Flexibility to use touch screen, stylus or keyboard • Flexibility to connect wired mouse and keyboard or with Bluetooth • Touch keyboard is a little awkward
Review Group #: 2
Superb build quality • Decent battery life • Crisp and sharp display • Fast productivity • Using stylus is fun • Battery life can be improved • Provides only 4 to 5 hours of battery backup over typical 8 hours • Considerably more battery life than a laptop but less than a tablet
Review Group #: 3
Powerful and excellent working quality • Installs programs, apps and games easily • Power saver mode gives a battery life of 5 plus hours • Android and apple stores are better than MS app store • Really powerful mobile unit
Review Group #: 4
Superior quality touch screen • Very accurate and allows a full laptop keyboard experience • Universal touch screen device in place of tabs and laptops • Minimal apps in MS app store • Good range of inbuilt games • Can be used as a laptop or notebook • Type cover attached
Review Group #: 5
Windows 8 works great with touch screen • Fast processing speed • Beautiful and fantastic touch screen response • Bluetooth connectivity for external hardware • Strong wireless connectivity • Compact design with 3 USB ports • Very good pen and type keyboard cover • Easy navigation with touch pad
Review Group #: 6
Short battery life when working with power intensive apps • USB ports for easy external connectivity • Plays PC games with ease • Safe and secure corporate or network connectivity • Device gets pretty hot and battery drains out easily • Light weight • Solid base for bed or lap use
Where to Buy
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