Prices(Prices as of 02/15/2013)
|Surface Pro (64GB) ||Surface Pro (128GB) ||Source|
|$30 ||Additional stylus|
|Weight||2 lbs. |
|Battery Life||Less than 5 hours|
|Processor||Intel Core i5|
|App Market||Windows Store|
|Other Features||Two 720p cameras (one rear-facing, one front-facing)|
MicroSD card slot
USB 3.0 port
Pre-installed software for messaging, mail and Internet
|Warranty||1 year, limited|
For manufacturer information about this product, go to Microsoft.
What People Are Saying:
Critics are disappointed by the Microsoft Surface Pro, calling it expensive -- especially considering the unique element of the device, the magnetically attaching keyboard, costs an additional $120-$130. The Surface Pro is thicker and bulker than most other tablets. Critics also complained that the stylus must be removed each time the device needs to charge. But, unlike most tablets, the Surface Pro has the underpinnings of a laptop, and that means it has some powerful features.
- CNET: "The Surface Pro's gutsy design successfully reinvents the Windows 8 laptop by cramming an ultrabook experience into the body of a 10-inch tablet. Those wanting to go all-in on the tablet experience won't regret buying the Surface Pro, but we're holding out for a future, more polished generation of the device."
- Vancouver Sun: "Microsoft's new Surface Pro isn't the top tablet on the market and it's not the best laptop either. Although the company boasted its dual-mode device would offer a 'no compromise' experience as both a tablet and a laptop, that's simply not the case."
- PC World: "Surface Pro doesn't run away with the Windows 8 hybrid crown. And based on your needs, it might not be the best Windows 8 portable you can buy in the neighborhood of $1000. This is a problem because Surface Pro needs to stand out as a kick-ass reference design, and not be just another interesting-but-imperfect hardware option for anyone taking the Windows 8 plunge."