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Microsoft Surface Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2415 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and touch screen. The screen and portability also get good comments. There are some negative comments about the features and value for money, and comments about the GPS navigation and camera are different.

usability, portability, responsiveness, screen, touch screen

battery, value for money, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Microsoft Surface Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 41 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, portability, usability, design, responsiveness

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 401 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com.

usability, responsiveness, portability, screen, reliability

features

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet (128 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8 Pro)Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet - 256 GBMicrosoft Surface Pro Tablet (128 GB Memory, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8 Pro)

Expert review by:

Review Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet

 

A balancing act. The Surface Pro is an interesting concept tablet

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

Available storage capacity (64GB version); Cooling fan is clearly audible when utilized; Heavy weight; Low camera resolution; Moderate battery life

Microsoft Surface RT, Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A, iPad 4, Acer Iconia W700, Asus VivoTab Smart, Google Nexus 10 and many more.

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Microsoft Surface Pro Review

 

The Surface Pro is out and our complete review is ready. Like it or not, the Surface Pro is one of the most anticipated tablet of this first quarter of 2013 and it's easy to understand why: it is the […]

If you don’t really care about Windows and are open to other operating systems, a world of options lies in front of you: I hope that this review provided a clear view of how it feels to use the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet in the real world. If you...

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Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro ( 64GB)

 

Editors' note: The original Surface Pro , reviewed below, has been replaced by the Surface Pro 2 , available October 22.

The Microsoft Surface Pro fits a full ultrabook experience in a compact 10-inch tablet. Thanks to the ingenious Type and Touch covers, it offers a comfortable interface and typing experience. The clean, crisp design and sharp 1080p screen rise above...

The battery life is disappointing, and more ports would be nice. The 64GB model barely has any free storage. It costs as much as a regular laptop, especially because the cool keyboard cover isn't included by default.

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...

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Microsoft Surface Pro Review

 

Don't be fooled by Microsoft's stodgy reputation. The company is an innovator willing to take huge risks on its most popular products. Vista, Xbox, Office's ribbon interface, Kinect – all of these were huge risks that (eventually) paid off. Now,...

Excellent build quality ; Display is extremely bright

Only one USB port ; Type Cover is terrible and overpriced ; Heavy and thick for a tablet ; Below-average endurance ; Runs slightly warm ; Poor value

Microsoft’s Surface Pro fails to solve any problem for any user.

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Microsoft Surface Pro review

 

The Core i5-based Surface Pro combines ultrabook components with a (chunky) 10.6in. tablet form factor to deliver decent performance and excellent build quality. However, a few design issues, missing features and, above all, disappointing battery life...

Solid, elegant hardware design ; Runs Windows 8 Pro and legacy software ; Ultrabook-level performance ; Supports pressure-sensitive pen input

Disappointing battery life ; Kickstand isn't adjustable ; No desktop or keyboard dock available ; Desktop scaling issues when used with a large external monitor ; Lacks GPS and NFC ; No mobile broadband option ; Stylus needs a storage location within...

Despite its increased bulk, weight and remaining design issues, the Surface Pro — like the RT — has a classy overall look and feel. One of the goals of the Surface range is to provide an exemplary showcase for Windows 8, and in this Microsoft has...

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Review: Surface Pro is the world's best Windows tablet, but still can't close the deal

 

Surface Pro is a marked improvement over Surface RT, but the Windows 8 hybrid market is rapidly changing, so Microsoft's latest tablet may not be the device for you.

Ultrabook-caliber components ; Beautiful, 1920-by-1080 display ; Windows 8 grants full desktop application support

Pen is a nice touch, but chintzy ; Display size and keyboard comfort will make you think twice

Basic visual quality aside, the Surface family’s 10.6-inch screens don’t offer enough real estate for complex desktop productivity tasks like image editing. Nor can you comfortably run multiple open chat windows on such a puny display. For these...

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Microsoft Surface Pro review

 

It's a compelling proposition: all the power and application compatibility of a laptop running a proper desktop operating system, all the portability and

Solid-feeling design ; Great 1080p display ; Good performance

Poor battery life ; Noisy, annoying fan ; Un-optimized experiences

Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro is the best tablet running Windows 8 we've yet seen, but still feels like a compromise when used as a tablet or laptop.

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Microsoft Surface Pro review

 

I've been waiting to review the Microsoft Surface Pro for a long time. When I decided to make the switch to Windows 8, I did a pretty thorough survey of the computing landscape, and Microsoft's second Surface seemed like it might be the one for me.

Fast, consistent performance ; Handsome and well-made ; Fantastic display

Poor battery life ; Heavy and thick ; Really hard to actually use on your lap

The first real computer to come out of Redmond

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Don’t Call It a Tablet

 

The Surface Pro looks like a tablet, but it's not a mobile device. It's a portable device.

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Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro (64GB)

 

Editors' note: The original Surface Pro, reviewed below, has been replaced by the Surface Pro 2 , available October 22.

The Microsoft Surface Pro fits a full ultrabook experience in a compact 10-inch tablet. Thanks to the ingenious Type and Touch covers, it offers a comfortable interface and typing experience. The clean, crisp design and sharp 1080p screen rise above...

The battery life is disappointing, and more ports would be nice. The 64GB model barely has any free storage. It costs as much as a regular laptop, especially because the cool keyboard cover isn't included by default.

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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 Pro

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 3000 / HD Graphics 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QS77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2557M / I5-3317U
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