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Microsoft Surface Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2180 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the touch screen and screen are generally positive. The responsiveness and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the camera and features.

usability, portability, responsiveness, screen, touch screen

battery, value for money, features, camera

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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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 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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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

It tries to do everything, but misses doing anything really well

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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 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


The Microsoft Surface Pro delivers Ultrabook performance and a full HD screen in a tablet design, but short battery life holds it back.

Fast boot time; Ultrabook power with Core i5; Attractive design; Sharp and bright 1080p display

Short battery life; Keyboard not included; Must store stylus on outside of tablet; Poor camera quality

Click to EnlargeAre tablets the future of mobile computing? Yes, but as the Microsoft Surface Pro demonstrates, there's a long way to go before the right balance is struck between speed and endurance. While we like its design and Core i5 performance,...

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Microsoft Surface Pro Review


There's clearly interest in a device that converges the tablet and notebook. ASUS saw some of the earliest success in this department with its Transformer line of Android tablets. Once the first Windows RT/8 designs started appearing, it became clear...

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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.

Product Specifications


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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

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


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


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