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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and design are overall positive. The portability and battery also get good views, but the usability and price get critical reviews.

performance, battery, portability, design, screen

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Bade (

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (Core m3, 128GB, 4GB) Convertible Review


Affordable Surface! Although it is already the second half of 2017, Microsoft presents the latest Surface based on a frugal Core m3 processor with connectivity that is still in need of reworking. Find out in this review whether the long battery life...

elegant and high-quality materials ; very good build ; absolutely noiseless ; low weight ; long battery life ; very good screen (viewing-angle stable, high color-space coverage) ; attractive pricing ; solid system performance for everyday tasks ; good...

very conservative thermal limits (62 °C) ; highly reflective screen ; no USB Type-C ; no upgrade options ; very expensive accessories ; no other hardware combinations possible

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2017 that is based on Intel's Core m3 Y7Y30 here does many things right and the installed hardware is very well-balanced. The efficient components could improve the already long battery life considerably. However, this is at the...

Aug, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Mark Coppock (

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review


Microsoft's Surface Pro is the best 2-in-1 you can buy.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review


It's like trying to pick a suspect out of a police lineup of identical twins. Take 2015's Surface Pro 4 and the long-awaited new version just called Surface Pro, and stick them side by side on a table. Now, go and grab the new one. Like me, you might...

The Surface Pro gets better performance and battery life from its CPU update, and most models are now fanless. The excellent kickstand is even more flexible.

Minimal redesign leaves out USB-C and Thunderbolt options. The Surface Pen stylus is no longer included by default, and new keyboard covers are more expensive than ever. Still not great for lap use.

Microsoft's flagship Surface Pro gets an extremely conservative update, but better battery life keeps it the gold standard of Windows hybrid PCs -- for now.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Microsoft Surface Pro


With faster performance, better battery life, and other welcome improvements over its predecessor, the Microsoft Surface Pro is still the standard bearer for 2-in-1 Windows tablets.

Powerful Core i7 processor with Iris Plus graphics. Improved battery life, kickstand, keyboard cover, and Pen. Higher-than-full-HD screen resolution.

Pricey. Type Cover and Pen sold separately. Lacks USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.

The new iteration of the Microsoft Surface Pro is a performance-oriented laptop replacement that impresses with close to 14 hours of battery life, a brilliant higher-than-full-HD screen, top-notch benchmark results, and excellent build quality. You'll...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Hachman (

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: More power for more money


Microsoft's Surface Pro (2017) is physically near-identical to the Surface Pro 4, but a powerful Kaby Lake processor and graphics chip make a difference.

Iris Plus GPU gives it the graphics oomph of a discrete GPU ; Kickstand folds back, almost flat ; If you loved the Surface Pro 4, you'll love the new Surface Pro

Surface Pro doesn't skimp on price ; Battery life is nowhere near promised 13.5 hours

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Brett Howse (

The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: Evolution


The Microsoft Surface Pro has undeniably carved out a new segment in the PC space. But what was once a powerful, but heavy, thick, and unwieldly tablet when it was first launched, has become a thin, light, and even more powerful tablet in the following...

Pricing makes the Surface Pro competitive, with a starting price of $799 for the Core m3 model with 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. The base model is likely just to get people in the door though, and the Core i5 model with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD is...

Jun, 2017

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Surface Pro (2017): Small refinements to a familiar design


If the brand-new Surface Pro looks familiar, it's not your imagination.

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New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)


We go hands-on with the newest Surface Pro model. It features the same casing as the Surface Pro 4, with an updated hinge and changes on the inside. Most notably, it runs Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake CPUs on Windows 10 Pro, and the pen has improved....

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali Joe Osborne (

Microsoft Surface Pro review


The most massively improved Surface yet

Hugely improved battery life ; Much better Surface Pen ; Comfier, punchier Type Cover

Surface Pen pulled from package ; Only Core i7 can challenge A10X ; No USB Type-C port

We’re surprised Microsoft has refrained from calling this the Surface Pro 5, as it’s the biggest improvement on a Surface we’ve ever seen. Despite losing the included Surface Pen, the Surface Pro’s huge improvements help it retain our Recommended award.

Nov, 2017

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 review: still the best Windows laptop/tablet hybrid, but who is it for?


Surface Pro 5 is the best laptop replacement tablet a creative could wish for, but most users would be better off with a Surface Laptop

Superb screen ; Good battery life ; Undeniably versatile

Expensive at higher specs ; Keyboard costs extra and is poor ; Stylus costs extra again, although it is, admittedly, excellent

Jun, 2017