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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Surface. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The screen and price also get good reviews, but the size and battery get critical opinions.

price, screen, performance, usability

battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Surface is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

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Expert review by: Mike Yawney (

Review: Surface


A few weeks ago Microsoft held a massive press event in New York where it invited media from around the globe to witness the launch of its latest operating system Windows 8. While the event focused on the software side of things, we didn't know at the...

user interface ; nice display ; full-sized USB port ; Touch Cover is brilliant

learning curve ; mediocre battery life ; lack of apps

There seems to be a lot of potential with Surface. If you want a tablet for productivity, whether for creating word documents or powerpoint presentations, then Surface could very well be what you’re looking for. However if apps and games are a priority...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (



Microsoft's new Surface tablet boasts a magnesium design that will definitely turn some heads. The concept looks impressive but we can only hope the company gets this to market as quickly as possible in order to effectively compete against the iPad.

10.6in display Magnesium construction Impressive looking accessories

No price or ETA No expandable memory

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Andrew the Hacker (

Great bang for buck, 720p is plenty, 3D


I chose 720p on purpose. Even though I am a power user, software dev, I like to get the best bang for buck and not follow the crowd or marketing. 720p lets me get great-enough picture, while keeping my computer\'s graphics card cheaper, movies smaller...

Fast Setup","Good Remote Control","Good Resolution","Great Picture Quality","Great USB playback w 3D

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Whit (

Great Value and Picture


The quality of the picture is outstanding and appears as vivid as an LCD. So far I have only used the HDTV and a blueray DVD ~ no 3D yet.

Good Resolution","Great Picture Quality


Jun, 2011