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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the battery and performance are generally positive. The durability and screen are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review

 

Excellent notebook performance in a tablet format ; Significantly improved battery life ; Outstanding build quality ; Type Cover offers a quieter experience ; Surface Pen is more precise and faster

Lacks USB-C ; Signature Type Cover and Surface Pen are costly add-ons

The Surface Pro is technically an incremental update over its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4. That’s not a bad thing, as the Surface Pro 4 was already our favorite detachable tablet. Microsoft simply took what was great about the previous model and...

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (wired.com)

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

 

We review the newest Windows laptop-tablet hybrid from Microsoft.

Silent, fanless design. One of the most flexible, well-built 2-in-1s you can buy. New alcantara fabric keyboard is pleasant, if a little trendy. Improved battery life. Beautiful screen. The optional Surface Pen is more sensitive than ever.

Not great if you work on your lap or on a couch. Only a single USB port. The proprietary charger is a bummer. The front camera is aimed too high. Expensive at $1,000+ for mid-tier models. Why isn't the keyboard included?

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Microsoft's new Surface: Not much different, but still a Pro

 

Updates for the new version of Microsoft's tablet are as subtle as they come, but the complete package is still a worthy competitor.

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

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro review: the new normal

 

In Microsoft's relatively young hardware division, the Surface Pro has always stood for what the company believes is the future of personal computing. Originally billed as "the tablet that can...

Full PC performance in a thin and light design ; Silent or no fans and little to no heat ; Battery life is finally good enough

Limited ports with no USB Type-C ; Still kind of awkward on a lap ; Pen is no longer included, now costs $99 extra ; Wow, this thing is getting expensive

There's another thing about predictability that I haven't mentioned: it means something is ready for the mainstream, that it's no longer a fringe or niche device for only those willing to deal with its eccentricities. Between its battery life...

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (anandtech.com)

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

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

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

Expert review by (techaeris.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 review: Is the upgrade from the Surface Pro 4 worth it?

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 review: Is the upgrade from the Surface Pro 4 worth it?

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

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

 

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.6

Battery

Continuous video playback time:13.5

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:12.3
Display Resolution:2736 x 1824
LED backlight:Y
Pixel density:267
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 620
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory:16

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N
Gyroscope:Y
Position location:N
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector type:Microsoft Surface Cover
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 10 Pro
Platform:Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:256
Storage media:SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.335
Height:7.91
Weight:27.2
Width:11.5