The Surface Pro is a 2-in-1 PC designed and produced by Microsoft. It was first released in June 2012, and has been regularly updated since then. The most recent model was released in 2019.
The Surface Pro is designed to be a hybrid between a laptop and a tablet, and it runs the Windows 10 operating system. It has a built-in kickstand and optional detachable keyboard and supports the use of the Active Pen stylus for input.
The Surface Pro is available in a variety of different configurations, with different processors, storage, and memory options.
The Surface Pro looks very similar to the Surface RT that launched alongside Windows 8 last October. Both have a 10.6-inch, 16:9 display with a resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels. They both have an integrated kickstand that lets you prop up the tablet at two different angles. And they both use VaporMg, Microsoft’s magnesium-alloy casing material.
The biggest difference between the two devices is what’s under the hood. The Surface RT uses an Arm-based processor and runs Windows RT, Microsoft’s stripped down version of Windows 8 designed for tablets and other mobile devices. The Surface Pro uses an Intel Core i5 processor and runs the full version of Windows 8 Pro.
The Surface Pro has a 12.3-inch PixelSense display with a 2736 x 1824 resolution (267 PPI) and 3:2 aspect ratio. The display is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection against scratches and other damage.
Keyboard and trackpad
The trackpad on the Surface Pro is large and supports multi-touch gestures. The keyboard has a backlit keys that makes it easy to type in low-light conditions.
The device is powered by an Intel Core i5-7300U CPU and 8GB of RAM, which is the same processor and memory configuration found in the Surface Pro. It’s a 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor that’s capable of handling day-to-day computing tasks and more demanding workloads. When we put it through our suite of synthetic benchmark tests, the Surface Pro clocked in with a score of 7,756, which is better than 65 percent of all laptops we’ve tested.
The Surface Pro’s battery life is pretty good for a tablet, but it’s not great for a laptop. In our tests, the Surface Pro lasted for 5 hours and 46 minutes when streaming video over Wi-Fi at full screen brightness. When we used it as a more traditional laptop, with the keyboard attached and brightness set at 50 percent, it lasted for 7 hours and 26 minutes.
Software and accessories
The software on the Surface Pro is very similar to what you would find on a full Windows 10 laptop. There are a few pre-installed apps, but nothing too intrusive. The included Microsoft Office apps are a nice touch, and the tablet comes with 1 year of free access to Microsoft 365.
As for accessories, the Surface Pro comes with a detachable keyboard and pen. The keyboard is comfortable to type on and the trackpad is responsive. The pen is pressure sensitive and works well for drawing and taking notes.
After using the att microsoft surface pro for a week, we have come to the conclusion that it is a great investment for anyone in the market for a new tablet. The design and build quality are top-notch, the performance is smooth and snappy, and the included accessories are very handy. The only drawback we can find is the price, but even that is not enough to dissuade us from recommending this excellent tablet.