But the Surface Pro didn't do well.
First, good news.
It is built as well as its opponents.
Every aspect of Surface Pro design has been professionally considered and implemented.
Its look and feel let you know that you are using a surface made by Microsoft (MSFT)
, Not just any Windows 8 device from other manufacturers.
Of course, it has all the specs on the paper, with a display of 1080 p, Intel (INTC)
Core i5 processors, 4 gigabytes of RAM, and 64 or 128 gigabytes of storage.
Given that the Windows 8 installation takes up more than 40 gigabytes of storage, it is recommended to use a model of $999, 128 gigabytes.
The Surface Pro is getting thicker to accommodate extra horsepower (0.
5 inch and 2 pounds, respectively)than the RT.
The rated capacity of the battery is 4-
Use for 6 hours, it does last for 3 to 4 hours in moderate cases, but it does last.
The Surface Pro's laptop case makes this product as fast as a similar ultrabook.
Unless you're trying to run the latest hardcore game, push serious pixels around in Photoshop, or edit the full movie, Surface Pro is more than just a game for any task thrown at it.
Windows 8 never looks as good on a tablet display as it is now, mainly because the Surface Pro packs the full HD resolution to 10. 6-inch screen.
It's not as beautiful as the Nexus 10, which manages 300 pixels per inch. 1-inch display.
But it's not slouchy either.
Bad news now.
I have previously written the cons of incorporating the laptop experience into a hybrid device.
It turned out to be the biggest problem with Surface Pro.
The biggest selling point of Surface Pro is that it can run all the old Windows apps you used before on Windows 7 (
Maybe even XP)
, Can still be used as a compact tablet.
In fact, working in traditional desktop mode can be more troublesome than its value.
A big problem with the Surface is the display, or rather, how Windows 8 handles these old Windows applications.
You have to choose between shrinking the display settings for everything so that the visuals are clear, the screen feels spacious, or the settings are all readable, but cramped.
Once I found the combination of screen settings that I could endure, I found myself fighting the keyboard case that came with the Surface Pro.
Type is mainly any type of cover acceptable (
Mechanical keys, elastic)
Or Touch Cover (
No moving parts).
But the trackpad on both devices is almost unacceptable.
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The keyboard and trackpad on the tablet is very large in size.
Microsoft chose to sacrifice the size of the trackpad to achieve this goal.
So you lose the responsiveness and a lot of gestures that make Windows 8 so enjoyable.
The extra swipe and clumsy left/right-click experience puts a burden on you.
Relatively simple tasks, such as registering online services through a browser, can become more complicated when using Surface Pro.
That's the point where you 'd rather buy a proper laptop.
If the desktop environment of Windows 8 is a little touch-optimized, some of this interaction friction may be alleviated.
But, in addition to the visual simplification, it's basically similar in appearance and behavior to Windows 7.
It's weird to think this is a problem because the hardware and software come from the same source, but the Surface Pro doesn't seem so good --
Adjusted to handle Windows 8 Pro--and vice-versa.
Of course, you can connect the external monitor and use the wireless keyboard and mouse to improve most of the problems with the Surface Pro, but what level you should be from the device has been removed-
A replacement for your existing laptop and tablet.
There's another pressure-
Sensitive Stylus, most of which work as advertised, is not ideal.
While fun as an aid for drawing or taking notes, it's not much better than finger navigation.
The Surface Pro does enable you to do more than the Surface RT.
Still, it is hoped that Microsoft will see the nature of the device: hedging.
For users who still try to understand the difference between mobile and desktop operating systems, this is a security blanket.
Despite the obvious flaws in the Surface Pro, it is really not a bad device.
It can handle applications and multimedia as well as any other Ultrabook.
It's not that bad because it's a bad idea, just like it's not executed properly.
It needs to be more synchronized with Windows 8.
Ironically, Surface Pro may be best used as a home device.
You can dock it with the keyboard, mouse, and display, where it basically works as a brain.
It would be nice as a living room/bedroom tablet, as weight and portability are less of a concern.
But if you need a master Windows 8 machine that can be used anywhere, anywhere, and really get the job done, the latest generation of Ultrabook is still your best choice.
Surface Pro is currently in progress.