Microsoft Surface Pro Video Review

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It’s been almost four painful months since the release of Windows 8 and some of us have been very patiently waiting. Others have been counting down the days since June 19th when Microsoft announced their plan to change the very conception of how mobile computing is perceived. Now that Microsoft, Best Buy, and Staples stores are done scrambling to acquire as much inventory as possible, things have finally settled down and units are becoming more available. Although it's fashionably late, there are still many questions to be answered for the skeptics. Is it actually possible to fuse the laptop and the tablet together?

 

Overview


Forget about everything you know about laptops. Forget about everything you know about the limitations/mobility of tablets and their mobile operating systems. In fact, even forget about your desktop for a moment. Think about how you can streamline your setup. Is there one device that can do it all? The most viable option is the Surface Pro. It is a jack-of-all-trades, yet master of none. It isn’t the fastest laptop, it doesn’t have the best battery life, and it is the thickest tablet in the history of mankind. Yet, it accomplishes everything you need to do, without cramping your style.
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Specifications


OS
Windows 8 Pro; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote). Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.
Exterior
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53in
2lbs
VaporMg casing
Dark Titanium color
Volume and Power buttons
Storage

64GB, 128GB *1GB = 1 billion bytes; formatted storage capacity may be less

Display
10.6" ClearType HD Display
1920x1080 pixels
16:9 (widescreen)
10-point multi-touch
Pen input and pen (included with purchase)
CPU

3rd Gen 1Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000
4GB RAM—Dual Channel Memory

       Wireless
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Battery

42 W-h

Cameras and A/V

Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing 
Two microphones, 
Stereo speakers

Weight

2lbs

Thickness

.53"

Ports
Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card slot
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
Sensors

Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass

Power Supply
48W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)
Warranty
1-year limited hardware warranty
Included Apps

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 Preview1 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.

* Courtesy of Microsoft

 

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