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Review Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:31:13 »
A balancing act. Microsoft's Surface Pro will entice customers with a potent array of components, a high resolution display, and a full-fledged version of Windows 8. The core idea of creating a tablet PC with good processing power which can be used for productive tasks seems to have become a reality. How well this works in practice was extensively tested by us.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Microsoft-Surface-Pro-Tablet.90881.0.html

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Re: Review Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 12:54:38 »
Something's missing. I have 24" Full HD touchscreen running Win8 and a lot of times the touch icons are smallish for a regular size hand -- like the X-mark to exit the program. With this 10 incher, I see a lack of comment in this area a sore spot. Win8, although designed for a touch screen is nowhere near as finger-friendly as a 7" Android (I have Kindle HD Fire).
No IPS display and 1:30 hour limit for movie watching does not cut it for me.

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Re: Review Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 17:45:14 »
I bought one, and its too heavy to use as a tablet.
The display angle is too low with the stand.
And Microsoft should have put a hdmi port on it.
Non upgradable hard drive or memory is a big mistake.
A holder or internal sleave/slot should have been made for the pen, the magnetic holder is not strong enough, and where do you put the pen whilst charging.
The external keyboard/mouse sometimes disconnects for no reason, so you have to reboot to activate it again.
The rotation landscape/portrait is slow, and sometimes doesn't happen, because the o/s thinks the external keyboard/mouse is still attached.
The volume/sound is too low.

Apart from all that, it's an ok laptop, but a poor tablet.
Microsoft, the design flaws are inexcusable. What were you thinking?
Email me jroberts.wa@gmail.com if you want to know how to design a real hybrid laptop without making these basic errors.
Hang your heads in shame rather than patting yourselves on the back. Your job ain't finished.
Regards
John

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Re: Review Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 20:18:21 »
We have been waiting for a full fledged version of Windows to run on a tablet for a long time, but with such a large OS, I’m concerned about how much resources it uses up.  Still, it is a dream come true for me.  I want something more versatile than my iPad, but just as powerful, so I can use it for both my work I do at DISH and entertainment.  Now I use my iPad to watch my TV shows by using DISH Anywhere and my DISH Hopper DVR at home.  I love it because I can watch TV while I’m on the train, through the internet and get caught up on TV watching when I usually don’t have time at home.

Joshua

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Re: Review Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 11:26:00 »
I have two of these and have to say I cannot recommend until they fix the Wifi problems. Makes it nearly unusable even if using a RJ45 dongle. Just search Surface Pro wifi problem before you buy.

Erich

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Re: Review Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 19:50:12 »
Regarding the temperature section, I will add that although is true that on the backside the temperature is not really annoying, the heat is also transferred to the screen, being very unpleasant for touch handling. I have seen ipads never behave like this, they get hot on the back but heat is not transferred to the touchscreen.

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Re: Review Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 23:25:02 »
It is somewhat heavier than an ipad or android tablet, battery life is very good for a laptop but poor for a tablet.  Touch sensitivity seems a little less sensitive than iPad/Galaxy.  However, it runs full blown Windows, and it runs it FAST.  It blew away my 2 year old i7 based HP monster loaded with 8Gb of RAM.  What a Surface Pro really is geared for is a micro-laptop.  The size and keyboard/touchscreen combo makes it usable almost anywhere.  Set the stand up and it is very usable on your lap (even in a middle seat).  Battery life is around 5 hours with wi-fi.  This will be a great device for those who want a really portable laptop and need the extra input capabilities that a full keyboard gives.  If you need to use it as a tablet it can do that too, but if you really just want an entertainment tablet  then probably look at an RT, iPad, Galaxy, or Nexus.

 

 
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