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78
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

Microsoft has already proven it makes the best hardware of any Windows OEM, but the Surface would be more competitive if it ran full Windows and supported traditional desktop apps.

Pros
  • Thinner and lighter, sturdier kickstand
  • Well-crafted, premium design
  • Long battery life
  • Sharper display, great viewing angles
  • Full-sized USB port
Cons
  • Windows Store is growing, but still has holes
  • More expensive than tablets running full Windows
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Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

80
jahanbin
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
Wsir
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
RicardoGil
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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76
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

78
 

Features

71
 

Durability

86
 

Storage capacity

87
 

Portability (size / weight)

70
 

Ease of use

71
 

Battery life

86
 

Display

85
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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80
 

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90
 
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74
 

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74
 

User

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