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Engadget
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An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro is the best tablet running Windows 8 we've yet seen, but still feels like a compromise when used as a tablet or laptop.

Pros
  • Solid-feeling design
  • Great 1080p display
  • Good performance
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Noisy, annoying fan
  • Un-optimized experiences
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Average Critic Score

Expandability

66
 

Speed and features

84
 

Durability

80
 

Display

91
 

Portability (size / weight)

74
 

Battery life

83
 

Noise

95
 

Design and form factor

82
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

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86
 

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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