Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro

75
Engadget
Score
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Model
64GB

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Slate)
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Tablet (Slate)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Other features

Docking station port
yes
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
no
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Input

Keyboard
no

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0 (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
128GB

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Slate)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Tablet (Slate)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
None
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Other features

Docking station port
yes
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
no
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Input

Keyboard
no

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0 (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
256GB

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Slate)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Tablet (Slate)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
None
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
no
External / removable drive bays
no

Other features

Docking station port
yes
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
no
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Input

Keyboard
no

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0 (HID [peripherals])

Audio

Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no