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Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro

from  $449+
75
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

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.
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Scores

Engadget

75
 

User Reviews

80
Kumar Aditya
I like the Microsoft Surface very much but it does have it's flaws
100
Mahyar Ghazinour
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
70
buggs04
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Model
64GB

Key Specs

Type
Tablet
Form factor
Slate
Screen size
10.622
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
1.719
System RAM
41
Video outputs
DisplayPort

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 (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (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
Screen size
10.6 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
64 GB (total)

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
3.5mm
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
Form factor
Slate
Screen size
10.622
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
1.719
System RAM
41
Video outputs
DisplayPort

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 (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (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
Screen size
10.6 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
128 GB (total)

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
3.5mm
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
Form factor
Slate
Screen size
10.622
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
1.719
System RAM
41
Video outputs
DisplayPort

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 (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (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
Screen size
10.6 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
256 GB (total)

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
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No
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