Who Says Pretty Can't Be PracticalIt's time for a tablet that's more than meets the eye. A feat of engineering and a work of art, Surface is a revolutionary new tablet from Microsoft. With casing...
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The Surface is a popular choice amongst people who purchased tablets in the last 3 months.
Some Microsoft Surface reviewers thought it was well made. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “This 13.5-inch hybrid is packed with fine features and elite engineering; it's a no-compromises notebook that's also, except maybe for battery life” and scored it 5 stars. Expert review site About.com said two years ago “Storage for the Surface Book is entirely handled by solid state drives with four different capacity levels”. About.com also said “Nov 2 2015 - Microsoft's first laptop system offers a very solid experience with a few twists thanks to its 2-in-1 ability to detach the screen”.
Three Microsoft Surface reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Pcmag.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet on PC Mag “A big, beautiful screen, more than 15 hours of battery life”. Expert review site Techradar.com said “Beautiful, inventive and versatile (though a little confusing), Microsoft's first-ever laptop is already one of the best Windows notebooks ever crafted” in their review of this tablet. Two years ago Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Gorgeous screen and high quality microphones” in their review of the Microsoft Surface.
One customer concluded that the product was ergonomic. Pcmag.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “The innovative Microsoft Surface Book offers comfortable ergonomics”.
Easy to Use
Two Microsoft Surface owners mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Engadget.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said “The detachable screen is also comfortable to use as a tablet, thanks to both it” in their Microsoft Surface review.
One person who purchased it thought it had a good experience.
One Microsoft Surface reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good interface. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned two years ago “Skype for Business to turn the great PPI touch interface into a way to take the p” in their review of the Microsoft Surface.
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Good Product Quality
Several Microsoft Surface owners thought the product was good quality. Expert website Slashgear.com mentioned in their Microsoft Surface review “Superlative build quality and truly innovative hardware single the Surface Book out as something legitimately special” . Gadgetguy.com.au said “It's clear that it has a lot going for it, with a solid build quality, excellent specs” .
We calculated the average ratings for all Microsoft tablet computers and also specifically for Microsoft i5-3317U processor tablet computers and found that in both cases Microsoft had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Good Technical Features
One Microsoft Surface owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features.
Good Battery Life
One customer who purchased it thought it had a good battery life. Engadget.com wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface “Microsoft's first laptop raises the bar for other notebooks, with fast performance, best-in-class battery life and a design that manages to be both premium”.
The Surface has one of the thinner depths (only 173 millimeters) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Across all the i5-3317U processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface the depths range from 13mm to 200mm.
8 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Media
The Surface supports a better storage medium than most tablet computers that were released around the same time as it. This tablet computer supports an HDD storage media, whereas most comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to it support a Flash storage media. The worst storage medium of all tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface is eMMC and the best is SSD.
Like most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface, the Microsoft Surface is not 4G.
Quite Low Battery Capacity
Tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface have battery capacitys of between 1,500mAh and 25,000mAh. When compared to other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the battery capacity of the Surface of only 1,530 milliampere * hour is one of the lowest.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The Microsoft Surface has an HDD storage medium which is better than the Flash storage medium found on most tablet computers of a similar spec and age to it.
An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage media type across all tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.
Across comparable types of tablet the best storage media type is Flash.
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Very Small Processor Cache
The average processor cache of i5-3317U processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface is 2.8MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 3MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Surface has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.
Very Short Battery Life (max)
Similar spec tablets that have been available for more than two years have battery life (max)s of between 8h and 9h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h. The Surface has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 8 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age.
Very Small Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface is 10", the largest is 12", and the average display diagonal is 11". With a display diagonal of only 10.6 inches, the Surface has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface.
Only 720p Video Recording Modes
This tablet has a 720p video recording modes, which is the most frequently found video recording modes on comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface
Released Over Three Years Ago
Microsoft released the Surface over three years ago.
Average Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz, the Surface has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface.
Average Internal Storage Capacity
At 64 gigabytes, the Surface has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.
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Two Processor Coress
The Surface is a two processor cores tablet computer. That's average compared to the other 14 tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.
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