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Microsoft Surface Pro 1.5GHz 64GB 12" Tablet

alphr.com Recommended techradar.com/au/ Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended maxit.com.my Design Award
1.5GHz 64GB 12" 2 Aug 2014
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Eleven Industry Awards

Tablet computer experts rave about this tablet and have given it eleven awards.

This tablet computer received a "Recommended" from Techradar, Pcactual.com, Techradar.com/au/, Tek.no and Alphr.com all of whom thought that this Microsoft tablet computer was good.

This Microsoft tablet was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both PC Mag and Good Gear Guide.com.au, both of which thought that this tablet computer was exceptional.

Furthermore, this Microsoft tablet received a Maxit.com.my "Design Award" and it received a "Good Value for Money" award from Notebookjournal.de.

This Microsoft tablet received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and Pcforalla.idg.se gave it a "Good Choice" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on ninety-four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this Microsoft tablet is 76 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

Surface Pro owners on average rated this tablet computer 74 out of 100.

Robust

A number of customers who bought this tablet said that it was well made. Expert website Stuff.tv said four years ago “The Surface Pro has a solid, nicely made feel” . Expert website Itpro.co.uk said “Despite the HD screen and solid performance” in their review of this tablet. Crn.com.au mentioned four years ago “The 'real Windows' version of Microsoft's Surface tablet impresses with beautiful build and ample computing power, only to disappoint through Windows 8 foibles”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro owner who purchased the product considered that it was strong and durable. Four years ago expert website Phonearena.com said in their Microsoft Surface Pro review “Now this is a tough pickle on our hands, seeing that there’s an obvious gap in terms of pricing with the two tablets”.

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Nice Design

Several Microsoft Surface Pro reviewers who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro mentioned that it was good looking. Techworld.com wrote five years ago “Which one is the right one for you?On the, er, surface, both tablets seem pretty similar”. Four years ago expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro “It also makes a pretty good laptop.” and rated this tablet 4 stars. Expert review site Channelpro.co.uk wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro “Microsoft conjures up a stylish, powerful Windows 8 tablet that remains desirable despite its flaws Read more” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Several people concluded that it was a good design. Four years ago Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “The Surface Pro's gutsy design successfully reinvents the Windows 8 laptop by cramming an ultrabook experience into the body of a 10-inch tablet” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro and gave the Microsoft Surface Pro a score of 4 stars. Expert website Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro “Microsoft's Surface Pro fixes the Surface RT's limitations with powerful ultrabook internals, premium design”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Four years ago expert website Arstechnica.com said “The design and build quality both impress” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro. In the same month expert website Mobiletechreview.com said “The Microsoft Surface Pro isn't just novel, though that certainly is part of its appeal along with the sexy design and high quality look and feel” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Neowin.net wrote in their review of this tablet “The Surface Pro has been well-engineered and the build quality is absolutely incredible”.

Good Value for Money

Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this tablet provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Brand

Microsoft is one of the better rated tablet computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Microsoft also has good reviews for its tablets.

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Easy to Use

Some Microsoft Surface Pro owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good experience. Expert review site Recombu.com said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro “The newer full-fat version is now set to bring a full Windows 8 experience in the Surface guise with the launch of the Microsoft”. Ubergizmo.com wrote “Excellent – for specific uses) The Microsoft Surface Pro was designed to give users a true tablet experience AND a true PC experience with a surprisingly powerful hardware” . Four years ago expert website Uk.hardware.info mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro “SSD combine for a fast user experience”.

Good Support

One Microsoft Surface Pro owner who reviewed this tablet considered that it had good technical guidance. Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their Microsoft Surface Pro review “We liked Buying Guide 10 best tablet PCs in the world” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good for Games

One customer said that this tablet was good playing games on. Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “Then trying its hand at proper gaming consoles with the Xbox”.

Good Sound Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro had good sound quality. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “We think the idea is sound”.

Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Thunderbaylive.com wrote four years ago “Both run on an Intel Core i5 ULV CPU with HD 4000 graphics with fast SSD drives” in their review of this tablet.

Good Battery Life

One customer reckoned that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “It has low battery life, heat issues” .

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Surface Pro has one of the larger display diagonals (12 inches) amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The average display diagonal of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro is 8.7", and the display diagonals range from 3.9" to 19".

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro is 19GB. With an internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro has a very high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro is 0.2MP and the highest is 5MP.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

When compared to other tablets that came out more than two years ago, the internal memory of the Microsoft Surface Pro of 4 gigabytes is one of the largest. The smallest internal memory of tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro is 0.25GB and the largest is 8GB.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Microsoft Surface Pro is 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's over five times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro display resolutions range from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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5 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few Microsoft Surface Pro owners said in their reviews that this tablet was not heavy and bulky. Four years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “The Surface Pro is either a tiny Ultrabook or a bulky Windows 8 tablet, depending on your point of view”. Expert website Itbusiness.ca wrote also four years ago “A bit larger and heavier”. Also four years ago expert website Zdnet.com mentioned “The bulkier, heavier and more powerful x86-based Surface Pro is very much a version 1.0 product”.

Two people who bought the product reckoned that it was not thick. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote “The Pro's extra weight and thickness mean it doesn't seem as throw-aroundable as the RT version (680g” in their review.

One Microsoft Surface Pro owner who reviewed the product said that it was not heavy. Expert review site Coolsmartphone.com said in their Microsoft Surface Pro review “This thing is absolutely awesome! As this guy is a pretty hefty purc”.

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Not 3G

The Surface Pro is not 3G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro, the Surface Pro is not 4G.

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Quite Thick

The Surface Pro has one of the thicker depths (36 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age. Tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro have depths of between 4mm and 280mm.

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Heavy

With a weight of 800 grams, the Surface Pro is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro. The average weight of tablets of this spec and age is 600g, and the weights range from 210g to 8.5kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro

Released Over Two Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.5 gigahertz, the Surface Pro has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro has a fairly typical rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro.

There are a number of other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG V500[plb_2625050_price].

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Two Processor Coress

The Microsoft Surface Pro is a two processor cores tablet computer which is average compared to the other 204 tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

There are a number of other 2 processor cores tablets currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Huawei MediaPad[plb_1498227_price], or the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD[plb_1902966_price].

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11 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice alphr.com Recommended techradar.com/au/ Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended 01net.com 4 Star tek.no Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice maxit.com.my Design Award notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews

(195)

Touted as a laptop in tablet form, this Windows 8 unit comes complete with a detachable keyboard dock, stylus pen, and colored case that acts as a kickstand. You can run the full versions of... Read more…

23 May 2014

Microsoft claims its new Surface Pro can replace your laptop, and it certainly has the power and portability to do so. However, while we can see it replacing perhaps an entry-level MacBook Air,...

21 May 2014

Microsoft claims its new Surface Pro tablet is powerful enough to replace your laptop for everyday computing tasks. Can that really be true? We put it to the test in our Surface Pro hands-on... Read more…

17 January 2014

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...

7 January 2014

The Microsoft Surface Pro ticks a lot of checkboxes if you're a mobile working person looking for a device that allows you to do both work and play on the move. The only thing holding the Surface...

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User Reviews

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