Microsoft Surface Pro


OSVerFull Size USB PortsUSB SpeedScreen Size2 CamsKeyboardPrice Range
WindowsWindows 8 Pro1USB 3.010"YesNo$500 – $750

The Microsoft Surface has long been one of the more reliable handheld tablets on the market. Whether they became popular for their branding company (Microsoft) or their lightweight innovation–who can say?

Gone are the days that Apple holds the market in touch screen applications and there are many things to love about this handy little product.

It’s what is on the inside that counts most in life, and the same holds true for the Surface Pro. Let’s take a close look at what makes the Microsoft Surface Pro such an inviting option for newcomers and veterans alike to the mobile tablet market.

The first thing that most consumers will notice when looking at the Microsoft Surface Pro is that it is a truly sleek machine with a beautiful design.

The tablet is run on a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor and houses an HD graphics card by Intel as well. Additionally, it has Intel HD Graphics 4000 and a decent sized screen, which means you have a clear HD picture when you do use it for entertainment purposes.

Now the 10.6″ Microsoft Surface Pro tablet has hit the market and it is changing the way that people look at mobile devices. The vibrant screen and quality graphics card make for a device that you will find yourself showing it off often. Expect to be happily surprised by the color and picture sharpness.

Though there is a ton of space on the device, the Surface Pro comes with so many great distractions that you might end up make good use of it rather quickly.

Windows 8 Pro along with the lightning fast processor and 64GB of memory makes it easier to use the tablet to play games, read books, and watch movies. With the extremely fast processor and large memory, you can quickly make the switch between Microsoft office, the internet, and games. That means that you are less likely to be caught doing other things during those important meetings or classes.

There is no problem downloading whatever type of entertainment you want. Don’t forget the USB 3.0 Port, using a flash drive or portable hard drive means you can bring more movies, pictures or work files with you on the go.

For example, I need my USB ports to handle flash drives from various photography clients. Being able to plug and dump my pictures into my Surface Pro tablet on the go has proven to be a lifesaver. This is a truly a device made for mobile use.

Although the device’s screen is a mere 10.6 inches and the unit itself weighs in at a spry 2 pounds. The tablet can easily use Microsoft Office, it makes a lightweight replacement to carrying a laptop from class to class or even to the office. Gone are the days of storing a heavy laptop in the backpack as you race across campus. There isn’t a lot of weight or dimension to the Surface Pro but it still has enough heft so that it does not feel flimsy.

We’ve all become familiar with the “don’t drop it or it will self-destruct” feeling that new technology tends to give us. You won’t feel that way here. Looking past the size of the device will lead you to the stereotypical black coloring and sleek front face. Nothing revolutionary here but it still screams “cool”.

You have two 720p HD cameras, one in the front and one in back, that both shoot phenomenal video.

There are other little accessory points on the Microsoft Surface Pro that make it a handy all around device.

The Surface Pro has a headset jack for sound and an array of high-tech options like the gyroscope, magnetometer, and accelerometer to keep even the most tech-savvy user entertained. Bluetooth connectivity means that you will be able to interface whenever and wherever you need to and the plug-in-play printing options make the Surface Pro a fool-proof device.