Microsoft Surface Pro

Surface is Microsoft's first tablet, and it's designed around Windows 8. Surface comes in two distinct versions, one model running Windows RT and one running Windows 8 Pro. The Windows 8 Pro model has an Intel processor and runs the full desktop version of the OS. Microsoft is heavily featuring their Touch Cover for Surface, a thin screen cover that doubles as full keyboard. Surface can also accept stylus input.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 9, 2013
  • Price at launch: $899.00

What You Need To Know

  • Includes a stylus
  • A kickstand is built into the device
  • 128GB model costs $100 more

Verge Review

I've been waiting to review the Microsoft Surface Pro for a long time. When I decided to make the switch to Windows 8, I did a pretty thorough survey of the computing landscape, and Microsoft's second Surface seemed like it might be the one for me. Microsoft has proven it can build a nice-looking tablet with the Surface RT. Unfortunately, though, that was one of the only things the RT had going for it, and the brutal performance problems outweighed the aesthetic niceties. The Surface Pro was...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.53 inches
Weight 1.99 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 10.6 inches
Operating system Windows 8
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
RAM size 4 GB

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Tech Specs

Height 6.81 inches
Width 10.81 inches
Thickness 0.53 inches
Weight 1.99 pounds
Color Black
Speakers Stereo
Screen size (diagonal) 10.6 inches
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1920 px
Resolution (Y) 1080 px
PPI 207.82
Touchscreen type Dual-digitizer
Multitouch Yes
Operating system Windows 8
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
CPU model Core i5-3317U
Clock speed 1.7 GHz
Cores 2
Brand Intel
Model HD Graphics 4000
RAM size 4 GB
Internal size 64 GB, 128 GB
External storage Yes
External storage support microSD
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Front Camera
Video resolution 720p
Rear Camera
Video resolution 720p
Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort
Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Capacity 42 Wh
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