Microsoft’s Ultra Book Surface Pro With Windows 8

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We have in our hands the Surface Pro, the most powerful device of the new family of Microsoft hardware. Personally I dare not call tablet, I like to define this product as a powerful ultrabook a revolutionary design, which is precisely how the company wants to position it in the market. It seems that sales of the new family of Microsoft start to grow after a fairly impoverished beginnings, then we will see what are the strengths but also the areas where you could improve the Surface Pro.

Before you start playing with our new Surface Pro, the first thing that a strike us is the modern packaging in which Microsoft has put so much effort to incorporate into its newest line of products. The good design of the Surface Pro opening seen from the same box.

Revolutionary Design

The design of the tablet is very nice, from the moment in which the touch feel the quality of its magnesium chassis, a material tough enough to bumps, drops or scratches, as well as being pretty clean when leaving traces or dirt.

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Certainly not the tablet is thinner (1.35 cm) and lightweight (907 grams) market, but no matter, the device feels really comfortable in the hand thanks to the slope on the sides. Unlike her younger sister, the Surface RT, in the design of this device find a groove around the product that serves to cool and remove the hot air released fans.

The kickstand is a good thing, take a stand as tough as this built-in aesthetic form own tablet offers a great advantage to the users who use largely multimedia capabilities of the system. The stylus that incorporates, and so fit that engages the Surface Pro takes full advantage of the potential of design tools that are available in Windows 8 Pro.

Certainly not the tablet is thinner (1.35 cm) and lightweight (907 grams) market, but no matter, the device feels really comfortable in the hand thanks to the slope on the sides. Unlike her younger sister, the Surface RT, in the design of this device find a groove around the product that serves to cool and remove the hot air released fans.

The kickstand is a good thing, take a stand as tough as this built-in aesthetic form own tablet offers a great advantage to the users who use largely multimedia capabilities of the system. The stylus that incorporates, and so fit that engages the Surface Pro takes full advantage of the potential of design tools that are available in Windows 8 Pro.

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Surface Pro has two cameras, a front in order to take full advantage of high-definition video calling through programs like Skype, and another in the back rather curious. The rear camera has a special inclination, the back of the tablets are always looking at the ground, however, with the inclination that Microsoft has given the camera, the consumer will not have the need to make your photos into a somewhat comfortable position.

Surface Pro Screen

The Full HD screen is certainly one of the strengths of the Surface Pro With a density of 208 DPI, this screen is among one of the best in the market.

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Personally I’m pretty tired of seeing in the market for a few Windows 8 Full HD screen devices, but this little 10.6 inch able to offer 10 points of pressure has to be able to forget the shortcomings of other manufacturers. Yes, I miss a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the glass from scratches or bumps, which never hurts.

Performance Pro

The Surface Pro features an Intel Core i5 + 4GB of RAM that enables you to move the system in a completely fluid. Not bad, the device is able to move freely and work games on heavy tools effortlessly.

At first it might seem idyllic but in performance are two of the major problems that have the Surface Pro in general. Although the device moves fluently, everything that his path in the system. I’ve noticed in the last two weeks that the Surface Pro overheats relatively easily, something really annoying.

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The battery is the other major problem of Surface Pro, is that it falls far short. I have not had the tablet running at half power more than 5 hours straight, a real shame. Although not based on the same principles, powerful devices like the Dell XPS 12, the analysis can see in the next few days has a revolutionary design that allows it to be convertible but using more the life of your batteries.

Although we have discussed the Surface Pro should be regarded from the perspective of a ultrabook, its design makes it highly mobile device where a bad battery increases the negative points compared to other traditional computers that do not need be moved from one place to another.

Hopefully in the next generation of Microsoft Surface that is making right now incorporate the 4th generation of Intel processors, the main advantage of the increased performance also is a brutal reduction in energy consumption.

Innovative Keyboards

Surface family is complemented with two ultrathin keyboard types manufactured by Microsoft distinct among which the consumer must choose the TouchCover or TypeCover.

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The TouchCover ($1609), in my opinion too expensive, is a touch pad as its name indicates. The design is excellent, very cool with just 3.25 mm thick, but not recommended for users who need be constantly typing.

One of the biggest problems I’ve found is that their materials (waterproof, of course) get dirty too easily. The bright colors of a principle, that both call the view, are becoming more muted due to dirt. Possibly the worst of the keyboard is the trackpad, very poor, too small and not comfortable to the touch slider Negative point.

Moreover we have to TypeCover ($174), a keyboard that more closely resembles traditional peripherals, suitable for consumers who need to be constantly typing.

Again we find a very thin keyboard (6 mm) weighing less than 250 grams. The materials of this keyboard change and are not nearly as easy to get dirty like his brother touch.

Uncomfortable enough not to find absolutely no separation between them and other keys. The new trackpad is very inconvenient in many ways, possibly the worst of the keyboard, but hey, remember that we’re dealing with devices that have touch screens, so you should see usage minimized.

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Conclusions

No doubt we could qualify for the Surface Pro among the best devices with Windows 8, it’s, personally I think is the most comprehensive of all. It works as a powerful ultrabook but its revolutionary design gives us great mobility.

Undoubtedly this device must be used to create content using the power of its processors. The keyboard, in my opinion ideal for Surface Pro is the TypeCover, allowing us to be quite productive when working.

The materials are excellent, possibly the best we can find, and Full HD screen is brilliant and very good performance. On the downside, also hard, we find the terrible life of your batteries makes its design advantages disappear in an instant.

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Jawad Latif

When not managing marketing campaigns and optimizing websites, Jawad Latif writes for Technology Ace. He has a master's degree in Information Technology and interested in how technology changes our lives.

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