Microsoft Surface Pro Review- The Post PC era has begun….
The Surface Pro from Microsoft, is a representation of an ideology shift by a company that over the years has been adamant about stay out of the hardware business. But with increasing pressure from the dominance of Apple’s iPad and Google’s ever encroaching nature. Microsoft was forced to think outside the box; which has produced this wonderful creation. The Microsoft Surface Pro is powered by a 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 4GB RAM—Dual Channel Memory. Also sports a 16:9 widescreen, ClearType full HD display with 1080p resolution and 10 point touch . Movies and photos leap from the screen in bold color and sharp contrast. The Surface display is incredibly responsive to touch, pen and keyboard. Seamlessly switch between input modes in fluid motion. Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing with True Color, Microphone, Stereo speakers. Full-size USB 3.0, microSDXC card slot.Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port. Like its Surface RT counter part it shares a lot in design accruements with a slightly thicker chassis and weight. But still maintains its slick styling. The stylus is a nice addition for Surface Pro owners, it does ad some use in functionality but lack a proper storage solution. Which makes it feel like an unwanted appendage.
So we know the Surface Pro has got legit PC internals, why should I care? it simple, this is the first product on the market that truly straddles both world of tablet and PC/Ultrabook. It’s highly portable and superbly functional, and yet gives you a full tablet experience with a full PC experience. Using the Surface pro, I have realized that the Post PC era has begun, but the PC era isn’t dead; it’s just morphing and that will take some time as evident, with the Surface Pro Battery life,. Which clocked in at about 5hrs- though better than laptops with similar specs, not what you would want from a tablet ( need it to last a whole west coast flight). Besides the battery life I really don’t have much to complain about with the Surface Pro, which is priced at $899 for $64GB & $999 for 128GB; though I had hoped for Microsoft to through in a touch type cover with a purchase. Still the Surface Pro represents the beginning of a new era of computing that will be interesting to see develop.