Microsoft’s Surface Pro, will have a 2nd foray into the current tablet market that will launch on 23 May 2013 in the UK. Its lower-specced brother, the Surface RT, was just released on the 26th day of October 2012, with generally ungrateful reviews and a mainly uninterested audience. But, the RT presented an awkward combination of unsatisfactory hardware and difficult applications, the Pro mess things up significantly, with remarkable results.
Its OS is Windows 8, with dimensions of 27.46 x 17.30 x 1.35 cm, with a weight of 910 grams, a storage of 128GB or64GB SSD, 1920×1080 pixels , the display is Full HD Display 10.6″ ClearType, 16:9 widescreen, and a10-point multi-touch. The CPU is Intel HD Graphics that come with a 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor. The memory is Dual Channel Memory which has 4GB RAM. The camera is both front and rear facing LifeCams in 720p HD. Its sensors are Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light sensor, and Gyroscope. Its power Supply is 48W that includes an accessory charging of 5W USB. The ports are Cover port, Full-sized USB 3.0 Headset jack, micro SDXC card slot and Mini Display Port. The bundled Apps are messaging, windows mail, sky dive, music, games and videos.
The Key Differences
One of the main differences between the RT and Pro versions of the Surface is its processor. The Intel Core i5 is a gravely powerful component, compared to the Tegra 3 quad-core found in the RT. Let us be thankful to the desktop-grade processor, which provides great user-experience on the Pro and has been uniformly smooth and fast, with videos and apps, with whizzing along very happily on a brilliant screen.
What Screen Is All About
The screen is tremendously crisp at 1,920 x 1,080, which not quite up to the most recent iPad’s resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 of Retina displays. It is also as responsive and smooth to touch as you could wish. The RAM 4GB helps the device to cope with the multiple browser apps and sessions being open simultaneously. The computing experience is never slow despite its numerous Office browsers and applications running simultaneously.
OneNote is particularly agreeable on the device, as it’s capable to decode handwriting into text with rational accuracy – although proof reading is necessary – which will be a benefit to anyone who is still faster at writing than typing. When we talk about handwriting, the pen with the Pro as criterion is a huge piece of kit, and helps to obtain more out of the Surface.