See Counter Strike being played on a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
0. phoneArena 11 Feb 2013, 05:53 posted on
The 64GB Microsoft Surface Pro tablet has about 23GB of free space – not much, yet enough to throw on several movies, a portion of your audio collection, and perhaps even a few quality games. Yup, with its pretty capable Core i5 processor and Intel 4000 graphics, the device apparently can handle many great titles, including some meant to be played on a proper PC, not on a tablet...
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1. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Can't deny this being friggin' awesome. If Windows 8 tablets could match the mobility and battery life of an iPad or Android tablet, they would be winners for me.
3. FireDragon (Posts: 108; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
Size and weight will be increase for sure if Microsoft (or anyone) going for larger battery time on such devices, at least for now. In future yes I hope to have a longer battery life on these mighty combo of a Tablet and full PC.
15. jimjam (Posts: 256; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)
That would be impossible. If it was possible then the ipad would be able to be reduced significantly in size and weight than what it is now and we'd end up with a cycle where the win 8 tablet is constantly behind. When win 8 tablets reach a point were you can be happy with them .... say surface rt sized and 7 hours battery then would they be a perfect balance.
Compromise has to be somewhere - for an ipad it is a watered down OS with underpowered internals (comparatively), sausage stylus etc.
For the pro is is bulk, weight and battery life.
24. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Tablet not for games.... *except for kids
They make it portable so that we can use it with ease like browsing the web, wacthing videos and some casual games...
2. android_hitman (unregistered)
do this on your Ipad or android tablet... hah
20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Well then, do this on surface pro:
Even if you could, you'd get an arm cramps after ten minutes
27. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
who ever you are clearly retard show us some true hD game in android or ipads well they never have one if u even compare to windows desktop this is one game tested it came out in 2012 means it can run any other high end game these games are hardcore u cant figure out that simple thing
and u defentaly in 2007 if comparing android games of 2012 with with win games of 2012 better do it with windows games of 2005 vs android games of 2013
even consoles dont beat PC games in being HD
33. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Alright, now allow me to demonstrate to all just how much of a mentally infantile moron completely missing my point you are..
A: The first comment was the one comparing the pro with tablets actually. Right?
Can you answer that much?
B: now that we got that cleared out, answer:
-how would you play fps on a surface using it as a TABLET?
C: assuming even that you have found a fps that can actually provide you touch interface.. answer:
-how would it feel playing with your thumbs, holding a 2 pound tablet?
-Would it be comfortable?
-Would you be good at it?
-How long would you your battery last?
D: I'm betting that you haven't even watched the video I posted. Now after you hit that link again, and try actually pay some attention to what you are watching, answer:
-Was the guy in the video I showed having any problems playing a fps on his iPad?
-Was he good at it?
..now when you answered all this (very naively assuming you have the brain capacity and honesty to do it), one final question:
- which device is better for playing fps game in a TABLET MODE-surface pro or iPad/Android devices?
-which device is better for playing fps game in a DESKTOP MODE - surface pro or an ultrabook/laptop of the same price?
ANSWER EVERY QUESTION HONESTLY, and I believe you must start getting the idea of how real objective mind operates, and how much of a lost case in that regard you are ;)
Bottom line - comparing surface pro with tablets is tendentious, ignorant, and misplaced.
36. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
are u effing retard u never even mention any thing in ur first comment just said "do that on pro"
and now u said we don't get the point technically u are either fool or memory lose issues
and rest of ur bla bla doesnt make a sense at all if apple makes ipad of 10kg its cool but if MS does it in far less then it sucks cleary i get ur point fanboy stuff i dont think i need to answer any of ur stupid points
37. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
but here is ur answer fool the pro is out for like a week or 2.
games in windows are coming for decades and none of them were ever made for touch screen because their was no support for that
so in a week u judge the whole thing typical android fanboy and PC gaming industry is massive andoid is nothing when they make something its for every thing in market available touch screen game pad mouse keyboard
and in ur face i can get Android emulator to run every damn app/game including that game u gave the link to on surface PRO without issues so who like to buy that crapdroidtab if one can buy surface pro
and TOP thing is pro stand for professional means it can do much more then games everything we do in office home industrial stuff developer stuff 3d rendering stuff whih i bet droid ipads are INCAPABLE to do at all
31. Commentator (Posts: 3388; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'll use a mouse and keyboard and/or gaming controller and be much more comfortable than using a touchscreen to control an FPS, thanks.
34. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
..you just proved my point.
Can you even Imagine using surface like the iPad in that video?
It's basically impossible.
You must turn it into a laptop to make it usable in that regard.
So why comparing it with tablets?
38. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
what a jerk its only 2 weeks for pro and u saying games should come with touch support long before the actually device man get lost u are so f**kedup u dont think what will come next just bash bash bash like idiots and haters because ur precious apple cant do s**t like this one
45. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
were there touch controlled apps for android before any android phone/tablet or the OS came to existance? if there was then yes surace pro is a fail...otherwise stfu and get lost...
4. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Yeah, but android/apple fanboys get excited over minecraft lol..
21. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
You really have no idea what you talk about do you.
25. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
you must be really dumb to compare mobile games to PC games..or a brain dead zombie from the android camp...
28. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
and there is upcoming emulator in windows8 for running every damn android app on surface pro or PC DO TAHT on s**tY ANDORID. by the way android games sucks dirt when u compare to pc games stop being idiot
32. Commentator (Posts: 3388; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
No, he probably knows what he's talking about, just like you obviously know that PCs have been able to play games with... "good"... graphics such as those in Modern Combat 4 for over a decade now.
35. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
My reply was simply addressing the ignorant bashing of android games.
I have played COD and CS, imagine that! EVEN the HALO, all four of them.
Been playing games for more than a decade - pc, laptop, PlayStation 2 and 3.
And believe me when I say - I am not missing anything of that, on my Android games.
39. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
odd i played many games on android not more then 15 minuets but i never left PC games for over 2 decades
5. jsdechavez (Posts: 712; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
I'd get a keyboard with extended battery with that..
6. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I have to say it's pretty impressive, it's a PC game but hey, it doesn't take advantage of the touchscreen, accelerometer, gyroscope so in the end, why not just buy a PC?
7. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
so you will carry your PC in your hand?,..... that's interesting...
Hey it's about the combination of Power+portability=MS surface pro..
This is what no Android and iOS tablets can do.....
9. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
so what i can carry a macbook air in one hand just fine
17. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
but you can't use it without a keyboard...but this can be...not for legacy games like CS but for other stuff...so what's your point?
29. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
so the pro is just released and games were never before made for touch or gyroscope i am sure this little thing u said will be added for win8 games in future
8. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
it has only released ...wait a few months when new games come out with touch optimizations & take on sensors control
12. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
The fact is that there is already tons of pc games and rt tablets aren't selling well won't push devs to make tablet games, but i expect apps to grow
41. freebee269 (Posts: 534; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
oh look, feres on another surface article bashing the surface. like clockwork nor am i surprised. making a good troll name for yourself.
10. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1478; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
What's the advantage of having a tablet if you have to use is as if it was a laptop? Yes, it may be powerful, but so is any ultrabook.
My grudge with it is that it's as expensive a as an ultrabook and nearly as heavy. So, why does it get always compared to tablets. In oder to compete in the tablet workd it should weight 200 grams less and be able to run twice as long as it does in one charge.
In other words, it's missing a couple of iterations to get it right.
13. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
What i think about the surface pro is that it's an okay tablet and an okay ultrabook, but it's cool to have both
48. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1408; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
the surface pro design is that of a Portable PC not a laptop
convertible. the components used to make the surface pro are the same as most ultra books that cost 1000 dollars or more if you doubt me look up the cost of some ultra books with the same specs as a Microsoft surface pro. the surface pro is probably the only Tablet/Portable computer on the planet.
a lot of people will like and buy this small portable computer
which the Surface pro is with ether of it touch cover keyboards
11. Marcus73 (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
Awesome stuff! PC games is graphically awesome and Surface Pro looks pretty stable handling it.Too bad already got Surface RT. Probably need to wait for 2nd gen Windows 8 tablet.
14. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
I'll buy one or any windows 8 tablet when I can play Battlefield 3 Premium at a great framerate. Are there any virtual button mapping programs for windows 8? I have windows 8 on my non touch desktop so I have never searched for touch based applications.
18. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Ok so you spend 1000 bucks just to play games?
Might as well buy a notebook with 750GB space, 4GB RAM ... weight doesn't matter carrying on shoulder is much more comfortable than holding it in hand and risking a drop any moment :)
19. FireDragon (Posts: 108; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
Just wanted to add that people really need to stop humiliating any Full Windows Tablet by comparing it to at least an iPad.
iPad is a pure toy, an entertainment box at best. Yes of course that thing is perfect fit for "consumers" who doesn't have to do too much but it doesn't give any of us so-called tech-known-people to be blind too.
22. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Here's my opinion : First, given it's price this is closer to an ultrabook than a tablet
For an ultrabook : it doesn't have a great keyboard, the trackpad of the macbook air is alot better, the air has better I/O and a bigger screen for the same price, not to mention os x can run both windows 8 and os x, making it more flexible, it also has half battery life of the air, and isn't confortable to use on a lap, and is underpowered for me since you can't upgrade anything before or after the purchase (4Gb of ram is a big NO), also in the air you can adjust screen orientation while on the surface you're limited to what the kickstand offers, and all the weight is on the top while the keyboard is paper thin.
For a tablet : It has a TERRIBLE battery life, thick, heavy, inconfortable to use in portrait and the ipad shows more in either orientation, the ipad has 300000 apps MADE for it, designed for it that work perfectly, the ipad has also more accessories, and the multimedia ecosystem in far better on the iPad, also the ipad has a better screen and 4G LTE capability.
43. freebee269 (Posts: 534; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
lol you posted this on other surface articles also. troll much?
23. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 248; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
but can it run counter strike 1.6 ? :D
26. volcano (Posts: 285; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
epic video there is another video with batman arkham city steam game using xbox controller
40. downphoenix (Posts: 2979; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Intel 4000, LMAO.
Intel GPUs are FAR behind even the most budgeted Nvidia or ATI GPUs.
42. freebee269 (Posts: 534; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
you are right. that's what makes this game running smoothly on a tablet even more impressive.
44. nikenturd (unregistered)
Counter Strike ? lol.... my 10 year old graphics card can run this game pretty smoothly as well
46. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
my 12 yr old pc can run it without a graphics card(it doesn't even have a port :( )...the point is...can your tablet do that? most ppl here don't realize the diff between a surface pro and rt.. -_-
47. hkxm8 (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
Just a guy playing CS:GO on Surface Pro with Type Cover. Nothing exciting, i can play crysis smoothly on a ultrabook with same price at Surface Pro.
49. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1408; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
The surface Pro to me is the ULTIMATE portable PC not a laptop convertible Tablet. it's a tablet Portable PC hybrid because it needs a stiff strong keyboard dock to make it a Tablet
convertible it's 2 cool combo keyboard covers are too weak to make it a good Laptop convertible but the Microsoft surface computer Pro with ether of it's cover keyboards makes
it the best portable computer on the Planet earth. it's light and cool looking you can carry it
any where and set it on a table , desk or even a park bench and a have the power of a full PC for you to use. businesses and Regular folks who use it as super light portable computer will simply love it it's the BEST in that class of devices and it has the added goody of being a tablet computer