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Microsoft Surface Pro

Announced
Jun 18, 2012
Market status
Released
Release date
Feb 9, 2013

Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • Lots of RAM (4096 MB RAM)
  • Supports special active stylus for input

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (208 ppi)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

The Microsoft Surface is the first Microsoft-designed tablet computer. The Intel-powered version is thicker and heavier than the ARM one, but comes with the much more powerful Windows 8 Pro, providing the full functionality of a PC. It has a large 10.6", high-resolution touchscreen and powerful hardware characteristics that allow it to compete with both tablets and high-end laptops alike.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupWindows (8 Pro)
  • Dimensions:
    • 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 32.00 oz (907 g)
      the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)

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  • Physical size:
    • 10.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 208 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup1 megapixel
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (29 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1700 MHz, Intel Core i5-3317U
  • Graphics processor:
      • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4096 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Battery

  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

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  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Internet Explorer 10

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 3.0
    • Connector:
      • Full-size USB
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 18 Jun 2012

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 12 Months
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 899

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Microsoft Surface 8 Pro


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Microsoft Surface 128GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 128 GB

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Microsoft Surface Pro specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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