See Counter Strike being played on a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet

See Counter Strike being played on a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
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.

Here's for example Counter-Strike: Global Offensive running on a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet. And it is running at pretty decent frame rates, from what we can tell. Sure, playing a first-person shooter isn't comfortable without a mouse, but you can always plug one into the device's full-sized USB port, or even connect it wirelessly if it is of the Bluetooth kind. 

So yeah, if you're looking for a tablet that can handle the kind of games you'd expect playing on a PC, the Microsoft Surface Pro might be worth checking out. Just keep in mind that the device doesn't come cheap, especially one you throw its Smart Cover into account.


source: zs450 (YouTube)

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Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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49 Comments

1. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 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: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 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 unregistered

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: Jan 28, 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: Oct 17, 2011

Well then, do this on surface pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzSQTzfjsB4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Even if you could, you'd get an arm cramps after ten minutes

27. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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: Oct 17, 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: Feb 22, 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: Feb 22, 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: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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: Oct 17, 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: Feb 22, 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: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 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: Jul 13, 2012

Yeah, but android/apple fanboys get excited over minecraft lol..

21. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You really have no idea what you talk about do you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sym4mC1SZ6M&feature=youtube_gdata_player

25. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 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: Feb 22, 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: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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: Oct 17, 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: Feb 22, 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: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

DIABLO 3!!!!!!! I'd get a keyboard with extended battery with that..

6. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 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: Nov 24, 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: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

so what i can carry a macbook air in one hand just fine

17. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 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: Feb 22, 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: May 15, 2012

it has only released ...wait a few months when new games come out with touch optimizations & take on sensors control

12. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 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: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

oh look, feres on another surface article bashing the surface. like clockwork nor am i surprised. making a good troll name for yourself.

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