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 inches
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 1 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Intel Core i5, RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • OS Windows 8 Pro

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49 Comments

49. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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

47. hkxm8

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

44. nikenturd unregistered

Counter Strike ? lol.... my 10 year old graphics card can run this game pretty smoothly as well

46. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 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.. -_-

40. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Intel 4000, LMAO. Intel GPUs are FAR behind even the most budgeted Nvidia or ATI GPUs.

42. freebee269

Posts: 543; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

you are right. that's what makes this game running smoothly on a tablet even more impressive.

30. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Can your ipad do that?

26. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

epic video there is another video with batman arkham city steam game using xbox controller

23. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

but can it run counter strike 1.6 ? :D

22. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 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: 543; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

lol you posted this on other surface articles also. troll much?

19. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

18. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 :)

14. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

16. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Not very soon.

11. Marcus73

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 19, 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.

10. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 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: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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

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: 543; 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.

5. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

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

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