The Microsoft Surface Pro, which goes on sales on February 9th, is a half tablet, half computer device. It runs Windows 8, which makes it compatible with all the available Windows applications.
This Pro version of the Microsoft Surface has a ClearType HD, 10.6-inch screen, but it is heavy (2 pounds). Although it depends how you see it: it is one of the heaviest tablets, but the lightest computer. The device features a 17 W Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. It uses a 6Gbps SSD similar to what is inside of an Ultrabook or MacBook Air.
You can buy either a 64GB version for $899 or a 128GB version with $999.
Regarding the design, it looks the same as the Surface RT. For external connection the Pro has a single USB port and a Mini Display Port.
Other features include: front and rear facing cameras, ambient light sensor, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, compass, accelerometer and gyroscope.
The battery lasts between four and six hours under moderate usage, less than the Surface RT.
Pro’s digitizing Pen, which doesn’t work with the Surface RT, is a pressure-sensitive stylus that you can attach to the magnetic ports on the tablet if you are not using it. It is light, comfortable and seems well balanced when you hold it in the hand. To use it as an eraser just turn it around.
You can see more Microsoft Surface Pro specs below.
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