2-in-1 devices are the new trend. Everyone would like the commodity of changing between a tablet and a laptop as much as they want. This trend, however, has led to a lot of bad products, because making 2-in-1 devices that are good enough to replace two individual products is a lot harder than you may think. This trend, however, has led to the quick development of the technology, and now we are starting to see 2-in-1 devices that may actually be a good purchase. This year’s Surface Pro is one of them, and here’s why.
The new Surface Pro features the same attractive and elegant design as the previous models. There are, however, a few changes to make it even better than it was last year. The biggest change being the kickstand, which now opens to 165 degrees. This will be a change especially love by artist, who now will be able to work in a more comfortable position, closer to that of a Surface Studio.
The Surface Pro is also a very light device, lighter than any laptop, at 2.39 pounds, which is light even for a 2-in-1 device. This tablet comes in two different and very elegant presentations: platinum and black. The Surface Pro is the perfect choice if you want to show a high-class business look through your devices.
The Surface Pro’s has a 12.3 inches PixelSense display, which is one of the best LCD panels on the market to the day. Being a big screen, with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels and a 3:2 aspect ratio, it is a very good display to watching movies. But that is not its best area. Such a big screen is very good for work, letting you see big spreadsheets without any problem. You can even work comfortably outside the office, due to the outstanding brightness of the screen.
The speakers are also a really good reason to buy this device. They are powerful but not loud enough to lose quality, and they are faced forwards, making it easier to hear.
The performance is what comes out as the most outstanding trait of the Surface Pro. With an Intel Core i7-7660U CPU, 16 GB of RAM and 512GB SSD, this tablet is as fast and powerful as you would imagine. Even if you put it under a lot of stress, running multiple apps at the same time, and having more than 20 tabs opened in the browser, you would be able to work without any performance problem. You could even watch a video or play a game. Of course, this is an exaggerated scenario, but it assures you that the Surface Pro will not fail when you are having an important video call or a conference.
12.3 inches PixelSense display with 2736 x 1824 pixels of resolution.
An Intel Core i7-7660U CPU.
16 GB of RAM.
512GB SSD for storage.
Kickstand able to reclinate to 165 degrees.
Battery life of 7 and a half hours of continuous use.
One USB 3.0 port with a Type-A connector
Slick and business-like design.
Surface Pen and Type Cover in gold, platinum, burgundy or cobalt blue.
Everyone that have tested it was amazed by the power and speed of the Surface Pro. With its characteristics, the Surface Pro would even be a good desktop computer, so it is not surprising that this has been the main focus of praise. Besides that, the display has been praised for the sharpness of its images and the brightness.
Advantages and Disadvantages
The best thing you will get from buying a Surface Pro is its performance. This is a device that, unless you have very bad luck, will never crash and its performance will always be excellent. It is especially good for multitasking and managing a lot of processes being done at the same time. And, if you are an artist or you like to draw on your tablet, the kickstand on the Surface Pro is perfect for you. Opening to 165 degrees and simulating a Surface studio is something that not many 2-in-1 devices can offer.
The price, however, will probably be a downside for many people. Such a powerful tablet can’t be cheap, and if you don’t need the specs of a desktop computer in your tablet, then this probably is not for you. You will probably be much better off buying a cheaper laptop with the same specs.
Common Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Prices start at $900 with the downgraded model, which only features an Intel Core i5.
When will It be available?
The Surface Pro will be available to purchase since October 16, 2018.
It all comes down to budget. This is easily one of the best 2-in-1 devices on the market, but it is not cheap at all, with its price passing the $2,000 barrier. If you are able to spend such an amount on a device, and you are looking for a 2-in-1 tablet that you can trust, then you should go for the Surface Pro.