With just a few days to go until the release of the Microsoft Surface Pro we thought that it was time we offered a gathering of reviews to help your buying decision. Consumers could have a hard time deciding if the Surface Pro is for them because they have been put off by the RT model, along with the fact that the device has an identity crisis because it doesn’t know if it wants to be a tablet or a laptop.
The reason for this is because it has the form factor of a tablet but most of the hardware as a laptop like the MacBook Air. One thing we do know, Microsoft has shown that they still have what it takes to be taken seriously, and while we have heard some people suggesting that Microsoft should stick to software — where would we be without the mighty Xbox?
Several Microsoft Surface Pro reviews have already appeared online, and it’s clear to see that the overall review is that the Pro has some pretty decent features, although some would say that the pre-installed software is a bit of an issue because it hogs a lot of your storage.
The Verge has said that it feels a little strange using Windows in a tablet device (so they class the Pro as a tablet) and while the capacitive stylus is a great positive for the Pro, it’s hard to get over the fact that it cannot run task as easily as a tablet and cannot fully replace a laptop either.
Engadget could not get used to the keyboard and photos taken from the camera had too much noise in them, and found that it is not an ideal device for turning on in a hurry and posting things on your social accounts.
Gizmodo loved how apps would open instantly thanks to the i5 Ivy Bridge processor and they also love the 1080p display. However, they also pointed out the fact of the installed software taking up too much storage space.
ABC News loved how the Pro solved several issues they had with the Surface RT, although several new ones were found. The Pro can now run more programs than the RT, but there is a compromise because Microsoft’s latest product is a little thicker.
It’s clear to see that there is a lot to love and hate about the Surface Pro, but where do you stand?