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Microsoft Surface Pro features touted by Microsoft

Earlier this week we talked about the gaming performance capability that the Microsoft Surface Pro has, considering it is equipped with integrated graphics via an Intel HD 4000 chipset. The jury is still out on that topic, but after Microsoft finally confirmed a solid release date for the upgraded tablet, the company has now released a promo video explaining some of the other features on offer.

We think they have their work cut out as well, as it certainly isn’t a cheap upgrade at $1000 if you opt for the 128GB version especially when Microsoft are not including any of the key touch or type pad accessories. With that said though, it’s still a lovely tablet and is now likely to go head to head with the recently announced Sony Xperia Z Tablet that is also geared towards premium consumers.

Microsoft has released an official Surface promo, giving you a brief look at some of the features available. You may not be aware, but Surface Pro also offers touch input via Pen and we’re glad to see that there is a Surface Pen included with the Pro purchase. There’s also a glimpse at how you can view media in 1080p resolution and transfer your display straight to the TV for large screen viewing.

You can also access full Windows 8 desktop mode with the press of a button, letting you switch between the two different UIs depending on what tasks you are you looking to perform. Unlike the Surface with Windows RT, the Surface Pro comes with full Windows support so you’ll be able to run any application that you normally would with a PC.

Take a look and let us know your thoughts on the upgraded Surface tablet. Is it worth $899-1000 in your opinion or is it simply too expensive for you at the moment?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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