Billed as Microsoft's "first computer," the Surface Pro blends a tablet and laptop into a single device. Unlike the Surface RT, the Surface Pro uses the full version of Windows 8 so any software apps you can run on your desktop can be run on the Surface Pro tablet's 10.6-inch screen (1920 x 1080).
As far as specs go, you're looking at an Intel i5 Ivy Bridge processor, Intel HD 4000 graphics, 4GB of memory, 64GB/128GB of SSD storage, two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot, and two HD cameras.
Surface Pro pricing starts at $899 but to get the full hybrid experience, you'll need to pay an extra $130 to get the type cover.
Reviewers were mixed on the Surface Pro. Some hailed it as the future of computing, where all notebook screens detach to double as tablets. Most reviewers, however, felt the design simply didn't work. As a tablet, the Surface Pro was too heavy and had skimpy battery life. As a laptop, it was too cramped and didn't actually handle well in most mobile computing situations (aka when typing on your lap). Still, having the full Windows experience on a tablet is unique, and those who did recommend the Surface Pro thought it was the best hybrid to yet hit the market.
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