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May 5 2013   6:26PM GMT

The five things I love most about the Surface Pro

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley


To follow up on my five biggest complaints about the Surface Pro, I invested Day 29 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series outlining the five things that impressed me most about the Microsoft tablet.

There’s a lot to love about the Surface Pro. I enjoyed my time with it, and I’m not looking forward to packing it up and shipping it back to Microsoft. Owning my own Surface Pro may very well be a short-term goal I’ll have to pursue.

So, what are the five things I love most about the Surface Pro?:

  1. Well-engineered hardware
  2. The Windows 8 Search charm
  3. The digitizer pen
  4. The Touch and Type keyboard covers
  5. It’s a real PC running the full Windows 8 Pro operating system

As with the five biggest complaints, there are a couple things here that are unique to Windows 8 rather than the Surface Pro. Actually, only one really–the Search charm. The fifth point–the fact that the Surface Pro runs the full Windows 8 operating system and all traditional Windows software–is actually a function of the Surface Pro (or Windows 8 Pro tablets in general). That point should not be underestimated, either. There are a lot of great Windows PCs out there, and there are a lot of awesome tablets, but having one device that can fill both roles simultaneously brings a little something extra to the table and opens up new possibilities.

Check out Surface Pro, Day 29: The five things I love most about the Surface Pro for more details.

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