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May 5 2013   11:28AM GMT

My five biggest Surface Pro complaints

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley


My month-long experience giving up my MacBook Air and iPad in exchange for a Surface Pro is coming to a close. For Day 28 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I take a look back and list my top five issues or complaints about the Surface Pro.

Don’t get me wrong–overall I’m a fan of the Surface Pro. I think Microsoft got a lot more right than wrong with its tablet, and a few of my top complaints are really a function of the Windows 8 operating system itself rather than the Surface Pro.

In a nutshell, though, here are the five things I think need to be a priority to make the Surface Pro better:

  1. Bizarre behavior or Internet Explorer
  2. The 75/25 split screen in the Windows 8 Modern UI
  3. The Messaging app in Windows 8
  4. The lack of 4G/LTE cellular connectivity
  5. The lack of a docking station option

If Microsoft would address these issues with Windows 8 and the Surface Pro, this tablet could be a virtually perfect merger of the traditional PC with a mobile tablet experience.

For more details about my issues with the Surface Pro, or the things most lacking in the Microsoft tablet, read Surface Pro, Day 28: My five biggest Surface Pro complaints.

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