Review of our Surface pro?

Id Software founder John Carmack has recommended that, within the not-too-distant future, our individual computers will be integrated into our smartphones. With Television plus a host of other devices now incorporating an increasing number of elements of computers (and seemingly all sporting Online access), it is not unfeasible to envisage a future where the desktop PC evaporates completely from our life, but simply after depositing itself in each other home gadget.

If this future is approaching, then a Microsoft Surface Pro is prone to be seen as a significant stepping-stone across the way. But is it the type of stone that helps you reach your destination, or is it secretly a crocodile in disguise, getting ready to break your leg and hinder all progress? (Dig those Monday daybreak similes, people). We dispatched our reviewer to find out.

THE SPECS

Bizarre Crocodile-themed asides apart, the Microsoft Surface Pro sports a few pretty nifty statistics. The Microsoft surface pro is dissimilar from its RT equivalent for a number of reasons. Chief along with these reasons is the use of this Microsoft window 8 Pro platform (that is made for Intel processors as opposed to RT's dependence on their ARM equivalents) and also the promise for a massive 128GB storage (and that is not including the Pro's MicroSDXC slot).

The Dual-core 1.7GHz Intel i5 CPU is a beast, in fact, when you start this tablet up, it flies away like a puppy straining against a harness, anxious and eager to get started. With its strong memory; the Surface Pro can calculate 25.6 GB of data another (which is more than my unfortunate, crocodile-obsessed noggin can conduct in a week).

THE PRICE

The Microsoft surface pro is, at the present, not available in the United kingdom, but will probably be shortly. In the United states, you can get one for $899, which translates at about £590, although that's not taking the keyboard into account.

THE Running

Sales of the Microsoft surface series have not been as strong as Microsoft were clearly hoping, which comes as a genuine wonder to me. The Surface RT sold comparatively well, however the response was by and large mixed and, ever since the release of that Surface Pro, the revenues have not risen in any important way. In fact, tech website 'The Register.co.uk' reported last month that Surface profits had started off disappointing and had continued to wilt ever since.

As I stated, this is a revelation, since the Microsoft surface pro seems to become by far the superior tablet.

The screen is, quite literally, beautiful, a beautifully rendered mixture of color, light and depth. In addition, the Microsoft surface pro works incredibly smoothly and effectively.

Personally, my problem with the Surface Pro is similar one I had with the Surface RT, that is, Windows 8.

Even though the Intel-friendly Windows 8 is much less difficult to work with (Microsoft sticking with what they know is not going to lead us far wrong), it still features nearly all of the same annoyances. Windows 8 is really highly customizable, but the system's dense and often merciless personality can easily cause you to fling your hands up in the air and wholly give up on what you are attempting to do with it.

The operating system just is not as hospitable and user friendly as Android or iOS and therein lays the main problem.

THE VERDICT

Technically speaking, the Surface Pro is a miracle. Some of the tech used by this device is actually Next-Gen stuff and, in that respect, the Surface Pro represents a milestone in portable computing.

If you ever fancy a challenge, or you happen to get a professional programmer, this is likely to symbolize an 'iPad beater' for you. However, if you are among us common people, for whom computers are a tool and never a puzzle, you may get a better Operating system (and save about £200 in the process) by buying an iPad.

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