Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro Vs Microsoft Surface Windows RT
Microsoft’s Windows 8 Surface Pro or Surface Pro is a smart ultra portable tablet designed with the core windows OS. It is an upgrade of the earlier hybrid OS, the Microsoft Surface Windows RT. The initial development of the Windows RT came with some flaws, which the Surface Pro addresses. And with the Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 2 on the way, we cannot but expect something better.
Some users have argued that the Windows Surface Tablet has some pros and cons so I decided to pitch them against each other. Below you will find a break down, I will also provide more information about the Microsoft Windows 8 Surface Pro.
Surface Windows 8 Pro Vs Surface Windows RT
Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro Microsoft Surface Windows RT
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 dual core 1.7GHz
Screen Res: 1920 x 1080 px 1366 x 768 px
RAM: 2GB 4GB
Camera: 1MP rear/front 1MP rear/front
Storage: 32 GB/ 64 GB – SSD 64 GB/ 128 GB – SSD
Battery: 31.5 W-h 42 W-h
Battery Life: 4 hrs 58 mins 7hrs 45 mins
Wireless: WI-FI WI-FI
Weight: 680 g 907 g
The two Microsoft Surface Tablets have the Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, and Accelerometer. They both have ports for Video Out, 3.5 mm headphone, USB while the Microsoft Windows 8 Pro has a Mini display port.
The Video resolution for both tablets stands at 720 p, with a multi touch the touch screen for the Surface Windows 8 Pro is Dual- Digitizer while the Surface RT is capacitive.
Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro Versions and Specifications
There are two main versions of the surface pro tablets: The 64 GB and the 128 GB, they where both available as at February 9th, 2013.
From time to time Microsoft announces a price drop on the products, the price start at $ 799 for the 64GB
Surface Pro 8 Specification
|OS||Windows 8 Pro. Runs apps you are currently using on Windows 7 and can be managed by your enterprise IT group.|
|Exterior||10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53in
Dark Titanium color
Volume and Power buttons
*System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage.
1 GB = 1 billion bytes. See Surface.com/storage for more details.
|Display||10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display
|Pen Input||Pen input and Pen (included with purchase)|
|CPU||3rd Gen 1Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000
4GB RAM—Dual Channel Memory
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
|Cameras and A/V||Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing with True Color
|Ports||Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card slot
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor
|Power Supply||48W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)|
|Warranty||1-year limited hardware warranty|
|Apps (included)||Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.|
Microsoft Surface Pro Vs Ipad
The Surface pro combines the features of a regular pc and a tablet making it a super ultra book, ipads still rely solely on apps to function effectively. Microsoft Surface Pro can be compared to the MAC Book and others for better judgement and ratings.
Surface Pro 2
This is still in works, it is believed the new version will come with the following features and accessories.
1. Longer battery life
2. Lighter and slimmer body
3. Docking stations
4. Bundled keyboard cover
5. Lower price
7. Cellular Data
8. Full version of Microsoft Office
9. 2 USB Ports
10. Increased storage
and may be a core i7. The new version might be called surface plus.
Surface Pro Battery Life
There are suggestions that Microsoft will include an extra battery on the keyboard cover of the tablet. With the need for extended battery life the company is avoiding having a bulky battery. This will be against the essence of having an Ultra book. With the consumption rate of power by the Surface Pro, there is a need to have an additional accessory to match the power usage. And any suggestion to reduce power consumption will also be welcomed.
Microsoft Surface Pro is currently available to UK customers
With the latest price cut for US customers this August, this opportunity will not extend to the UK customers until Microsoft decides otherwise. A review will be expected soon. Microsoft store in the UK or Amazon.co.uk has stock of the Windows 8 Surface Pro.
For more on the Microsoft Windows 8 Pro we shall be providing you updates.
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