The Surface Pro is Microsofts new tablet, set to release in America during the coming weeks, had its first units come off the assembly line on Tuesday. The Pro is an improvement off of the Surface RT, which was released in October of last year, and the Surface Pro has the honor of being Microsoft’s first fully fledged tablet.
The most notable difference between the Pro and the RT is the Pros compatibility with all applications and software available on Windows 7 Desktop, Microsoft’s current OS for its desktop computers. This compatibility drastically increases the amount of data available to Surface users, and should boost their numbers for data downloads in the coming quarters.
The Surface Pro also has an Intel core i5 processor, which allows it to work at very fast speeds. This means that the tablet will be able to hold many different types of apps and has the ability to multi task. Both the RT and the Pro have 10.6 inch screens, although the Pro is about a half a pound heavier and 50 mm thicker, due to the increased capabilities of the Pro. These minor changes to dimensions are a small price to pay for the improved abilities of the Pro.
The Surface Pro is easily attached to a keyboard that can be used as a screen cover when on the go. This feature makes the Surface Pro an easy transition for desktop and laptop users, as they will not have to learn to type on a touchscreen. A touchscreen keyboard is still available to users who do not wish to use or do not have the keyboard attachment.
Microsoft has released information that models will be sold at $899.00 for 64 GB, and $999.00 for 128 GB. These projections are for American retailers, as Microsoft has yet to disclose a release date for other countries.