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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: specs and price

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) better than the average?

  • CPU speed
    2 x 2.5GHzvs4.23GHz
  • Resolution
    2736 x 1824pxvs1.83MP
  • RAM
    16GBvs1.94GB
  • Pixel density
    267ppivs210.03ppi
  • Screen size
    ?

    12.3"vs9.16"
  • Thickness
    8.5mmvs9.29mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)
    8MPvs5.84MP
  • Internal storage
    1000GBvs46.43GB

Price comparison

Design

1.thickness
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Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

8.5mm

2.weight
?

Best

Acer Iconia W510-1674

0.51g

1.25kg

3.Has a stylus
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A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
4.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Wi-Fi

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
5.height
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Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

201mm

6.width
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Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

292mm

Display

1.resolution
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Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2736 x 1824px

2.pixel density
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Best

Teclast M8

359ppi

267ppi

3.screen size
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The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

12.3"

4.has branded damage-resistant glass
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Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

For example

Alcatel Joy Tab

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
5.has an IPS screen
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IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
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The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Performance

1.CPU speed
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Best

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

8 x 2.36GHz

2 x 2.5GHz (Intel Core i7-7660U)

2.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
3.RAM
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Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

16GB

4.Supports 64-bit
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A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
5.internal storage
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Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

1000GB

6.Has AES
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AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)
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Best

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE

13 & 5MP

8MP

2.megapixels (front camera)
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Best

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Wi-Fi

8MP

5MP

3.video recording (main camera)
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The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

720 x 30fps

4.has a flash
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A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Wi-Fi

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
5.has a CMOS sensor
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CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
6.has touch autofocus
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The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
3.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

3

2

4.Has a radio
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A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

For example

Lenovo Tab M10 FHD (16GB / 2GB RAM)

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Battery

1.Battery life
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The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)

36h

13.5h

2.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
3.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
5.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Wi-Fi

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
2.Has fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection
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802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
3.Supports widgets
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You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
4.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
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802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
5.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

For example

Bush Spira B3 10"

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
6.USB version
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Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro Wi-Fi

3.1

3

Miscellaneous

1.USB 3.0 ports
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More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

Best

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 256GB

2

1

2.USB 2.0 ports
?

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320 LTE

2

0

3.USB ports
?

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 256GB

4

1

4.mini DisplayPort outputs
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Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

Best

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

1

1

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