It’s nearly five years after Microsoft introduced their Surface Pro line up to the market. Thanks to this system, 2 in 1 laptop now becomes so popular around the world. At that time, we did not see many companies introduce this system. In the 2017, the company re-introduced the line up with the few enhancements on the design and improvement on the performance.
The laptop itself is available on many ranges and for this case I got the chance to test the Core I5 version with 8GB RAM and makes it as one of the most affordable choice we have here. With these specifications, the device will last long enough for few years without any problem. It’s still nice to see how it comparable with another device that has the same price.
Do you think the device is really worth for the price? You are going to find it soon. We are going to talk about it further on this article and see how it performs in comparable with others. To make it easier for you to understand, lets we jump into the article.
The design looks so identical to the previous model. I guess that they do not want to mess with their trademark and decided only to improve it. It still has some differences over the edges, but all of the familiar elements are still here to find. It’s included of the power button, kickstand, front facing speakers and many more.
The only noticeable different is located on the kickstand that now could be moved into 165 degrees and means we have more choices in viewing angles. It gives you a nice experience when you put into the tablet mode and use it on your bad. This is the good thing that we are not able to do on standard laptop.
The machine is measured with 11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches and 1.7 pounds. The weight itself is very light and throwing it into our back is not a big problem. The only problem here is located on the USB ports that really limited. You have single USB 3.0 port, but I just hope they could add more since we need it for multiple purposes like connecting mouse or transferring data at the same time.back to menu ↑
Display And Keyboard
The display features a technology that they called as PixelSense. It comes with 2736 x 1824 resolution with 12.3 inch screen. The image looks so sharp and striking on every moment I use it. The 3.2 ratio is considered as perfect for the balance between vertical stand during the work and horizontal one when we watch the movies. This is probably one of the best panels that I have seen in the 2017.
The keyboard is not something to afraid despite of its small package. The 1.3 mm key travel is high, but luckily it does not feel too stiff on my test. It requires of you to use of 70 grams of punctuation force and let you for getting great experience on typing. I was able to type for 89 words for minute and that is more than enough for our standard usage.
|Microsoft Surface Pro||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I5 3.5 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Memory||8GB DDR Memory|
|Storage||256GB Flash Memory|
Performance And Heat
It did job on maintaining the balance between the performance and power usage. Browsing through the internet and opening multiple tables at the same done was handled easily without any issue. I got no lag on streaming 108p videos while opening 10 tabs at the same time. There is no lag or slowdown even at the heaviest point.
Despite of its powerful processor, the Surface still manages to handle the heat on the acceptable level. The heat will get into 87 degrees Fahrenheit after I stream the 1080p videos in the 15 minutes. I have done the test on the tablet mode and it did not feel that hot even after the 2 hours usage. Now, i am finally able to watch my Netflix series without any issue.
That is all information I know about it. The dynamic design and perfect pixel display are only few good things to find here. There would be lot of exciting things that wait you to test. It might be the right time for you to swap the old laptop with this new one. The choice is still yours, so feel free to make any decision. I just hope the information is good enough as for your consideration. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.