When it comes to tablet-style 2-in-1s for Windows users, there’s little doubt the 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro upholds the market-leading legacy of its predecessors.
This is a notebook or laptop replacement that’s both powerful and portable. As such, it is the perfect choice for active creatives and professionals across all different industries. Need to own or hire a device that’s as flexible as your weekly schedule? The Microsoft Surface Pro could well be the answer.
IT’S FAMILIAR – IN A GOOD WAY
This device is clearly the follow-up to the popular Surface Pro 4 in Microsoft’s evolution of tablet/laptop hybrids. However, this device is not technically named the Surface Pro ‘5’. Nor does Microsoft refer to it as a ‘tablet’. With that minor branding clarification out of the way, let’s talk about what really matters: the features you’ll quickly discover and appreciate about the new Microsoft Surface Pro.
Overall, there’s a satisfying familiarity to the look and feel of this 2-in-1 device. The stylish design, compact yet comfortable dimensions, fully adjustable kickstand, magnetic keyboard connector, and impressive 12.3-inch touchscreen with 3:2 aspect ratio all carry over from the previous model. The sum of it all is a super convenient option both at home and on the go. You also still have access to a handy range of connections (as well as numerous adapters for rent if required) that won’t leave you hanging at the critical moment.
INSIDE THE SURFACE PRO EVOLUTION
So what has changed? As you would expect, the new Surface Pro comes with just enough improvements to make a device upgrade worthwhile. To begin, there’s a slightly cleaner overall aesthetic. That’s thanks to softer edges and less visible air vents. There’s also a more robust hinge allowing the screen to fold out rather close to flat.
More importantly, this version of the Microsoft Surface Pro adds extra storage and RAM, along with the latest 7th generation Intel Core CPU. That means there’s a tangible boost in power and performance to support any complex applications.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS YOU PROBABLY WANT
One distinct advantage of hiring the 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro is that it comes supplied with the compatible touch cover/keyboard, which you would otherwise have to purchase separately if buying this model. You can also hire the compatible stylus/pen. It offers genuine tablet functionality beyond anything you can achieve with the 10-point multi-touch, 2736 x 1824 resolution display on its own.
In summary, the most modern Microsoft Surface Pro is every bit as practical and ergonomically advanced as the Surface Pro 4 you loved. However, it also has that touch of additional processing grunt you craved.