Microsoft Surface Pro goes on sale

Microsoft’s flagship Windows 8 tablet, the Microsoft Surface Pro, was finally released today, Saturday February 9, almost 3 1/2 months after the release of the Surface RT tablet that went on sale October 26 with the release of Windows 8.

Apart from differences in operating systems and a pen being included when buying the Surface Pro, there are a few other differences between the two Surface tablets too.

Microsoft Surface Tablet Comparison
Tablet Surface Pro Surface RT
OS Windows 8 Pro Windows RT
Size 10.6 10.6
Display 1920×1080
10-point multi-touch
5-point multi-touch
PPI 208 148
Processor 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 1.3 GHz Tegra 3
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 Geforce ULP
Storage 64GB/128GB 32GB/64GB
Battery 42 W-h 31.5 W-h
Security Surface with Windows 8 Pro includes application and security policy control with AppLocker and Group Policy, enhanced data protection capabilities using BitLocker technology, as well as compatibility with third party security, management, and monitoring applications. Surface with Windows RT features device encryption and comes with Windows Defender.
Weight 907 gram 680 gram


by Tom Bowen

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