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|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Intel Core i5||1.3 GHz Tegra 3|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4000||Geforce ULP|
|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