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Testseek.com have collected 260 expert reviews of the Microsoft Surface Pro G1 2013 12.3 inch and the average rating is 75%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Microsoft Surface Pro G1 2013 12.3 inch.
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The editors liked

  • We talk a lot about the future whenever anyone does something new. While the Surface Pro might not be the future
  • Exactly as it is
  • It's absolutely full of ideas and functions that are just off the horizon
  • Or just in from it. A pro-level stylus
  • Touch-ba
  • Fast
  • Consistent performance
  • Handsome and well-made
  • Fantastic display
  • The screen is pretty
  • Touch Covers and Type Covers are still good typing solutions
  • The build quality remains first-rate
  • Runs Windows apps with aplomb
  • Fast boot time
  • Ultrabook power with Core i5
  • Attractive design
  • Sharp and bright 1080p display
  • The Microsoft Surface Pro fits a full ultrabook experience in a compact 10-inch tablet. Thanks to the ingenious Type and Touch covers
  • It offers a comfortable interface and typing experience. The clean
  • Crisp design and sharp 1080p screen rise above the c
  • Classy and good looking
  • Great build and materials
  • Clean Windows 8 Pro install
  • Comes with digital pen
  • 1080p display
  • Wildly portable for a Core i5 machine
  • Clean Wi
  • Compact. Improved UI
  • Things don't look "too small" in desktop mode. Comes with pressure-sensitive stylus. Works with Surface covers. Truly Windows compatible. Ultrabook components. Full 1080p HD screen. 10-finger touch screen.
  • Gorgeous 1080p screen
  • Premium design
  • Runs most Windows apps
  • Comes with a stylus
  • Ultrabook-caliber components
  • Beautiful
  • 1920-by-1080 display
  • Windows 8 grants full desktop application support
  • Things don't look "too small" in desktop mode. Comes with pressuresensitive stylus. Works with Surface covers. Truly Windows compatible. Ultrabook components. Full 1080p HD screen. 10finger touch screen.
  • Very good screen quality
  • Very fast system speed
  • Consumer testers really liked the design and feel
  • Speedy 4G LTE service from major wireless carriers
  • SIM and eSIM card support
  • Sleek
  • Portable design
  • Top-notch display
  • Well-designed kickstand and keyboard
  • Excellent performance thanks to top of the line hardware
  • A full Windows 8 experience without any compromises
  • Solid build with simplistic and elegant design
  • Endless possibilities for productivity depending on how it's used
  • Excellent build quality
  • Display is extremely bright
  • Bright and vibrant touchscreen
  • Full Windows 8 OS compatibility
  • Good performance
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  • Hybrid PCs
  • Laptops
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  • Tablets
  • Windows 8
  • Solid
  • Elegant hardware design
  • Runs Windows 8 Pro and legacy software
  • Ultrabooklevel performance
  • Supports pressuresensitive pen input
  • Full Windows 8 Pro experience
  • Vibrant and sharp looking display
  • Distinctive and solid design
  • Useful pressure sensitive stylus
  • Peppy performance
  • Gorgeous high-end hardware
  • Largest application ecosystem of any tablet operating system
  • Faster than any ARM-based tablet
  • Huge hardware compatibility ecosystem
  • More enterprise & business features than any other tablet (Active Directory support
  • Bitloc
  • Solidfeeling design
  • Great 1080p display
  • Very good tablet performance
  • High contrast and bright display
  • Multi-touch + pen entry
  • Very good case quality
  • Integrated display support (kickstand)
  • USB 3.0 + DisplayPort
  • Magnetic power connection
  • Power supply with USB port

The editors didn't like

  • You'll need to tinker. Tinker tinker tinker. The process of getting and keeping the Surface Pro into a state that's comfortable and efficient is involved
  • Largely because of Desktop scaling/sizing issues. Desktop is just too small and hard to control on t
  • Poor battery life
  • Heavy and thick
  • Really hard to actually use on your lap
  • Runs hot
  • Runs loud
  • Runs short
  • The whole resolution scaling situation is unsatisfactory
  • Metro-style apps still lacking in breadth
  • Number
  • And quality
  • Short battery life
  • Keyboard not included
  • Must store stylus on outside of tablet
  • Poor camera quality
  • The battery life is disappointing
  • And more ports would be nice. The 64GB model barely has any free storage. It costs as much as a regular laptop
  • Especially because the cool keyboard cover isn't included by default
  • A little heavy for a tablet
  • A bit small for a laptop
  • But a valiant attempt at marrying the two. Battery life passable but not laudable
  • But a valiant attempt at marrying the
  • Keyboard cover is an optional extra. Only one USB 3.0 port. VGA and HDMI require optional adapters
  • So-so battery life
  • Windows OS and restore partition eat up much of the onboard storage
  • Single USB port
  • Pen is a nice touch
  • But chintzy
  • Display size and keyboard comfort will make you think twice
  • Fairly heavy for its size
  • Subpar sound quality
  • Slightly small screen for its size
  • Type Cover and Pen sold separately
  • Not as many configuration options as the non-LTE version
  • Can be heavy for some people
  • 150% scaling in desktop mode makes nonoptimized apps look terrible
  • Only one USB port
  • Type Cover is terrible and overpriced
  • Heavy and thick for a tablet
  • Below-average endurance
  • Runs slightly warm
  • Poor value
  • Bulky and heavy for a tablet
  • Shorter battery life than the Surface RT
  • Microsoft Office isn't preloaded
  • Lacking in usable storage space. Short on battery life. Nonadjustable kickstand becomes a burden with longterm use. Pricey
  • You'll need to drop extra money on several accessories (mouse
  • Keyboard cover
  • External storage). Too hot
  • Heavy and thick to comfo
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Kickstand isn't adjustable
  • No desktop or keyboard dock available
  • Desktop scaling issues when used with a large external monitor
  • Lacks GPS and NFC
  • No mobile broadband option
  • Stylus needs a storage location within the chassi
  • Terrible camera
  • Battery life is less than other tablets
  • Not enough apps make use of the stylus
  • 5 hour battery life is less than many low-power tablets
  • Intel Core i5 CPU generates some heat when under heavy use
  • Maximum RAM option is only 4Gb
  • Maximum SSD storage option is only 128Gb (with around 89Gb available at first boot.)
  • Stylus drivers don'
  • Noisy
  • Annoying fan
  • Unoptimized experiences
  • Available storage capacity (64GB version)
  • Cooling fan is clearly audible when utilized
  • Heavy weight
  • Low camera resolution
  • Moderate battery life

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  Published: 2018-03-06, review by: pcmag.com

  • Speedy 4G LTE service from major wireless carriers, SIM and eSIM card support, Sleek, portable design, Top-notch display, Well-designed kickstand and keyboard
  • Type Cover and Pen sold separately, Not as many configuration options as the non-LTE version
  • The latest Microsoft Surface Pro takes already-excellent hardware and adds LTE, making it a top choice for those who want a sleek, travel-friendly 2-in-1 hybrid tablet, but need absolute connectivity...

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  Published: 2018-02-22, review by: zdnet.com

  • Abstract:  Tablets with detachable keyboards are an established segment of the mobile device market...

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  Published: 2017-04-28, Author: John , review by: techcrunch.com

  • Abstract:  I come bearing glad tidings. After decades of OEM malaise, a constant parroting of the speeds and feeds mantra, and an aesthetic that was formulated in the back room of a dingy Staples office supply store, the PC is really back.In short, the Surface Pro i...

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  Published: 2015-03-19, Author: The , review by: goodhousekeeping.com

  • Very good screen quality, Very fast system speed, Consumer testers really liked the design and feel
  • Fairly heavy for its size, Subpar sound quality, Slightly small screen for its size

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  Published: 2014-05-23, Author: Marie , review by: techworld.com

  • Microsoft claims its new Surface Pro can replace your laptop, and it certainly has the power and portability to do so. However, while we can see it replacing perhaps an entry-level MacBook Air, you could get two budget Windows laptops for the same mon...

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  Published: 2014-01-17, Author: Tim , review by: engadget.com

  • Solidfeeling design, Great 1080p display, Good performance
  • Poor battery life, Noisy, annoying fan, Unoptimized experiences
  • Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro is the best tablet running Windows 8 we've yet seen, but still feels like a compromise when used as a tablet or laptop....

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  Published: 2013-07-02, Author: Lee , review by: Theinquirer.net

  • Abstract:  However, this changed in 2012 when Amazon and Google undercut the iPad, creating their cheaper and smaller Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 devices. Competition heated up even more when Microsoft announced its Surface Pro Windows 8 tablet , and then again when Goo...

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  Published: 2013-07-02, Author: Will , review by: newatlas.com

  • Are you the kind of person who hops from tablet to PC to laptop, and wonders why you can't just have one computer that does all three? If so, then devices like the Surface Pro really are beginning to fulfill that promise. The "beginning" part, though, is...

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  Published: 2013-05-24, Author: Lee , review by: Theinquirer.net

  • Bright and vibrant touchscreen, full Windows 8 OS compatibility, good performance
  • Bulky and heavy for a tablet, shorter battery life than the Surface RT, Microsoft Office isn't preloaded

 
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  Published: 2013-05-16, Author: Alex , review by: recombu.com

  • Abstract:  It's been a long time coming, but for those underwhelmed by the diluted Windows experience on Microsoft's Surface RT tablet , the newer full-fat version is now set to bring a full Windows 8 experience in the Surface guise with the launch of the Microsoft ...

 
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