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10 things we love about the Surface for Windows 8 Pro

Tim Greene | Feb. 6, 2013
Nothing is perfect including Microsoft's Surface for Windows 8 Pro ultrabook, but it does have some nice features.

Nothing is perfect including Microsoft's Surface for Windows 8 Pro ultrabook, but it does have some nice features.

Here's a list of some them.

1. It supports the full version of Windows 8 and therefore any applications that run on Windows 7.

2. Has enough horsepower to run Windows 7 in a virtual machine for those who hate Windows 8.

3. It can join business network domains, which is a BYOD plus.

4. Two choices of keyboards which are removable and can swing 180 degrees to fold under the device for tablet and notebook use. A switch in the hinge shuts off the keyboard when it is folded back.

5. 720p front- and rear-facing cameras.

6. Support for USB 3.0.

7. The video/audio out port supports true HD at 2560 x 1440 external displays, which is better than the 1920 x 1080 screen on Surface Pro itself.

8. It's compact, thin and relatively light at 2 pounds.

9. A power-supply USB port enables charging devices when it's inconvenient to tie up the single USB port in the edge of Surface Pro.

10. The magnesium case seems sturdy and solid.

 

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