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Critics Walk Away Impressed with Performance, Digital Pen Functionality


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In just a few short weeks, the Microsoft Surface Pro will launch amidst a stable of Windows 8 laptops, ultrabooks, and tablets. The upcoming hybrid ditches Windows RT for a full version of Windows 8 Pro, granting the new device with backwards compatibility to Windows 7 programs and prior unlike the Surface RT.

The Surface Pro features a multi-touch 10.6-inch screen with a 1920x1080 resolution, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, USB 3.0, an integrated Intel GPU, up to 128GB of memory, and a new pressure sensitive pen tailored for graphic artists and image editing software.The 64GB and 128GB models of the device will reportedly go on sale around January 26, according to a recent CNET report. Respectively, the Pro will cost $899 and $999.

Tech experts recently went hands-on with the new surface at CES 2013, so let's take a look at what they had to say.

PC World tested out the system's gaming capabilities with the first-person shooter Bulletstorm and found that "its frame rate at 1920x1080 was smooth enough to play, but didn't look butter smooth in 60fps+ territory. Still, if nothing else, the game demo did prove that Surface Pro is a legitimate performer, and can deliver what one would expect from other Windows 8/Intel tablet combos running similar components."

"What Microsoft is delivering with Surface Pro is a laptop that's also a tablet (in a similar way, the Surface RT is a tablet that's also a laptop)," writes ZDNet. "It's shaping up to be the Tablet PC done right, with a mix of hardware and software that should make it attractive to many users - and at an ultrabook price point"

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