Microsoft's best computer ever. This powerful and ergonomic laptop/tablet hybrid is fast enough for almost any productivity software and even some games.
Slightly bigger screen with improved resolution makes this easier on the eyes than the model 3. Users love the pen input, sensitivity for artwork like sketching and drawing, the face recognition security feature, and overall weight and form factor.
The keyboard is an optional accessory but almost essential; Microsoft should have included one without additional cost. Users note that the battery gives out after just 6-7 hours (versus advertised 9 hours)
This tablet runs Windows and is so full featured, it's better compared to a MacBook than an iPad. This model has all the power of our top pick, but half the storage space. It's the smart pick if you need to save cash.
Great oversized and high-res screen, magnets hold onto the stylus when not in use, compatible with tons of accessories including a dock.
Some users complained about reliability issues, but on the upside, Microsoft appears to have satisfied users by replacing defective units and solved their problems on newer units.
This older model has almost the same size screen as the newer Pro 4, but a comparatively slow processor that some users found was bad for video an other applications. Better bang for your buck with the new model.
A good price for what's still a solid Surface tablet; many users found the differences with the Pro 4 to be minor.
A significant number of users complained about defective hardware and unexpected glitches; we'd approach the Pro 3 with caution. Also, battery life is (4-5 hours) is weak.
Last generation Surface Pro has a speedy processor and can save you some money, but be prepared for performance compromises and lack of features found in the newest model. Better bang for your buck with the new model.
Despite the last-generation display, users like the display, citing it as sharp and vibrant. Users also enjoyed using it for portability and note-taking.
Numerous users advised to save up for the newer Pro 4, preferring the newer model's next-gen processor for demanding apps and games. Also: Microsoft doesn't include the keyboard, though it's "kind of mandatory" according to many users.
This is a budget version of the earlier Surface model, and users complain about performance and glitches. Best avoided.
An inexpensive tablet that can be used as a "bedside" tablet for reading, gaming, and other might activities. Users find it runs for at least 5 hours on a charge.
Many reports of bugs, glitches, and hardware failure. The charger apparently can't charge the tablet while it's also in use, and some users couldn't reliably watch full-screen video due to the sluggish hardware.
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