One of the main difference from the forthcoming tablet when compared to its sibling, is that it runs a full version of Windows 8, this means that users will be able to run full-blown desktop programs (32-bit and 64-bit). It also includes a ClearType full-HD display for a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, packed inside of a 10.6-inch screen resulting in a more pixel density, making everything look sharper and crisper than the 1366 x 768 pixels screen resolution in the RT tablet.

The Windows 8 tablet also features a 10-point multi-touch support and active pen input. The pen snaps magnetically to the side of the device and it has a small ridge that slots into the redesigned charging port. The pen auto calibrates, tracking is very precise and it includes a button to trigger the right-click action in the operating system, and when you flip it over you can use the top as an eraser –and don’t worry, the pen will be part of the bundled as well.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro is about 4.2mm thicker and 227 grams heavier than its brother. Microsoft was also able to pack a 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 (just normal Ivy Bridge, not the upcoming upgraded lower wattage chips), and 4GB of RAM. But such powerful processor for such promising device doesn’t come without some sort of trade-off; Surface Pro comes with two tiny fans to cool the CPU, something that Surface RT doesn’t need. Battery life isn’t clear how long will last, but on average is estimated to last around five hours, compared to the 8 hours in the RT version. The Wacom-powered display is also intelligent enough to realize that you run the pen across, but you didn’t mean to write and no writing will appear. The same is true for the palm rejection technology.

Even though most of the hardware specs are already known, there are some refinements that will make a difference in the final product. Tom Warren from The Verge had a chance to play first-hand with the unit and he says that this time “Microsoft has angled the device at 26 degrees instead of 22 degrees, but if you compared the RT and Pro side-by-side it’s difficult to tell the difference at first glance.”. Tom also points out the microSDXC card slot now has been re-positioned to the side next to the Mini DisplayPort.  He also writes “The kickstand is almost identical, but I did find the snap on it wasn’t as solid as the Surface RT model[…]” and “Microsoft has also made the Surface Pro charging cable slightly longer and implemented a USB port into the charging unit to charge your phone.” As for the rest of the specs Surface Pro is the same as RT, for more details have a look at the technical specs table below.

Surface technical specs

It’s difficult to explain but what Microsoft is offering with Surface with Windows 8 Pro is laptop that isn’t really a laptop, that’s also a tablet that isn’t perfect. However, the upcoming device is what it should have been all along, with a mix of hardware and software that will appeal to many users. This higher end model of Surface is scheduled to launch later this month and it will come in two versions: a 64GB priced at $899 and a 128GB version priced at $999, Type Cover or Touch Cover not included. Source and Images The Verge All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.