Microsoft Surface Pro: Overpriced or undervalued?

Microsoft has announced the pricing and specs of the upcoming Surface Pro which is an upgrade from the Surface RT and it has a lot of people calling it a failure. Microsoft has taken a big chance with the new Windows 8 and building their own hardware and most experts are predicting disappointing sales.

The Microsoft Surface Pro will be the second tablet made by Microsoft and will have a full version of Windows 8 which has additional features and capabilities such as multitasking and a full desktop. The Surface Pro models will come in two versions, with a 64GB model for $899 and a 128GB model for $999 and the tablet specs are a lot different from the Surface RT. The Surface Pro will be as follows:

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 4GB Ram
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • 10.6” 16:9 ClearType display that runs at a 1920×1080 full HD resolution.
  • A full-size USB 3.0 port.
  • MiniDisplay port
  • microSDXC card slot
  • Pen input with Palm Block technology
  • Weight: 2 lbs

Surface Pro Features

The Microsoft Surface Pro price has made many experts say that it is way too expensive for a tablet and they are right, but the question that I have is the Surface Pro a tablet or laptop? Microsoft has blurred the lines between tablet and laptop with the Surface Pro and I think that is why people say the Surface Pro is overpriced. The specs are very appealing and the price is close to what an Ultrabook or Apple laptop would be. Microsoft can make the Surface Pro a success if they can show that it has more capabilities than a normal tablet and would be used more.  But until Microsoft can convince users of this the Surface Pro will not have a wide acceptance and considered a failure. Personally I am not going to purchase a Surface Pro even though I like it because I have a tablet and an Ultrabook and I don’t need a combo.  What do you think about the Microsoft Surface pro?

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The Microsoft Surface Pro is an interesting device in concept (blazing fast processor, good display, full Microsoft on a tablet), but why on earth would one purchase a tablet with such horrible battery life?

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