Microsoft top of the line Surface, the Surface Pro, sold out only after a few hours of being released. Sounds like a page taken from the Apple support marketing book, right? Should you believe the hype? Or has Microsoft really undelivered with its supply?
At $899, the tablet should really add value for you, especially since it’s more than the iPad. Oh yeah, the cover is another $120 which doubles as a nice keyboard. Believe the hype people. You can run Microsoft Office and older Windows programs. It’s a tablet, but runs like a regular Windows supported computer. Windows 8 runs flawlessly and is a much better alternative than Windows-powered Ultrabooks and the MacBook Air. It actually boots up and shuts down faster than the Air.
Let’s make a distinction here with the Surface RT. The Pro version is powered by an Itel chip and runs older Windows 7 programs. The RT, the previous version, cannot.
On the negative side, the battery lasts only four hours. It’s a bit small for running programs, but that’s what you get with a tablet.
Overall, the ability to actually run Office apps and Windows programs is a big plus and should appeal to a lot of Windows programs. Pull the trigger and buy this tablet if you’re a die-hard Windows user.