Why The Surface Pro Isn’t Meant For Everyone

Last week saw the addition of a new tablet to the market, the Surface Pro. While the device saw generally favourable reviews, it was criticised for its 4 hour battery life and its hefty price tag. The Surface Pro still sold out really quickly. Reviewers recommended the device although they thought that it wasn’t a perfect PC for the tablet age.  I personally think that the Surface Pro isn’t meant for everyone. Here’s Why.


The Surface Pro isn’t meant to be used as a tablet. This device is for those users that are looking to get some serious work done which cannot be done on an iPad or android tablet. The Surface Pro starts at $899 (without a touch or type keyboard/ keyboards start at $129). This tablet is really aimed at business users who need to work with Microsoft’s Office Suite etc. The Surface Pro is not for the average tablet user.

The Surface Pro cannot be compared with an iPad. The 11″ Macbook Air would be a worthy competitor. I prefer the Pro due to its touchscreen, and I’m a current Mac user.


If you consider the positives, the Surface Pro excels. It has a 10.6″ screen which has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The tablet also includes a stylus, which will be of tremendous use to artists. The Type Cover for the device is better for me as it offers real,clickable buttons opposed to the type cover. Still, these are my views.

Related: Surface Pro knocked for low repairability by iFixit


You should also know that the Surface Pro does not support 3G/4G connectivity. It’s a minor con, but will be a blow for on-the-go users.


I, still am considering to buy the Surface Pro. The pros for this device outweigh the cons and make the Surface Pro an excellent device.

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