Microsoft Surface Pro Review

If you are interested in building a business, doing it online has never been easier.  In today’s world, all you need is a computer and a commitment.

If you are interested in starting an online business, you need the proper machine to do it with, and the Microsoft Surface Pro offers that and much more.


Screen: 12.3 inch LCD

Native Resolution: 2736 x 1824

Processor: Intel Core m3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7

RAM: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Operating system: Windows 10 Pro

Camera: 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera

Weight: 1.73 pounds

Dimensions: 7.9″L x 11.5″W x 0.33″H

Laptop Performance

The power of this laptop depends solely on the model you pick.  The cheapest has Intel’s Core m3 processor which offers better battery life by sacrificing computing power.  It will be fine for basic tasks such as browsing and most office duties, but not much more than that.

In the middle, is the Intel Core i5 processor, which will be a good choice for most, balancing price with performance.  It is still able to do most demanding tasks, and the fact that it is fanless is a huge selling point.

At the high end, you will find the Intel Core i7 processor, where you will not only get the fastest CPU performance, but be able to perform the most demanding of tasks.  However, this laptop is not good for gaming due to the absence of a good graphics card.  Microsoft intended for the Surface Pro to be used as a general productivity laptop, not a gaming laptop.

Microsoft Computers tend to have the fastest and smoothest Windows experience, and this laptop is no exception.  The Microsoft Surface Pro also has one of the fastest resume from standby responses out there, and with Windows Hello facial recognition, it detects your face and logs you in before you even touch the keyboard.

It also has 4,096 pressure points now, 4x the sensitivity of the last model, delivering an excellent experience when drawing or writing.


  • One full-size USB 3.0
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Headset Jack
  • Surface Connect
  • microSDXC card reader


Type Cover

The main accessory for the Microsoft Surface Pro is the Type Cover.  The type cover is an attachable keyboard that is sold separately, but it is what turns the Surface Pro from a tablet into a laptop, so it is highly recommended.


Another necessary accessory is the pen, and for whatever reason it doesn’t come with one.


Finally, I would highly recommend you pick up a mouse.  The trackpad isn’t bad, but having a mouse is much more efficient, especially if you plan to run a business.

The Verdict

Name: Microsoft Surface Pro

Best place to buy: Rating: 91%

Price: $697 – $2,449.50, depending on the model.


+ Very portable thanks to it’s slim design and great battery life.

+ Very good for writing and drawing.

+ It’s a tablet laptop hybrid.

+ Can handle nearly any task you throw at it.

+ Quieter fanless cooling system.

+ Front-facing speakers.


– No type cover, pen, or mouse included.

– No USB Type-C port.

– Not for gaming

After looking at the advantages and disadvantages of this laptop and it’s 3 models, we can come to the conclusion that any one of them would be an excellent choice to begin your business with.

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