Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro (64GB) comparison

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Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro (64GB)

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro (64GB)
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
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HP Envy x2

HP Envy x2
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Price $729 at 1 store $1,099 at 1 store $1,399 to $1,523 at 3 stores $799 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 25 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date February 09, 2013 September 03, 2013 June 19, 2013 November 15, 2012
The Bottom Line The Surface Pro's gutsy design successfully reinvents the Windows 8 laptop by cramming an ultrabook experience into the body of a 10-inch tablet. Those wanting to go all-in on the tablet experience won't regret buying the Surface Pro, but we're holding out for a future, more polished generation of the device. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. The HP Envy x2’s capacity to be a full Windows 8 tablet or dock with a keyboard works as well as advertised, provided you’re willing to live with slower performance at a high price. You’re paying for style.

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Product Description - 10.6 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - 64 GB Flash
Microsoft Surface Pro i5-3317U - Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 64 GB SSD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
HP Envy x2 11-g010nr - 11.6 in - Atom Z2760 - Windows 8 - 2 GB RAM - 64 GB SSD
Integrated Options Display
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Packaged Quantity 1
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Software Included Mail
Xbox Video
Bing for Microsoft Surface
Xbox Music
Xbox Games
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
Skydrive
Messaging
Info unavailable Info unavailable HP Connected Photo powered by Snapfish
HP Registration
HP Online User Guide
HP Recovery Manager
Microsoft Fresh Paint
Netflix
Wordament
HP MyRoom
Ebay
Skydrive
People
Microsoft Office 2010 (Trial)
sMedio TrueLink+
Messaging
HP Support Assistant
Windows Live
Skype
Solitaire
HP+ Best Offers
Kindle e-reader
iHeart Radio
Mahjong
Mail
Photos
Calendar
CyberLink YouCam DE
Windows Live Writer
HP Beats Audio
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2-cell - up to 7 hour(s)
System Type Slate Tablet PC
Info unavailable Info unavailable Notebook
Display 10.6 in
Yes ClearType Full HD 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13 in 3200 x 1800
11.6 in LED backlight Yes HD anti-glare 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD 4400
Intel HD Graphics
Operating System Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Info unavailable Windows 8
Storage 64 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
Info unavailable 64 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 0.53 in
10.8 in 0.5 in
15.5 mm
13.6 mm
11.9 in x 8.1 in x 0.8 in
Weight 903 g
3.1 lbs
3.06 lbs
3.1 lbs
Networking Bluetooth 4.0 LE None
802.11n
Info unavailable Info unavailable 802.11n
Bluetooth
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Processor 3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel Atom Z2760 / 1.8 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Memory Flash: 64 GB
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
Info unavailable 2 GB LPDDR2 SDRAM
Mechanical Design No keyboard
Info unavailable Info unavailable Clamshell keyboard dock design
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