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

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Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro (128GB)

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

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Price $688 at 1 store $1,119 at 1 store $656 to $1,099 at 2 stores $1,248 to $1,523 at 6 stores
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)
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 25 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 4.0 stars out of 10 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date February 09, 2013 September 03, 2013 February 13, 2013 June 19, 2013
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.

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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
- 10.6 in - Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8 Pro - 128 GB Flash - 4 GB RAM
Microsoft Surface Pro i5-3317U - 128 GB SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
Integrated Options Display
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Packaged Quantity 1
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System Type Slate Tablet PC
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Display 10.6 in
Yes ClearType Full HD 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
10.6 in 1920 x 1080
Yes ClearType Full HD / Full HD
13 in 3200 x 1800
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
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Intel HD 4400
Operating System Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
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Storage 64 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 0.53 in
10.8 in 0.5 in
15.5 mm
10.8 in x 0.53 in x 6.8 in
13.6 mm
Weight 903 g
3.1 lbs
903 g
3.06 lbs
Networking Bluetooth 4.0 LE None
802.11n
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802.11n
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Optical Drive None
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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 Core i5
3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Memory Flash: 64 GB
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
Flash: 128 GB / RAM: 4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
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Mechanical Design No keyboard
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