Microsoft Surface Pro 5 12.3in i5 8GB 256GB (2017) Reviews

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 12.3in i5 8GB 256GB (2017)
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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

 
2.8
Pros: A touchscreen display par excellence, Crisp audio, Magical accessories that complete the Surface Pro
Cons: Lukewarm performance, Cumbersome to handle at times, Those magical accessories are expensive
Verdict: Microsoft's dream of merging the laptop with the tablet is realising bit by bit. The Surface Pro is a device that screams confidently that the dream has already come true. Should we pay heed though

Read full review at Digit
4 months ago
Digit
 
 
4.2
Verdict: A funny thing happened as we were evaluating the latest iteration of Microsoft's , a now iconic that the company describes as " " despite its tablet-first design. A rumor emerged suggesting would phase out its Surface line within the next couple of years.

Read full review at HotHardware
1 year ago
HotHardware
 

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Pros: Truly versatile form factor, Laptop performance in a tablet, Choice of excellent accessories, Incredibly quiet, if not silent, Delightful 3:2 display, Good battery life
Cons: Premium price tag, Surface Pen no longer included, Lacks USB Type-C
Verdict: There was no shortage of question marks when Microsoft announced plans to launch its own line of Surface PCs, but credit where it's due, in the space of five years, Surface has become a benchmark for others in the industry.

Read full review at HEXUS
1 year ago
HEXUS
 
 
4.0
Verdict: There's one word you will rarely hear from Microsoft when it talks about the new Surface Pro: "tablet". Yes, if you take off the Type Cover (or just don't buy it), the Surface Pro looks and feels very much like a tablet. But Microsoft doesn't want you to think of it like that.
1 year ago
Alphr
 

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review

 
4.5
Pros: Excellent notebook performance in a tablet format, Significantly improved battery life, Outstanding build quality, Type Cover offers a quieter experience, Surface Pen is more precise and faster
Cons: Connectivity is minimal and lacks USB Type-C, Signature Type Cover and Surface Pen are costly add-ons
Verdict: Microsoft's Surface Pro is the best 2-in-1 you can buy.

Read full review at Digitaltrends
1 year ago
Digitaltrends
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5-7300U, 256 GB) Convertible Review

 
4.0
Pros: solid, classy design, noiseless, very good battery life (12 - 17 hours, decent camera with support for Windows Hello, very good microphone, bright display with good sRGB coverage, charges in 2 hours, very good performance in short bursts <2 minutes
Cons: significant throttling in sustained load scenarios, no USB Type-C, Signature Type Cover (2017) optional, Surface Pen (2017) optional, high price
Verdict: The most noticeable difference between the old Surface Pro 4 and the new Surface Pro 2017 is the latter's improved battery life: more than 12 instead of 7 hours in our Wi-Fi test. No other contestant was able to get even close.

Read full review at Notebookcheck
1 year ago
Notebookcheck
 
 
4.0
Pros: Excellent software compatibility, Powerful hardware, Stunning screen, Versatile design
Verdict: Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: After a hiatus of almost two years Microsoft is returning to the form factor that originally defined the Surface line with a 2017 rendition of the Surface Pro.

Read full review at recombu.com
1 year ago
recombu.com
 

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow

 
4.0
Pros: Refined design is its best yet, new keyboard (sold separately) makes for best typing experience yet, great screen resolution and brightness, plenty of power available - but fanless Core i5 is probably your best bet
Cons: Battery life still isn't great (not in the Core i7 model anyway - fanless Core i5 ought to be better in this regard), keyboard not included, can get mighty expensive - to the point a laptop might make more sense
Verdict: Say hello to the Microsoft Surface 5. Ok, ok, so it's "the new Microsoft Surface Pro", rather than adopting the generational number format in its name. And that's quite possibly because this fifth-generation model looks suspiciously like its predecessor.

Read full review at Pocket Lint
1 year ago
Pocket Lint
 
 
3.4
Verdict: We've used the Surface Pro series since the third generation, and there's no doubt this Surface Pro is the best one yet. It has good performance and great battery life and, because it's both a tablet and a laptop, it's a very versatile machine.

Read full review at bit.com.au
1 year ago
bit.com.au
 

The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: Evolution

Verdict: The Surface Pro lineup has always been one of the most powerful tablet class devices around. Microsoft is no longer marketing it as a tablet that can replace your laptop anymore though, and they've acknowledged that most of the customers who buy and use the Surface Pro are looking for an...

Read full review at AnandTech
1 year ago
AnandTech
 
Verdict: It's been a week with the new Pro - Microsoft's part-tablet/part-laptop hybrid machine - and I already find myself looking longingly at the . It's not that the isn't a good and capable machine (it is), it's just that, well, the Laptop is much better for my needs - and, I'm sure, the needs of most...
1 year ago
techcrunch.com
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 review: still the best Windows laptop/tablet hybrid, but who is it for?

 
3.6
Pros: Superb screen, Good battery life, Undeniably versatile
Cons: Expensive at higher specs, Keyboard costs extra and is poor, Stylus costs extra again, although it is, admittedly, excellent
Verdict: To me, the Surface Pro seems like a proof of concept. Can a very powerful Windows laptop be turned into a tablet? Turns out it can. Now, it's all very well me saying, 'I can't see the point of this for most people, why wouldn't you just buy a proper laptop or a proper tablet?

Read full review at T3
1 year ago
T3
 

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review & Rating

 
4.2
Pros: Newer seventh-generation processors. Better, prolonged battery life (13 hours). Intuitive Surface Pen and Type Cover. Versatile motion on kickstand
Cons: Lacks USB-C or Thunderbolt 3. Type Cover and Pen Sold separately
Verdict: When Microsoft released the original Surface products –the first-gen Surface Pro and Surface RT–, we all asked: ‘' Did Microsoft have to make a Tablet?'' Now with the latest Surface, everyone is asking: ‘'Did Microsoft have to do it again?'' At first, we didn't understand…
1 year ago
PCVerge
 

Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4

Verdict: We explain what's new in the 2017 Surface Pro and how it compares to the Surface Pro 4
1 year ago
PC Advisor
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

 
4.0
Pros: Sharp, vibrant touch display. Full-friction, adjustable kickstand. Improved Surface Pen and Type Cover from the previous iteration. Strong battery life in testing
Cons: Pricey. Type Cover sold separately. Still only one USB port
Verdict: The Microsoft Surface line of tablets has been fairly divisive; for every evangelist there are plenty of skeptics who doubt the device can truly replace a laptop. Microsoft is forging on with the fourth iteration regardless, building the Surface Pro 4 ($1,299 as tested) on the strongest points of...

Read full review at PC Magazine
2 years ago
PC Magazine
 

MacBook vs Surface 3 Pro comparison

Verdict: While the Microsoft Surface 3 Pro is technically a tablet, Microsoft claims that it can meet the needs of a regular laptop user. When it was announced, it was compared a lot to the MacBook Air, which we then followed up with a comparison of our own .
3 years ago
Macworld UK
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

 
4.5
Pros: Thin and light; multi-point kickstand; runs cool and quiet
Cons: Twitchy touchpad on Type Cover; pen loop accessory is flimsy
Verdict: When the original Surface Pro launched, no one quite knew how to classify the hybrid. Was it a tablet that was trying to be a laptop? A laptop trying to be a tablet? Well, call us contrarians: We're going to come right out and say the Surface Pro line is neither and doesn't need to be-particularly...
3 years ago
maximum pc
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Verdict: Microsoft has pitched it's new, bigger tablet fairly and squarely at the laptop market. With Windows now touch-friendly, is this the future of laptops?
3 years ago
CHOICE
 
 
4.0
Pros: Given its size, you might expect the Surface Pro 3 to be a hulking beast of a machine, but it's actually surprisingly light. The Surface Pro 2 had a 10.6-inch screen and weighed 907g, whereas the 12-inch Pro 3 somehow manages to tip the scales at 800g.
Cons: It might be light, but 12 inches is still pretty large, so it's not all that portable. You're going to notice it in your bag. The MacBook Air is still slimmer and lighter, especially when you add the Pro 3's cover.
Verdict: The basics Microsoft claims the Surface Pro 3 is "the tablet that can replace your laptop". With a 12-inch screen, it's certainly big enough to back up that boast. But what are its other selling points? And it can it succeed where past Microsoft slates have failed? Let's take a look.
3 years ago
gadgetshow.channel5.com
 
Verdict: To appreciate Microsoft's latest tablet computer, you need to accept the notion that one device can do it all. The Surface Pro 3 works as a tablet when you want to watch video or read e-books. It works as a laptop when you need to get serious work done.

Read full review at gadgets.ndtv.com
4 years ago
gadgets.ndtv.com
 

Surface Pro 3 review

 
4.0
Pros: Clear display, good performance, wealth of productivity services, good battery life
Cons: Expensive by tablet standards, Type Cover costs an extra £110, stylus can lag
Verdict: Since Microsoft unveiled its first Surface Pro in 2012, it has been trying to push the line of devices to business users as the ultimate "all in one" machine. Specifically the firm claims that, when paired with a keyboard cover, the Surface Pro will be able to function equally well as both a tablet...
4 years ago
v3.co.uk
 

Surface Pro 3 Review: Microsoft FINALLY Got It RIGHT

 
4.0
Pros: Beautiful display. Awesome handwriting recognition thanks to the Surface Pen and software. Great new 3:2 aspect ratio
Cons: At 5-6 hours usage for moderate tasks, the battery life on the Surface Pro 3 leaves something to be desired
Verdict: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a HUGE step in the right direction for Microsoft and an excellent poster boy for Windows
4 years ago
Know Your Mobile
 

Surface Pro 3 - Is it really the tablet that can replace your laptop?

 
4.0
Pros: Best example of a hybrid so far, Included Surface Pen is great, Display is stunning
Cons: Expensive for a tablet, TypeCover not included, Trackpad is average, Windows needs better touch optimisation
Verdict: Follow @CyberShack The Surface Pro 3 has been one of my most anticipated devices of the year. While the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 had a lot of potential, there were a few issues that couldn't be overlooked.
4 years ago
Cybershack
 

What tablets should be: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 reviewed

 
4.5
Pros: Stylus included in the box, Fantastic screen, Excellent build, The stand is incredibly tight and very versatile, Improved power connector, Louder sound, New TypeCover keyboard is even better than before, Power supply still includes an extra USB port for charging that phone of yours
Cons: Still very few ports available on the unit, No keyboard included in the box
Verdict: Microsoft's Surface machines have always been made to highlight the best experience Windows 8 could bring, and in the Surface Pro 3, the company is improving both the design and spec to make a true Ultrabook competitor. Is the third time really the charm?
4 years ago
Gadget Guy
 

Microsoft has made many changes to the Surface Pro, and they're all great. This is an excellent tablet

 
4.5
Pros: Screen quality and resolution, Light and comfortable to hold, Kickstand
Cons: Capacitive Windows Home key, Type Cover is an option
Verdict: Saying that the Surface Pro 3 is the best Windows tablet on the market isn't a stretch, and it shouldn't come as a surprise. Microsoft has built on the Surface Pro 2 in a big way, starting with the screen size, and ending with the adjustable kickstand.
4 years ago
review.goodgearguide.com.au
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

 
4.0
Pros: 3:2 aspect ratio offers plenty of screen real estate, Generally smooth and quick performance, Thin and lightweight when compared to laptops
Cons: Loud and hot when playing games, Highly reflective display, Keyboard attachment sold separately
Verdict: The Surface Pro 3, Microsoft's third hybrid tablet/laptop, brings with it several changes. The most noticeable upgrade is the display size. At 12 inches, it is 1.4 inches larger than its predecessor and sports a 2160x1440 resolution.
4 years ago
cellphones.ca
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 tablet

 
4.5
Pros: Screen quality and resolution, Light and comfortable to hold, Kickstand
Cons: Capacitive Windows Home key, Type Cover is an option
Verdict: It's hard to go past the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 if you're after a tablet that can be used not only for media consumption, but also for doing real...
4 years ago
New Zealand PC World
 
Verdict: If you're in the market for a brand new tablet right now, which one should you buy? Over at the ABC Technology+Games portal, I've cast an eye over the Surface Pro 3, Galaxy Tab S and LG G Pad to determine which (if any) are worth your hard earned cash.
4 years ago
fatducktech.com
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

 
4.0
Pros: Top design and great build quality, Fabulous screen, Speedy and powerful
Cons: Little choice of apps, Type Cover pricey, and disappointing trackpad, Lack of ports
Verdict: : The Surface Pro 3 is a much better substitute for a laptop than its predecessors thanks to its fantastic design and great spec.
4 years ago
3g.co.uk
 
Pros: Lighter and Thinner, Windows 8.1 Pro OS, 5MP and 1080p HD dual cameras
Cons: Average battery life, Keyboard cover is optional
Verdict: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a 12 inch tablet powered by 4th generation Intel Core processors with 4/8GB RAM for better multitasking. It supports 5MP and 1080p HD front and rear facing cameras. It's prices are started from $799.00 available now in US. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Overview
4 years ago
reviews.tablets-help.com
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review - Can a tablet replace your laptop?

 
4.0
Pros: Great design and build quality, Gorgeous screen, Fast and powerful
Cons: Windows 8 app selection still small, Type Cover is expensive and trackpad is poor, Lack of ports
Verdict: Now in it's third iteration, Microsoft is finally confident enough to say the Surface Pro is a worthy replacement for both your laptop and tablet. When announcing the Pro 3 Microsoft was quick to say it's a better option than buying an iPad and a MacBook Air - a bold claim, but one which the company...
4 years ago
Mobile Choice UK
 

Surface Pro 3 review: Everything you need to know

 
4.0
Pros: Superb screen, Excellent pen integration, Portable form factor, Good performance, Flexible kickstand
Cons: Type Cover not included, Windows scaling problems, Battery life isn't good enough, Difficult to repair
Verdict: Microsoft combines the portability of a tablet with the raw power and input of a laptop. Despite its imperfections the Surface Pro 3 manages to live up to the claim of being a hybrid.
4 years ago
IT PRO
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

 
4.0
Pros: Major design improvements, better battery life, more portable, bigger and better screen
Cons: Type Cover still feels substandard, The high price
Verdict: The Surface Pro 3 brings some very welcome improvements to the design of the previous model, with Microsoft retaining the tablet's high quality design while improving it in the places it needed most, namely the multi-angle kickstand, higher quality and bigger screen and, most of all, its much more...
4 years ago
THE INQUIRER
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

 
5.0
Pros: Kickstand and Type Cover now work a treat, More powerful than a tablet, more flexible than a laptop, The Surface Pen is superb, Lovely screen
Cons: Many apps scale badly for the screen, Looks pricey next to a laptop or tablet, Battery will drain fast if pushed very hard
Verdict: Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 alone may not wreck its maker if it fails. But if it succeeds, it could be a welcome turning point for a company that's struggled for too long to out-innovate Apple and Google .
4 years ago
Stuff.tv
 

Surface Pro 3 deep-dive review: Has Microsoft finally got it right?

Pros: Excellent 12-in. screen, very good keyboard cover, useful stylus and handwriting recognition, lightweight
Cons: Expensive, Windows 8 lacks many apps, keyboard cover costs $130 extra
Verdict: There's a saying about Microsoft that I've heard for a long time: It takes three tries for the company to get something right. For example, it wasn't until Windows reached version 3.0 that the operating system really took off, and it was only when Word 3.0 hit that the word processor became a market...
4 years ago
computerworld.com
 
Verdict: New technology is evolving in a heartbeat. Things companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung etc are making these days is absolutely incredible. Who could have thought even 10 years back that you could search the world from your pocket, afford fitness tracking, GPS tracking, listen to music,...
4 years ago
gadgetspeaks.com
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: A legitimate work PC in tablet clothing

Verdict: Through every iteration, Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet has edged closer to becoming a true laptop replacement. Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 3 takes several small steps in that direction--along with one giant, game-changing leap.
4 years ago
PC World
 
Pros: The Surface hardware is beautiful as always, but now it has functionality to back it up. The combo of new hinge, Type Cover lock-bar-thingy, and a bigger screen make the Surface Pro finally laptop enough .
Cons: It's not exactly a flaw but Microsoft doesn't include Type Cover with the devices it sells; that's an extra $130. And considering that it's basically mandatory, the Surface Pro 3 is actually, sneakily, $130 more expensive than Microsoft would have you believe.
Verdict: Microsoft's Surface Pro has sized up, embracing its laptop side in an attempt to unseat the MacBook Air as your computer of choice. The Surface Pro 3 won't succeed, but it's a damn good effort. What Is It? Microsoft's third swing at reinventing the laptop and the tablet at the same time.
4 years ago
gizmodo.in
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

 
4.0
Pros: Thin and light, Greatly improved kickstand, High-resolution screen
Cons: So-so battery life, Some software bugs, No full SD card slot
Verdict: Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don't let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person (time travel is, after all, very complicated).
4 years ago
theverge.com
 
 
4.0
Pros: Thinnest and lightest Surface Pro to date, Attractive 3:2 screen, More versatile kickstand, Premium look and feel
Cons: Still heavy as a tablet, Keyboard adds $130 to the price, Runs hot under heavy workloads
Verdict: Moreover, as impressively thin and light as the Surface Pro 3 is, it's still relatively heavy to use for long periods as a tablet. And Microsoft's app store still has a long way to go before it even approaches the selection of quality software available from the Apple iOS and Google Android stores.
4 years ago
ComputerShopper
 

Surface Pro 3 review: Is the third time the charm?

Pros: Beautiful design, Beautiful screen, Packs so much into so little, Neat OneNote integration
Cons: The dearth of USB ports, The touchpad remains mediocre, Some people will find it expensive, It's still the best laptop replacement that can't actually replace a laptop
Verdict: The Surface Pro line has always struck me as offering good solutions to the wrong problem. I remain tremendously sympathetic to Microsoft's broader objectives. Microsoft's argument is that it's silly to carry around an iPad and a MacBook Air; you can have one piece of hardware that fills both roles,...
4 years ago
Ars Technica
 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

 
4.0
Pros: The Surface Pro 3 is thinner and lighter than the previous two versions, despite having a larger 12-inch display and higher screen resolution. A new kickstand makes it easier to set up and use, and the keyboard cover remains a best-in-class example.
Cons: That excellent keyboard cover is not included in the base price, and its improved touchpad still doesn't measure up. The chassis lacks pen storage, and even with tweaked kickstand and keyboard hinges, the Surface Pro 3 still doesn't fit perfectly on the lap
Verdict: While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.
4 years ago
CNET
 

Microsoft Surface Pro

 
3.5
Pros: Outstanding screen, Innovative design, Windows 8 at its best, Comes with Wacom digitser pen
Cons: Heat and noise, No digitiser pen storage, Woeful battery life, Shallow app store
Verdict: A tough question. It's neither a straightforward tablet, nor a tablet/laptop hybrid. It's more ambitious. The Surface Pro is nothing less than an attempt to create the perfect PC for the ‘Post PC' era. It's a tablet you can use at home on the sofa.

Read full review at TrustedReviews
4 years ago
TrustedReviews
 

Great device with major glitch

 
3.0
Verdict: Screen freezes and flickers! Makes it impossible to use during the fault.
4 months ago
Littlewoods
 

Best 2-in-1 with lots of great features

 
5.0
Pros: Portable, Battery Life, Performance
Verdict: "After a bit of research finding the best spec for me and the best price for me, I chose to buy from AO. The Microsoft surface I went for, the i5, 8gb is everything I need, it performs very well for handwriting, retouching images in photoshop amongst other things.

Read full review at Appliances Online
6 months ago
Appliances Online
 

Great Design, Poor Quality Control

 
3.0
Verdict: i5 - 8GB 256GB & m3 - 4GB 128GB - In form and finish, the design is phenomenal, and if quality control were better during the manufacturing process, I would rate this much higher.

Read full review at amazon.ca
7 months ago
amazon.ca
 

Great hardware, often confusing software

 
4.0
Verdict: I really like the feel of the Surface Pro.

Read full review at Micro Center
1 year ago
Micro Center
 

Fast and Powerful - Highly Recommedned

 
3.0
Verdict: This Microsoft Surface Pro (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) is an amazingly powerful device! We are using this for both general computing and graphics work in our small business. Here are my observations: Pros - + Quality; this is well made and durable design + Speed; very fast processor that runs as...

Read full review at Amazon
1 year ago
Amazon
 

Mixed feeling with the Surface Pro 2017 i5. 8GB and 256GB

 
4.0
Verdict: After first windows update, the facial recognition function of the camera no longer working. Wasted a few days tried all the resolutions available online, no luck. It seems to be a known issue for a few years for the Intel image front camera. No definitive solution to it.

Read full review at B&H Photo
1 year ago
B&H Photo
 

Great Product, but not worth the price tag

 
3.0
Verdict: This is a great tablet although severely underpowered for the price. You could buy a laptop in this price range which would run rings around this tablet and also have much more hard drive space.
2 years ago
Argos
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