Microsoft Tablets Compared

Microsoft Tablets Timeline

For many years Microsoft seemed to be sleepwalking, releasing a bunch of weak, tonedeaf products, with only a few successes here and there.

Their attempts to reinvent themselves were sometimes embarrassing, and the contrast with the vibrant, game-changing efforts from Apple and Samsung was stark. But slowly, almost imperceptably, the lumbering giant turned things around, so that by the end of 2015 Microsoft was once again a thought leader and other companies were scrambling to keep up.

Nowhere was this rebirth more noticeable than in the tablet PC sector, where the Surface range blazed trails.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft  Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - Platinum
  • Clean, elegant design thin and light, starting at just 2.76 pounds, Surface Laptop 2 fits easily in your bag
  • Choose from rich tone on tone color combinations: Platinum, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue
  • Improved speed and performance to do what you want, with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor
  • All day battery life, with up to 14.5 hours of video playback. Vibrant 13.5 inches Pixel Sense Display with interactive touchscreen and razor sharp resolution
  • The Windows you know comes with Windows 10 Home

Although Microsoft’s Surface 2 has been released at the end of 2018, it deserves all of the attention that it can get. If you are constantly looking to renew the equipment and devices that are you or your team are working with, then you surely want to know which are the tablets, laptops and convertibles on the market. If that is the case, the Surface Laptop 2 will surely make an impression on you. It is lightweight, nicely designed and performant. Also, it comes at a lower price that other similar models belonging to different brands. There are several capacity categories that you can choose from, starting from the 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory to 16GB of RAM and 512 GB. Depending on your budget, you can choose whichever option suits your needs best. If you like having options, you will be glad to know that you can choose between Intel Core i5 and i7, as well.

This laptop’s design is gorgeous. It comes in 4 flavors and weighs only 2.76 pounds. It is covered in soft materials that are very pleasant to touch and give it a premium feel. The keyboard has Alcantara material built in, so it feels more modern. Its 3:2 display is worth your full attention, as it is 13. Inches, it has PixelSense display with interactive touchscreen, as well as sharp resolution. Another great thing about this laptop model from Microsoft is that it is equipped with omnisonic speakers, hidden under the keyboard. Thanks to the Surface Pen, users can write and draw easily, just like using a regular pen. Are you curious to know all the pros and cons of this laptop? Read more and see if it is worth buying.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
  • A best in class laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet
  • More power now with the new 8th Generation Intel Core processor
  • Ultra slim and light, starting at just 1.7 pounds
  • All day battery life, with up to 13.5 hours of video playback
  • Pair with our Signature Type Cover in luxurious Alcantara material and rich colors for a full keyboard experience

Microsoft fans who choose Microsoft Pro 6 are usually laptop users who want best-in-class devices. With a market that is so rich in laptops, it becomes very difficult to pick one that is both performant, nicely built, durable and gorgeously designed. If you are up for a detachable tablet that turns into a laptop whenever you want and that can start making your life so much easier in an instant, you are in the right place. The Microsoft Pro 6 isn’t our regular tablet. It can be used as a laptop thanks to its type cover and its built-in kickstand, in the tablet mode, when the kickstand is closed, as well as in the studio mode, for writing and drawing. In case you were wondering what its other accessories are, you wil be glad to know that you can use its surface dial, surface pen and arc mouse.

The Surface Pro 6 comes in Platinum or Black and has a beautiful overall design. Transporting it will never be an issue thanks to its ultralight design and portability. Its versatility is what makes it worthy of the price, but there are technical specs that recommend it even more. First of all, it is important to mention that there are 4 memory categories that you can choose from, starting from 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage up to 16GB of RAM and 1 TB of internal memory. Thanks to its 8 th generation Intel Core processor and its 13.5 hour lasting battery, using it feels like operating on a top-notch laptop. Continue reading to see why it is worth buying.

Microsoft Surface Go

New Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
  • High res 10 inch PixelSense Display designed to be viewed, touched, and written on
  • Lightest Surface yet, starting at 1.15 pounds . Touch: 10 point multi touch
  • All day battery life, with up to 9 hours of unplugged power. Ambient light sensor
  • Runs Windows 10 Home in S Mode, streamlined for security and superior performance
  • Includes multi tasking USB C, fast charging Surface Connect, and headphone jack. Use it in Laptop, Tablet or Studio Mode

Windows 10 fans already got used to the idea that if they want a great experience, they must use this OS on a laptop. The Surface Go from Microsoft contradicts this belief and proves it wrong, too. This 10-inch tablet runs smoothly and nicely, it is fast and efficient, small compared to a real laptop and comfortable to use at the same time. It integrates Windows 10 Home in S Mode that you will observe it is factory enabled, so you won’t have to take any other additional action, as you would on a laptop. The Microsoft Surface series shows the tech world that high-quality tablets can be affordable, too and that everyone can access them.

Compared to a laptop or a more advanced tab, the Surface Go doesn’t make an impression when it comes to its battery life. However, Microsoft is still working on that and promised some satisfying models in the near future. In terms of usability, this tablet is great for complex tasks, as well as media consumption. There are various factors that contribute to this: the PixelSense display, its ultra-portability, its Intel Pentium Gold processor and its RAM memory. There are two options to choose from here: 4GB or 8GBof RAM. Also, you can choose the storage capacity that you need: 64 or 128 GB of internal storage. Its only downside is the fact that it has 9-hour battery life, while the Surface Pro 6 comes with 13.5 hours of video playback and the Surface Laptop offers 14.5 hours. Read the entire article to find all about its capabilities.

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB)
  • Microsoft Surface Book 2 Features a 8th generation Intel Quad Core i7 Processor, 512 GB of storage, 16 GB RAM, and up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Enhanced Graphics performance with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU w/6GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory
  • The fastest Surface Book yet, with 4x more power
  • Vibrant PixelSense Display: now available with a new 15" touchscreen. Weight : Starting at 4.2 pounds including keyboard
  • Four versatile modes of use and new USB-C port

Some people think that they don’t need the performance, speed and efficiency that top-notch laptops and tablets have to offer. These are the same people that fool themselves into thinking that these devices are simply too advanced for the regular user. The reality is that everyone needs such a high-quality laptop, but not everyone affords to buy one. The MacBook Pro lineup is at the top of performance when it comes to ultra-portable laptops that you can use for work, media consumption etc. Another device that is equally performant but costs almost half the price is the one that wears Microsoft’s logo on it: the Surface Book 2. Both a tablet and a laptop, this is a detachable device that will turn your world upside down. There are so many things that it can do perfectly by comparison to
other laptops on the market, that you might end up saying that it is worth the whole price and more.

Should you want to buy a Surface Book 2 tablet, you can choose between the 15-inch and 13.5-inch variants. What is truly amazing isn’t its design, although it conquers the eyes and minds of users right away, too. Its configuration and technical capabilities are the ones that are truly impressive. It integrates an 8th-generation i7 processor, has 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD, and it is equipped with Intel's UHD 620 GPU. If that weren’t enough, it is coupled with the Nvidia GTX 1050. This is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops to date. It can play heavy video games and its battery lasts a lot. Not to mention its drawing capabilities. If you are a graphic designer or a creative professional, trust us when we say that you will love this tab. If there is one tablet on the market that has it all that is the Surface Book 2. Read the entire article to see why.

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st Gen) DAG-00001 Laptop (Windows 10 S, Intel Core i5, 13.5" LED-Lit Screen, Storage: 256 GB, RAM: 8 GB) Platinum
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop features a 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 256 GB of storage, 8 GB RAM, and up to 14.5 hours of video playback
  • Backed by the best of Microsoft, including Windows and Office
  • Four tone on tone color combinations. Exterior has aluminum casing
  • Natural typing and trackpad experience, Ultra thin and light; luxurious Alcantara fabric covered keyboard
  • Luxurious Alcantara fabric covered keyboard. 3.5 mm headset jack

Microsoft laptops didn’t have such a good reputation until recently. What this brand does very well though is practice resilience and learn from the mistakes of the past. After all, the Surface brand hasn’t become so popular for nothing. Nowadays, devices such as the Surface Laptop are extremely popular due to their versatility and performance. This product’s main competition in the same price range is only represented by Microsoft models in the same series: the Surface Pro, Surface Book 2, Surface Studio, and even Surface Go. Unlike these tablets, though, this is a conventional laptop that doesn’t have a detachable screen. Its powerful configuration recommends it. If you are interested in such a laptop, you can go for a unit with an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB solid state drive or you can choose the i7 processor and more memory for a bigger price.

Giving the fact that the Surface Laptop has been released in 2017, there are elements that some users complain about nowadays, as things evolve so fast that you can barely keep up. Except for its powerful configuration, there is something else that this laptop is highly appreciated for: its design. Thanks to its discreet shape, materials and casing, it gives a feeling of intimacy and professionalism, which is why a lot of people from the business area prefer it. Being a conventional laptop, it has very much to say to its users. Are you curious to see what it has to offer? Read the entire article to find all about its specs.

Microsoft Surface Studio 2

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version
  • Our most powerful Surface yet with Intel Core i7 processors, discrete NVIDIA GeForce GPU, and SSD storage
  • The strikingly large 28" PixelSense Display is a stunning touchscreen with 13.5 million pixels of true-to-life color
  • Tilt the display weightlessly to work at 20 degrees down in Studio Mode or upright in Desktop Mode
  • Keep creativity flowing when you draw with the improved Surface Pen and use Surface Dial* for intuitive shortcuts
  • Runs intensive professional-grade software like SolidWorks,* Adobe Creative Cloud,* and Autodesk.*

It is easy to guess what the Surface Studio 2 excels at, as it name suggests it clearly. Microsoft has developed this model to satisfy the needs of all of those who crave advanced, updated and high-end tools and technologies that can be used in creative industries. Drawers, digital creators and other creative professionals have longed for such a device for a long time and now they have it, as Microsoft released the last version of all-in-one desktop. There are a few things that have improved since the last model, such as faster processing, better graphics hardware, all-solid-state drives, and a better version of the PixelSense display. This is definitely one of the best all-in-ones for artists.

If you bought tablets or laptops that were designed for these purposes in the past, forget about them. The Surface Studio 2 will rock your world and when you will realize all the things that it is capable of doing, as well as its impeccable quality you will never want to let go of it. You can choose between three configuration options, starting from 16GB of RAM and 1 TB of internal storage, up to 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of internal memory. The Surface Pen and Dial, the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, precision mouse are just a few of the accessories that will make your job easier. Check out the full article to read all about its specs.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)
  • Surface Pro 4 powers through everything you need to do, while being lighter than ever before
  • The 12.3 PixelSense screen has extremely high contrast and low glare so you can work through the day without straining your eyes
  • keyboard is not included and needed to be purchased separately
  • Features an Intel Core i5 6th Gen (Skylake) Core,Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Ships in Consumer packaging

Improvements in almost all areas make this the best Surface ever and one of the best tablets money can buy. Critics call it a ‘laptop killer’, an ‘iPad killer’, among other superlatives. Check our review on this link.

Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 3 10.8in Touchscreen 4 GB Memory 128 GB SSD WiFi + 4G LTE Tablet Bundle GL4-00009 (Tablet + Type Cover) (Renewed)
  • Intel Atom x7-z8700 (1. 60 GHz); 10. 8in 1920 x 1280
  • 4 GB memory 128 GB SSD
  • Front-facing camera 3. 5 MP; rear camera
  • Windows 10 Pro; Wi-Fi + 4G; silver

Critics loved the premium feel of this device and praised its storage capacity. The balance between cost and functionality was spot on. Users seeking a complete laptop replacement needed a Pro model.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) (Renewed)
  • Enjoy a natural writing experience, with a pen that feels like an actual pen. With Surface Pen, you can quickly jot down notes in OneNote, even while surface is locked see using surface Pen for more info.

The tablet PC that made everyone sit up and take notice. This device was one of the most influential since the original iPad – think of all the tablets that were announced after the Pro 3 and consider which features were inspired by the Microsoft’s vision.

Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft Surface 2 RT Tablet 64GB (Renewed) with keyboard
  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor; Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth v4.0 LE
  • 10.6-Inch ClearType Full HD Touchscreen Display
  • Windows RT 8.1. Please check manufacturer's website for troubleshooting steps.

By this point, great hardware was expected from the range and there was more focus on software. Hence, criticisms of the Surface 2 focused on the poor range of Apps in the Windows Store and lack of support for traditional Windows software.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (128GB, Haswell i5 Processor, 10.6in Full HD Display, Windows 10 Pro, Dark Titanium) (Renewed)
  • 4GB RAM Memory, 128GB Flash Memory (expandable via microSD card slot).
  • Windows 10 Pro, WiFi, Bluetooth, Dual Webcams, 1 x USB 3.0, Mini Display Port Output.
  • Intel 4th Generation (Haswell) Core i5 Processor.
  • 10.6-inch 10-point multi-touch ClearType Full HD Display (1920 x 1080).
  • This CertifiedRefurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with a relevant charger, a minimum 90-day warrantty, and may arrive in a generic box. Item does not include a stylus. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer CertifiedRefurbished products on

A huge step forward in quality, the Surface Pro 2 fixed flaws such as battery life, RAM, and storage while keeping everything that was good about the original Pro.

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - Microsoft Surface Pro Signature Type Cover- Black
  • A best in class laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet
  • More power now with the new 8th Generation Intel Core Processor
  • Ultra slim and light, starting at just 1.7 pounds
  • All day battery life, with up to 13.5 hours of video playback
  • Surface Pro Type Cover has a new improved design with slightly spread out keys for a more familiar and efficient typing experience that feels like a traditional laptop; The two button trackpad is now larger for precision control and navigation

A light tablet giving most of the power of a full Windows 8 laptop (Flash? Yes. Photoshop? Yes.), the Pro was criticised for its abysmal battery life. Most reviewers understood that comprimises had been made and were forgiving – what was included in the package was actually pretty impressive.

Microsoft Surface RT

Microsoft Surface RT 32GB (Renewed)
  • Windows RT OS, Quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU. Display: 10.6 ClearType HD, 1366x768 pixels, 16:9 widescreen, 5 point multi touch.
  • 2GB internal memory, 32 GB hard drive capacity
  • Full size USB 2.0, microSDXC card reader, Headphone jack, and HD Video Out
  • 24W power supply included
  • Front facing camera for video chats and Skype, Rear facing camera for snapping photos

This ran Windows RT, a modified version of Windows 8. Sales were below expectations and reviews were mixed. Some reviewers raved over the hardware while others said it paled in comparison to the iPad.