Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) – Review of the still best 2-in-1 laptop
More than 18 months after the launch of Surface Pro 4, the company introduced the fifth generation of Microsoft Surface Pro (2017), the company did not call it Pro 5, the numbers no longer exist.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2-in-1 Laptop (2017) Reviews
The new Surface Pro is in some ways an update to the Surface Pro 4 and doesn’t bring the latest innovations like the Surface Book or Surface Studio.
The tablet-notebook comes with a Core i7-7660U processor, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, which is the reason for the price of $ 2,200 (130,500 rubles).
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) is a world-class device
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) feels like a futuristic quality. Unlike the Surface Pro 4, the new version has more rounded corners and less pronounced vents.
There aren’t many moving parts. The power and volume buttons are located at the top and are easy to find by touch. The stand is smooth and securely holds the gadget at the chosen angle. The new model can open 165 degrees, the Pro 4 only opened 150 degrees. With the kickstand fully bent, the Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) becomes almost completely flat.
Minor improvements in the detachable keyboard
The new Surface Pro is no longer marketed as "a tablet that can replace a laptop." Microsoft calls it a laptop, which is a bit of a misnomer given that the $160 keyboard case is not included. But now the keyboard comes in new colors (cobalt blue, burgundy, black and platinum).
The Alcantara Type Cover is crisp and quiet, the keys require a lot of pressure to press, and the return after pressing is more palpable. This gives a certain convenience at work. The keyboard is backlit and has three levels of brightness. If you decide to switch to tablet mode, you need to open the Type cover, the keyboard will turn off as soon as the cover is back. If necessary, it can switch Windows 10 to tablet mode.