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Microsoft - Surface Pro - 256GB - Black

Model: G6W-00001SKU: 1659485

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's ok and replaced my useless galaxy note 10.1 2

    Posted
    bienaime

    In short, it's ok and has its own use. I have been using Surface pro 256GB over a month. Cannot compare with my iPad Air 32GB. Period. But I love the stylus plus OneNote which is the sole purpose of using Surface Pro, which completely replaced my Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 32GB. I bought the Note for the exact same usage as Surface Pro but the Note has a lot of lags and technically no (useful) apps in Android other than LectureNotes. I use Surface Pro ONLY when I prepare lectures. Sometimes a single purpose of usage is well enough to buy. (I am considering Lenovo Helix or Sony Vaio Duo for the same purpose with a larger screen) Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is sitting on the floor for trade-in or give-away. iPad Air is the one I use for checking emails, weather, calendar, online banking, amazon prime, web-browsing... I used to carry all 3 but now only 2. Surface pro screen could have been better. Power cover charging is inconsistent. A single Kickstand setting is horrible. The home button interferes a lot when I write with the pen/stylus. In conclusion, Surface pro and iPad Air are not in the same category and Surface pro is NOT a tablet but a rather laptop replacement, especially a perfect replacement of Thinkpad x220t or x230t. p.s. Surface pro 3 has a new home button location and a larger screen, that's why I will trade-in my Surface Pro 256GB @ around $300 which is the Best Buy trade-in value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ipad Killer

    Posted
    SurfaceFan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have apple and android tablets that I use daily; now they will get little or no use. I purchased the surface pro 256 instead of the pro 2 version, due to the price being sub $650 on sale. After researching, I purchased the surface pro 256. I've installed office pro 2013, Norton 360 and QuickBooks 2014 onto my surface and they work with touch scene keyboard just as well as with the power cover keyboard. The battery life on the surface seems to be about 4.5 hours at full power, with the added surface power cover I've pushed 8 hours and still had battery left. As for the OS, I have been using windows 7 till now. The switch to 8.1 took me about a day to figure it all out. So far I love the unit. When you get the unit you will have to window update it out of the box. If you use a surface key pad of any type: power down unit after installing keypad or you the first windows update you do may not configure correctly." I had this issue " Microsoft customer service figured out the issue and walked me through what to do. THE BEST THING ABOUT THE SURFACE IS MICROSOFT CUSTOMER Support . The boot up and shut down speed of the surface is supper fast, WiFi reception is as good or better than any of the 9 computer in my home. You can't go wrong purchasing the surface pro256.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet when it works...

    Posted
    Anne247
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this for my 84yr old father who is used to windows and does not want to take the time to learn a new system (iPad/Apple). He uses it all the time and likes it more than his Chromebook. He uses the Surface to surf the web, email, skype, excel and word; no video steaming or massive number crunching, just normal usage. His only compliant is it freezes for no apparent reason. A hard restart is required to unfreeze it. Unfortunately, his used to that with most MS products... So it's only a minor annoyance for him. I'm used to Apple products that are practically flawless. So, I can only give this an average rating. It's a great concept just typical clunky OS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Features without the Pro 2 Price

    Posted
    EHV1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    1) Good Combo of Laptop / Tablet 2) Integrates much better with Business software than an Apple or Android Tablet. 3) Fast startup and shutdown, will have a hard time ever going back to any kind of spinning disk for data storage etc. 4) If you use GO TO MY PC, you can leave your office laptop, in the Office. 5) OneNote is perfect, and all the notes that I used to take on paper, are useable from any platform. 6) If you have to use Microsoft Office programs @ work, it is seamless to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Complete Windows Tablet

    Posted
    Kevin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    These tablets are excellent. Well made and definitely high quality. I have owned other cheaper tablets and the desktop resolution is definitely superior. With I5 processor, speed is not an issue. In fact I use one of these at work as a regular work computer and it works as good if not better than the Lenovo Twist that I also use at work. The only drawback to this tablet is having to purchase the keyboard separately. Fortunately I found one at Amazon for a good price. For the money spent I think they should come with it. Otherwise you can't beat the Surface for compatibility and quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for a student.

    Posted
    Jojo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Surface pro was not that great as a drawing tablet but it could possibly be great as a computer for a student.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good

    Posted
    surface
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It is a good hybrid/clone between tablet and laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend