This Saturday, Microsoft Corp.’s Surface Pro company-built ultrabook/tablet will hit the shelves in Canada and the United States.
The device runs Microsoft’s Windows 8 Pro touch-focused operating system. It is built around an Intel Core i5 processor that delivers ample power to run intensive CAD-CAM applications. At around two pounds in weight, it is light enough for most mobile workers to carry all day.
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It benefits from the enhanced security features of Windows 8 Pro, but for those who don’t like the new OS the 128GB version has enough space to offer a Windows 7 partition.
The optional keyboard offers impressive accuracy and tactile feedback.
There are some drawbacks though.
The device comes in 64GB and 128GB models. However, the 64GB unit actually has only 23GB of storage available and the 128GB version has about 83GB available — the rest is taken up by system files.