Microsoft’s 2017 Surface Pro is the most well-known iPad Pro alternative and Windows 2-in-1 that you can buy. That doesn’t mean you should spend your money on it though. There are good reasons to buy a 2017 Surface Pro today and solid reasons you should wait.
If you do decide to buy a 2017 Surface Pro today, know that you’re getting a solid device. The Surface Pro has a detailed 12.3-inch display with two speakers and a kickstand that you can use to watch videos or read without a case. You can take notes and draw on its display when you buy a Surface Pen and turn it into a full-fledged laptop with a Surface Type Cover.
But don’t be fooled. There are some solid Surface Pro alternatives that offer those features too. A Surface Laptop gets you Surface’s solid build quality without the need to buy a keyboard. Lenovo’s Miix 520 can handle more demanding tasks than the most affordable 2017 Surface Pro. You don’t need to buy any accessories because it comes with a keyboard and digital pen in the box.
New devices based on smartphone processors are the biggest reason to not buy a 2017 Surface Pro today. Also made by Lenovo, the Miix 630 will offer 20 hours of battery life on a single charge. That’s almost double the 2017 Surface Pro’s 13 hours of battery life.
These are all the reasons you should buy a 2017 Surface Pro today, and why you might still want to wait.
2017 Surface Pro: 2 Reasons to Wait, 3 Reasons Not To
- The Surface Pro is Ready for Work and Play Today
- There Are Solid Surface Pro Deals Right Now
- A New Surface Pro Might Not Launch for a While
- Wait for New Surface Devices With More Battery Life & LTE
- Wait for More Affordable Surface Pro Alternatives
The 2017 Surface Pro is Ready for Work and Play
If you like the idea of having one PC as your laptop and tablet, buy now. The 2017 Surface Pro is the best implementation of that vision yet.
Inside, the 2017 Surface Pro and a laptop aren’t that different. Both have Intel processors that allow you to download apps from the Windows Store and install programs from the internet. Lock in the Surface Type Cover or connect a Bluetooth mouse and you’re ready to work with the same programs you always have.
Remove the Type Cover and the 2017 Surface Pro switches into Tablet Mode. Everything in this mode is easier to navigate with your finger. Two loud front-facing speakers and a 12.3-inch 2736 x 1824 resolution display provide a solid video experience when you’re ready to stop working.