Analysts were skeptical about its viability when Microsoft decided to take on the Apple empire by creating the Surface line of products. After all, Microsoft had previously attempted to tackle Apple’s dominance in the mp3 player arena when it launched the Zune player to compete with Apple’s iPod.
However, when the Surface came out, it became obvious that Microsoft had learned from its previous mistakes. Designed to appeal to consumers and business clients, the Surface is a powerful and lightweight tool capable of handling any computing task.
The Surface has plenty of processing power, making it an attractive addition to anyone using word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and even video and audio editing. Using the Intel i5 core processor, it can do some impressive multi-tasking. However, it will be limited for some of the more graphics-intensive online games due to the limitations of current mobile graphics.
The operating system is a significant selling point for companies looking at Microsoft Surface. Since many office environments already use Windows, Surface makes a compelling argument for choosing an Android or Apple operating system.
Surface Pro Pen
An attractive feature for use in editing documents and using graphic design software is the Surface Pro Pen’s inclusion. PDF documents can be signed, visual elements can be manipulated, and the Surface Pen can be used in various software applications.
A serious factor for many businesses considering the Surface is the portability factor. The Surface boasts an extremely lightweight design and can be transported all day.
Naturally, businesses want a machine that can function throughout the day. For most individuals, the Surface can provide a solid day of work and still have enough juice left over at the end of the day to complete any number of tasks.
However, an important aspect when considering the Surface is the ease of repair, and this is where it falls short. In general, it is a machine that is extremely difficult to repair. Most third-party shops recommend sending it to Microsoft for service, which is not good for that are carried out by who said:
“We have seen a decline in recent repair requests for smaller devices. Unfortunately, manufacturers are increasingly launching products that can only be replaced due to the lack of screws and components which cannot be replaced. This is not a great outcome for the consumer as they must spend more when their device has a fault rather than seeking a laptop repair expert.”
While the Microsoft Surface has many features that appeal to consumers and businesses, it is still not quite the perfect machine Microsoft has been looking to create – but it is several steps in the right direction.