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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Intel Core i5 128GB SSD 8GB RAM Type Cover Bundle Platinum

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Device Compatibility
 37
laptop, computer, windows, microsoft, desktop
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I can't always get the Surface Dock and connect it that way if I really need a large screen fix.  ...  "
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" ...  Prefer it over the iPad Pro I was using.  ...  "
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" ...  Its like having a desktop size of a tablet! ... Does everything a desktop can do and more!  ...  "
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" ...  Everything I wanted in a computer, with the ability to act like a tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great tablet!  ...  "
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" ...  I've owned a lot of devices over the years but this is the first one that packs full desktop performance into a tablet form factor. ... Being able to have the tablet experience when I want it and a fully functional Windows machine when I need it all in the same device is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm much more organized and productive having a machine that's capable of being both a tablet and a legitimate PC.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for a laptop tablet hybrid this is the one!  ...  "
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Overall performance
 23
responsive, i5, tablet, core, processor
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I have the core i5, 8GB ram variant and it performs everything I throw at it with ease.  ...  "
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" ...  I rarely do anything interesting in my leisure computing.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a solid performer hardware-wise. ... Yes, correct it is a excellent performing laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using a Samsung i7 3rd gen Intel laptop for 5 years so my comparison is based on that. ... Very responsive (of course it's an 8th gen chip).  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve primary use this for photoshop and illustrator.  ...  "
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" ...  Good speed with their ssd disk.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the 256GB i5 core.  ...  "
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" ...  Computer is very fast, battery lasts a whole day, and it rarely gets a bit warm, and it's completely silent as the Core i5 is fan-less.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 21
display, screen quality, surface pro, responsive, keyboard
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I use the Kingston Blackbelt 2nd Degree Case and a magnetic privacy screen. ... It's lightweight, durable, and the screen is crystal.  ...  "
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" ...  The 8th gen i5 is really fast and the display is beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  able to move about the classroom and still control the screen, I needed that flexibility back.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen quality is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  I can't always get the Surface Dock and connect it that way if I really need a large screen fix. ... It's hard not to want to say it's the best display I've ever experienced.  ...  "
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" ...  One pleasant surprise is that it appears possible to create a wireless connection between it and a projector/display with the purchase of the proper adaptor--I knew I'd need an adaptor but didn't realize there could be a wireless connection.  ...  "
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" ...  look great, turn on no black screen still working, fast , game look great and this table have and any document I can just write on it for note  ...  "
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" ...  Screen is awesome.  ...  "
Software Platform
 17
tablet, apps, os, programs, microsoft
+47%
-53%
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" ...  Windows tablet mode sucks, period.  ...  "
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" ...  Based on what I learned from MS support threads, this is a common hardware issue that MS has not acknowledged.  ...  "
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" ...  After researching problem and attempting all troubleshooting from Microsoft, it could not be fixed and was a hardware problem.  ...  "
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" ...  However, after realizing I just couldn't ditch Windows OS just yet in lieu of going all the way Andriod, I had to start looking at 2 in 1's etc. ... In just a day or so of setting up, adding my apps and programs starting to get used to being so mobile. ... No, Windows isn't perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Not a Windows computer.  ...  "
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" ...  According to the information given this was supposed to be a Windows 10 Pro OS. ... Well it does not come with Windows Pro OS like my previous Surface Pro, but Windows 10 Home. ... Typical Microsoft and their bloatware!  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions for programming are lacking and for the money Web addresses at the very least should be made available to the purchaser. ... I have had to search for information, and still having problems getting the computer to recognize AOL mail.  ...  "
Size
 16
light, travel, thin, portability, lightweight
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I bought this as I wanted something powerful that was also portable and light to carry. ... I love this Surface, it's fast and responsive, and it's very compact and easy to transport.  ...  "
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" ...  The size is perfect of this thing.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the perfect hybrid -- extremely lightweight, highly portable but capable of doing all those things that lazy developers haven't brought to the tablet universe yet. ... Huge win in my book.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is great and the device is very portable.  ...  "
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" ...  Is very light and handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Its small and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I find the portability great for productivity.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for travel and for work at home.  ...  "
Battery Life
 15
life, lasts, hours, difference, without
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Battery is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is great and the device is very portable.  ...  "
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" ...  Such is the battery life that it still booted up immediately!  ...  "
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" ...  The battery lasts as long as I need it.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent battery life for what I use it for so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery is great, lasts the entire day on Battery Saver and "Suggested" brightness but even with the "Balanced" and "Brighter" setting, it still lasts long.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is questionable, and really depends on the applications you run, this applies to every battery operated Windows device.  ...  "
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" ...  Bring the charger with you if you plan on using it for like 8 hours because without power save (which can affect you performance and touchscreen) it wouldn't last so long.  ...  "
Keyboard
 12
tablet, microsoft, screen, typing, touch
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I found it significantly cheaper to purchase the keyboard separately rather than in a "bundle." ... (The keyboard actually arrived a day before the Surface Pro.)  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced a Lenovo tablet with this Microsoft tablet and so far Microsoft is a superior product (Touch Screen & Keyboard Cover).  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the keyboard that goes with it, which is vital for using it like a computer.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the platinum surface pro 6 128gb with platinum keyboard type cover. ... You still get a full track pad on the keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Surprisingly the onscreen keyboard(s) aren't as much of an issue as some report. ... There are options for what keyboard you want and whether you want to keep it on the task-bar etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased the keyboard case and very satisfied with that s well.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 11
use, user, set, navigate, good
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Screen and trackpad are easy and bugless to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  Its small and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very very easy to type on.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to set up and has good response time for the things that I do with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel like a wizard.  ...  "
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" ...  Great size for travel and easy to navigate.  ...  "
Apps
 9
apps, office, photoshop, battery life, applications
+56%
-44%
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" ...  I use this for research, writing, some Netflix/Prime Video, and backup to a work computer with Office apps.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life lasts for quite a while just using basic functions such as MS Office tools and surfing the web.  ...  "
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" ...  Also you can find many apps in the Microsoft Store and it's very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is questionable, and really depends on the applications you run, this applies to every battery operated Windows device.  ...  "
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" ...  I have Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and Revit installed for my needs and it handles the programs well.  ...  "
Marketplace
 9
product, amazon, shipping, quality, one
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Excellent product and seller  ...  "
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" ...  The Best purchase I have ever made at Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Quality Product and Vendor!  ...  "
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" ...  Returned for a refund to Best Buy and I couldn’t be happier with this one from Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  Came as deacribed  ...  "
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" ...  The seller is also very speedy in their delivery.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 9
screen, work, responsive, microsoft, like
+78%
-22%
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" ...  I like the touch sensitivity and might get the add on pen from Microsoft to up its game.  ...  "
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" ...  I miss the numeric keypad of larger machines but I can't fault it for that Touch pad is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced a Lenovo tablet with this Microsoft tablet and so far Microsoft is a superior product (Touch Screen & Keyboard Cover).  ...  "
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" ...  I like the display, the screen adjustements and fast responsive touch.  ...  "
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" ...  - Very responsive screen  ...  "
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" ...  the surface has good picture quality and touch screen is great  ...  "
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" ...  Drawing is great.  ...  "
Delivery
 8
delivery, promised, seller, apr, also
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Ready to go out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery was more than i expected.  ...  "
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" ...  First it arrived Christmas Eve, 3 days before promised!  ...  "
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" ...  My order was exact, the price was right, and the delivery was perfect and on time.  ...  "
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" ...  The seller is also very speedy in their delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Lived up to the name , same day shipping and received on time.  ...  "
Design
 8
surface, really, elegant, design, build quality
+100%
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" ...  It is elegant too and it has a very nice look.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks that good!  ...  "
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" ...  But it is beautiful, adaptable and just such a joy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Aesthetically, the Surface is a REALLY handsome device.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is excellent, looks and feels like a premium product.  ...  "
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" ...  The laptop is so elegant.  ...  "
Comfort
 8
hands, thin, sticker, pro, price
+50%
-50%
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" ...  While it could have been an honest mistake, I have my doubts since they put their sticker over the microsoft sticker on the outside of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Soft keys are useless.  ...  "
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" ...  First of all, FU Microsoft forcing me to pay $200 extra for an awkward, uncomfortable, poor quality keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  Microsoft rip off as usual!!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 7
year, windows, pc, issues, week
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Had to replace an old PC and this was my choice.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it within a week, works great  ...  "
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" ...  I debated for months which windows tablet to get for school and i realized this one was the best for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been in IT for 20 years, mostly on the Windows side.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't had a need for a full PC in years.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 6
picture, sound, image, clear, touch
+100%
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" ...  Images are incredible, video, streaming etc.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an excellent product with crisp picture quality.  ...  "
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" ...  the surface has good picture quality and touch screen is great  ...  "
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" ...  The image quality is just gorgeous and top-notch.  ...  "
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" ...  Image is just stunning, the sound is clear and loud, no distortion at all.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is so clear and the sound quality is one of the best.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
build quality, surface, scratches, ports, looks
+83%
-17%
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" ...  And, prices dropped!  ...  "
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" ...  - Lovely build quality (tho get a cover for it if you want to prevent scratches) ... - The kick stand is great, however its sort of sharp if you use it on your lap while wearing shorts.  ...  "
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" ...  durable package, well performance with QuadCore Processer and nice design.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is excellent, looks and feels like a premium product.  ...  "
Charging
 6
charge, hours, free, day, charger
+83%
-17%
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" ...  When I contacted Microsoft, they decided to replace my computer free of charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Bring the charger with you if you plan on using it for like 8 hours because without power save (which can affect you performance and touchscreen) it wouldn't last so long. ... Plus the charger is really mobile device charger weight.  ...  "
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" ...  It lasts through the school day and on nights that I'm free I can do some gaming on it before charging it up that night.  ...  "
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" ...  My 3rd surface device: surface 3 had problems w charging USB cable, surface pro 2017 (5) ( have for 1 1/2 yrs, doing great), now surface pro 6 for my wife.  ...  "
As Gift
 5
christmas, bought
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Was a Christmas gift and they LOVE it  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my wife as a christmas gift and wrapped it immediately .  ...  "
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" ...  It's a gift to my sister.  ...  "
Memory
 5
ssd, ram, processor, i5, disk
+100%
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" ...  It was more than a standard laptop, but the portability, reviews, and processor/memory specs were better and more robust.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to carry, lightweight and with 512gb ssd and 16gb of ram, it's perfect for a graphic designer like myself.  ...  "
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" ...  Even though i got the weakest model (i5 128gb 8gb ram) It is a truly amazing experience!  ...  "
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" ...  Good speed with their ssd disk.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the core i5, 8GB ram variant and it performs everything I throw at it with ease.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 5
sound, loud, clear, quality, picture
+100%
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" ...  Speakers are not bad at all for their size, not tinny.  ...  "
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" ...  The audio output is super loud and crisp, not what I expected from a tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  Image is just stunning, the sound is clear and loud, no distortion at all.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is so clear and the sound quality is one of the best.  ...  "
Price
 5
surface, pro, money, worth, still
+100%
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" ...  You really won’t beat the quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Works Good, Great Price, and small enough to take any where you go!  ...  "
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" ...  For the price I would have assumed it yo be included.  ...  "
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" ...  300% price difference, but I am absolutely, hands down glad I got the Pro.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
games, touch, play, movies, microsoft
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I like the touch sensitivity and might get the add on pen from Microsoft to up its game.  ...  "
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" ...  It lasts through the school day and on nights that I'm free I can do some gaming on it before charging it up that night.  ...  "
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" ...  And then I can easily turn it into a tablet to watch movies or play games.  ...  "
For Travel
 4
work, trip, traveling, pro, navigate
+100%
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" ...  I find myself wondering if a day trip would have been worth it--if only to confirm that I was making good choices.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for travel and for work at home.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a powerful little travel companion, keeping me well connected on the road.  ...  "
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" ...  Great size for travel and easy to navigate.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
kids, college
+100%
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" ...  Surface Pro is the to go choice when it comes to school work for college students.  ...  "
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" ...  If they start to give the kids a problem at college, just get another one. ... 3 of my kids now have these Surface Pros and they all love them.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  My grandson loves it!  ...  "
Returns
 4
returning, returned, love, buy, amazon
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Will slow down drastically going to return .  ...  "
Ports
 4
usb c, port, lack, usb, thing
+50%
-50%
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" ...  What does piss me off a bit are the ports. ... HDMI is not available without the dock or some adapter. ... It's too small for full sized ports.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing it lacks is a USB-C port.  ...  "
Weight
 4
weight, life, battery
+100%
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" ...  It is super light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for light duty  ...  "
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" ...  This tablet PC is by far the best computer you can buy if you travel and are light weight user.  ...  "
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" ...  Light weight, and the battery life last more than a day.  ...  "
Fit
 4
thin, needs, light, however
+100%
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" ...  These are light and thin so they fit in the backpack well.  ...  "
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" ...  So far it fits all of my needs.  ...  "
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" ...  - The kick stand is great, however its sort of sharp if you use it on your lap while wearing shorts.  ...  "
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" ...  I used Drawboard PDF, which was exactly fit for my purpose.  ...  "
Mouse
 3
bluetooth mouse, surface, suite, microsoft, keyboard
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I also bought the Surface Bluetooth mouse which is fine and it talked to it effortlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  I also ordered a bluetooth mouse which connected without issues and a stylus (non-microsoft which works great but I find i'm actually not using it as much as I thought I would.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
protector, get a screen, want, time, money
+100%
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" ...  Get a screen protector it's worth the money when you don't want to harm the screen that you spent all the money on.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the Kingston Blackbelt 2nd Degree Case and a magnetic privacy screen. ... It's lightweight, durable, and the screen is crystal. ... Keeping it clean is a bit of a challenge, so you may want to get a screen protector.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is fantastic.  ...  "
Camera
 3
photos, screen quality
+100%
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" ...  I use it for displaying my reference photos when I draw and it does more than I need.  ...  "
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" ...  Cameras on it are like midrange cellphone good.  ...  "

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