Microsoft's business-friendly Windows 8 tablet-laptop hybrid isn't perfect. From battery life to weight considerations, we break down whether Surface Pro will suit your needs.
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Initial reviews of the Surface Pro have pointed out that, battery-wise, Microsoft's hybrid device has a lot in common with a conventional laptop. And that's a bad thing. Users can expect a less-than-impressive 4 to 5 hours of untethered computing -- not too surprising, actually, as a laptop-oriented Intel Core i5 Processor powers the Surface Pro. Unfortunately, that's roughly half the battery time of the Surface RT (up to 8 hours), the iPad and other tablets, and even some Ultrabooks too.
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