Microsoft Surface Pro Is Now 5 Years Old PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:28
5th anniversary of surfaceI almost can’t believe it’s been 5 years since the Microsoft Surface Pro debuted. The product’s lifespan was a story of ups and downs, as there were points when it underwhelmed and moments when it conquered the market, at least in its segment of tablet-laptop hybrids. Let’s have a look at the history. First of all the actual birthday is Friday, February 9th, that’s when the tablet turned 5. The original product brought a lot to the table when it comes to productivity and creativity, plus detachable computers. Windows RT and the Surface RT were flops, but the first Surface Pro was very well received. When it came out the artistry and engineering behind it was majestic. Nobody was using magnesium back then and not even today there aren’t that many companies relying on that approach. The keyboard accessories, the stylus and even the kickstand and its most flexible angles of the later generations were much appreciated. Still, during the lifespan of the product problems began to appear, either with faulty software updates, or simply bugs plaguing the devices. Where it matters Microsoft still holds its own, in the true convertible market, as defined by IDC, where it’s placed second following the iPad Pro. Detachable stand for just 14% of the total tablet market, according to IDC and growth is expected over time. You can depend on OUR FORUM to have complete details.