Best Surface Pro Alternatives

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Microsoft's Surface Pro is our favorite detachable 2-in-1 right now, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's the perfect choice for everyone. Despite having the best display and detachable keyboard around, the Surface Pro still has a few weaknesses, such as a limited selection of ports and mediocre battery life.

On top of that, while its $799 starting price is pretty attractive, you'll probably want to spend a bit more to get the $1,299 midrange model with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive. And that price doesn't include the $100 Surface Pen or the $160 Type Cover. That puts the true cost of a Surface Pro closer to $1,500 —  and that ain't cheap.

So to help in your search for your ideal machine, we've compiled a list of our favorite alternatives to Microsoft's Surface Pro.


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Sam Rutherford
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Sam is a former penguin trainer and archery instructor who dabbles in esports and has lived on three different continents. If you have some comments on new tech or the best noodle spots in NYC, drop a line @SamRutherford.
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