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Microsoft Surface Pro Hits the Market

By December 28, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

The long-anticipated Windows 8 Pro has finally come to the market, which means consumers get to enjoy one of the best performing tablets to hit the market this year.

Microsoft has been hinting that this product was going to hit the market in January or so in 2013, and it’s now been announced that Windows 8 Pro will be debuted at the FCC.

So what sets this tablet apart from the others? Here are a couple of features Microsoft has been especially excited to share with its fans.


Microsoft is calling its new Surface with Windows 8 Pro a “64-bit tablet PC”. You might think this is trivial because computers have been working with that kind of power for years, but it’s not. The upgrade means that the tablet can now run Core i5 Bridge processors, which smoothes out the graphics and makes the tablet more colorful.

More Security

Windows 8 Pro supports a new level of security – one that you can expect to come with corporate level laptops that Windows makes for professionals. Some rumors even indicate that there will be thumb print recognition on the tablet. The confirmed security suite, however, is Microsoft’s BitLocker, which ensures all of the data on your hard drive is encrypted.

DisplayPort Mini

Want to show someone something on your tablet, like pictures of your last vacation, but don’t have enough room for everyone to fit around your tablet? No problem. The new tablet allows connection to high-resolution displays, and there are also a number of handy ports such as a headset jack and a microSDXC card slot included as well.

The new tablet still weighs in at two pounds and says that in trials, the battery lasted over seven hours of heavy use, much like the Windows tablets out currently. Only time will tell us if this tablet will measure up to the high expectations set for it.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.