Unlike the iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab slates, the Surface Pro 9 doesn’t run a tablet operating system or an amped-up smartphone operating system. It runs Windows 11 Home and offers full support for all types of software. You won’t feel constricted when working on it and you will be able to use the complete versions of your favorite programs.
The Surface Pro 9 has a large 13 inches screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz for buttery smooth animations. It lasts up to 15.5 hours, so you’ll still have some juice left after a whole day at work.
The cameras are up to snuff by tablet standards and the device also supports face unlock. For the best experience, you will want to buy stylus and keyboard accessories, but the device does have a built-in kickstand which is great for adjusting it to different angles.
In short, if you need a compact, portable two-in-one tablet with lots of power, long battery life, and a proper operating system, the Surface Pro 9 is a no-brainer. The 16GB/512GB model which usually costs $1,899.99 is a massive $300 off.
If you don’t want that much RAM and storage, you should check out the slightly less powerful Intel Evo i5 variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It retails for $1,099.99 but Amazon has currently marked it down by $140.