When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

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    Default When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

    Now that we know the release date of the Pro, when will we see the reviews? I'm assuming most reviewers already have one in their hands, but are obviously under NDA. The RT review came out 3 days before release - do we have to wait that long this time too?

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    Default RE: When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

    Most reviews for products come out within a few days of the products release.
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    Default Re: When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

    I think there were no review units for the Surface Pro, only the ones at CES. I have seen a couple journalists say they were waiting for the actual devices to get into their hands for extended testing, since all they'd be able to do with the CES units was a "first impression" and not an actual serious review based on some real-world use. I think the ones at CES were fairly limited as to how much time you could get with one.

    Personally, I'd look for a review by someone who's been using the thing solid for a week or so. Would give you enough to go on initially, anyways.
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    Default Re: When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

    If the RT model is anything to go by, it'll be the Wednesday before (February 6) in which the review embargoes are lifted. The RT reviews went up Tuesday the 23rd, and it went on sale Friday the 26th.

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    Default Re: When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

    I see, so there are actually review units out there then? I saw in one of Paul Thurrott's articles that he said he wouldn't be doing a review until he actually put his hands on one when they came out. So I assumed if HE wasn't getting a review unit, there must not be any. I hadn't considered an embargo though.
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    Default Re: When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

    To me, the only reviews that matter are the ones written by my fellow forum members. The clowns from Cnet, The Verge and Engadget will, in all likelihood, try to compare the Surface Pro to the iPad, Kindle Fire and Galaxy Tab, then they will arrive at the misguided conclusion that the Surface Pro:

    • has poor battery-life;
    • is too heavy;
    • is too thick.



    A the same time, they will neglect (or should I say "elect not"?) to point out that the device:

    • is a real computer;
    • runs a full-blown OS;
    • is full of IO ports;
    • is compatible with MS Office and a million of other programs.





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    Default Re: When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

    I can confirm at least one reviewer received a Surface Pro three weeks ago, but reviews cannot be released yet.

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    Default Re: When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

    Quote Originally Posted by e-schreiber View Post
    To me, the only reviews that matter are the ones written by my fellow forum members. The clowns from Cnet, The Verge and Engadget will, in all likelihood, try to compare the Surface Pro to the iPad, Kindle Fire and Galaxy Tab, then they will arrive at the misguided conclusion that the Surface Pro:

    • has poor battery-life;
    • is too heavy;
    • is too thick.



    A the same time, they will neglect (or should I say "elect not"?) to point out that the device:

    • is a real computer;
    • runs a full-blown OS;
    • is full of IO ports;
    • is compatible with MS Office and a million of other programs.





    Still waiting for reviews by tech sites...?

    Well said!! So tired of the iPad comparisons, like comparing an Easy-Bake oven to a microwave....
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    Default Re: When will we see Surface Pro reviews?

    I believe there may be as many as 40+ units out in the wild, but perhaps not all in reviewer's hands...

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    You definitely know more than you're letting on...
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