Over the weekend, Microsoft released their new Surface Pro tablet with Windows 8 Professional. Sometimes companies launch new products during the week and people complain that they can’t get to the store that day because they have to work. Microsoft released the Surface Pro on a Saturday morning, which you would think would be a great day for people to go shopping. Unfortunately in the New York and Northeastern U.S. area, a huge blizzard hit. So what was supposed to be an early 8 AM opening of the Microsoft Store for sales of the Surface Pro turned into about 20 people waiting in a mall where no stores were open and a floor waxing machine occasionally drove by. Eventually, some of the staff were able to get there. One of the managers drove from Connecticut which actually had a driving ban at the time which made it illegal for people to be on the roads (due to the snow). Incidentally, the Apple store didn’t open at all in case you were wondering.
Regardless, we were able to purchase a nice new 128 Gb Microsoft Surface Pro with a new limited edition touch cover, and in the video below we’ll unbox it for you! The packaging is very minimalist and well designed. I really liked the clear box for the touch cover so that you could see both sides of it. The bright blue color panel on the inside of the Surface Pro’s box really hits you when you open it up. Inside the box, the documentation is extremely sparse. You get a power adapter with a nice little USB port for charging something else like a phone. This is a great addition since it reduces the number of chargers you have to carry around. I could easily get away with travelling using only the Surface Pro, the power adapter it comes with, a Micro USB cable, and my Nokia Lumia 810 (plus some clothing I guess.) A stylus is also included. It has a magnetic protrusion on the side so that you can attach it to the side of the Surface Pro tablet. It also has a clip so that you can attach it to a pocket, or even the spine of the Touch Cover. It is made out of a cheap-feeling plastic though, but what are you going to do?
Take a look at our unboxing video of the Surface Pro: