Benchmarks from Cnet
Surface Pro's benchmark has seen the device considerably outperforming tablets and consequently being compared to the laptop category.
Anandtech ran benchmarks on the solid-state drive in Microsoft's new Surface Pro tablet, which showcased impressive results. "You get a full blown 6Gbps SSD," the site wrote, referring to Micron Technology's C400 solid-state drive found in the device.
The Micron SSD delivers speeds of 400 megabytes-per-second when reading data and just under 200 MB/s when writing it. "The fastest sequential transfer rates I've managed on the 4th generation iPad are typically on the 20-30MB/s range." The site added that flash drives in the majority of tablets are comparatively "horribly slow."
A Mozilla Kraken benchmark, meanwhile, shows the Surface Pro, which offers a more complete Windows 8 experience when compared to the current Surface's Windows RT platform, delivering almost five times the performance of the iPad 4. However, there are disadvantages to such fast data transfer speeds and a fast processor. The iPad generally delivers 10 hours of battery life on a single charge, while the Surface Pro, which launches on February 9, can hardly deliver four hours.
Microsoft has defended the Surface Pro's short battery life, as well as the 45 GB of space it takes up due to the installation of the OS and programs.
Stay tuned for our full review of of the Surface Pro.