Analysis of the Surface Pro FNT-00001 – Intel Core M 3.1 Ghz from Microsoft.

As an introduction to this analysis

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

Surface Pro FNT-00001 to surf the Internet?

What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as Surface Pro FNT-00001 may seem to be the solution. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Microsoft; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 12.3 inches size. It Surface Pro FNT-00001 comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The materials appear to be designed to last several years. It seems that Microsoft has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Core M 3.1 Ghz; A mid-range orientation. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Surface Pro FNT-00001, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Your computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. By offering only 128 Gb, this Surface Pro FNT-00001 is one of the smallest in its category. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point about the autonomy. the Surface Pro FNT-00001 can work 12 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this Surface Pro FNT-00001 most of the time connected to the power cable.

Surface Pro FNT-00001 the right choice for watching movies ?

Microsoft has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Surface Pro FNT-00001; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
Equipped with a small screen size, 12.3 inches, it has a resolution format 2736×1824. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 0.767 kilogram.
For the sound part, the Surface Pro FNT-00001 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Core M 3.1 Ghz is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
As far as applications are concerned, did Microsoft not install any. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 Professionnel on which you can install the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 615 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Microsoft didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. Indeed, it Surface Pro FNT-00001 has only 2 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Surface Pro FNT-00001 may not be suitable. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

Is Surface Pro FNT-00001 planned for travelling ?

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Microsoft. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With a weight of 0.767 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. With a 12.3 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
Microsoft has decided to provide a touch screen on the Surface Pro FNT-00001. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
The backlit keypad of this Surface Pro FNT-00001 is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. In addition, it is well designed with quality materials.
Too bad for the processor Intel Core M 3.1 Ghz that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Note that like all manufacturers, Microsoft is optimistic about the autonomy of this Surface Pro FNT-00001. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Microsoft; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With 12 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 128 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this Surface Pro FNT-00001 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. With a screen of 12.3 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
It Surface Pro FNT-00001 provides only 2 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Surface Pro FNT-00001 on holiday.

Surface Pro FNT-00001 the right choice for audio or video editing ?

The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Microsoft have thought of for this Surface Pro FNT-00001. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Core M 3.1 Ghz. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 128 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Surface Pro FNT-00001 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 128 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (12 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Microsoft could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Surface Pro FNT-00001 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
Clearly, it’s not Surface Pro FNT-00001 designed for audio-visual editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.

Surface Pro FNT-00001 for video games?

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. With this Surface Pro FNT-00001, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The Microsoft technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Provided with a resolution of 2736×1824, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 128 Gb.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 0.767 Kg.
For autonomy, 12 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Surface Pro FNT-00001 a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

Surface Pro FNT-00001 the right choice for office automation ?

Not really designed for office use, Surface Pro FNT-00001 it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 Professionnel that’s running it.
It’s not Surface Pro FNT-00001 equipped with all the applications you’ll need. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 0.767 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
The storage of this model, 128 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
So, in summary, it appears that it Surface Pro FNT-00001 is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

Surface Pro FNT-00001 the right choice for the right use

The conclusion of the test Surface Pro FNT-00001 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks