When comparing Acer Aspire V3-772G vs Surface Pro 4, the Slant community recommends Surface Pro 4 for most people. In the question“What is the best laptop for programming?” Surface Pro 4 is ranked 6th while Acer Aspire V3-772G is ranked 30th.
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Pro Wide Screen
1920 x 1080 pixels provide quite some space for your IDE.
Pro Big Keyboard
It's not one of those usual laptop keyboards where a lot of keys are either missing or only accessible via function key. Most of the keys are located where you'd expect them to be and it even has a numpad. Nice little detail: In the lower left, there's actually the Ctrl key, and not one of those Fn keys.
Pro Good Performance
"Good" meaning good enough for game development. There's a decent video card, decent CPU power and more RAM than I've needed yet. There are even some above-average speakers (if you need them), compared to other laptops.
Pro Lightweight yet powerful
Pro Works as a tablet or a laptop
Surface Pro 4 can be used both as a laptop and a tablet. Being that it can be used as either makes it extremely convenient to those that want power on the go.
Pro Comes bundled with a great stylus
N-trig pen feels like a real pen and is natural to hold. There is a top button on the pen that allows for an eraser function as well as use for a wake up function.
Pro New redesigned keyboard and touchpad attatchment
The keyboard attachment has been redesigned form earlier versions with a larger touchpad.
Pro 3:2 aspect ratio makes the device easier to hold and use
With a 3:2 aspect ratio the device is not as top heavy when holding in portrait and is easier to reach parts of the screens with the users thumbs when in landscape.
Pro Balanced screen colors
Con Pre-installed Software
When ordered with a Windows OS, there is a LOT of pre-installed software, most of which unwanted.
Con Keyboard doesn't come with the device
You have to pay an extra $130 for the type cover keyboard.
Con Not a lot of ports
1 USB 3.0, microSD Card reader, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort
Con Can be difficult to use
Unless you have a flat surface available to deploy the kickstand, it's not very laptop-like.