When comparing Microsoft Surface Pro vs Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM, the Slant community recommends Microsoft Surface Pro for most people. In the question“What is the best laptop for Windows?” Microsoft Surface Pro is ranked 1st while Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM is ranked 4th.
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Pro Lightweight yet powerful
Pro Works as a tablet or a laptop
Surface Pro 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 Reasonably priced
For the specs, the Surface Pros are a fantastic deal. Then factor in that you’re getting a tablet plus a laptop...it’s a no-brainer.
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 The last couple of i5 models are fanless
Pro Balanced screen colors
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 New redesigned keyboard and touchpad attatchment
The keyboard attachment has been redesigned form earlier versions with a larger touchpad.
Pro Can be used for a long time unplugged
Depending on what it's used for, it can stay up to 10 hours unplugged.
Pro Large HDD
Has a 1TB HDD.
Pro The display produces the best images for this price range
At less than $400 it's pretty rare to find a laptop with a 1080p display and yet, the Aspire is just that. The display offers sharp images with vibrant, accurate colours.
The display produces 159% of the RGB colour gamut which is well above the 94% average for laptops. At that score, it also vastly outperforms direct competitors for this price range.
Pro Solid build quality
The chassis is made of a sturdy black plastic with faux aluminium finishes. It has a great build quality with a sturdy body that does not creak or buckle during use.
Con Heavy for a tablet
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 Requires tweaking to reach full potential
Kinda applies to most Windows computers, but in the case of the Surface Pro, many users will benefit from undervolting (among other tweaks) to help keep performance steady and temperatures down. Especially true for the models without a fan.
Con Can be difficult to use
Unless you have a flat surface available to deploy the kickstand, it's not very laptop-like.
Con The webcam image shows too much noise
The 720p webcam stands out as a poor one even in a market saturated with laptops that take poor images. Pictures taken under fluorescent lighting are filled with visual noises and details are hard to make out.