Saturday, November 9, 2013

What browsers do the microsoft surface Pro use

The Surface Pro is a assorted bag, at least in the eyes of most critics.

Judge this assessment by Marc Weber Tobias of,

“Microsoft has created a sophisticated piece of hardware that can perform the functions of a tablet and ultrabook. The reality is that the Surface Pro works well in both environments but is too much of a compromise. If that works for you, then the Windows tablet will be a great addition to your travel tools arsenal. Just be sure you don’t stay too far from a power outlet for too long a time”.

A few reviewers/buyers loved it, but the majority were a bit let down. Some hated it, but the rest didn’t go that far. The truth is the Microsoft surface Pro did not make it to become the ‘iPad killer’ that it had been speculated to be. Arguments that it is pernickety to work, overpriced and unfamiliar all held water, but it is also worth noting that it was not a terrible device.

In reality, in spite of all the aforementioned drawbacks (many of which I touched upon in earlier reviews) this was still a high-end tablet and a excellent display and outstanding hardware. It handles the Web better than most tablets, as well.

Now, when it relates to Internet use, especially on lightweight tablets, many of us have moved from IE and towards other browsers. Microsoft acknowledges this (albeit grudgingly) but evidently they would rather Windows 8 users to choose Internet Explorer 10.

So, is Internet Explorer 10 it any good? Actually, when used on this Surface, yes it is.

If you are planning on using a Microsoft surface or Microsoft surface Pro, you’ll really be at your finest, Internet-wise, with Internet explorer 10. Several have recommended Google Chrome as the better option, but when Pastor Shaw (writing for the Surface-based blog back in April) is right then I doubt that will be the case forever, (S)he says:


“Chrome doesn’t pinch to zoom, but it handles Google’s stuff really well, especially with extensions.  If only Chrome was more memory efficient and had pinch to zoom.  The forums don’t believe there’s much hope for Google to try to support pinch-to-zoom on Windows 8, because of a not-so-secret cold war brewing between Microsoft and Google.  Soon we’ll have to pick sides.  If you use many services like me, this expanding gulf may force you to pick sides”.


At the end of our day, Microsoft do their best work in their own back patch. Straying too far from the ‘Microsoft Method’ doesn’t regularly result in good things when it relates to using Microsoft products (same with Apple, #in that# regard).


Like everything else, there can be conflicting opinions plus the question itself is very subjective. In my opinion, I consider that Internet explorer 10 is the best browser for the Surface and Microsoft surface Pro. It is the default browser and the device is made to work with it. So that’s the answer I’m going with. 

What browsers do the microsoft surface Pro use

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