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

Foreword

Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.

Surface Pro FNT-00001 compatible with internet use?

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. This Surface Pro FNT-00001 is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by Microsoft are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 12.3 inches size. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this Surface Pro FNT-00001 on your lap. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by Microsoft with a lot of care.
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. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. 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.
Finally, the autonomy of 12 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.

Is Surface Pro FNT-00001 one for watching movies and listening to music ?

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. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 12.3, in 2736×1824, and a good quality of colours. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your 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. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
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. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
As far as applications are concerned, did Microsoft not install any. There’s only the operating system. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 Professionnel on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With Intel HD Graphics 615, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Microsoft didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. For the Surface Pro FNT-00001 has only 2 ports. You will have to choose which items to plug in first, as there is no room for all your peripherals.
It Surface Pro FNT-00001 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.

Surface Pro FNT-00001 compatible with on the move use ?

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Microsoft didn’t really take into account in the design of this Surface Pro FNT-00001. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
With a weight of 0.767 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The 12.3 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
This Surface Pro FNT-00001 is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
The backlit keyboard decided by Microsoft for this model was not Surface Pro FNT-00001 really necessary, but it will be useful if you work in a dimly lit plane, taxi or subway. In addition, it is well designed with quality materials.
CPU Intel Core M 3.1 Ghz power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. 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.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 128 Gb. 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 do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 12.3 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 2 possibilities. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the Surface Pro FNT-00001, Microsoft deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.

The Surface Pro FNT-00001- the right model 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. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Core M 3.1 Ghz that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Microsoft made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Surface Pro FNT-00001 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 128 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (12 hours). This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
On the connection side, the Surface Pro FNT-00001i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.

Surface Pro FNT-00001 for video games?

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Surface Pro FNT-00001, it may be better to go to other models. Clearly, Microsoft has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 2736×1824, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Since Microsoft has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 128 Gb it Surface Pro FNT-00001is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 0.767 Kg.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 12 hours available.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Surface Pro FNT-00001 a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

The Surface Pro FNT-00001 for office automation.

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Microsoft may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10 Professionnel, last generation.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model, with its 0.767 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
If you plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the Surface Pro FNT-00001.
With only 128 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. 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. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

The Surface Pro FNT-00001 – in summary

The conclusion of the test Surface Pro FNT-00001 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks