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Microsoft - Surface Pro with 128GB Memory

From touch to type, office to living room, from your screen to the big screen, you can see more, share more, and do more with Surface. Thin and light for easy portability, the Surface Pro features touch-enhanced applications that run as smoothly as your favorite desktop software, so you can work the way you want. It runs current Windows 7 desktop applications and integrates with your existing enterprise management infrastructure.
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can i download adobe photoshop in surface pro?

how can i download adobe photoshop?
2 weeks, 3 days ago
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maria alfonso
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beverly hills
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You can install them via cd and external drive. I have adobe photoshop elements on my surface pro. You can download elements 12 via microsoft store but you have to purchase them on adobe website in a download form.
2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Posted by: 
Arjay
 from
El Monte, CA
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answer 2
Hello there,

Yes, you are able to download Adobe Photoshop onto the Surface Pro tablet just like your PC. It is a PC and tablet all in one.

I hope this was helpful to you.
2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Posted by: 
MicrosoftOutreachTeam
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Can you run Quickbooks Pro and Quicken on the Surface Pro?

2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Posted by: 
tinker
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Definitely. You should not have problem as Surface Pro specs are way beyond those required for Quickbooks Pro and Quicken.
2 months, 1 week ago
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jerryg66
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Detroit, MI
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answer 2
Hello there,

Yes, you are able to run QuickBooks 2012 Pro and Quicken 2011 or higher on the Surface Pro tablet just like your PC. It is a PC and tablet all in one. For more information on what programs are compatible with Windows 8.1, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home

I hope this was helpful to you.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Posted by: 
MicrosoftOutreachTeam
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LAN Port

Is there a LAN port option for the Surface Pro? I have checked in accessories, but can't see that option. I need that option.
9 months ago
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Freddy
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LA
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Hello Freddy.

Thanks for your post. To add to what has already been mentioned, Surface Pro includes the following ports: full-size USB 3.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, Mini DisplayPort and Cover port. There is an Ethernet adapter that connects via USB and allows you to connect to a network when Wi-Fi is not available.

I hope this is helpful to you. Please have a nice day.
9 months ago
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Posted by: 
MicrosoftOutreachTeam
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answer 2
The short answer is yes, there is a Ethernet adapter. I have seen it at some BB's but not all. I got mine from Microsoft.

Please remember that the adapter will attach to the ONLY USB port that you have.
9 months ago
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Posted by: 
TXPhotoDude
 from
Texas
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answer 3
If you'd like to use a wired connection to a network, an adapter like this one would be an easy solution for you: http://bit.ly/1a4KjvE
9 months ago
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ToryBBY
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can i tunes be loaded on a surface

1 year ago
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billy
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Yes, iTunes can be installed on the Surface Pro. The pro models run full versions of Windows that can run any software you would could install on a normal computer.

It can't be installed on the Surface RT, which is really a tablet and is limited to only applications available in the app marketplace included with it. (Just like an iPad)
10 months ago
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Posted by: 
Bootes
 from
New York
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answer 2
Hello there Billy.

Thank you for your question. Yes, Surface Pro can install third party downloads as long as they are compatible with Windows 8 Pro.

I hope you find this helpful.
1 year ago
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Posted by: 
MicrosoftOutreachTeam
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Yes! The Surface Pro runs a full version of Windows 8, so just about anything you could install on a Windows 8 desktop, you can install on your Surface Pro, including iTunes. Please be aware that iTunes is not available for the Surface RT at this time.
1 year ago
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DouglasBBY
 from
Minneapolis, MN
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can I run Adobe CS6 software such as Photoshop and Illustrator?

Can the surface pro handle these applications? I like that it has a pen input as I would not need to get a wacom tablet to use a pen interface.

thank you
1 year, 2 months ago
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Daniel
 from
Boston, MA
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Must be wuth intel icore5
1 year, 1 month ago
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Posted by: 
Anand
 from
Dublin,OH
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answer 2
Yes they run and work fine.

However the pressure sensitivity of the pen is currently not working in Adobe applications. The pen works fine other than this.

Microsoft have confirmed they have Wacom working on an updated driver that will fix this issue though. They have stated it should be out soon.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Parabolee
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Cranford NJ
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answer 3
Yes you do! I have the complete Master collection installed and works good.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Jongcruz
 from
New York
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Using antivirus software on the surface pro

I bought a norton internet security that can be downloaded on 3 pc's. Can I use it on the surface pro? How do I install it, if I have the key card number? Or do I have to get an antivirus from the App Store?
3 months, 1 week ago
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Anonymous
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Hello there,

You are able to install your own anti-virus software on the Surface Pro just like on your PC. Windows 8 does include Windows Defender at no charge. Should you want additional protection, go to your anti-virus website you purchased it from, sign in and follow the instructions on how to download, install and enter your key card number successfully register your software.

I hope this was helpful to you.
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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Posted by: 
MicrosoftOutreachTeam
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answer 2
Not necessary with version of Windows that comes with Surface pro. already has anti-virus
3 months ago
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Posted by: 
Surfsedge
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Naples, FL
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Treat it like a normal PC. I use McAfee without an issue. You should not have a problem. If you have a disk then and external usb drive can be used or if you don't have one of those then you can download the trial version from the Norton website and then activate it to a full version with the key you have.
3 months ago
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Posted by: 
Scridlow
 from
MN
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Will Surface Pro run outside programs that I download like my laptop does?

7 months ago
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Posted by: 
Anonymous
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Hey there.

Thanks for reaching out. To add to what has already been posted, Surface Pro is a laptop in tablet form. It runs the full desktop version of Windows 8 Pro and thus supports software compatible with Windows 8. If you have a particular program in mind, I recommend checking with the software developer for details on compatibility and minimum hardware requirements.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Kindest Regards
7 months ago
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Posted by: 
MicrosoftOutreachTeam
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answer 2
Yes, it has windows so its a full pc that's capable of running programs and not jus apps.
7 months ago
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Posted by: 
inkslayer78
 from
california
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answer 3
I downloaded sync. software for Outlook and have been running it successfully for about 2 weeks.
7 months ago
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Posted by: 
ainuman
 from
VA
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will chrome work on surface pro?

3 months, 1 week ago
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Posted by: 
bama_rtr
 from
Alabama
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Yes, I just installed a week ago. A tile will appear in your start screen once you install it.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Posted by: 
Joedaman
 from
Sacramento, CA
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answer 2
Yes. The Chrome browser is fully operational on the Surface Pro.
3 months ago
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Posted by: 
HWEngineer
 from
Dublin, CA
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answer 3
Yes, chrome runs fine on the surface pro.
3 months ago
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Posted by: 
Scridlow
 from
MN
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Does the keyboard have to be connected to type.

Sometimes I find it helpful with my ipad, to leave the ipad on my desk and type on my separate bluetooth keyboard on my lap. All the commercials I have seen for the surface show people typing on the keyboard cover while it is connected physically to the tablet. Can you still type on the keyboard cover via bluetooth while it is physically separated from the tablet portion?
10 months ago
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Anonymous
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I was told that there was/is an option that you can buy a blue tooth adaptor that hooks onto the keyboard that would allow you to use your keyboard as a "wireless keyboard"

Basically the tech guy who sold me my surface said only boy it if you don't want to be restricted to typing withe keyboard attached to the Surface.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Posted by: 
Anonymous
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answer 2
Hi there.

Thank you for your post. What was previously mentioned is correct, the Touch and Type Cover needs to be connected to Surface in order to function. If you prefer to use a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse, Surface does have Bluetooth technology as well!

I hope this is helpful to you.
10 months ago
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Posted by: 
MicrosoftOutreachTeam
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answer 3
In order to use either the touch or type keyboard, it must be physically connected (attached) to the tablet.
 
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10 months ago
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Posted by: 
AaronGS
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Can a multi-usb adapter be used in the one usb port?

Can an adapter be used to turn the one usb port into several? If so, does it need its own power supply?
7 months ago
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Posted by: 
hipshot
 from
Arizona, USA
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answer 1
Yes you can. I have a "multi" USB hook-up that I use if I need to plug in a "mouse", "Flash-drive", and up to 2 more things if need be.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Anonymous
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answer 2
I purchased a JUICED 5in1 connection kit that has 2 USB ports and plugs right into the Surface Pro no need for external power for what I have used so far.
http://www.amazon.com/Juiced-Systems-Microsoft-Surface-Adapter/dp/B00C7AQXQQ
7 months ago
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Posted by: 
MM99
 from
South Bend, IN
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answer 3
Hello hipshot

Yes! You can attach a variety of USB hubs to the Surface Pro. It is a good idea that they be powered, depending on the draw of the devices plugged into the hubs.

Best regards
7 months ago
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Posted by: 
MicrosoftOutreachTeam
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