Surface Pro expandability - Microsoft brings Surface Pro tablet to the UK

Microsoft brings Surface Pro tablet to the UK

Surface Pro expandability

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Unlike the original Surface tablet, the Surface Pro includes a full-size USB 3.0 socket. 

On the Computer Weekly review machine, the socket appeared a little tight, but it connected perfectly to a Kingston Technology USB 3.0 card reader, allowing video and image files to be transferred from an SD card at 4.8Gbps, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

It is certainly a boost to have a USB 3.0 slot, not only for the file transfer rate but also because users can read standard USB memory sticks. So, just like a proper laptop, it is easy to share documents. 

The standard USB slot also means the Surface Pro can easily use USB peripherals such as a TV tuner, external storage, a USB printer or even a USB laptop docking station or USB to Ethernet connector.

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