Some tablets are great for playing games, reading emails, and browsing Facebook. Then are others that kick all kinds of ass, like the Surface Pro. While calling it a tablet is a bit disingenuous, it does highlight the form factor of the Surface Pro as a jack-of-all-trades sort of machine. While it won’t win any awards for being light weight or thin, it can be used as a tablet on occasion. It really shines as an ultrabook. An ultrabook that can, depending on your needs, become the only PC you really need. A fun video on YouTube shows a Surface Pro driving four monitors.
Keith Elder (@keithelder), from the Deep Fried Bytes podcast, put up a video on YouTube where his Surface Pro is driving four displays at once. It’s being helped out by the Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 universal docking station (about $99 on Amazon for Prime customers).
The video above shows the Surface Pro hooked up to the four displays through the docking station. In the video the Surface Pro is powering four YouTube videos while downloading Visual Studio 2012. It’s also running TweetDeck, Outlook 2013, Skype, Chrome, IE, Live Writer, and Adobe Audition.
I’ve seen some friends on Twitter and other social networks share photos of a display or two powered by a Surface Pro, but never four at once. Five if you count the display on the Surface itself. You can bet your bottoms I’ve ordered the Plugable docking station. Now I just need some more monitors.
Who else can't wait for version 2 of the Surface Pro?
Thanks for the tip Gurggles!