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Can the new Microsoft Surface pro run high end games ? I know (as per I have seen in my friend's house) that the surface pro can run Batman Arkham City quiet smoothly which came a shock to me as just a some days ago I spend 7K$ in a PC it can run like 4 arkham cities together but for a tablet I saw that MS Surface Pro runs Batman Arkham City in moderate settings at nearly 25-30 FPS so I was wondering if the Surface Pro is worth buying when it comes purely to "LOCAL" PC gaming I would also like to know what type of battery life should I expect while running heavy games like Mafia 2 or GTA 4?

asked Feb 12 '13 at 22:19

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"Can the new Microsoft Surface pro run high end games?"

Yes and no. Sure it will be able to 'run' them, but it will probably have trouble with these 'high' end games you speak of. You'll be alright with the lower graphical settings.

answered Feb 12 '13 at 22:48

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NO! of course not! what would make you think that?

answered Feb 12 '13 at 23:38

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Absolutely not. Not enough power.

answered Feb 13 '13 at 02:13

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Not at all. Not even a little.

answered Feb 13 '13 at 02:25

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If you mean games such as fruit ninja, cut the rope then sure

answered Feb 13 '13 at 07:55

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Yes it can run them..... Just not well....

IF you can get it installed right, then you should be able to - we're talking like call of duty, or battlefield 3, right? The thing has a graphics, just don't plan on great ones.

Be smart, buy a PC.

answered Feb 13 '13 at 08:09

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I think this is where Microsoft is confusing several users. The Surface is in an entirely different sport than Desktop PCs and iPads alike. Honestly, I think its ahead of its time, but that means that its completely different than what we're used to seeing. I can see the Surface or Surface-like products one day taking over laptops, especially for casual users that use their computers to surf the web, Skype, maybe make a few Word documents. Now this will be very prevalent because the Surface games like an Android or iOS device, but it is also capable of productivity. Now, back to your question, as far as gaming PCs go, I would definitely stick with a desktop PC. I mean, I built my PC for less than $500 and it has a super fast processor and graphics card. If you are in the market for a PC to play console games, buy a real PC. :)

answered Feb 14 '13 at 20:54

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edited Feb 14 '13 at 20:55

Ahh....Yes the MS Surface Pro I bought it and no matter that you say it is awesome (bare in mind its a tablet) when it. Come to extreme formfactor Gaming table!

answered Feb 14 '13 at 22:26

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So, what you've done is, ask us our views then say that you don't believe any of us?

The fact is, the Surface Pro will not be good for gaming, whatever you say, it's underpowered for that purpose and while it may manage to run some games on low/mid settings but it's not a gaming machine.

(Feb 15 '13 at 09:29) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image
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