Microsoft’s Surface Pro launched today, and I’ve spent the last 24 hours evaluating their sophomore PC hardware effort with mostly positive observations. What follows are my initial impressions of the Surface Pro, with a detailed review coming down the pipe within a week. Surface Pro ≠ Tablets First, one important guideline to keep in mind: I won’t be comparing the Surface Pro to the iPad, because the Surface Pro defies characterization as a tablet. Anyone slapping the same label on these devices is doing you a disservice. The Surface Pro runs a full desktop OS, has the internals of an ultrabook, and resulting benchmarks put all tablets to shame.