When Microsoft announced the Surface Pro shortly after revealing the Surface Laptop, I couldn’t help but feel the tiniest twinge of disappointment. Microsoft’s new laptop had mainstream appeal, but it abandoned the shape-shifting nature that defined every Surface before it. Meanwhile the Surface Pro – the heart and soul of the brand – just received a light spec bump and cosmetic touch-up. Well, it turns out those small refinements – mainly, battery life – make all the difference. The new Surface Pro has some significant drawbacks, but it’s still the 2-in-1 to beat. Fit and finish There isn’t much to…

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