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March 6, 2023

The best Surface 2-in-1 features for medical students

For medical students, a laptop that’s secure, trustworthy, and easy to use is an ideal companion that can help you get the most out of your education. Microsoft Surface 2-in-1 laptops and tablets offer versatility, durability, day-long battery life, and cloud connectivity, making your time at medical school as effective as possible.

Laptop or tablet? Why not both?

A Surface 2-in-1 device combines the best of both worlds. It has the power and full-size keyboard of a laptop, but turn it around and voila: you’re now working on a tablet with a hands-on, intuitive, 10-point multi-touch screen. Easily adjust your viewing angle with the kickstand or take it with you to interact directly with the big, beautiful screen as you complete your on-the-go tasks.

The essential 2-in-1 features for a medical student laptop

The best Surface laptop for doctors (and those headed for other medical professions) serves as an aid in your lifesaving studies and work. Here are a few of the essential 2-in-1 laptop features that do just that:

Easy note-taking

In medical school, notes don’t just come in typed form. There’s plenty of outlining, diagramming, and sketching when you’re attending lectures, so you need to be able jot and draw notes quickly. With the upgraded Surface Slim Pen 2 on your Surface 2-in-1 laptop, you’ll experience tactile precision and a pen-on-paper feel. It stashes and charges wirelessly in the Surface Signature Keyboard, so you’re never far from your note-taking companion.

Stay securely connected to the cloud

You’re never too far from what you need with a constant connection to cloud-based apps, cloud storage, and LTE and/or 5G connectivity. Store e-books, notes, and papers on Microsoft OneDrive, and access them from anywhere without taking up space on your Surface. Rest assured that all your files are secure, and with Windows Hello sign-in enabled by personal biometrics, you can go beyond the password.

Enough battery to keep up with your day

In a full day, you’ll be carrying your Surface from morning to night, from bookbag to lecture hall to patient visits. That’s where the all-day battery life comes in. Some Surface 2-in-1 devices last for up to 15.5 hours with regular use*. Sunrise to sundown, the Surface is ready to help, just like you.

The Surface Pro 9 is a great fit for medical students

Thin and lightweight, the Surface Pro 9 weighs less than 2 lb. At 13”, it fits in any backpack. Durable, all-aluminum construction can hold up to the rigors of hospital life. The vivid display is tempered with Gorilla® Glass 5, the latest in screen protection that withstands scratches and fluids. If you want a 2-in-1 device to make the most of medical school and help you transition to your first professional gig, this is our top pick.

To learn more and find the perfect medical student laptop for you, let us help you choose.

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[*] Battery life varies significantly based on device configuration, usage, network and feature configuration, signal strength, settings and other factors. See for details.