Synthtopia reader Michael Dennis Raleigh shared a recent experiment, using a Microsoft Surface Pro to run Native Instruments’ Maschine:
“I just tested out combining Maschine + the MS Surface pro, here are the results… It gave out after two minutes. However, I was running 5 reaktor vst’s, 3 massive vst’s, and samples for beats. The program, plus all samples, were stored on a micro SD card. The audio driver was stock from MS (not AISO4ALL).”
More information about what worked for Raleigh (and what didn’t) making music on a Surface Pro is detailed on the video’s page on YouTube.