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Microsoft is finally ready to announce to the world their latest installment in the tablet market.
The company has unveiled their newest tablet device from the Surface series, the Surface Pro 3, considered to be the largest but thinnest and lightest device in the Surface line yet.

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3

Promoted as the tablet that can replace your laptop, the Surface Pro 3 is the upgrade in Microsoft’s mission to deliver a device that offers the possibilities of a PC, but with the mobility and comfort of a tablet like iPad.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes with an amazing 12 inch screen, which is 1.4 inches larger then Surface Pro 2, and it is 1.3 inches smaller than the MacBook Pro’s display.

Surface Pro 3 is lighter than its predecessor, it weighs 1.76 pounds, and it is thinner also with 0.36 inches.

The Surface Pro 3 is available for pre-order staring today, and the starting price is $799. Hardware is pretty good, as basic Surface Pro 3 comes with an Intel Core i3 processor, 64 GB of internal storage memory and 4 GB of RAM. Higher performance models are available and they are priced $999, $1299, $1549 and $1949, and they improve hardware and other performance according to the price range.

The keyboard cover that allows the Surface Pro 3 laptop functionality is priced at $129.99.

“We are not building hardware for hardware’s sake,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at an event in New York where the Surface Pro 3 has been unveiled. “We want to build experiences that bring together all the capabilities of our company.”

Microsoft has decided to spend a fine amount of time to address some of the bugs and clumsy mistakes they had on their previous models. For example, now the Surface Pro 3’s keyboard cover is able to attach magnetically to the display in order to give it a higher level of sturdiness.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet

Also, the keyboard cover’s track pad is 68 percent larger than the one on Surface Pro 2.

Microsoft has also spent a lot of time on the presentation demonstration the apps that can illustrate the versatility of the Surface device.

The stylus, or as Microsoft calls it a pen is a key difference factor from the iPad. The pen has been improved and Microsoft claims that they have eliminated a problem with the slight pause that often occurred when writing on a touchscreen with the pen.

Microsoft corporate vice president Panos Panay demonstrated the speed of the pen on the Surface Pro 3 screen with a New York Times crossword puzzle app, a tablet-friendly version of Adobe Photoshop and scriptwriting software FinalDraft.

Microsoft still has to battle the competition on the uphill tablet market.

Surface sales have reached $494 million during the first quarter of 2014, this is a 50 percent increase each year since the Surface has dawned, but the problem is that Microsoft loses money on each sale of the device, which is an absurd thing when comparing it with the sales of iPad, where Apple has cashed in sales of $7.6 BILLION dollars in the same quarter.

You can check out the demo video presenting the Surface Pro 3 here.


Surface Pro 2 Surface Pro 3
Size 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches 12.0 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches
Display 10.6-inch, 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution 12-inch, 2,160×1,440-pixel resolution
Processor Fourth-gen Intel Core i5 Fourth-gen Intel Core i3, i5, or i7
Graphics Intel HD 4400 Intel HD 4400
RAM 4GB, up to 8GB 4GB, up to 8GB
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Storage 64GB SSD, up to 512GB 64GB SSD, up to 512GB
Weight 2 pounds 1.8 pounds
Battery Life Reported 7 hours of video playback Reported 9 hours of Web-browsing
Price Starts at $899 (64GB, Core i5) Starts at $799 (64GB, Core i3)

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