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Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 3


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Today Microsoft has announced a new Surface tablet designed to “take away the conflict” between choosing a laptop or tablet called the Surface Pro 3.

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch screen, this is the largest yet in Microsoft’s line of tablet computers, with a resolution of 2160×1440. It’s 9.1mm thick and weighs 800 grams.

“This is the tablet that can replace your laptop,” Microsoft’s Panos Panay said.

The Surface Pro 3 uses an Intel Core i7 processor, giving it 10 percent better performance than Surface Pro 2.

The tablet will have greater battery life than previous Surface Pro models and USB 3.0 inputs, and its own line of thinner typing covers.

One of the key things that Microsoft wants to push with the Surface Pro 3 is that it can serve as a genuine laptop replacement , and as such, the hinge to which keyboard covers are connected has been redesigned for comfortable, on-lap functionality.


Sleeker and less weighty, the Surface Pro 3 also packs a larger display, having been bumped from 10.6 inches in diameter to its new 12-inch set-up. This improved display real estate makes for much better multitasking, and with a 3:2 aspect ratio and better contrast ratio over a 2160 x 1440 resolution, you’ve got a QHD display that’ll showcase the Windows software and apps in all their beauty.


The Surface Pro 3 includes an Intel Core I& processor, which not only renders the tablet as the thinnest Intel Core product available on the market, but also offers a 10 percent bump in performance over the Surface Pro 2.


The Surface Pro 3 has a new stylus that feels more natural than before. It has the same thickness as a normal everyday pen – or pencil – and has a ton of cool tricks up its sleeve. For starters, double clicking the pen wakes up the device so you can note down your ideas in a snap. Apart from the aforementioned party trick, it’s more natural to use, and removes lag drastically, making it a perfect tool for writing down ideas and thoughts.



Surface Pro Type Cover

Here is the new Type Cover for the Surface Pro 3

Price and Release Date

The Surface Pro 3 goes on sale in the US and Canada on 20th June is available to pre-order right now starting at $799, and is available in Core i3, i5 and i7 options. The International release of the Surface Pro 3 is the end of August.

The detailed pricing of the Surface Pro 3 is as follows


Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.


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