Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Tablet Will Make You Ditch Your Laptop
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3 to its suite of offerings during a snazzy press conference on Tuesday. The device, the creators hope, will finally convince customers to ditch their tablets and laptops for one single machine. “This is the tablet that can replace your laptop,” Panos Panay, head of Microsoft’s Surface division, tell editors during the press conference. “Today we take the conflict away, and I’m absolutely sure of it.” And, we are inclined to agree. In fact this post was written using the device. The Surface Pro 3 boasts a slew of innovations that make it a stellar choice for those in search for a new device to replace a laptop and/or tablet.
For starters the Surface Pro 3, which is designed like a slick tablet, is extremely portable. Customers can carry it like tablet but because its loaded with good stuff (including Office suite and a usb port) will allow users to get the benefits of having a laptop. The device is also incredibly lightweight (weighing just 1.7 pounds) and ultra thin. In fact, the device is 30 percent thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air. It is also lighting fast and incredibly responsive. That’s a result of the powerful specs. The Surface Pro 3, for instance is the thinnest device on the market using an Intel processor (available Intel® Core™ i3, i5 or i7 processor). Despite the impressive processing specs, the device is very quite. And, that’s with good reason, “we reinvented the fan to make it 30 percent more efficient than any fan in any product today, radially emit air so you never feel it or hear it or see it,” Panay explained.
If that wasn’t enough, the Surface Pro 3, boasts more screen real-estate than its predecessors. It features a 12-inches screen with a 2160-by-1440-pixel resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio. Finally, there’s the keyboard (sold separately), it is very thin and light. While working with keyboard does take some time to get used to, it functions very much as you would expect. Interestingly, because the keyboard is so thin, using on the lap is at times awkward and takes practice to get it right. However, overall the experience is comfortable and that’s in part to Surface Pro 3 killer and flexible kickstand.
“You’ll love being able to carry a single device for your next class, workday or weekend getaway knowing you have all the power you need,” enthuses Panay.The Surface Pro starts from as low as $799 for the basic model (Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB RAM) to as high as $1,949 (Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB RAM and 8 GB of RAM). It is currently available for pre-order now and available online (in USA and Canada) starting June 20th.
Are you convinced?