Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 3 Tablet: The MacBook Air Rival!

According to various blogs and social media channels who have been speculating for some time on what actually Microsoft’s special event in New York City is all about, but the company has finally revealed the details of. The Surface Pro 3 is the name of new unveiled product, and Microsoft is touting its thinner, smarter, faster and more powerful slate as the “table that can replace your laptop.” Full hardware details alongside display, specs, price, accessories and release date can follow after this fold!

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is purely designed to destroy the laptop, like the previous Surface tablets it still includes a kickstand, but Surface chief Panos Panay at the event says it’s designed to remove the conflict of buying a laptop or a tablet. In that folks often wind up purchase both – one for productivity, one for consumption and general entertainment. In fact, the point was also made that the tablet was supposed to replace the notebook, but not happened, Microsoft wants to dispel this fallacy and create a true, all-in-one device.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Features and Specs

Design – it has although packed with upgraded hardware, and Microsoft still manages to keep the body thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 2, with a 9.1mm depth, it shaves 1.5 mm off the thickness of its predecessor, and weighs at 800 grams, which in regards its also lighter than its prior.

Key point here with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is that it can serve as a genuine laptop alternative (replacement), and to which keyboard covers are connected has been redesigned for comfortable, on-lap functionality.


Display – Microsoft has moved to a 12-inch screen on the Surface Pro 3 with a 3:2 aspect ratio and also packs a larger HD display, having been bumped from 10.6-inch in diameter to its new set-up. This improved display real estate makes for much better multitasking, and with the aspect ratio and contrast ratio over a 2160 x 1440 resolution, which we got QHD display that’ll showcase the Windows software and apps in all its glory.

Hardware – The Surface Pro 3 integrated with an Intel Core i7 processor, which not only renders the tablet as the thinnest Intel Core gadget available on the market, but apparently offers a 10 percent bump in performance over the previous Surface Pro 2.

Stylus – Surface Pro 3 users will be able to sync notes that are made on documents, and they can also be shared in real-time with other Windows users. Sleeker and less weighty Surface Pro 3 has all new stylus that feels more genuine than before. The stylus has been redesigned so that you can click the top of it to launch OneNote, even when the Surface Pro 3 is powered off. It has the same thickness as a normal everyday pen – or pencil – and has a ton of cool tricks up its sleeve.

Note: For starters, bouble clicking the pen wakes up the device so that you can note down your ideas in a snap. It’s more natural to use, and removes lag drastically, making it a perfect tool for writing down appointments and thoughts.

Accessories – Still got a new Type Cover, when attached to the device, it still preserves its title as thinnest ever Intel Core product. There’s also an all-new docking station on offer, so when you want the Surface Pro 3 to act as a desktop of sorts, it will do so with minimal fuss.


The new premium Surface Pen with pressure sensitivity enables a more natural writing experience, while a full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader and Mini DisplayPort allow for quick file transfers and easy connections to a range of peripherals.


Surface Pro 3 Spec Sheet

Here we got the complete tech specs of the Surface Pro 3:


Pricing and Release Date

The pricing for the new Surface Pro 3 hardware is as follows:


The Surface Pro 3 goes on sale in the US and Canada on June 20th, available to pre-order right now starting at $799, and is available in Core i3, a Core i5 version starts at $999, and the most powerful Core i7 starts at $1,549.By the end of August Microsoft hopes to make Surface Pro 3 available in 26 additional markets outside of the US.

Finally, the technology giant Microsoft has officially unveiled its third- generation Surface Pro 3 device with a larger surface area than its previous model but weighing lighter than a MacBook Air and expects it to replace laptops.

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