Microsoft Introduces The Surface Pro 3 “Tablet That Can Replace A Laptop”

Microsoft has announced the latest member of its Surface tablet family. Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience.

Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest and lightest in our Pro family. Refined to its essential elements, Surface Pro 3 is as beautiful as it is functional so you can stay productive from anywhere. Just slip it into your bag or backpack and go.

Pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Pro, you can install your favorite desktop software, including the full Microsoft Office Suite1 and thousands of programs created for the Windows platform. Surface Pro 3 also has a 4th generation Intel Core processor which delivers blazing-fast performance.

Offering unmatched versatility, you can go from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover.3 Magnetic stability keeps the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover steady, so you can work just as comfortably on your lap as at your desk. Plus, you can easily connect your peripherals and transfer files via a full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, and Mini DisplayPort.4

Behold the most natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet thanks to the new Surface Pen. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea–even if your device is in sleep mode.

Use the multi-position Kickstand for a hands-free way to watch movies on the brilliant Full HD display.5 Enjoy Dolby audio as you stream millions of songs for free, and import your iTunes playlists. Easily integrate all your social content with free apps like Facebook and Twitter, or stay productive with pre-installed apps like OneNote and Skype.

 

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Tech specs

Software

Windows 8.1 Pro

Exterior

Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.93 x .36 in • Weight: 1.76 lbs • Casing: VaporMg • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home

Storage

64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB2 • 64GB has >36GB available disk space • 128GB has >96GB available disk space • 256GB has >211GB available disk space • 512GB has >450GB available disk space

Display

Screen: 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: 10-point multi-touch

CPU & Wireless

4th generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 Processor options • System memory: 4GB or 8GB • TPM Chip for enterprise security • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

Battery Life

Up to 9 hours of web browsing

Cameras, Video & Audio

Two 5MP HD cameras, front and rear-facing • Stereo microphones • Stereo speakers with Dolby sound

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0 • microSD card reader • Headphone jack • Mini DisplayPort • Cover port

Sensors

Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty6

Surface Pen

Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 20 grams

Pre-installed Apps

Flipboard • Skype Wi-Fi • Skype • OneNote MX • Solitaire • Mahjong • Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle • Fresh Paint

In the box

Surface Pro 3 • Surface Pen • 36-watt power supply • Quick Start Guide • Safety and warranty documents

 

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