Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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The new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has been getting a lot of attention since it was introduced by Microsoft last week. We’ve put together some pros and cons as well as compiled a few stats.

Pros:

– Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes with a great stylus, which, according to Venture Beat, “grabs your pen strokes almost instantly, and it also features some realistic pressure sensitivity.”

– The device is thinner and lighter than previous versions.

– Kickstand can be adjusted to any angle and is easy to use.

Cons:

– Keyboard cover is not included in the price.

– Limited storage. The entry level has 64 GB on the system, but only 37GB is available to the user. You can however bolster capacity through a hidden microSD card slot or online via Microsoft’s OneDrive. [source]

– No place to stow included pen.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Stats

– Screen size: 12″

– Resolution: 2160×1440

– Dimensions: 11.5” x 7.93” x 0.36”

– Weight: 1.76 lbs (13.3″ Macbook Air is 2.96 lbs and iPad air is 1 lb)

– Battery Life: Up to 9 hours of web browsing

– Processor: 4th generation IntelCore i3, i5 or i7

– Full-size USB 3.0 port

– Front and rear-facing 5-megapixel cameras

– Optimized for a digital pen, which is included. Then pen launches OneNote when pressed to the screen, saves your doodles with a click, and takes a photo from the screen with a double click.

– Raise or lower the Surface Pro 3 kickstand to any angle

– Price: Starts at $799 but if you want the keyboard (recommended) it really starts at $928.99

– You can order the Surface Pro 3 now online from Microsoft but the device is not set to ship until June 20 in the US and Canada.

Takeaway

More than a tablet but less than a laptop, The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is still both very portable and capable and a great hybrid option.

Sources:
Microsoft
USA Today
Venture Beat
Tech Radar

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