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.
– 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.
– 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.
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.