Microsoft unveiled Surface Pro 3 : Tablet that can replace Laptop


Microsoft has unveiled its next generation surface tablet in a small Surface event in New York. The new tablet is called Surface Pro 3 and it runs on Windows 8.1 Pro Operating System. It features a 12 inch display and also said that it is 10 percent faster than its predecessor Surface Pro 2. It is of 9.1 mm thin and it starts at $799 and will be available for pre-order from Wednesday.

Surface tablet’s is an important part of Microsoft’s mobile focused technology and it is trying to increase the sales of Windows Phones and Tablets to stay pertinent with the customers as the computing habits change day by day. Microsoft also said that the main aim behind the Surface Pro 3 is to remove the necessity of having two devices Tablet and Laptop. It comes all put in one package and no compromise on the performance, still remaining light and thin.

Surface Pro 3 features a 12 inch display with 2160 x 1440 pixels resolution and clear type full HD plus. It comes in three variants with core i3, core i5 and core i7 processors. Coming to the storage again it comes in two variants, one is 4 GB RAM with 64 GB or 128 GB  storage and the other is 8 GB RAM with 256 GB or 512 GB storage.

It features the connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 ac or Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 with low energy technology. It includes full size USB 3.0 , micro SD card reader, mini display port, Headset jack and cover port. It has the 5 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera and stereo microphones and stereo speakers with Dolby sound. The battery supports up to 9 hours of web browsing.




  • Display : 12 inch (2160 x 1440), clear full HD Plus, 3:2 aspect ratio, multi touch.
  • Operating system : Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Processor : Fourth Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7.
  • Sensors : Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light sensor and Magnetometer.
  • Storage :  1. 4 GB RAM with 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage
    2. 8 GB RAM with 256 GB or 512 GB internal storage.
  • Rear Camera : 5 megapixel
  • Front Camera : 5 megapixel.
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/ Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, Micro SD card reader.
  • Battery  : Up to 9 hours of web browsing.
  • Dimensions : 292mm x 201.3mm x 9.1mm.
  • Weight : 1.76 lbs or 800 gms.

The price of this tablet starts from $799 and it may increase according to the variants. Additional accessories such as Surface Pro Type Cover, Additional Surface Pen, Additional Pen loop and Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 are available for this device with extra cost.