Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Microsoft Announces the 12", 799$ Surface Pro 3

When Microsoft announced it had an event today, everybody was expecting a smaller, Surface Mini. But, the company had other plans. They announced the Surface Pro 3 which features a 12" screen and is primarily targeted to replace your laptop. Also, either Microsoft did a pretty good job to keep the tablet off the internet or the employees of Microsoft are very loyal, because there wasn't even a single leak about the Surface Pro 3. Kudos to Microsoft for that.

The device features a 12-inch screen and kickstand, and supports a stylus. The Surface Pro 3 features an Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processor to boost its performance compared to the previous Microsoft slate.The device features a 12-inch screen and kickstand, and supports a stylus. In addition to this, the tablet comes with support for USB 3.0 and Microsoft's popular Type Covers in multiple colors.

The new tablet can be rested at multiple angles, courtesy of a new "Full Friction Multi-postion Kickstand". This kickstand can extend all the way up to 150 degrees, which is almost flat. And of course, this translates to a better stylus writing experience. Which brings me to the next point, the stylus.

The stylus is drastically improved over the previous one. The Surface Pro 3 boasts a pressure sensitive screen along with a dedicated key on the pen to open OneNote. If your camera is open, double-clicking on the pen's button will capture the image in OneNote, where you can mark it up and save it to the cloud. 

Microsoft also announced the new touch and type covers for the Surface Pro 3, including a docking station. The new Surface Pro 3 Type Cover includes a redesigned trackpad that's 68 percent larger with 70 percent reduced friction and a new hinged cover that magnetically seals to the screen, to allow the cover to adjust to whatever angle you position the tablet using the full friction kickstand.

Key features highlighted by Microsoft include:
  • 12" screen with resolution of 2160 x 1440. Pixel density: 216 pixels per inch.
  • Multi-position kickstand.
  • 45% louder speaker.
  • Weight: 800 gms. Thickness: 9.1 mm.
  • Pressure sensitive stylus.
  • USB 3.0 port.
  • New touch and type covers.
Full specs:

  • Size: 7.93 in x 11.5 in x 0.36 inches (201.4 x 292.1 x 9.1 mm)
  • Weight: 1.76 pounds (800g)
  • 12-inch ClearType display with 2160 x 1440 resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio
  • 4th-generation Core i3/Core i5/ Core i7 processor (depending on model).
  • 4/8GB of RAM (depending on model).
  • 64/128/256/512GB of SSD Storage (depending on model).
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE support
  • microSD card support
  • USB 3.0 and Mini DisplayPort connectivity
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p HD recording
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD recording
  • 36W power supply
  • up to 9 hours battery life
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
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