Surface Pro 3 – Laptop Terminator?
Just announced today is the Surface Pro 3 – the tablet that is touted to be able replace our regular laptops. Wrapped in magnesium and loaded with a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processor and up to 8GB of RAM in a sleek frame —just 0.36 inches thin and 1.76 pounds—with up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life, the Surface Pro 3 seemed to have all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form.
By far the thinnest and lightest member of the Surface Pro family, Surface Pro 3 features a large and beautiful 2160x14402K color-calibrated screen and3:2 aspect ratio with multitouch input, so users can swipe, pinch and drag whenever they need. The improved optional Surface Pro Type Cover and more adjustable, continuous kickstand will transform the device experience from tablet to laptop in a snap. Surface ProType Cover features a double-fold hinge enabling you to magnetically lock it to the display’s lower bezel, keeping everything steady so you can work just as comfortably on your lap as you do at your desk. With a full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader and Mini DisplayPort, you can quickly transfer files and easily connect peripherals like external displays. And with the optional Surface Ethernet Adapter, you can instantly connect your Surface to a wired Ethernet network with transfer rates of up to 1 Gbps .
In addition, Surface Pro 3’s bright 12-inch Clear-Type Full HD display, Dolby® Audio-enhanced sound and doubled Wi-Fi speeds are some of the selling points. In fact, the Surface Pro 3’s front-facing speakers are now 45 percent louder, offering a better audio experience. Two 5MP cameras capable of capturing 1080p HD video are also available for capturing the moment. Since this is the Pro version and not the RT version, the Surface Pro 3 is capable of running all your Windows software, including Microsoft Office and Windows Store apps, including custom line-of-business apps for enterprises and business owners.
Starting at just $799 ERP , Surface Pro 3 is available with an Intel® Core™i3, i5 or i7 processor with up to 512GB of storage and up to 8GB of RAM. You could check out Amazon for all the current Surface Pro tablets available. If you are keen on the Surface Pro 3, you can visit the Microsoft store directly here.
If you would like other configurations, here are the full pricing details:
|Surface Pro 3||Estimated retail price (USD)|
|Intel® Core™ i3, 64GB and 4 GB of RAM||$799|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 128GB and 4GB of RAM||$999|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB and 8GB of RAM||$1,299|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB and 8GB of RAM||$1,549|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 512GB and 8GB of RAM||$1,949|
For those techies, perhaps the technical specs of the Surface Pro 3 would interest you more:
|Operating system||Windows 8.1 Pro|
|Exterior||Dimensions: 7.93 in x 11.5 in x 0.36 in
Weight: 1.76 lbs
Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Display||Screen: 12-inch ClearType Full HD display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: Multitouch input
|Pen input||Pen input and pen (included with purchase)
Pen features 256 levels of pressure sensitivity
|CPU||4th-generation Intel® Core™ i5-4300U (1.6 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost up to 2.90 GHz) with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4GB or 8GB of RAM—dual-channel LPDDR3
TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module — for BitLocker encryption)
4th-generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 Processor
System memory: 4GB or 8GB memory options
TPM 2.0chip for enterprise security
|Wireless||Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
|Battery||Up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life|
|Cameras and A/V||5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras
Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby®Audio-enhanced sound
|Ports||Full-size USB 3.0
microSD card reader
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor
|Power supply||36W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)|
|Warranty||One-year limited hardware warranty|