Surface Pro 3 can replace your laptopDale Davies ▼ | August 26, 2016
Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet came a step closer to becoming a true laptop replacement. It can cover your notebook and tablet needs in a single package.
New version The Surface display is 38 percent bigger
The result is a more productive work space—and that’s key when you’re multitasking in a desktop environment. Though physically larger in terms of screen dimensions, Microsoft trimmed 0.24 pounds and 0.23 inches of width from the Surface Pro 2 to create the new tablet. Yet there’s still a full range of Core processors in the Surface lineup, including a powerfull procesor Intel Core.
The low-end Core i3 model will cost $800, a price that’s competitive with a slew of perfectly respectable full-fledged laptops. A high-end Core i7 model exacts more than $2,000 after sales tax, and any future 4G connectivity options will boost prices even further. The new Type Cover costs another $130. Microsoft also moved to a new charger, not compatible with earlier models. If you have a docking station for the Surface Pro 2, it won’t work with the Surface Pro 3.
The Surface Pro 3 is ver fast computer and improved SSD technology obviously plays a very important rolerole. The Surface Pro 3 retains the microSD slot of previous generations, as well as the single USB 3.0 and miniDisplayPort connector. The cameras have also been upgraded, with 5-megapixel devices front and rear, enough for full 1080p Skype chats. Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 represents an improvement on all fronts and it will make you think seriously about buying one. ■