by May 21, 2014 0 comments

People talk about how tablets have eroded into the laptop arena and to some extent over taken the market with the promise of portability and on-the-go connectivity but even then there are only some functions that a tablet can offer.

Laptops are still integral to our day-to-day life but Microsoft is looking to change that trend with the introduction Surface Pro 3 that supersedes the previous iteration of Surface tablet in many aspects. Firstly, the Surface 3 sports a Galaxy Note Pro-like gigantic 12.2 inch display that’s more of a competition for the lightweight ultrabooks than tablets. Microsoft talks about how the Surface Pro 3 will replace you laptop (specifically mentions Apple MacBook Air) with its sheer size and package that will aid content generation purposes on a broader basis.

The Surface 3 Pro will come in 3 variants; Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 with prices starting from $799 which goes as high as $1949. These models come with 4 GB, 6 GB and 8 GB RAM options with 64 GB to 512 GB SSD storage options respectively. The Surface Pro 3 is bundled with a stylus that Microsoft would not call it one. The display offers 2,160 x 1,440 pixels resolution, another first from the company for a tablet. The tablet comes in a sleek 9.1 mm form factor and weighs 800 grams. You have the basic options like USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi for connectivity as well.

We’ve already come across one 12.2 inch tablet but in the Android mould from Samsung and with the Surface Pro 3, Windows gets its own share of a laptop-killer device, if one is to believe. One has to shell out extra bucks to buy the accessories, even the keyboard dock.

You can pre-order the new Surface Pro 3 from today onwards with sales of the tablet expected to take place starting from 20 June. As is the case with Surface devices, this one is not expected to hit Indian shores ever with Microsoft making a case for affordable tablets for the market.

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