The question that whether or not tablets would replace laptops has been up for debate ever since tablets have existed. People have always leaned towards laptops as their gadget of choice since a lot of people don’t really like adapting to change whether it’s for the better or worse. Microsoft aims to change all this with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and make tablets the gadget of choice for people thanks to the variety of features it has to offer all compressed in an easy to carry and sleek form factor.
Getting the specifics out of the way, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 sports a 12 Inch screen that supports a resolution of 2160×1440, the dimensions of the Surface Pro 3 are 11.5”x7.93”x0.3”. It has a pretty decent battery life that can support up to 9 hours of web browsing and it uses the 4th Generation Intel processors. Other than these, it has a built in kick-stand, a full size USB 3.0 Port, a mini-display port and lastly a micro SD card reader. All these features combined make this device something that everyone would want to get their hands on.
The only sub-standard hardware component of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is its camera. Both the front and back cameras are 5 Mega Pixels so you’ll only get decent shots at best but luckily both cameras support 1080p video recording so it’s not all bad.
The Surface Pro 3 also has a keyboard cover attachment that can bring you back to the familiar laptop experience if you aren’t comfortable with using the device as a tablet. It’s extremely light and has excellent quality but unfortunately it’s not included with the device and has to be bought separately.
One of the design flaws in the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is that the chassis doesn’t have any storage where you may place your pen. Speaking of the pen, it allows you to wake the tablet up, take notes. It’s controlled by Bluetooth, is battery powered and has up to 256 levels of pressure sensitivity.
The kickstand of the Surface Pro 3 combined with the keyboard attachment allow you to place it at any desk and just use it as you would use a normal laptop with windows 8.1.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes in the following models:
- 64 GB Core i3
- 256 GB Core i5
- 256 GB Core i7
- 512 GB Core i7
The variety of models ensures that people can choose a model according to their needs and don’t have to pay extra for the high priced models which they probably won’t even use to their fullest extent.
All things considered, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a major improvement from previous models with its amazing design, wide variety of features and its ability to turn into a laptop at will thanks to the kickstand and the amazing keyboard attachment. Microsoft has done an amazing job this time around.