Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Overview
Tablets have changed the way that many of us work, however for many they're still not a 'proper' replacement for a laptop when it comes to productive portable computing.
The Surface Pro 3 is the tablet to change that. Powered by the full version of Windows 8.1 Pro, with complete access to the Microsoft store and support for all Windows ready programs and applications, the Surface Pro 3 is the most versatile tablet to date.
Underneath the hood you'll find a capable Intel Core i5 processor with integrated HD graphics, alongside 4 GB of RAM and a healthy 128 GB of solid state storage. The ample 12" screen has a resolution of 2160 x 1440 and is designed to display all your essential programs and information in the manner you're accustomed to on a laptop or traditional monitor.
Windows 8 Pro allows you to intuitively swap between traditional desktop comuting and an app-centric mobile-like interface based around Live Tiles. Live Tiles update to inform you of important information from your connected accounts such as email and social channels, as well as simply offering convenient shortcuts to applications.
Included in the box you'll find the Surface Pen. This is an essential tool for marking on documents, handwriting, navigation and selection or simply enjoying a bit of artistry. Surface Pro 3 also runs 'palm-blocking' technology so you can rest your hand on the screen as you use the pen, without interfering with what's on the screen.
A full size USB 3.0 port is included on the Pro 3, perfect for utilising high speed connections including Ethernet adapters and external storage. With support for Bluetooth 4.0 you can also connect a mouse, headsets and keyboards.
Speaking of keyboards - there is no better accessory for your Surface Pro 3 than the official Surface Pro Type Cover. One of the thinnest mechanical keyboards ever produced and available in several colours, the Type Cover clips to the base of the Pro 3 and transforms it into a premium laptop. When not in use, the keyboard doubles as a protective screen cover. You can also use the Pro 3's built-in adjustable kickstand to steady the screen at the perfect angle for you to work at.
A proprietary 36W magnetic power adapter is included with the Surface Pro 3. Additional adapters can be purchased directly from the Microsoft store.
Reasons to buy Microsoft Surface Pro 3
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- Intel Core i5 processor with integrated HD graphics
- 4 GB RAM
- 128 GB solid state storage (~97GB user available)
- microSD card reader
- 5MP rear camera / 5MP front webcam
- mini DisplayPort, 1x USB 3.0, 3.5mm jack
- 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE,
- 12" 10-point multitouch 2160 x 1440 screen (207 ppi)
- Up to 9 hours continuous browsing
- Compatible with desktop Windows applications
- Windows apps available for download from the Microsoft Store
- 292 x 201 x 9 mm
- 800 grams
- Includes Surface Pen & magnetic AC power adapter
- 12 month Microsoft warranty
|Speed||1.6 GHz (2.9 GHz turbo)|
|Make/Model||Intel Core i5-4300U|
|Other||Intel HD Graphics 4400|
|Capacity||Up to 128 GB|
|Size||128 GB (aporox. 97 GB usable)|
|Resolution||2160 x 1440 (207 ppi)|
|Type & Extras||10 point multitouch|
|Power||Proprietary (36W power supply included)|
|Video Out||Mini DisplayPort|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Battery Life||9 hours continuous browsing|
|Dimensions||292.1 x 201.4 x 9.1 mm|