Microsoft at an event in New York has announced the Surface Pro 3 tablet that is 9.1mm thick, light weight and runs on the Windows 8.1 Pro OS. The Pro 3 is a tablet as powerful as a laptop. Pre-booking have already started for $799 onwards.

The Surface Pro 3 weight is around 800 grams and is 9.1mm thick. This tablet will be available in silver color option. There are volume/ power and dedicated home buttons. The Pro 3 sports a 12 inch screen with 2160 x 1440 pixels resolution. It’s clearType FHD plus display with 10 point multi touch support.

There are different cores (CPU) available – you can choose from Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors. The system memory (RAM) and storage will vary according – i3 (4GB, 64GB), i5 (4GB / 8GB , 128GB / 256GB), i7 (8GB, 256GB / 512GB).

A 5MP camera is placed on the rear and another 5MP on the front. HD video recording is supported. There are stereo microphones and stereo speakers with Dolby sound. Key features are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, full size USB 3.0, mini display port, audio jack and SD card reader.


There are accelerometer, magnetic and gyro sensors. The built in battery gives usage time (web browsing) of up to 9 hours. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the best of the Laptop in a Tablet, pricing starts from $799 onwards. A Surface Pen is also included in the box. This tab will compete with the Apple MacBook Pro.

By Rajeev Rana

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