Much fanfare and excitement trailed the release of Surface Pro 2, and in anticipation, the forthcoming launch of the Pro 3 has generated even more excitement. Hence, to quell your thirst, we’ll be bringing you a short review of what to expect when Surface Pro 3 finally hits the market come June 20, 2019!.
What is Surface Pro 3?
Surface Pro 3 is the third generation of the Surface Book (Ultrabook) brand from Microsoft. It is a dual-purpose tablet; equipped and designed to serve as a tablet and as a laptop. And it widely seen as a convenient alternative to a laptop, basically due to its flexibility.
In addition, Surface Pro 3 will be the largest tablet yet released by Microsoft; donning a 12″ screen display, a larger touchpad and a lighter weight (compared to the Pro 2). Also, it is expected to go on sale, upon launch, starting at $799 (about $100 short of Pro 2’s price)
Essentially, Surface Pro 3 is a game changer, and it would be the most flexible, as well as the biggest tablet to be released by Microsoft, so far.
Would it be worth the hype? We’d get to know in due time!
Features & Benefits of Surface Pro 3
Broader Screen Display
The Pro 3 comes with a 12″ high resolution display (2160 x 1440 IPS), which offers better quality than what is obtainable in the Pro 2. This makes it relatively more convenient to watch HD movies and execute other important functions.
Surface Pro 3 is only about 0.36″ thick, which is only one micro-inch thicker than Windows RT (0.35″). With this build, it stands thinner enough for a big-sized tablet and thicker enough for a laptop.
Surface Pro 3 comes with a “Hasswell processor” (with a 1.9GHz Core i5-4300U chip). Also, it is equipped with the standard 4400 graphics (Intel HD) and a RAM of 8GB. With this, it stands toe-to-toe with standard Windows laptops.
Other Features & Benefits
- Quick Boot (< 10 seconds)
- N’trig’s Pen Input
- Lightweight Keyboard
- Highly Responsive Touchpad
- Type Cover Keyboard (attachable/detachable)
- Moderate Battery Life
- And more
Pro 3 comes in 5 pricing models:
- Core i3/64GB: $799
- Core i5/128GB: $999
- Core i5/256GB: $1299
- Core i7/256GB: $1549
- Core i7/512GB: $1949
In a nutshell, Surface Pro 3 is not a direct follow-up to the already-existing Surface Pro 2. However, Surface Pro 3 will be the third tablet product by Microsoft which also doubles as an Ultrabook. While waiting for the device to be made available, you can check out the official Microsoft Surface website for more updates.
What do think about the upcoming Surface Pro 3?