The all new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in photos
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 hands-on photos
- The Surface Pro 3 has a large, 12-inch screen with a resolution of 2160 x 1440
- The new pen is bigger and uses N-Trig technology. You can click the top of the pen to instantly launch OneNote, even from sleep.
- It runs Windows 8.1 Pro, which is a powerful operating system that can sometimes be a little confusing to new users.
- Because the new Type Cover can attach to the bottom of the screen, Microsoft moved the main Windows button to the side.
- There are dual, front-facing speakers. They're very loud and sound great.
- The new Type Cover finally has a large, decent trackpad. It's still not as good as what's on a full laptop, but it's much more usable than before.
- One of the ways the Surface Pro 3 is better on your lap comes from this new magnetic strip on the Type Cover. It add stability and elevates the keyboard when typing.
- The new hinge uses friction to hold itself in place. This means you can position the Surface Pro 3 at any angle between 22 degrees and 150 degrees.
- Here's a close-up of the new friction hinge. It feels very sturdy.
- When fully extended, the Surface Pro 3 is great for setting on a desk for drawing.
- Hidden beneath the kickstand is a microSD card slot. It's not as good as a proper SD card slot, but at least it's something.
- Thankfully, there aren't too many logos on the Surface Pro 3. This is the only adornment on the back.
- The new pen supports 256 levels of pressure sensitivity.
- But it doesn't automatically make you a good artist. A future update will let you take a picture and draw on it directly. Maybe that will help!