Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft says the Surface Pro 3 is the first tablet that can really replace a laptop. Like prior Surface Pro tablets, it has the specs of a laptop on the inside and the face of a tablet on the outside. Its kickstand is now able to prop the tablet up throughout its range of motion, and an improved stylus makes writing on the Surface more appealing than ever.

  • Status: Announced
  • Price at launch: $799.00

What You Need To Know

  • Ranges in price from $799 to $1,949 depending on its configuration

Verge Review

Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don’t let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person (time travel is, after all, very complicated). If your question for somebody in 2001 was “What will the future of computing look like,” they’d probably give you an answer that would sound very much like the Surface Pro 3. That’s both good and bad. It’s good because the Surface Pro 3 is indeed a...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .3 inches
Weight 1.76 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 12 inches
Operating system Windows 8
Launch OS version 8.1
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Haswell
RAM size 4 GB, 8 GB

Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 11.5 inches
Width 7.93 inches
Thickness .3 inches
Weight 1.76 pounds
Color Silver
Speakers Stereo
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 12 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 2160 px
Resolution (Y) 1440 px
PPI 216
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Software
Operating system Windows 8
Launch OS version 8.1
Processor
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Haswell
CPU model Core i3
Memory
RAM size 4 GB, 8 GB
Storage
Internal size 64 GB, 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB
External storage Yes
External storage support microSD
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11ac
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Front Camera
Effective pixels 5 megapixels
Video resolution 1080p
Rear Camera
Effective pixels 5 megapixels
Video resolution 1080p
Ports
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections USB, Mini DisplayPort
Sensors
Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Battery
Quoted use time 9 hr
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