Microsoft managed to generate a lot of buzz lately with their new Surface line-up and we can totally relate, as it consists of some excellent devices. Today we’re focusing on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, a convertible tablet, released one year ago, running Windows 10, which can easily replace your laptop and it’s perfect for those always on the go.
Under the hood it has a 4th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, which, even though it’s not the latest model out there, it does its job. It’s accompanied by 4 GB of RAM, perfect for basic, every day tasks, like browsing the Web, checking email or simply consuming media. Finally, the graphics department is represented by an Intel HD Graphics chip, delivering more than decent images.
In terms of storage, it has 64 GB of space, provided by a solid state drive. Despite the reduced capacity, it has no moving parts, therefore it’s able to deliver faster start-up times, no noise or heat production.
For those of you who want more storage, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 also has a microSD card slot, so you can expand the total capacity. It also has a USB 3.0 port, so you can connect an external hard disk drive or even a mouse, for those moments when you want to use it as a laptop.
As for the connectivity department, it features Wi-Fi, for wireless Web access, and Bluetooth 4.0, so you can sync it with compatible devices, like smartphones or other laptops.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is using an LED-backlit 12″ display, with a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels, resulting an impressive pixel density, great for both consuming media or reading.
Since it’s basically a tablet, it also comes with a camera setup. To be more specific, it has two 5.0 MP HD cameras on each sides, great for taking quick snapshots or keeping in touch with your friends and family over video chatting apps, like Skype or Google Hangouts. It also has a built-in microphone.
Design-wise, this device is a looker. It measures 0.36″ in thickness and weighs just 1.76 lbs, thanks to the magnesium frame, which also creates a very sleek design. The integrated kickstand allows you to use it in multiple positions, by adjusting the angle.
Also, the integrated Surface Pen stylus can be used for drawing or writing directly on the screen, while the Palm Block technology lets you rest your hand on the tablet when you’re writing. You can also add a keyboard, sold separately, if you want to use the tablet as a laptop.
The 64 GB, i3-powered version of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is available for $668.00, with a pre-installed copy of the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 10.
To sum up, this can be the perfect choice for anybody looking for a compact, Windows-running device, combining the advantages of a tablet with those of a laptop.