Microsoft has held a press event today in NYC where the company has launched the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Well, 24 hours back we just reported about the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the Surface Mini. Well, the event is going on in NYC and what we have seen is the launch of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Well, the press images are not available right now, but we will soon post those things up very soon.
Microsoft has announced their biggest tablet yet and it is world’s slimmest Intel based device. So, meet the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. It is having a 12-inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display and the device is completely unbreakable. We have just seen the device in the demo and we were shocked to see when the Microsoft’s spokesperson dropped the Surface Pro 3 from a good height on the floor and it was completely intact.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is packing Intel’s i7 processor and also, this device comes with a pen and you can use a pen on it now. Well, the MIcrosoft’s spokesperson says taht three years back when developers started taking tablet market seriously everyone thought that the tables are going to end laptops.
Microsoft said,”Have a look around you. We are in that same room and even after three years about 96% of you are using the Laptops, to be specific–Apple MacBooks. So, did the laptops end?”
The concept was quite clear and the company believes that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will give you a feeling of a complete laptop and thus, it is going to do a lot. Also, you can change the hinge angle to 150° and it was amazing. Well, the company also show Photoshop running on this systm as well. Also, the Microsoft Surface Cover has been introduced and the trackpad has been made large. It is now 68% large as compared to the last gen Surface Pro Covers.
This device is just 9.1mm thin and weighs about 800g. The speakers are 40% more powerful than company’s any of the shipped devices and we think that for them it is a great thing.So, will it be able to take on Apple iPad Air? We will find out more when we return back. Stay tuned.
The company says that they are really proud of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet and it will be available for purchase from tomorrow and it is going to be priced at $799.
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NEW YORK — May 20, 2014 — On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. introduced Surface Pro 3 — the lightweight tablet that packs the power and performance you expect from a laptop.
Surface Pro 3 is a tablet and a laptop: multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a sleek design that, with a simple snap or click, transform the device from a perfectly balanced tablet to a full-functioning laptop and back again — all in a beautiful package that is 30 percent thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air. Its stunning 12-inch display and new, continuous kickstand provide the screen real estate and multiple viewing angles people need for work and play. And the new Surface Pen — completely redesigned with form and function in mind — delivers a precise, luxurious drawing and note-taking experience with a single click of the pen.
“So many people carry both a laptop and a tablet but really want just one device that serves all purposes,” said Panos Panay, corporate vice president, Microsoft Surface. “Surface Pro 3 is thetablet that can replace your laptop — packing all the performance of a fully powered laptop into a thin, light and beautifully designed device. You’ll love being able to carry a single device for your next class, workday or weekend getaway knowing you have all the power you need.”
Surface Pro 3 and Surface accessories
Surface Pro 3 features a 12-inch full HD display, 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processor options, amazing click-in keyboards, and a multiposition kickstand that goes from movie mode to working mode and all the way to writing mode. Because it runs Windows 8.1 Pro, people can run the desktop software they rely on, including Microsoft Office , multitask with side-by-side windows, and use it at work. Surface Pro 3 delivers the best writing and drawing experience with Surface Pen included and an amazing new capability where with just a click of the pen, Surface launches a fresh page in OneNote, so you can capture your thoughts immediately — as quickly as a pen and piece of paper. And it delivers big-screen entertainment anywhere with the larger, full HD screen, the kickstand, great speakers with Dolby® Audio enhanced sound, and up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life.
New Surface accessories like the improved Surface Pro Type Cover will take Surface Pro 3 from tablet to laptop in a snap. The new premium Surface Pen with pressure sensitivity enables a more natural writing experience, while a full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader and Mini DisplayPort allow for quick file transfers and easy connections to a range of peripherals.
Coupled with additional optional accessories, including a new Docking Station for Surface Pro 3and a Surface Ethernet Adapter, Surface Pro 3 has all the features and capabilities of a complete laptop. The new Surface accessories can be found here.
Surface Pro 3 for business
With the introduction of Surface Pro 3, our commitment to business has never been stronger. Since introducing commercial availability less than a year ago, Surface has expanded into 31 commercial markets, celebrating new customers along the way. Surface Pro 3’s versatile features allow commercial customers to deploy a laptop replacement that delivers the power, manageability and security they need to conduct business with confidence. Companies such asBMW Group, The Coca-Cola Company and LVMH – Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton have already committed to purchasing and deploying the device as one of the choices inside their organizations.
“Surface Pro 3 is a truly innovative device that will replace both a tablet and a powerful laptop,” said Mario Müller, vice president IT infrastructure, BMW Group.
Microsoft is proud that these esteemed brands are adopting Surface Pro 3 to harness the promise of mobility to transform their customer experiences.
Pre-order and availability
Starting at an estimated retail price of just $799, Surface Pro 3 will be offered in multiple configurations featuring 4th-generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors. Specs are availablehere.
Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pen will be available for pre-order starting May 21 at 12:01 a.m. EDT through Microsoftstore.com, Microsoft retail stores and select third-party retailers. Commercial customers should speak to their authorized reseller.
Beginning June 20 in Canada and the United States, customers can visit Microsoftstore.com, Microsoft retail stores, select third-party retailers and commercial resellers to purchase Intel® Core™ i5 Surface Pro 3 and select accessories. Additional configurations will become available during August, and additional accessories will be available in the next few months.
By the end of August, Surface Pro 3 and select new accessories will become available for purchase in 26 additional markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.