At a conference held yesterday in New York, Microsoft unveiled the last installment in their Surface Pro series tablets, the Surface Pro 3 tablet, a device marketed as a fully reliable replacement for a laptop.
The thing about tablets is that they have a poor reputation when it comes to completing some tasks: writing documents, multi – media files editing, job – related activities and so on. For people working with numbers, charts, tables, words and everything else that implies fine mobility skills, attention and speed, it is inconceivable to work on something without a keyboard and a mouse.
The Surface Pro 3 tablet aims to debunk the myths related to tablets in general and stand against other famous and more competitive laptops, such as the MacBook Air. This new gadget also boasts with its new and improved features and the ability to compensate for both a tablet and a laptop without any compromise. Now some skeptics might wonder how can a tablet compensate for a laptop, but let’s listen to what experts have to say about it:
The Surface Pro 3 runs a full version of Windows 8, meaning that owners can run desktop Windows apps like the Microsoft Office suite, as well as apps made for tablets. Buyers can also purchase an attachable keyboard and mouse to transform the Surface into a more traditional laptop.
Unfortunately, even if the Surface Pro 3 wants to be more than just a tablet, it is still a tablet. In the words of tech and financial analysts,
we continue to believe Microsoft faces an uphill battle versus the likes of Samsung and Apple. Microsoft has been late to the game on the tablet front, and Surface’s impact has been underwhelming thus far.
But, in all fairness, the Surface Pro 3 is a fine piece of equipment. It is thinner and lighter than the previous Surface products. It has a wider screen – 12 inches – and sports a built – in kickstand which is flexible enough to allow you to move the screen in almost any angle. Now if you have money to spend, the Surface Pro 3 comes in 5 configurations which range from $799 to $1,949. If you want the extra keyboard cover, put aside an extra $130. The tablets will be available for purchase this summer, but you can order yours starting today.