The company filed in New York a new edition of its line of tablets with Windows 8, which began in 2012. And it insisted on offer it as a replacement for a laptop, not as an additional device (which explains, in part, some of its features and price). In fact, during the presentation compared to a 13-inch screen MacBook Air.
The Surface Pro 3 is a tablet with Windows 8.1 and a 12-inch touch screen (with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 2160 x 1440 pixels), an Intel Core processor (i3, i5 or i7 depending on the model), 800 grams and a thickness of 9.1 mm (keeps body made of a magnesium alloy), as well as of 5-megapixel rear and a front-facing camera, USB 3.0 port, microSD card slot and mini DisplayPort output.
One of the biggest changes with respect to previous models is on foot that allows support tablet on a table, which can now be placed in any position. The battery gives a battery life of 9 hours.
The company also announced a new version of TypeCover, its cover with built-in keyboard, which now adds a larger touchpad and a new magnetic latching to make it more stable and, according to the company, more similar to a notebook when you are using supported on legs.
Also added a pen to write on the screen and interact with applications; Microsoft says that reduced the maximum thickness of the screen so that almost no distance between the pen tip and the stroke will be generated on screen.
It allows you to take notes, freehand, and a button in this active OneNote pen in the tablet instantly even when in standby.
The new Surface Pro 3 can be booked in the United States with a base price of $799 (Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 64 GB SSD, there are versions up to 512-GB, does not include the keyboard, which is paid separately, but the pen), generally available from June 20.