Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro 3 at an event in New York. The tablet screen has been extended to 12-inch 2160 x 1440 pixels and the company is pitching it as a laptop replacement device.
The tablet side is just 9.1mm thin, weighs 800g, and has a built-in full-friction kickstand. A low latency digitiser pen is also included like last year’s model, but a big selling point is that when you click it, the writing app appears immediately on the tablet.
It can also share what is being written or drawn to other Surface Pro 3 devices in the same room. Other features include speakers that Microsoft claims are 45 percent louder than the one on Surface Pro 2. It also runs a laptop-style Intel i7 Core processor – the thinnest device to do so. The company says that it’s 10 percent more powerful than before, and it doesn’t even has a fan to keep it cool.
The battery is also better than the one on its predecessor. Although the usage time is not mentioned, it is said to last between 15 and 20 per cent longer than the ones used in any other Surface device launched before. It has a USB 3.0 port for high speed transfer. Moreover, a new set of Type Covers have been developed to match the thin design aesthetic.
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The trackpad has also been redesigned to be more responsive. The cover snaps to the Surface Pro 3 tightly so it feels like a laptop when in place. There will also be a 4K-ready dock available so you can plug the tablet directly into a compatible TV or monitor. The Surface Pro 3 will go on sale in the U.S tomorrow 21 May, starting at $799. There will be Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 versions.
Microsoft has not announced U.K price or release date yet.