Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Is Replacing Laptops

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Microsoft released its new Surface Pro 3, and it is significantly upgraded from past surface models. The best upgrade between the Surface Pro 3 and the previous versions of the Surface Pro is the physical structure. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has that laptop feel and look to it while being a tablet, making it a great replacement.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a better display than previous Surface Pro versions. The display is 12 inches, giving it a proper screen size to do work on like a laptop. The Surface Pro 3 also has a better weight distribution. The Surface Pro 3 weighs only 1.76 pounds, and spread throughout a 12 inch frame. The new type keyboard for the Surface Pro 3 is a lot like those keyboards found on a MacBook Pro. The new keyboard is also bigger and provides an improved typing experience with the added space. The Surface Pro 3 still has the option of a touchpad or type keyboard. The touchpad now has a click feature which is visibly apparent from the rest of the keyboard, a problem that the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 had previously.

Laptops are increasingly becoming less and less popular as tablets are taking over. More people are drawn into the idea of having a two-in-one machine as opposed to just a regular laptop. A tablet that can function as both a work laptop and a fun gaming experience is the newest desire on the market, and the Surface Pro 3 offers just that. It is no longer necessary to buy a laptop and a tablet separately, not consumers can have both in one lightweight machine. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is able to replace any laptop.

Microsoft has strongly marketed the Surface Pro 3’s weight. The new Surface is lighter than the MacBook Air, a very popular laptop. This difference in weight is hoped by Microsoft to be a big selling point. Another strong marketing angle for Microsoft was the Surface Pro 3’s ability to act as a laptop. The Surface Pro 3 was even placed in a docking station, proving how the tablet can not only do the work of laptop but also look just like one. The new kickstand for the Surface Pro 3 is able to be placed at any angle now, including almost completely flat.

The Microsoft Surface 3 is trying to get all buyers of iPads and MacBook laptops to make the switch to the Surface Pro, as this device can do both of those machines’ functions. While it may seem like the asking price for the Surface Pro 3 of $799 is a bit steep, it is reasonable when compared to the Apple’s 11 inch MacBook Air which goes for $899. Apple’s iPad Air sells for $499, making the Surface Pro 3 the smart buy as it is cheaper to buy this tablet that functions as a laptop as opposed to buying an $899 MacBook Air and a $499 iPad Air.

Reviews of the Surface Pro 3 have been buzzing with happy customers so far. Microsoft seems to have finally figured out how to make a device that can go up against the Apple products. Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 can undoubtedly replace any laptop and has the look and feel of a tablet but works like a full computer.

Opinion by Amena S. Chaudhri

Los Angeles Times
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5 Responses to "Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Is Replacing Laptops"

  1. Jacky   June 24, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    air ventilation a Little bit unround or camera defect, oh ups.. That can not be repaired..”
    Its all glued together….Nobody can repair this device……(obselescence)
    Perfect CrAPPLE device….
    Check this ….
    Its time use your Brain…
    WFG Jack

  2. Richard Lapiers   June 24, 2014 at 12:19 am


    • Richard Lapiers   June 24, 2014 at 12:27 am

      It would be nice if Microsoft made available
      Their Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet Laptop available
      To Rent a Centers businesses so weekly and Monthly pmt could be made on surface 3 pro
      Not everyone can shell out $799.00 to $1600 for this device
      I-3 on $799.00. I 7 and 1gb memory and $1599 on high end product monthly pkgs at rent a center are budget friendly to many if made available

  3. Jim   June 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    phitho, I’m using one now. In fact, I was using it as a tablet, propped on its kickstand in my lap, while reading this review. Then when I saw your obviously inexperienced post, I decided to respond by merely holding the keyboard near the bottom edge of the Surface and letting them click together so that I could type this. Yes, just like on a typical laptop and just as fast and accurate. When I’m done, I’m going to rip this keyboard off and continue my browsing just like it’s an iPad, except I’ll leave the kickstand out because it’s already built into it’s .36″ thick frame, which means I don’t have to go out and buy one of those portfolios that fold out to prop it up for me. You know, those things that make your iPad twice as thick?

    Before you call me a hater, I’ve owned a MacBook Pro, an iPad, several iPod touch’s and an iPhone 4. I own a Dell OptiPlex with an I7 quad core, and an XPS 12 convertible with an I5. What I find laughable is that people, mostly Apply fanboys, cannot see or even comprehend beyond their bias or tunnel vision, which is evident in your reference to “a high performance Apple device”. Because if you actually did some research, you’ll find that the Surface 3 I5 or I7 processors top any of the MacBook air models or the MacBook Pro 13, or most laptops on the market for that matter. This is like stuffing any of those into a frame that’s not a hell of a lot bigger than an iPad. At .36″ thick and 1.76 pounds, this is the equivalent of having a wider iPad that can run any and all applications that your laptop can without having to squint at a 9.7″ screen or have only one window open at a time. And only now I’ll bring up that I can pull the pen out and draw something exactly like drawing on paper. The pen writing on this device is better than anything I have ever seen in 30 years of computing. Do that on your laptop or Macbook, or even your iPad for that matter. Oh, and the display is the equivalent to retina. What is your laptop’s? 1080 maybe? This is 2160×1440 across a 12″ display.

    Plug this thing into the forthcoming dock, and you can run two 4K displays. Unless you need a high end gaming rig or need to batch encode video, it will replace your desktop too.

    While you’re trying to decide on which device to take with you on a trip, I’ll have thrown the Surface 3 in a bag and be on my way. It is all of .54″ thick with the keyboard folded against it. Show me a laptop that thin that can do what this can do. I dare you.

    Now, why don’t you grow some morbid curiosity and go actually play with one, and leave your bias at the door.

  4. phitho   June 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    What a stupid review. Where is the proof that a surface is better than a laptop, let alone a high performance Apple device?

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