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The Surface Pro 3: The Tablet that Replaces the Desktop?

September 28 2015

Surface Pro 3 300x124Microsoft calls it "the tablet that can replace your laptop," and with every update of their Surface series, they are getting closer and closer to that goal.

If you are still in need a full-sized laptop, you should probably still buy one, but if you need/want something lighter and more portable but with the benefits of a laptop, the Surface Pro 3 is that something. It's a complete PC with a full Windows operating system, currently available in Windows 8 and Windows 10 models, but not a complete PC all of the time. It's perfect to use for both home and work, because it's essential to both. The Surface Pro is as adept at watching Netflix in bed as it is working on-site and on the go.

Boasting a 12 inch display, it's comfortable to watch movies on and shows as well as space to view webpages, compose emails and edit spreadsheets. It's light and thin, clocking in at 9.1mm thick and under 2 lbs. The standout feature of the Surface series is the kickstand. With the Pro 3, there comes a new and improved, more flexible one; it offers nearly every angle between upright and almost flat to give you the optimal viewing angle for any lighting situation.

For those that need the textile feel of a button press when typing and a touch screen just doesn't cut it, the Surface offers the flip out physical keyboard. Flexible enough to fold over the screen as a cover and durable enough to handle typing out the next great novel—or at least the next great email!

On the specs side, the Surface Pro 3 can definitely keep up. It offers:

  • Standard 4GB RAM, but with an 8GB option available,
  • Intel Core series of processors (i3, i5, and i7 in order of speed)
  • Internal memory ranging from 64GB to 256GB
  • One USB port and a microSD slot.

Ranging from $700 to $1300, there are combinations for everyone. Overall, the Surface Pro 3 rides the gray area between tablet and laptop beautifully and is a great option to consider for anyone wanting to work on the go.

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