All the features of Microsoft Surface Pro 3, the tablet that wants to replace PCs
Bigger, more powerful, thinner: this is how the new "oversized" tablet from Redmond presents itself, which gives a nod to mobile workers. "The tablet that can replace your laptop". The slogan Microsoft used to announce its new tablet in Italy, the Surface Pro 3 presented in New York, gives a good idea of ??how (and why) the Redmond giant has made a substantial restyling on its tablet computer.
Microsoft, as many had suspected before the event, has misled the leakers and, in fact, at the moment there is no Surface Mini: no cheap tablet, no 7 or 8 inch screen. Only Surface Pro 3. The Redmond company used the entire keynote to present the great news of the third generation to the present and the streaming audience. First, a 12-inch ClearType display (2160 x 1440, 3: 2) that widens the Surface Pro 2's integrated display (10.6 inches) by 1.4 inches. Panos Panay, corporate vice president of Redmond's Surface division, focused on the need to have everything from one device. For this reason, the new dimension will not be cumbersome: the Surface Pro 3 weighs 800 grams, one pound less than the previous generation, and often 9.1
millimeters, saving another 4 millimeters compared to its predecessor. In this regard, comparisons with the range of Apple laptops have not been wasted. The Surface Pro 3 30% thinner than the MacBook Air and 50% lower than the MacBook Pro.
Here is the complete technical data sheet: Dimensions: 9.1 mm thick and 800 grams weightSilver-colored magnesium frame Physical keys: Volume, Power, Home 64 GB internal memory, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB 12 ClearType display with 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution with capacitive stylus with 256 pressure levels 802.11ac / 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE5 megapixel camera on the back and front with video recording in Full HD 1080p Integrated front and rear microphones Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio USB 3.0 ports full format, microSD reader, headphone jack, Mini DisplayPort sensor: ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, 36W power supply unit
The technical characteristics depend on the variant chosen. More models will be sold from a base price of 799 dollars, up to almost 2000, depending on the integrated Intel chip, the amount of RAM and internal memory. Available three fourth generation Intel, i3, i5 and i7 chips, 4 or 8 GB of RAM and 64/128/256/512 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD. Do not miss the extensive connectivity set, including a USB 3.0 port and a mini DisplayPort in addition to Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. As regards the autonomy of the device, Microsoft's official estimates indicate 9 hours of constant use of web browsing. Large space has also been given to the new Type Cover and integrated pen. The keyboard with an improved trackpad and 68% larger than the previous one, extremely criticized and the negative cuifeedback received was the basis for "reconstructing" the keyboard. The list price of $ 129.99. The Surface Pen, this is its official name, has been designed for many situations: from photo editing through Photoshop, revised to marry with the 12 inch screen of the Pro 3, up to the correction of articles through Office Word.
IN ITALY ARRIVER AT THE END OF SUMMER Microsoft Surface Pro will be on sale in the United States from next June, while in Italy we will have to wait until the end of August. Prices will start from the $ 799 entry-level version (Core i3, SSD 64 GB, 4 GB RAM) up to almost $ 2000 of the most complete model (Core i7, SSD 512 GB, 8 GB RAM).
A question arises spontaneously, the price, very high, for a tablet does not scare the possible buyers? We believe that the time of the desperate and obsessive search of a tablet worthy of the competition is over. From now on the goal will be another: to create the best alternative to the notebook, passing through the teachings of the post-PC era. We just have to wait to see if Microsoft's choice gives us reason.