Microsoft Officially Launches Surface Pro 3 Tablet

Today Microsoft has officially announced their Surface Pro 3 Tablet. Microsoft wants to replace your laptop with the Surface 3 Pro and it looks like it might have a good chance at doing so. Surface 3 Pro models will feature Haswell processors, Windows 8.1 and a 12-inch display.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

While the Surface Pro 3 is larger than previous Surface models, it is actually thinner and lighter. At just 1.8 pounds and 9.1mm thick Microsoft claims it is the thinnest Intel Core-based device on the market.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

New additions to the Surface Pro 3 are the new “friction-hinge”, which is said to be reliable and smooth. It will allow the Surface Pro 3 to sit at a lower angle. This is great for being productive and makes it easier when you have the Surface Pro 3 sitting on your lap.

The new 12-inch screen has a 3:2 aspect ratio and native resolution of 2160 x 1440. Microsoft has also designed a new stylus for the Surface Pro 3, which they say is almost as natural as using a normal pen.

There is also a new Type Cover keyboard that features an improved touchpad and backlit keys. The keyboard can magnetically attach itself to the front of the device, which will offer improved stability when you have the Surface Pro 3 in your lap.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Type Covers

Here is a full rundown of the different models that Microsoft will be offering with the Surface Pro 3.

Core i3, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage – $799
Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage – $999
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – $1,299
Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – $1,549
Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage – $1,949

Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pen will be available for pre-order starting May 21 at 12:01 a.m. EDT through Microsoftstore.com.

Images courtesy of The Verge.

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