The third incarnation of Microsoft's Pro Tablet Surfaces

Subject: Mobile | August 15, 2014 - 02:22 PM |
Tagged: Surface Pro 3, microsoft

With a 12" 2160x1440 resolution screen, a 4th generation Core i3, i5 or i7 and a full version of Win 8.1 the new Surface Pro 3 is the best tablet offered by Microsoft so far.  Overall it is thinner but 1.5" larger than the Pro 3 with better resolution with a battery that should last about 8 hours while you are working, slightly longer when just browsing.  The Surface Pen is a nice addition to the dock and stand we have become familiar with.  Overall The Inquirer was fairly impressed with Microsoft's new offering, apart from the pricing which is rather prohibitive even before accessorizing.

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"THE SURFACE PRO 3 tablet brings some of the biggest and most welcome changes seen in the Surface tablet line yet, with a bigger and better 12in HD screen, a much thinner case and an improved keyboard and kickstand, meaning its never lived more up to its motto of "the tablet that can replace your laptop."

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Source: The Inquirer

August 15, 2014 | 04:33 PM - Posted by JohnGR

Yeah, nice Microsoft. Keep making tablets with expensive Intel processors, put a little extra premium because you are of course Microsoft, equal if not better than Apple, and then hit again and again your head on the wall trying to figure out why you can't sell.

August 15, 2014 | 07:16 PM - Posted by Branthog

I would consider switching from an iPad to a Surface, but god damn that is an ugly interface. It looks like a psychedelic Scrabble box vomited all over a screen.

August 15, 2014 | 11:47 PM - Posted by JohnGR


August 15, 2014 | 07:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Surface, priced to sink your bank account, and powered by all those juicy user metrics, all rolled up with those flashing tile based ads on the desktop. With Intel's high margin CPUs, and their overpriced and underpowered graphics! Nvidia will sell more of its K1's, as will Apple and its A8's. M$ is only besting Apple in the overpriced arena. Intel is using the $$$$$ Core i Margins to fund its contra revenue, and it still cannot buy its way into a Zune size share of the tablet market, all while ignoring the regular laptop/PC market that appears to be showing some life again. It's just a matter of time, before the 4 or more core Custom (Denver/Cyclone next generation) laptop/chromebook SKUs powered by the ARMv8 ISA begin to make more inroads into the market with much better graphics, and AMD has yet to introduce their custom ARMv8 based SKUs, and AMD graphics. All those custom ARM variants, and their rapidly improving GPUs, at such an affordable price, makes a market that WINTEL will not control.

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