A 12-Inch HD Screen? Here’s What You Need to Know About the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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May 20, 2014

Shane KitzmanStaff Writer

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – the most powerful, thinnest and lightest Surface Pro yet – not only debuted Tuesday, but it’s ready for pre-order now on BestBuy.com.

Also available for pre-order soon: the Blue Type Cover, which is available only at Best Buy and BestBuy.com.

Now, here’s what you need to know about the Surface Pro 3:

1. It’s the best of a laptop, and the best of a tablet. It boasts both the power and performance of a laptop, with the portability and convenience of a tablet. The kickstand and keyboard make it a breeze to tote around, and don’t forget the easy note-taking software OneNote.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the launch of the Surface Pro 3. (credit: Surface Newsroom)

2.A foot-long screen you could work on all day? Yep. The 12-inch full HD display is 38 percent bigger than Surface Pro 2, with 50 percent more

pixels. Add in the Intel® Core™ processor and up to 8 GB of RAM and that makes the nine hours of Web-browsing battery life even sweeter. Plus, at 0.36 inches thin, it’s uber thin – in fact, it’s the thinnest Intel Core product ever created.

3. It not only runs Windows and Office, but also desktop apps and browsers. And multi-taskers will love the split-screen capability – for example, with Surface Pro 3 you can Skype while surfing the web.

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