Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

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Microsoft has come again with the new Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft, the software powerhouse (and occasional hardware maker) says it finally has the single grand unified device that will satisfy both the creation and consumption instincts equally. You'll feel just as at home watching a movie or reading a book as you will editing video footage or writing your novel.

The Surface Pro 3, according CNET is starting at $799 (N140,000) or £639 for an Intel Core i3 CPU and a 64GB SSD, we can see the thinking at Microsoft start to lean even more toward the laptop side, with a new kickstand and touch cover that allow you to work at almost any angle.

According to CNET review, configuration is upgraded to a Core i5 CPU and 256GB SSD, which costs $1,299 (N230,000) or £1,109, while the type cover keyboard is an additional $129 (N23,000) or £110.

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Price as reviewed $1,299
Display size/resolution: 12-inch, 2,160 x 1,440 touch screen
PC CPU: 1.9GHz Intel Core i5 4300U
PC Memory: 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz
Graphics: 1,792MB (shared) Intel HD , Graphics 4400
Storage: 256GB SSD hard drive
Optical Drive: None
Networking: 802.11a/c wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Operating system: Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


The Good The Surface Pro 3 is thinner and lighter than the previous two versions, despite having a larger 12-inch display and higher screen resolution. A new kickstand makes it easier to set up and use, and the keyboard cover remains a best-in-class example. The Surface Pro 3 is now optimized for a digital pen, which is included.

The Bad That excellent keyboard cover is not included in the base price, and its improved touch pad still doesn't measure up. The chassis lacks pen storage, and even with tweaked kickstand and keyboard hinges, the Surface Pro 3 still doesn't fit perfectly on the lap.

The Bottom Line While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.

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