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The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover and Surface Pen sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3 4th Gen

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

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The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover and Surface Pen sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3 4th Gen

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover sold separately).

  • 12-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Intel i3, i5, or i7 4th Gen available
  • Surface Pen included

 

 

Overview

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience.

Quote

"The Surface Pro 3 does a better job of cramming a full-powered computer into a touchscreen tablet than anything ever has before"

The Verge

Larger screen, lighter form

Larger screen, lighter form

Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest and lightest in our Pro family. Refined to its essential elements, Surface Pro 3 is as beautiful as it is functional so you can stay productive from anywhere. Just slip it into your bag or backpack and go.

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Surface Pro 3 runs Windows 10 perfectly so you can use all the touch apps and desktop software you need, like Microsoft Office. Write directly on web pages with Surface Pen in the Microsoft Edge browser and ask Cortana to remind you about an important event. Surface Pro 3 also has a 4th generation Intel Core processor which delivers blazing-fast performance.

Revolutionary laptop

Revolutionary laptop

Offering unmatched versatility, you can go from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover.3 Magnetic stability keeps the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover steady, so you can work just as comfortably on your lap as at your desk. Plus, you can easily connect your peripherals and transfer files via a full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, and Mini DisplayPort.4

USB 3.0 logo

Write naturally

Write naturally

Behold the most natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet thanks to the Surface Pen. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea–even if your device is in sleep mode.

Stay entertained

Stay entertained

Use the multi-position Kickstand for a hands-free way to watch movies on the brilliant Full HD display.5 Enjoy Dolby audio as you stream millions of songs for free, and import your iTunes playlists. Easily integrate all your social content with free apps like Facebook and Twitter, or stay productive with pre-installed apps like OneNote and Skype.

Compare Surface Models

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Ports

Surface 3

Surface 3

Starting at $499.00

Shop now >

The perfect balance of performance and value for students, families, and more.

10.8" 1.37 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280

Windows 10

Includes 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal6

64GB or 128GB

Quad-core Intel Atom

3-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini Display Port
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Micro USB charging port

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3

Starting at $699.00

The ultimate in performance and versatility for professionals, creators, and more.

12" 1.76 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440

Windows 10 Pro

64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

4th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7

Multi-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack

Tech specs

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home

Dimensions

11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 9.14 mm)

Weight

1.76 lbs (0.79 kg)

Hard drive size2

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

Memory

64GB/Intel i3 or 128GB/Intel i5 version with 4GB RAM
128GB/Intel i7, 256GB/Intel i5 & Intel i7 or 512GB/Intel i7 version with 8GB RAM

Display

Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: Multitouch input

Processor

64GB/Intel i3 version:
4th generation Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.50 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4200

128GB and 256GB/Intel i5 version:
4th generation Intel Core i5-4300U 1.90 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.9GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4400

128GB, 256GB and 512GB/Intel i7 version:
4th generation Intel Core i7-4650U 1.70 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.3 GHZ) with Intel HD Graphics 5000

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for enterprise security

Wireless

802.11ac/802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

Cameras and Video

5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras • Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Audio

Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0 • microSD card reader • Headphone jack • Mini DisplayPort • Cover port • Charging port

Sensors

Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty5

Surface Pen

Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 20 grams

Pre-installed Apps

Flipboard • Skype Wi-Fi • Skype • OneNote MX • Solitaire • Mahjong • Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle • Fresh Paint

In the box

Surface Pro 3 • Surface Pen • 36-watt power supply • Quick Start Guide • Safety and warranty documents

FAQ

How does the Surface Pro 4 differ from the Surface Pro 3?

A: Surface Pro 4 features a larger PixelSense display and the latest Intel 6th generation Intel processors for increased power and performance, while being thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 3.

Can Surface Pro 3 run the same programs that run on my laptop or desktop?

A: Yes, Surface Pro 3 is a full laptop replacement. It can run any program that runs on Windows, including Office, iTunes, and Photoshop.1

Can Surface Pro 3 connect to a larger monitor for business presentations?

A: Yes, you can connect to most monitors via the Surface Pro 3 mini DisplayPort and an optional AV adapter or VGA adapter.

Which documents can I mark up with Surface Pen?

A: You can mark up any document in Word, Excel, and OneNote, and at any thickness you want. Office programs1 appear with a "Pen" tab on the ribbon which gives you all the options you need. There are also many Pen apps to markup PDFs and other documents, such as Drawboard PDF.

Can I use the Surface Pro 3 for gaming?

A: Yes. Surface Pro 3 runs many of the most popular PC games, including League of Legends, Civilization V, and The Elder Scrolls Online. You can also connect an Xbox 360 wireless controller for Windows to your Surface and hook up to your big screen TV to play your favorite PC games.

How can I get help setting up or troubleshooting?

A: Download the Surface Pro 3 user guide and make sure you've installed the latest updates.



Overview

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design.

Quote

"The Surface Pro 3 does a better job of cramming a full-powered computer into a touchscreen tablet than anything ever has before"

The Verge

Larger screen, lighter form

Larger screen, lighter form

Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest and lightest in our Pro family. Refined to its essential elements, Surface Pro 3 is as beautiful as it is functional so you can stay productive from anywhere. Just slip it into your bag or backpack and go.

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Surface Pro 3 runs Windows 10 perfectly so you can use all the touch apps and desktop software you need, like Microsoft Office. Write directly on web pages with Surface Pen in the Microsoft Edge browser and ask Cortana to remind you about an important event. Surface Pro 3 also has a 4th generation Intel Core processor which delivers blazing-fast performance.

Revolutionary laptop

Revolutionary laptop

Offering unmatched versatility, you can go from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover.3 Magnetic stability keeps the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover steady, so you can work just as comfortably on your lap as at your desk. Plus, you can easily connect your peripherals and transfer files via a full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, and Mini DisplayPort.4

USB 3.0 logo

Stay entertained

Stay entertained

Use the multi-position Kickstand for a hands-free way to watch movies on the brilliant Full HD display.5 Enjoy Dolby audio as you stream millions of songs for free, and import your iTunes playlists. Easily integrate all your social content with free apps like Facebook and Twitter, or stay productive with pre-installed apps like OneNote and Skype.

Compare Surface Models

Scroll leftScroll right

If you’re looking for

Size and Weight

Operating system & Software

Storage options

Processor

Kickstand

Ports

Surface 3

Surface 3

Starting at $499.00

Shop now >

The perfect balance of performance and value for students, families, and more.

10.8" 1.37 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280

Windows 10

Includes 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal6

64GB or 128GB

Quad-core Intel Atom

3-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini Display Port
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Micro USB charging port

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3

Starting at $699.99

The ultimate in performance and versatility for professionals, creators, and more.

12" 1.76 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440

Windows 10 Pro

64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

4th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7

Multi-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack

Tech specs

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home

Dimensions

11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 9.14 mm)

Weight

1.76 lbs (0.79 kg)

Hard drive size2

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB

Memory

128GB/Intel Core i3 version with 4GB RAM

Display

Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: Multitouch input

Processor

128GB/Intel i3 version:
4th generation Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.50 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4200

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for enterprise security

Wireless

802.11ac/802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

Cameras and Video

5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras • Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Audio

Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0 • microSD card reader • Headphone jack • Mini DisplayPort • Cover port • Charging port

Sensors

Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty5

Surface Pen

Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 20 grams

Pre-installed Apps

Flipboard • Skype Wi-Fi • Skype • OneNote MX • Solitaire • Mahjong • Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle • Fresh Paint

In the box

Surface Pro 3 • 36-watt power supply • Quick Start Guide • Safety and warranty documents

Note: Surface Pen not included with i3/128GB model

FAQ

How does the Surface Pro 4 differ from the Surface Pro 3?

A: Surface Pro 4 features a larger PixelSense display and the latest Intel 6th generation Intel processors for increased power and performance, while being thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 3.

Can Surface Pro 3 run the same programs that run on my laptop or desktop?

A: Yes, Surface Pro 3 is a full laptop replacement. It can run any program that runs on Windows, including Office, iTunes, and Photoshop.1

Can Surface Pro 3 connect to a larger monitor for business presentations?

A: Yes, you can connect to most monitors via the Surface Pro 3 mini DisplayPort and an optional AV adapter or VGA adapter.

Which documents can I mark up with Surface Pen?

A: You can mark up any document in Word, Excel, and OneNote, and at any thickness you want. Office programs1 appear with a "Pen" tab on the ribbon which gives you all the options you need. There are also many Pen apps to markup PDFs and other documents, such as Drawboard PDF.

Can I use the Surface Pro 3 for gaming?

A: Yes. Surface Pro 3 runs many of the most popular PC games, including League of Legends, Civilization V, and The Elder Scrolls Online. You can also connect an Xbox 360 wireless controller for Windows to your Surface and hook up to your big screen TV to play your favorite PC games.

How can I get help setting up or troubleshooting?

A: Download the Surface Pro 3 user guide and make sure you've installed the latest updates.



Overview

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience.

Quote

"The Surface Pro 3 does a better job of cramming a full-powered computer into a touchscreen tablet than anything ever has before"

The Verge

Larger screen, lighter form

Larger screen, lighter form

Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest and lightest in our Pro family. Refined to its essential elements, Surface Pro 3 is as beautiful as it is functional so you can stay productive from anywhere. Just slip it into your bag or backpack and go.

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Surface Pro 3 runs Windows 10 perfectly so you can use all the touch apps and desktop software you need, like Microsoft Office. Write directly on web pages with Surface Pen in the Microsoft Edge browser and ask Cortana to remind you about an important event. Surface Pro 3 also has a 4th generation Intel Core processor which delivers blazing-fast performance.

Revolutionary laptop

Revolutionary laptop

Offering unmatched versatility, you can go from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover.3 Magnetic stability keeps the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover steady, so you can work just as comfortably on your lap as at your desk. Plus, you can easily connect your peripherals and transfer files via a full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, and Mini DisplayPort.4

USB 3.0 logo

Write naturally

Write naturally

Behold the most natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet thanks to the Surface Pen. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea–even if your device is in sleep mode.

Stay entertained

Stay entertained

Use the multi-position Kickstand for a hands-free way to watch movies on the brilliant Full HD display.5 Enjoy Dolby audio as you stream millions of songs for free, and import your iTunes playlists. Easily integrate all your social content with free apps like Facebook and Twitter, or stay productive with pre-installed apps like OneNote and Skype.

Compare Surface Models

Scroll leftScroll right

If you’re looking for

Size and Weight

Operating system & Software

Storage options

Processor

Kickstand

Ports

Surface 3

Surface 3

Starting at $499.00

Shop now >

The perfect balance of performance and value for students, families, and more.

10.8" 1.37 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280

Windows 10

Includes 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal6

64GB or 128GB

Quad-core Intel Atom

3-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini Display Port
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Micro USB charging port

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3

Starting at $799.00

The ultimate in performance and versatility for professionals, creators, and more.

12" 1.76 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440

Windows 10 Pro

64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

4th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7

Multi-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack

Tech specs

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home

Dimensions

11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 9.14 mm)

Weight

1.76 lbs (0.79 kg)

Hard drive size2

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

Memory

64GB/Intel i3 or 128GB/Intel i5 version with 4GB RAM
128GB/Intel i7, 256GB/Intel i5 & Intel i7 or 512GB/Intel i7 version with 8GB RAM

Display

Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: Multitouch input

Processor

64GB/Intel i3 version:
4th generation Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.50 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4200

128GB and 256GB/Intel i5 version:
4th generation Intel Core i5-4300U 1.90 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.9GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4400

128GB, 256GB and 512GB/Intel i7 version:
4th generation Intel Core i7-4650U 1.70 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.3 GHZ) with Intel HD Graphics 5000

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for enterprise security

Wireless

802.11ac/802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

Cameras and Video

5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras • Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Audio

Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0 • microSD card reader • Headphone jack • Mini DisplayPort • Cover port • Charging port

Sensors

Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty5

Surface Pen

Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 20 grams

Pre-installed Apps

Flipboard • Skype Wi-Fi • Skype • OneNote MX • Solitaire • Mahjong • Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle • Fresh Paint

In the box

Surface Pro 3 • Surface Pen • 36-watt power supply • Quick Start Guide • Safety and warranty documents

FAQ

How does the Surface Pro 4 differ from the Surface Pro 3?

A: Surface Pro 4 features a larger PixelSense display and the latest Intel 6th generation Intel processors for increased power and performance, while being thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 3.

Can Surface Pro 3 run the same programs that run on my laptop or desktop?

A: Yes, Surface Pro 3 is a full laptop replacement. It can run any program that runs on Windows, including Office, iTunes, and Photoshop.1

Can Surface Pro 3 connect to a larger monitor for business presentations?

A: Yes, you can connect to most monitors via the Surface Pro 3 mini DisplayPort and an optional AV adapter or VGA adapter.

Which documents can I mark up with Surface Pen?

A: You can mark up any document in Word, Excel, and OneNote, and at any thickness you want. Office programs1 appear with a "Pen" tab on the ribbon which gives you all the options you need. There are also many Pen apps to markup PDFs and other documents, such as Drawboard PDF.

Can I use the Surface Pro 3 for gaming?

A: Yes. Surface Pro 3 runs many of the most popular PC games, including League of Legends, Civilization V, and The Elder Scrolls Online. You can also connect an Xbox 360 wireless controller for Windows to your Surface and hook up to your big screen TV to play your favorite PC games.

How can I get help setting up or troubleshooting?

A: Download the Surface Pro 3 user guide and make sure you've installed the latest updates.



Overview

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience.

Quote

"The Surface Pro 3 does a better job of cramming a full-powered computer into a touchscreen tablet than anything ever has before"

The Verge

Larger screen, lighter form

Larger screen, lighter form

Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest and lightest in our Pro family. Refined to its essential elements, Surface Pro 3 is as beautiful as it is functional so you can stay productive from anywhere. Just slip it into your bag or backpack and go.

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Surface Pro 3 runs Windows 10 perfectly so you can use all the touch apps and desktop software you need, like Microsoft Office. Write directly on web pages with Surface Pen in the Microsoft Edge browser and ask Cortana to remind you about an important event. Surface Pro 3 also has a 4th generation Intel Core processor which delivers blazing-fast performance.

Revolutionary laptop

Revolutionary laptop

Offering unmatched versatility, you can go from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover.3 Magnetic stability keeps the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover steady, so you can work just as comfortably on your lap as at your desk. Plus, you can easily connect your peripherals and transfer files via a full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, and Mini DisplayPort.4

USB 3.0 logo

Write naturally

Write naturally

Behold the most natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet thanks to the Surface Pen. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea–even if your device is in sleep mode.

Stay entertained

Stay entertained

Use the multi-position Kickstand for a hands-free way to watch movies on the brilliant Full HD display.5 Enjoy Dolby audio as you stream millions of songs for free, and import your iTunes playlists. Easily integrate all your social content with free apps like Facebook and Twitter, or stay productive with pre-installed apps like OneNote and Skype.

Compare Surface Models

Scroll leftScroll right

If you’re looking for

Size and Weight

Operating system & Software

Storage options

Processor

Kickstand

Ports

Surface 3

Surface 3

Starting at $499.00

Shop now >

The perfect balance of performance and value for students, families, and more.

10.8" 1.37 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280

Windows 10

Includes 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal6

64GB or 128GB

Quad-core Intel Atom

3-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini Display Port
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Micro USB charging port

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3

Starting at $699.00

The ultimate in performance and versatility for professionals, creators, and more.

12" 1.76 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440

Windows 10 Pro

64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

4th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7

Multi-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack

Tech specs

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home

Dimensions

11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 9.14 mm)

Weight

1.76 lbs (0.79 kg)

Hard drive size2

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

Memory

64GB/Intel i3 or 128GB/Intel i5 version with 4GB RAM
128GB/Intel i7, 256GB/Intel i5 & Intel i7 or 512GB/Intel i7 version with 8GB RAM

Display

Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: Multitouch input

Processor

64GB/Intel i3 version:
4th generation Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.50 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4200

128GB and 256GB/Intel i5 version:
4th generation Intel Core i5-4300U 1.90 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.9GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4400

128GB, 256GB and 512GB/Intel i7 version:
4th generation Intel Core i7-4650U 1.70 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.3 GHZ) with Intel HD Graphics 5000

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for enterprise security

Wireless

802.11ac/802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

Cameras and Video

5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras • Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Audio

Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0 • microSD card reader • Headphone jack • Mini DisplayPort • Cover port • Charging port

Sensors

Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty5

Surface Pen

Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 20 grams

Pre-installed Apps

Flipboard • Skype Wi-Fi • Skype • OneNote MX • Solitaire • Mahjong • Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle • Fresh Paint

In the box

Surface Pro 3 • Surface Pen • 36-watt power supply • Quick Start Guide • Safety and warranty documents

FAQ

How does the Surface Pro 4 differ from the Surface Pro 3?

A: Surface Pro 4 features a larger PixelSense display and the latest Intel 6th generation Intel processors for increased power and performance, while being thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 3.

Can Surface Pro 3 run the same programs that run on my laptop or desktop?

A: Yes, Surface Pro 3 is a full laptop replacement. It can run any program that runs on Windows, including Office, iTunes, and Photoshop.1

Can Surface Pro 3 connect to a larger monitor for business presentations?

A: Yes, you can connect to most monitors via the Surface Pro 3 mini DisplayPort and an optional AV adapter or VGA adapter.

Which documents can I mark up with Surface Pen?

A: You can mark up any document in Word, Excel, and OneNote, and at any thickness you want. Office programs1 appear with a "Pen" tab on the ribbon which gives you all the options you need. There are also many Pen apps to markup PDFs and other documents, such as Drawboard PDF.

Can I use the Surface Pro 3 for gaming?

A: Yes. Surface Pro 3 runs many of the most popular PC games, including League of Legends, Civilization V, and The Elder Scrolls Online. You can also connect an Xbox 360 wireless controller for Windows to your Surface and hook up to your big screen TV to play your favorite PC games.

How can I get help setting up or troubleshooting?

A: Download the Surface Pro 3 user guide and make sure you've installed the latest updates.



Overview

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience.

Quote

"The Surface Pro 3 does a better job of cramming a full-powered computer into a touchscreen tablet than anything ever has before"

The Verge

Larger screen, lighter form

Larger screen, lighter form

Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest and lightest in our Pro family. Refined to its essential elements, Surface Pro 3 is as beautiful as it is functional so you can stay productive from anywhere. Just slip it into your bag or backpack and go.

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Surface Pro 3 runs Windows 10 perfectly so you can use all the touch apps and desktop software you need, like Microsoft Office. Write directly on web pages with Surface Pen in the Microsoft Edge browser and ask Cortana to remind you about an important event. Surface Pro 3 also has a 4th generation Intel Core processor which delivers blazing-fast performance.

Revolutionary laptop

Revolutionary laptop

Offering unmatched versatility, you can go from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover.3 Magnetic stability keeps the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover steady, so you can work just as comfortably on your lap as at your desk. Plus, you can easily connect your peripherals and transfer files via a full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, and Mini DisplayPort.4

USB 3.0 logo

Write naturally

Write naturally

Behold the most natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet thanks to the Surface Pen. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea–even if your device is in sleep mode.

Stay entertained

Stay entertained

Use the multi-position Kickstand for a hands-free way to watch movies on the brilliant Full HD display.5 Enjoy Dolby audio as you stream millions of songs for free, and import your iTunes playlists. Easily integrate all your social content with free apps like Facebook and Twitter, or stay productive with pre-installed apps like OneNote and Skype.

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Surface 3

Surface 3

Starting at $499.00

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The perfect balance of performance and value for students, families, and more.

10.8" 1.37 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280

Windows 10

Includes 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal6

64GB or 128GB

Quad-core Intel Atom

3-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini Display Port
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Micro USB charging port

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3

Starting at $699.00

The ultimate in performance and versatility for professionals, creators, and more.

12" 1.76 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440

Windows 10 Pro

64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

4th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7

Multi-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack

Tech specs

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home

Dimensions

11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 9.14 mm)

Weight

1.76 lbs (0.79 kg)

Hard drive size2

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

Memory

64GB/Intel i3 or 128GB/Intel i5 version with 4GB RAM
128GB/Intel i7, 256GB/Intel i5 & Intel i7 or 512GB/Intel i7 version with 8GB RAM

Display

Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: Multitouch input

Processor

64GB/Intel i3 version:
4th generation Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.50 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4200

128GB and 256GB/Intel i5 version:
4th generation Intel Core i5-4300U 1.90 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.9GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4400

128GB, 256GB and 512GB/Intel i7 version:
4th generation Intel Core i7-4650U 1.70 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.3 GHZ) with Intel HD Graphics 5000

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for enterprise security

Wireless

802.11ac/802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

Cameras and Video

5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras • Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Audio

Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0 • microSD card reader • Headphone jack • Mini DisplayPort • Cover port • Charging port

Sensors

Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty5

Surface Pen

Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 20 grams

Pre-installed Apps

Flipboard • Skype Wi-Fi • Skype • OneNote MX • Solitaire • Mahjong • Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle • Fresh Paint

In the box

Surface Pro 3 • Surface Pen • 36-watt power supply • Quick Start Guide • Safety and warranty documents

FAQ

How does the Surface Pro 4 differ from the Surface Pro 3?

A: Surface Pro 4 features a larger PixelSense display and the latest Intel 6th generation Intel processors for increased power and performance, while being thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 3.

Can Surface Pro 3 run the same programs that run on my laptop or desktop?

A: Yes, Surface Pro 3 is a full laptop replacement. It can run any program that runs on Windows, including Office, iTunes, and Photoshop.1

Can Surface Pro 3 connect to a larger monitor for business presentations?

A: Yes, you can connect to most monitors via the Surface Pro 3 mini DisplayPort and an optional AV adapter or VGA adapter.

Which documents can I mark up with Surface Pen?

A: You can mark up any document in Word, Excel, and OneNote, and at any thickness you want. Office programs1 appear with a "Pen" tab on the ribbon which gives you all the options you need. There are also many Pen apps to markup PDFs and other documents, such as Drawboard PDF.

Can I use the Surface Pro 3 for gaming?

A: Yes. Surface Pro 3 runs many of the most popular PC games, including League of Legends, Civilization V, and The Elder Scrolls Online. You can also connect an Xbox 360 wireless controller for Windows to your Surface and hook up to your big screen TV to play your favorite PC games.

How can I get help setting up or troubleshooting?

A: Download the Surface Pro 3 user guide and make sure you've installed the latest updates.



Overview

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience.

Quote

"The Surface Pro 3 does a better job of cramming a full-powered computer into a touchscreen tablet than anything ever has before"

The Verge

Larger screen, lighter form

Larger screen, lighter form

Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest and lightest in our Pro family. Refined to its essential elements, Surface Pro 3 is as beautiful as it is functional so you can stay productive from anywhere. Just slip it into your bag or backpack and go.

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Runs Windows & Office perfectly

Surface Pro 3 runs Windows 10 perfectly so you can use all the touch apps and desktop software you need, like Microsoft Office. Write directly on web pages with Surface Pen in the Microsoft Edge browser and ask Cortana to remind you about an important event. Surface Pro 3 also has a 4th generation Intel Core processor which delivers blazing-fast performance.

Revolutionary laptop

Revolutionary laptop

Offering unmatched versatility, you can go from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover.3 Magnetic stability keeps the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover steady, so you can work just as comfortably on your lap as at your desk. Plus, you can easily connect your peripherals and transfer files via a full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, and Mini DisplayPort.4

USB 3.0 logo

Write naturally

Write naturally

Behold the most natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet thanks to the Surface Pen. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea–even if your device is in sleep mode.

Stay entertained

Stay entertained

Use the multi-position Kickstand for a hands-free way to watch movies on the brilliant Full HD display.5 Enjoy Dolby audio as you stream millions of songs for free, and import your iTunes playlists. Easily integrate all your social content with free apps like Facebook and Twitter, or stay productive with pre-installed apps like OneNote and Skype.

Compare Surface Models

Scroll leftScroll right

If you’re looking for

Size and Weight

Operating system & Software

Storage options

Processor

Kickstand

Ports

Surface 3

Surface 3

Starting at $499.00

Shop now >

The perfect balance of performance and value for students, families, and more.

10.8" 1.37 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280

Windows 10

Includes 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal6

64GB or 128GB

Quad-core Intel Atom

3-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini Display Port
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Micro USB charging port

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3

Starting at $699.00

The ultimate in performance and versatility for professionals, creators, and more.

12" 1.76 lbs
Full HD Display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440

Windows 10 Pro

64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

4th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, or i7

Multi-position Kickstand

Full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack

Tech specs

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home

Dimensions

11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 9.14 mm)

Weight

1.76 lbs (0.79 kg)

Hard drive size2

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB

Memory

64GB/Intel i3 or 128GB/Intel i5 version with 4GB RAM
128GB/Intel i7, 256GB/Intel i5 & Intel i7 or 512GB/Intel i7 version with 8GB RAM

Display

Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: Multitouch input

Processor

64GB/Intel i3 version:
4th generation Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.50 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4200

128GB and 256GB/Intel i5 version:
4th generation Intel Core i5-4300U 1.90 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.9GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4400

128GB, 256GB and 512GB/Intel i7 version:
4th generation Intel Core i7-4650U 1.70 GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.3 GHZ) with Intel HD Graphics 5000

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for enterprise security

Wireless

802.11ac/802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

Cameras and Video

5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras • Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Audio

Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound

Ports

Full-size USB 3.0 • microSD card reader • Headphone jack • Mini DisplayPort • Cover port • Charging port

Sensors

Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty5

Surface Pen

Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 20 grams

Pre-installed Apps

Flipboard • Skype Wi-Fi • Skype • OneNote MX • Solitaire • Mahjong • Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle • Fresh Paint

In the box

Surface Pro 3 • Surface Pen • 36-watt power supply • Quick Start Guide • Safety and warranty documents

FAQ

How does the Surface Pro 4 differ from the Surface Pro 3?

A: Surface Pro 4 features a larger PixelSense display and the latest Intel 6th generation Intel processors for increased power and performance, while being thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 3.

Can Surface Pro 3 run the same programs that run on my laptop or desktop?

A: Yes, Surface Pro 3 is a full laptop replacement. It can run any program that runs on Windows, including Office, iTunes, and Photoshop.1

Can Surface Pro 3 connect to a larger monitor for business presentations?

A: Yes, you can connect to most monitors via the Surface Pro 3 mini DisplayPort and an optional AV adapter or VGA adapter.

Which documents can I mark up with Surface Pen?

A: You can mark up any document in Word, Excel, and OneNote, and at any thickness you want. Office programs1 appear with a "Pen" tab on the ribbon which gives you all the options you need. There are also many Pen apps to markup PDFs and other documents, such as Drawboard PDF.

Can I use the Surface Pro 3 for gaming?

A: Yes. Surface Pro 3 runs many of the most popular PC games, including League of Legends, Civilization V, and The Elder Scrolls Online. You can also connect an Xbox 360 wireless controller for Windows to your Surface and hook up to your big screen TV to play your favorite PC games.

How can I get help setting up or troubleshooting?

A: Download the Surface Pro 3 user guide and make sure you've installed the latest updates.



Ratings and reviews

Rated 5 out of5 by fromfantas tic laptop/tablet.will replace several laptreceived as a gift was altogether enamored with its features .the best laptop and fastest connect times I have ever experienced.replaced two ultra books rather easily.
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 5 out of5 by fromMS nailed it.My background in IT started in a shop mostly ran on Linux stuff because, well, it just flat works for what we did. I got told to set up a Surface Pro 3 for a client and was pretty skeptical because this thing was running Windows 8 (8.1 to be specific) and was an MS brewed product, so how good could it really be, right? I went to the clients office, and in less than 10 minutes I was SOLD. I changed jobs the next week and my boss bought the 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, i7 version. I've been using this thing for 15 months and have never had an issue that I didn't cause. I am still shocked at it. I use this thing all day every day, and even run a Windows 7 x64 and a Linux virtual machine (with 3GB RAM each) AT THE SAME TIME with no trouble. I would be sad enough if I had to give this one back that I'd have to buy my own, and I'm also looking at buying my wife one for Christmas. Microsoft really knocked the Surface Pro 3 out of the park!
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of5 by fromGood Laptop/Tablet ReplacementI was part of a product placement survey 2 years ago which included (along with 3 other competitive products) the Surface Pro 3. At the end of the survey we had the choice of which machine to keep and I chose this one with confidence.I am a nursing student and I appreciate OneNote for this reason. OneNote coupled with the surface pen has been absolutely perfect. Using the split screen to view my online textbooks while also being able to take notes has been nothing short of efficient. When I first started using this product the OS was Windows 8 which took some getting used to, but thought it was a great OS for a touch screen convertible laptop/tablet. Since using SP3 I have downloaded Windows 10 and appreciated the changes that were made, albeit they took some getting used to after using Windows 8. Unfortunately, my printer is not compatible with Windows 10 which is the only big bummer there.I do often wish there was more than one USB port for this device. I heard the SP4 has more than 1, perhaps due to the feedback I gave during the survey (you're welcome).I have the 128 GB hard drive and it has served me well. Even though I realize Sims 4 is better played on a desktop I found myself giving into my guilty pleasure with this game, which takes up a lot of hard drive space. Considering this and the multitude of textbooks I have downloaded onto it (9 textbooks) the fact that I still have space to spare is impressive to me. The computer itself has not slowed down either.I will continue to recommend this product to people who ask. Many of my classmates envy the use of this device and see its value, especially with note taking and the ease of portability. I have not used a protective case for it, I have never dropped it, nor has the screen cracked. However, if my Daddy bought me a SP3 for college and the screen cracked due to my dropping it, I would lie about it too. Don't be fooled by the negative reviews. This product is worth looking into.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of5 by fromPerfectHaving used it for 2 weeks, this perfectly fits my need. It's great not having to carry a laptop and a tablet while traveling or having to worry about different version of documents on two machines.The type keyboard works well and pen inputs allows me to take notes anywhere I want it on Word and pdf's, which is much more convenient than using comment functions. It's also worked well as a tablet for my in-flight reading.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 5 out of5 by fromA ture laptop/Desktop/iPad replacementI am an eighth grad mathematics teacher and I spend a lot of time on a PC developing, presenting, and assessing curriculum. I have a desktop PC at home, an iPad, a Macbook Air, and a laptop issued by my school. Over the years I have mastered the art of keeping all of these devices in sync so that I can stay productive both in my classroom and at home. Of course using OneDrive has helped to keep my documents backed up and consistent across all of my devices, however it has been a chore to keep the same software on all of the devices.I know all of these devices seem like overkill, but I really needed all of them. (a quick overview) My home desktop was my go to machine for creating tests and presentations for lessons. It was also the work horse for times when I had a lot of data to manage such as grades or progress monitoring. I had my school laptop for presenting materials, since it was hooked up to my interactive display. I had my Macbook Air for on the go work. For example, professional development days when I needed longer battery life, which it would still sometimes need a little charge toward the end of the day. It was also lighter to pack back and forth from home to work. The iPad was the device that filled the gaps in between. I would use it to do any quick checks for e-mail or respond to student posts on Schoology (a course management site).I have been keeping my eye on the Surface Pro tablets since they released. I worried about whether they could keep up for a full day of work without having to charge up. I also worried about it being light enough to carry around all day in my classroom as I teach. My iPad was light and I could do this, but it just didn’t have the software I needed (active inspire – software for my interactive display). Then I read about the Surface Pro 3. I researched a lot about it, and despite the nitpicking of bloggers out there I thought I would take the gamble and see how it pans out for me – someone using it for a real day to day job, not watching Netflix for 7 hours straight as an endurance test.This week I have been attending a workshop where I have used my Surface Pro 3 all day. I have been thoroughly impressed with the performance of my Surface. The battery life is amazing. Reviewers do unrealistic tests like running Netflix for hours and hours. I hope no one is watching Netflix that long! I used my Surface all day, taking notes, looking at websites, and annotating over PDF files. When I got home there was still battery to go. I put it on charge each night and it was ready in the morning. It really is an all-day charge.I love the Surface pen with quick access to OneNote. I have always thought using a laptop or iPad to take notes was a hassle because of the startup process. Paper and pencil was so much easier, but the Surface Pro 3 is just as fast. Just a click and the Surface is ready to go. I love it.I have the 256GB model and it has ample space for my apps and files. I suppose the 128GB model would suffice, but I wanted 8GB of RAM. Speaking of RAM, my Surface can breeze through running many different applications at once. – it should with 8GB. And I am talking about real applications like Word, Active Inspire, Outlook, and the like.Because my Surface Pro 3 is so capable, I have taken down my desktop PC and hooked up my Surface Pro 3 to a monitor and Bluetooth keyboard/mouse. It doesn’t seem to sweat any task I used to do on my desktop. This includes screen casting for lessons, video editing, creating flipcharts, and composing PowerPoints. So my Desktop is out of the picture.My Surface pro is light weight enough and has the battery endurance to replace my Macbook Air so it is out of the picture. It is also light enough for me to hold up while I sit on the couch, or in bed, so my iPad can be replaced too.I have read about WiDi (Wireless Display) technology and I am looking to replace my school issued laptop with a WiDi receiver and connect up my Surface Pro.As of right now I am replacing four devices with one and I am not making any compromises. . That amazes me.If you are looking at the Surface Pro and the Surface 2 you should really assess what you want to do with your PC. I have a few Surface RT tablets in my classroom for my students to use, and I am pleased with their performance. I would recommend those devices if you are light weight user that needs to just browse the web, e-mail and compose anything from Office software. This will also save you some money, On the other hand if you are like me and are looking for desktop performance in the form of a tablet, then this is what you need. I highly recommend this device, especially for anyone in education.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of5 by fromFantastic Tablet and for PortabilityThe device is simply remarkable, bought for my wife as a Mother's Day gift and is remarkable in it's size, portability and usage. It is costly, but is worth it if you need ultimate portable laptop/tablet replacement. It still needs a mouse for easiest function in desktop mode, and Office still isn't a Windows 8 app in app store. The included stylus is great, but the sticky that holds the stylus and cleans screen is too small and too tight for the stylus that it is hard to get in and out.
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of5 by fromEvery thing I expected, wanted, and need!Purchased the 256gb i5 so that I would have the higher memory specification. I am very pleased with it. Very responsive and does not get hot.......easy to use and with office 365 and the one terabyte of OneDrive storage I am good to go. Using as a laptop is nice and with the keyboard being able to latch on and provide a downward curve typing is fast.Frankly, I prefer it as a tablet. As a tablet it is very light and performance is great.I had thought about waiting for the i7 for the extra storage. Glad I did not wait. I have seen interesting test results that show the i5 actually starts out faster at 1.9 while the i7 is 1.7. Sure it has turbo burst above that but so many programs really do not need that extra push.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of5 by fromJust a few thingsI find it funny how people complain about price when smartphones off contract can cost $699 or $799 and this is a full PC that runs apps and programs starting at $799 (with pen/ without the keyboard). The 64g and 128g IPad costs $699 and $799 respectively with no stylus or covers (I know lots of people who buy these at this price and don't give it a second thought). People also complain about the extra cost for the type cover but IPad doesn't offer one included in the price either.Some people say compare it to the MacBook pro. To that I say they're both great but the mac doesn't offer a touch screen or stylus input. How much extra would it cost if it did?I like apple products. They are well made and work well. They certainly deserve the reputation they've created. That doesn't mean I have to bash another product that is also well made and works well. You can love one brand and it not be a betrayal of that love to acknowledge the good qualities of another brand/product.Surface pro 3 is an awesome device and unlike some others I believe the cost is justified.I'm sure people will hate what I've had to say but I speak the truth. Apple is great and now apparently Microsoft has also created a great device. They deserve their props for that like them or not.
Date published: 2014-07-07
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