"The Surface Pro 3 does a better job of cramming a full-powered computer into a touchscreen tablet than anything ever has before"
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.
Pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Pro, you can install your favorite desktop software, including the full Microsoft Office Suite (sold separately) and thousands of programs created for the Windows platform. Surface Pro 3 also has a 4th generation Intel Core processor which delivers blazing-fast performance.
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
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.
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 Pro 3
Substantially thinner and lighter than MacBook Air—weighs 2.4 pounds with cover attached
Detachable keyboard3 and touchscreen goes from laptop to tablet in a snap
Runs entire Office Suite1 and thousands of programs created for the Windows platform
High-quality Pen that delivers a natural writing and drawing experience
Two 5MP HD front- and rear-facing cameras
13-inch MacBook Air tips the scales at 2.96 pounds
No touchscreen and keyboard is non-detachable
Runs Office, but can't run many software programs you may need to get work done
No pen and no pen support
One 720p HD front-facing camera
Windows 8.1 Pro
Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home
11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 9.14 mm)
1.76 lbs (0.79 kg)
Solid state drive (SSD) options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB
64GB or 128GB version with 4GB RAM
256GB or 512GB version with 8GB RAM
Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: Multitouch input
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
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
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
Up to 9 hours of web browsing5
5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras • Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound
Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound
Full-size USB 3.0 • microSD card reader • Headphone jack • Mini DisplayPort • Cover port • Charging port
Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer
1-year limited hardware warranty6
Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 20 grams
Flipboard • Skype Wi-Fi • Skype • OneNote MX • Solitaire • Mahjong • Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle • Fresh Paint
Surface Pro 3 • Surface Pen • 36-watt power supply • Quick Start Guide • Safety and warranty documents
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
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.
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.
A: Switching from Mac to Surface has never been easier - we will walk you through it here: Switch to Surface. For general setup, download the Surface Pro 3 user guide and make sure you've installed the latest updates.