It appears that engineers at Microsoft may have understood the reviews for its previous products, as the Surface Pro 3 addresses many past customer issues. This tablet has many improvements, and most customers have expressed their approval, despite a few drawbacks. There is also buzz about this tablet actually replacing the traditional laptop in the near future. This assertion may be hype, as this tablet does not have all the features that would make it a great buy for people seeking a fully functioning laptop. For many others, the Surface Pro 3 is an exciting next-generation device that is thin, lightweight, and has many features needed for work as well as entertainment. There is a breakdown of price and review details at [http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/microsoft-surface-pro-3-1249750/review].
Surface Pro 3 Features and Benefits
The initial noticeable features about the Surface Pro 3 are its external dimensions. At about a third of an inch, it is very portable in almost any bag or briefcase. Microsoft also decided to improve the display of the Surface Pro 3 with an expanded 12-inch screen. This increase in length and width is one design feature that makes it so thin, as its electronic components are now spread out over a larger plane rather than stacked, as in the previous generations.
The larger screen allows for a much better viewing experience over the 10.6-inch display of its predecessors. This amounts to a pixel increase from 1920 x 1080 to 2160 x 1440, allowing for better graphics and a more useful device. Microsoft also redesigned the Surface Pro 3 to be more rectangular with an aspect ratio of 3:2 where the previous versions had a 16:9 design. This ratio makes it feel more like working on a standard notepad when using it in portrait mode. Additionally, the Surface Pro 3 may actually be able to display more content than the MacBook Air, which has a 13.3-inch display and a 16:10 aspect ratio.
At 1.8 pounds, the Surface Pro 3 is very light for its size, and that greatly adds to its intended portability. Its weight and dimensions make it a wonderful device for businesses that are constantly mobile as well as professionals who process and print forms while on the road. Where a laptop would be cumbersome, such behind the wheel of a delivery truck, the Surface Pro 3 would fit right in while meeting the needs of nearly anybody on the go.
The Surface Pro 3 includes an improved stylus that has been designed to feel like a traditional writing pen. One click on the top button and the tablet will activate with One Note loaded. The drag while writing or drawing is very similar to pen and paper, which is a significant improvement over the slick feel of many other tablets. Additionally, the Surface Pro 3 has a palm rejection feature that ignores a hand resting on the screen while writing.
While watching videos or listening to music, most tablets do not produce great sound because the audio ports are located behind the device. However, the Surface Pro 3 has addressed this issue by relocating them to the bezel, thereby sending speaker output toward the user. The audio ports do not appear to take space away from the display or add to the device’s length in any significant way, which is nothing short of brilliant.
Microsoft offers a new keyboard with many improvements over previous versions. The keys have a deeper travel with a better response, and it also has a redesigned touchpad that clicks when it is pressed. A new feature is a magnetic strip that allows the keyboard to attach to the tablet’s bezel in a way that angles the typing surface in a similar fashion to a laptop. It is somewhat perplexing to many users that Microsoft made the decision to not include this needed tool with the Surface Pro 3. Look up this site for a detailed review of the Surface Pro 3 and its keyboard. [http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/23/surface-pro-3-review/]
Surface Pro 3 Drawbacks
Reportedly, Microsoft has been working to produce a device that will replace the laptop. While their Surface Pro 3 is a step closer, decisions made at the company have made this device fall short of that goal.
The biggest issue is the decision to have customers pay extra for the keyboard. Even the highest priced Surface Pro 3 model does not include a keyboard, and that is unfortunate because it is a redesigned, much improved accessory that might have made this tablet a good replacement for some laptops.
Although the keyboard has been greatly improved, it cannot compare to those on larger laptops. People who type aggressively may have issues with its light-duty, some would argue flimsy design. The keys are gathered together on a smaller plane, so fast typists accustomed to large keyboards will likely make mistakes on this tool.
If you need a laptop and you run Microsoft Office, you will probably be disappointed to learn that it is not included with the Surface Pro 3 software. It can be easily installed after purchase through the Windows Store, but it will be a $250 expense over the cost of this device.
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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a great device, with a bright screen, a thin profile, large display, and an improved keyboard, but it is not the laptop replacement that the tech giant claims it to be. Many users have expressed praise for its versatility, portability, and power as compared to their previous devices. A few customers have commented that it has fallen short of their requirements, as they were hoping for a full sized laptop in a small case. The Surface Pro 3 has gotten great reviews, but many customers have also expressed the wish that they were offered at a lower purchase price.