Microsoft Debuts Surface Pro 3, Meant to “Replace Your Laptop”
Microsoft Tuesday announced its latest entry into the tablet wars- and the first under new CEO Satya Nadella- with the introduction of the new Surface Pro 3.
The tablet, featuring a huge, 12-inch display, is explicitly touted as an option for users to replace their laptop. It’s also touted by Microsoft as “30 percent thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air.”
“So many people carry both a laptop and a tablet but really want just one device that serves all purposes,” Panos Panay, corporate vice president for Microsoft Surface, said as part of the announcement.
“Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop — packing all the performance of a fully powered laptop into a thin, light and beautifully designed device. You’ll love being able to carry a single device for your next class, workday or weekend getaway knowing you have all the power you need.”
The new device runs on a 4th-generation Intel(R) Core(TM) processor and sports up to 8 GB of RAM. Accessories include new versions of the Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pen.