Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (256 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 8.1) – Free Windows 10 Upgrade

November 27, 2015 - Comment

Surface Pro 3 The tablet that can replace your laptop. Surface Pro 3 is in a category of its own. With a stunning 12″ display in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form. It may just be the ultimate device.*

Surface Pro 3

The tablet that can replace your laptop.

Surface Pro 3 is in a category of its own. With a stunning 12″ display in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form. It may just be the ultimate device.*

The power and performance of a laptop

The razor-sharp clarity of the 12″ Full HD Plus screen combined with a multi-position Kickstand, keyboard*, and multiple ports make Surface Pro 3 an exceptional device for getting work done. The 4th generation Intel Core processor gives you the power to run your favorite desktop software like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.†

The best of a tablet

Weighing in at 1.76 lbs and only 9.1mm thin with up to 9 hours of battery life#, Surface Pro 3 is the perfect tablet for taking between classes, meetings, and on the road. The bright, responsive touchscreen, speakers with Dolby audio, and two 1080p cameras make video-conferencing or watching movies better than ever.

Runs Windows 8.1 Pro & Office

With Windows 8.1 Pro, you can multitask by running up to three apps side by side. Purchase a 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal and get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook as well as 1TB of OneDrive online storage and 60 world minutes per month of Skype‡.

Great Pen experience

With a Pen that feels like an actual pen, this is the most natural writing experience on a tablet. With the click of the Pen, a blank sheet is available for writing and drawing, even if the device is asleep. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps.

Accessories

Surface Pro 3 Type Cover

Work the way you’re used to working with the Type Cover designed for Surface Pro 3.

Office 365

Get your favorite applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote and get work done virtually anytime, anywhere. Plus 1TB OneDrive online storage.

Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

Transform your ultraportable Surface Pro 3 into a complete desktop workstation in an instant and easily connect to your favorite accessories.

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Surface 3†

Surface Pro 3#

Software Windows 8.1
Runs desktop software like browsers, iTunes, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Elements (sold separately). Windows 8.1 Pro
Runs desktop software like browsers, iTunes, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop (sold separately). Screen 10.8” ClearType Full HD Plus Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10-point multi- touch 12”ClearType Full HD Plus Display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: multi-touch Battery Life Up to 10 hours of video playback* Up to 9 hours of web browsing‡ Storage Options 64GB or 128GB** 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB** Processor Quad Core Intel Atom x7 processor 1.6Ghz (2.4Ghz burst speed) 4th Gen Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 processors
4GB or 8GB memory options
TPM Chip for enterprise security Kickstand 3-position Multi-position Surface Pen1 Compatible (sold separately) Included Office Limited time offer§ 1-year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal\\ (included) – a $69.99 value – plus OneDrive cloud storage. Microsoft Office 365 (sold separately) Dimensions & Weight 10.52 x 7.36 x 0.34 in (267.1 x 187 x 8.7 mm)
1.37 lbs (622 g) 7.93 in x 11.5 in x .36 in (201.3 mm x 292 mm x 9.1 mm)
1.76 lbs (800g) Network & Wireless Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Technology Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Technology Ports Full-sized USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Cover port
Micro USB charging port Full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Cover port Camera, Video & Audio 3.5 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus
Stereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby audio Two 5MP HD cameras, front and rear-facing, with 1080p HD video recording
Stereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Technical Specifications

Software Windows 8.1 Pro Dimensions Dimensions: 7.93 in x 11.5 in x .36 in (201.3 mm x 292 mm x 9.1 mm)
Weight: 1.76 lbs (800g)
Casing: Magnesium
Color: Silver
Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home Display Screen: 12” ClearType Full HD Plus display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: multi-touch Battery life Up to 9 hours of battery life# Storage Options 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB** CPU & Wireless 4th Gen Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 processors
System memory: 4GB or 8GB memory options
TPM Chip for enterprise security
Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Technology Surface Pen Dimensions: 5.39 in (137 mm) x 0.37 in (9.5 mm)
Weight: 0.81 ounces (23 grams) Ports Full-size USB 3.0
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port Cameras, Video & Audio Two 5MP HD cameras, front and rear-facing, with 1080p HD video recording
Stereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby sound Sensors Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer What’s in the box Surface Pro 3
Surface Pen
36W Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty  

*Keyboard and Office 365 sold separately

†Keyboard, Office 365, and Photoshop sold separately

‡Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to mobiles are for select countries only. Skype world minutes available in select countries.

§Keyboard and pen sold separately

\\Surface 3: Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.

#Surface Pro 3: Testing consisted of full battery discharge while Internet browsing over Wi-Fi. Internet browsing was tested browsing 25 popular webpages. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network, auto-brightness disabled, and Bluetooth Radio was turned off. Battery life varies with settings, usage, and other factors.

**System software uses significant storage space; your storage capacity will be less. See surface.com/storage. 1GB = 1 billion bytes.

††Available on Surface 3 with Windows 8.1 purchased prior to December 31, 2015. While supplies last.

***Office activation required within 6 months of Windows activation date.

Comments

Joseph Soquiat says:

SURFACE PRO 3 A STUDENTS POINT OF VIEW Microsoft seems to always advertise their Surface Pro products towards businesses, IT, artists, and engineers. They forget to mention the great benefit this Surface Pro 3 has for students! I’m going to give 6 reasons why the Surface 3 is great for students, such as myself.First, a quick about me. I am currently a biochemistry major in college and while taking 20 units last quarter, most days I would have to carry 5 notebooks, occasionally 1-2 textbooks, 1-2 lab notebooks, and my surface RT tablet. In short, my backpack was thick and heavy.Introduce, the Surface Pro 3, and the 6 reasons why it is absolutely great for students.1) It can replace your notebooks for note taking.With the new surface pen and larger screen, taking notes is a breeze. Writing on it feels great, though a little slippery, but great nonetheless. Now, I have no need for my 5 notebooks or the many colored pens that I would carry. With Onenote, all my notes are organized and…

Joe says:

Awesome Hybrid Device, Just know what your looking to do with it. I’m writing this review from the perspective of an Animation/VFX student. While deciding what portable device would be best for me during school, I read a ton of reviews of different laptops and tablets before I finally decided on the Surface Pro 3 i7 model. One of the problems I had with buying this device, was that either the reviews for it were less than stellar but for non product related issues, or I couldn’t find a good review by someone who was looking to do what I wanted to do with it (Animation/VFX programs such as Maya and Creative cloud mainly).To start, let me say that if you think the price on this device is too high and would be better at a $400 price point like most other “high end” tablets, then look elsewhere because this Hybrid device is not for you. Of course cheaper is ALWAYS better on the wallet, but that does not mean its a better device. iPads and Galaxy Tabs a great devices, but neither of them can compete (currently) with what the…

DP21 says:

Massive improvement over its predecessor. Amazing computer. Pros-1. Big beautiful and responsive display.2. Very fast and fluid.3. Very thin and light design.4. Much improved keyboard.5. Kickstand is better than ever.Cons-1. Only a single USB port.2. Can get pretty hot with intense use.3. Price.4. The app store is still very limited.5. Battery life is still not optimal for tablet use.Last year I purchased the Surface Pro 2 as soon as it came out and I was a big fan of it. I put up with some of the limitations it came with because I liked the portability and flexibility that it provided. I am happy to say that the Surface Pro 3 has improved on a lot of those limitations. It is an overall better experience. In this review I intend to give you an idea of what it feels to use the Surface Pro 3 and at the same time compare it with the Surface Pro 2 in case you are deciding to purchase that one.Pros-1. As soon as you take a look at…

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