Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is announced: the tablet made to replace your laptop

Say hello to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Yup, Microsoft just announced a brand new Windows 8 tablet at its press event, and, boy, does it have a lot going for it! In fact, Microsoft is hoping that the Surface Pro 3 is capable of replacing a laptop, and that might be true for many a user...
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44 Comments

37. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I don't really care that a Surface MIni wasn't announced, I'm getting the Surface Pro 3!

23. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Excellent device, but the pricing is kind of crazy. The lowest model with the Core i3 and 64GB of storage is reasonable at $800, but the huge premiums for additional storage space and processor bumps from there on up are not really justifiable in my opinion.

27. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The pricing might be high, but then again, this will be replacing your laptop as well as your tablet, and for this duo functionality, its definitely worth it, considering one will have a portable power house with themselves with that i7 chip and can run legacy software as well as metro apps.

30. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Yes and no, i bought an i5 4200 windows 8 laptop for $550 (hate windows 8 but love the laptop), buy a really good tablet for $300 or so dollars, and you have the base model right there.

33. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

This is supposed to be competing with the macbook air and ultrabooks. Not normal laptops. And honestly, for that category it is a great price. The screen alone is better than anything you could get for that price at the low end.

29. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Honestly, this is an amazing looking tablet. They did a tremendous job. Sadly, i absolutely hate Windows 8. I use my laptop very rarely and only when it is easier than using my phone or tablet. If this was around with Windows 7, i would have been game. And i wont lie, i actually laughed/scoffed when i saw the i7 versions where $1550 and $1950.

34. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

The only problem is still the price. $799 for a tablet with an Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM, & only 64GB storage is a bit ridiculous, especially with the Type Keyboard costing another $129. I could go to Bestbuy and get an HP Split x2 that has the same processor, same amount of RAM, 128GB storage, AND a detachable keyboard for $597.99.

35. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Microsoft has the right idea but it's too expensive, especially for the i5 and i7 versions...

36. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It should be 20%+ cheaper

42. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Now MS is talking . This is a real tablet with a laptop functionality . But please the PRICE is too much!!!! Cut at least 20%-30% of your price!!!!

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