Microsoft releases short videos showing features of the Surface 3 tablet
posted by Alan F. / May 26, 2015, 4:41 PM
The Microsoft Surface 3 offers what Microsoft calls "the full Windows experience," which is a shot at its own Windows RT. The latter has presumably been taken out back at Redmond, shot and buried. With the after-glow of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3's success still lighting up the endorphins of Microsoft's engineers that worked on the enterprise-centric device, the company hopes that this time it can make a popular consumer oriented slate.
Five videos were released by Microsoft today, featuring things like the Surface Pen. The latter allows you to convert handwriting to text, highlight documents and PDFs, and more. It's a handy tool for Surface 3 users to have. Another one of the short clips shows you how the three-position kickstand helps you get the screen at just the right angle for your viewing pleasure.
Microsoft is offering the Surface 3 from its online store for as low as $499 for the Wi-Fi only model with 64GB of native storage and 2GB of RAM. For $100 more, you can double the storage and double the RAM.
Before you buy, you might want to check out the videos which you can view by clicking on the video slideshow below.
source: MicrosoftNews via
I remember when Microsoft bashed the Macbook Air and the iPad Air and convinced me to buy a Surface Pro 3. Well, no thank you, Microsoft.
posted on May 26, 2015, 5:10 PM 1
Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015
well whether Apple likes it or not , iO.S is locked down and can never repalce a laptop , atleast until we get a file manager , multi-window and full apps with extended capability, with surface you can replace a laptop , heck you can manage a iPad/iPhone wth iTunes on it. LOl! irony. yes it's underpowered but Windows is a lot lighter now can run on practically anything. Did you know you can run photoshop pretty well on atom chips nowadays , atleast light amounts of photoshop and much superior enterprise and productivity software not to mention steam games. it's all about not locking down the O.S, hopefully Apple takes notice with iO.S 9 casue windows 10 will be even better.
posted on May 26, 2015, 5:20 PM 1
Posts: 22098; Member since: May 28, 2014
I own a Surface Pro 3 128 gig, and having either owned or extensively used different versions of iPads and Macbook's, I can honestly say that they do not compare to the Surface in terms of functionality and power. I have literally replaced my laptop with the Surface Pro 3.
posted on May 26, 2015, 6:27 PM 3
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I like that they did those factual side by side comparisons, it really helps in getting the message across to people that just buy based on branding. For example, the people you'll find crying about Surface price yet would still proudly buy a MacBook AND toyPad, both of which offer less for more cash. Eitherway, I replaced my Laptop with a Surface Pro the moment it was available. ARM tablets are only a sub-part of my Laptop (consumption) with little enhancement, the Surface Pro on the other hand, it is my Laptop, Tablet, AND Digitizer Drawing Board in 1 package with zero compromises, priced just $130 over a similar spec Laptop-only PC.
posted on May 26, 2015, 9:37 PM 0
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By that logic you shouldn't be buying Apple products as well.... Remeber Mac vs PC ads ?
posted on May 27, 2015, 1:56 AM 0
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Can't wait to get this for my 3 y.o. son.
posted on May 26, 2015, 5:18 PM 0
Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015
remember the price is a lot higher than 499 though , cause you need the keyboard, otherwise this product isnt useful.
posted on May 26, 2015, 5:28 PM 0
Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014
I will sell my old acer v3 571g,and by for gaming msi gs60 i7 4720,16gb ram,gtx970 nvidia,and i fink i take one surface 3 beter version for whaching moves and youtube,and skype caling then i be on my work,i am truk driver,surfase 3 size is amaizing for moves,and tiping word dokuments for my work
posted on May 27, 2015, 11:21 AM 0
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Horrible aesthetics and no visible change across generations. Fail
posted on May 27, 2015, 11:22 AM 0
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