Microsoft's latest ad shows why the Surface Pro 3 is the world's most productive tablet

Microsoft's latest ad shows why the Surface Pro 3 is the world's most productive tablet
As you’ve surely heard, Apple today announced the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, presenting the former as the world’s thinnest tablet (only 6.1 mm). Well, Microsoft doesn’t want Apple to get all the attention today. Thus, it released a new ad which informs us that its Surface Pro 3 is the world’s most productive tablet.

Obviously, Microsoft also tells us why its tablet is the best choice for productivity, showcasing some of its features: 12-inch display with 2160 x 1440 pixels, Surface Pen, multi-position Kickstand, full Microsoft Office, microSD card support, USB 3.0 port, attachable keyboard, and so on.

Of course, at 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 isn’t really a tablet that’s competing with the iPad. Microsoft is actually referring to the Surface as a laptop replacer (often comparing it to Apple’s Mackbook Air). Even so, Microsoft’s new video is trying to make a point: while the iPad is the most popular tablet in the world, folks who need a slate for productivity should rely on a Surface Pro.

Earlier this month, Microsoft confirmed that a new Surface Pro will be released in the future, though it’s not clear exactly when it’s going to happen.



via: WP Central

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30 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I would buy a Surface anytime...if I got money.

4. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Besides this is just a bold iLie: "As you’ve surely heard, Apple today announced the ......the world’s thinnest tablet (only 6.1 mm). " It's NOT "the world’s thinnest tablet"

5. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Or the world's most bendable tablet!

25. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow. That has absolutely zero to do with this article, but thanks for letting us all know. I tend to keep the things I don't like out of my mouth, but you Apple bashers have Apple on your brain all day. Just pitiful.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

If MS can get their pricing right this device will sell like anything.

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Same here bro. ms says you canvtrade tour laptop for a Surface Pro which I'm going to do

2. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Even the MS Surface 2 is more productive than an iPad.

3. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I had the surface pro 2 and it was a cool device. The problem I had was it did not master being a laptop not a tablet. The battery life needed to be better too. It just felt like i could just open it up and start using it-it needed to be set up first. The surface 2 is useless and rightfully discontinued...who are you kidding.

16. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I disagree with you. Currently running the Surface 2 and it is a runaway GREAT device (coming from a person who hated all tablets.)

6. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I liked the booooom & swooooosh noises. :)

7. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

me 2 bro.. me 2

8. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

MS has an 8 month refresh timeline. They will refresh it around March.

10. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Nice music :)

11. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Ms need to make Surfacproe 4 with Core M chip and thinner profile

12. Whitefur

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Still to expensive. If tis were cheaper I would consume the s**t out of it

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Odd, I thought that I read an article about Microsoft discontinuing the Surface line of products... Am I mistaken?

14. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

15. julian6.0

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Surface pro mini???

17. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I'd love to see a Surface 3... Not everyone needs to run legacy apps! Let's be real, Win 8 has all the apps for average consumption AND it has got Microsoft Office. No one is going to game on a tablet/laptop... unless its alienware (even then, true gamers will tell you they built custom rigs and travel with their custom built PCs - to gaming events.) I do not care for a "mini" device. The bigger the better... (TWSS).

24. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I can do all with my Tab S. I only use MS Windows for interfacing with machine. Only for this reason I still use Windows.

18. kenobi

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The Surface Pro is just a tool. It's productivity is of course coming from the user, thus the sentence "... most productive tablet .." is rather not smart. And that video style is keeping a distance with the audience.

19. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

How is it not smart?, cause i see it as one of the smartest tablets out there if not the smartest.

21. kenobi

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I was referring to Microsoft.

20. chaoscauser

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Yea world worst performance per price..

26. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Some see it as the best value out there for what you're getting. I guess it difers for individuals. To each his own I guess.

28. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Proof? or is it just, a i think therefor i am.

22. Tumaini

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Ms just chop my money

27. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

New ipad eh looks a good looking Chinese budget tablet. That's gonna bend like raw gold. Its no even a near surface pro 3 . Just another overpriced icrap I tab.

29. ibenzawla

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

The Surface Pro 3 is better but its way too expensive and so it will remain out of reach for thousands of potential buyers which is insanely dumb on the part of Microsoft.

30. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I hope that the Surface Pro 4 does not get so thin it will not have it's full sized USB port this is a great thing to have so people can connect Professional gear with out using any weak adaptor devices. in fact some Pro's want a Tablet that has all full size ports at one end of the tablet so they can connect it to Professional gear with ease

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