New Microsoft Surface 3 promo shows off the optional Surface Pen

New Microsoft Surface 3 promo shows off the optional Surface Pen
When the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 took off, it gave Microsoft the courage to try once more in the consumer sector of the tablet market. Thus, the Surface 3 was born. Powered by Windows 8.1, the Surface 3 will be upgraded to Windows 10 on July 29th. With a 10.8-inch 1280 x 1920 resolution screen and the quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor under the hood, the Surface 3 is much more attractive as a tablet than previous Surface models.

To show off some of the capabilities of the slate, Microsoft produced a new promo for the Surface 3. Using the optional Surface Pen (the same one employed by the Surface Pro 3) and the Fresh Paint app, a 200-year old masterpiece is recreated in front of your very eyes.

Check out this fascinating recreation of history by clicking on the video below.

source: Microsoft via MicrosoftNews, WMPoweruser



1. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 are the best tablets in the market today.

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Surface pro 3 has no competition but their pricing is killing them to be accepted. Hopefully they cut the price that the main reason why they were able to surpass macintosh in the first place.

4. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

"killing them to be accepted." SP3s are selling very well.

5. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

"main reason to surpass macintosh" Apple never brought up something like the Surface. Its a full laptop with only a screen.

8. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Selling better in where? US? It's not the only country in the world and if you 2 comprehend and understand what is my opinion which I hope you are then this argument is finish. @87186 @bur60

10. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Blah blah blah... I want SP3 to be free for everyone, better yet if Microsoft paid us to use thier hardware... What are you talking about? The SP3 is in a league of it's own, if you want one you have to pay up, arguably it's very cheap. If you can't afford that get a regular surface 3 and you'll still have a more useful machine than anything Apple gives you in the iPads. If that doesn't work for you than by all means get an iPad or an Android tablet.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I wouldn't say no competition E.g. other hybrids ASUS T300 Chi Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Utrabooks are more or less still competition And the 12" MacBook and 13" Air That being said, I'd still prefer a Surface Pro 3 over all those I meantioned

9. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

sadly no, they have to "protect" their OEM's

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7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Proud owner of the surface pro 3 i7, but one issue I have is you cant use the pen as a second mouse. Like with samsung note series or tablets with the S pen, where the pen can be used instead of your fingers. With the surface pro pen you cannot use it to scroll up or down on chrome and it wont let you swipe left or right on the metro screen. You gotta use your fingers or a mouse to scroll across the screen or web pages. I find this very annoying...

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

A potential solution to your problem; use the TabletPCMouse app on the Windows Store.

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