Surface 3 tablet has the power of laptop in a lightweight display

Surface 3 tablet has the power of laptop in a lightweight display

Surface 3 Review

Microsoft’s newest tablet/PC hybrid is aimed at would-be PC buyers for whom the Surface Pro 3 is too big, too expensive, or both. So what do you get for a starting price of $499? The non-Pro version of the Microsoft Surface 3 is smaller and costs less, but uses an entry-level processor.

Microsoft Surface 3

I’ve just unboxed one of the first shipping units of Microsoft’s Surface 3. Like every previous member of its family, it’s solidly built and physically attractive, with first-rate retail packaging.

After I’ve had a few days to put Microsoft’s newest tablet/PC hybrid through its paces, I’ll have more to share on what the experience is like, especially how well it does on battery life (Microsoft claims 10 hours). For now, here are some first impressions of the Surface 3.

Video About Microsoft Surface 3

This is, for all practical purposes, a scaled-down version of the successful Surface Pro 3. And when I say “scaled down,” I mean that in every sense.

The Surface 3 is the lightest Surface device Microsoft has ever offered for sale. As a tablet, the Surface 3 weighs 632 g (about 1.4 lb); with the optional Type Cover, which turns it into a PC, it weighs 904 g (just a feather under 2 lbs). That’s a half-pound less than the Pro 3.

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Image Source:Thibault Gibard