Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th May 2014 17:48 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft has unveiled a new Surface Pro 3 device at a press event in New York City today. Like the previous Surface tablets it still includes a kickstand, but Surface chief Panos Panay says it's designed to remove the conflict of buying a laptop or a tablet. The kickstand on the device is multi-stage, and the device is just 9.1mm thick. "This is the tablet than can replace your laptop," claims Panay. Microsoft has moved to a 12-inch screen on the Surface Pro 3 with a 3:2 aspect ratio and HD display, but the new tablet also has thin bezels with a silver and black design. Microsoft will start accepting pre-orders on the Surface Pro 3 tomorrow starting at $799.

It's an amazing piece of hardware, and Microsoft really deserves praise for the amount of power it has managed to pack in such a slim and light package, but the same could be said of the previous Surface Pro - and that one hasn't exactly taken the market by storm either. The problem, is software - something Microsoft was remarkably hush-hush about during the unveiling.

Something else Microsoft was hush-hush about: Windows RT and ARM. No new RT/ARM-based Surface device, and I have a feeling that particular experiment has met its end today.

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RE: expensive niche product
by Adurbe on Wed 21st May 2014 08:45 UTC in reply to "expensive niche product"
Adurbe
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its not That expensive if you compare it to its peers. its 'only' $799 starting price. A macbook air is $100 more.

i3 is a lovely little chip and the i7 Really shows its merit when you are doing work which takes advantage of it. When time = money, that extra grunt pays for itself

(have a look at http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4500U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4200M it gives a nice overview)

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