Microsoft unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet on Tuesday, hoping that the company’s expertise in business software will help it take on Apple Inc in mobile devices. Microsoft bills its new Surface tablet computer as a laptop replacement – and it means it this time.
The Surface Pro 3 has a screen measuring 12 inches diagonally, up from 10.6 inches in the previous model. The Pro 3 is 32 per cent thinner and 12 per cent lighter than October’s Pro 2.
The 12 inch Pro 3 qill run on Microsoft’s latest software Windows 8.1 Pro, storage of upto 512 GB, 4th-generation Intel® Core™, 5MP camera, and Up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life among many other features.
The Surface Pro 3 will go on sale this summer, in five configurations ranging from $799 to $1,949. Microsoft will start taking orders Wednesday.