The third time might just be the charm for Microsoft's laptop/tablet hybrid
A bigger/sharper screen, the option for beefier specs, and an improved keyboard cover herald Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3. With the new Surface, the Redmond-based company has both tablets and laptops (specifically, the Macbook Air) in their sights.
In our video below, Maximum PC Managing Editor Alaina Yee unboxes the Surface Pro 3 and walks us through the new sleek hybrid.
The Surface Pro 3 we have features a 12" 2160x1440 screen, Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz chip with Intel HD Graphics 4400, 8GB DDR3/1600MHz, 256GB SSD, USB 3.0 port, Mini DisplayPort, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8.1 Pro, and weighs 1.76 pounds. For this particular model, the pre-order price is $1300, but cost will vary depending on your configuration. (Choices range from a Core i3 chip with 4GB RAM and a 64GB SSD to a Core i7 chip with 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.) Look for our full review in our September 2014 issue!