The Surface 3 Pro takes the screen until 12 inches with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 px , one of the best in the world on a tablet. This combined with its powerful hardware (processors i3/i5/i7, SSD, USB 3.0 port) and new cover with keyboard do be on par pointer laptop as Macbook Air. It is seen that points to Microsoft Surface succeed both in the market for tablets as laptops.

Enlarge the screen was a success. The extra size makes working with office applications and, having a 3:2 format (more “square”) is more comfortable to surf the internet. Is remarkable is that despite enlarged with 800 g lighter weight and thickness stays in just 9.1 mm.

And as with all new top of the range equipment, accessories are a must, that the Surface 3 are very important. First we have the case with keyboard , in this case renewed a larger touchpad and greater angle. There is also a new optical pen great for taking notes, actually has a dedicated button to start the application on the tablet.

As recent notable details are the new rear 5 MP camera filming at 1080p (not that much use on a tablet, but not subtraction) and better speakers with Dolby certification now. Do not forget that Windows 8 in full version.

Surface 3 and competition

Displaying their characteristics, it is clear that the Surface Pro 3 competes against both ultrabooks as other convertible tablets. One of the most similar is the Book T300 Transformer Asus and get with i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB € 950, with the difference that already includes the keyboard and the screen is 13 inches.

Another worthy competitor is the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga , a convertible tablet-12.5” Laptop with Core i3, 4GB of RAM and 500GB (normal) is achieved by € 1,228. Its strongest points are the larger disk and build quality.

Nor can we forget the Macbook Air, which is a little cheaper (a few hundred euros less) with the same hardware but has a lower resolution screen (1366 x 768) and can not act as a tablet because the screen does not is touch and was not removed.


Surface Pro 3 is one of the best options for those who wish, on one computer, have the advantages of a tablet and a laptop. Sure, you have to sacrifice the disk reader and is not just for games, but for work tasks that goes well. With its price from U.S. $ 799 is expected to hit Spain in August.