Now the surface pro as been to the phat farm! The original Surface RT comes in at 689g, while the Surface Pro tips the scales at 913g (My Lenovo Helix is 851g). The Surface Pro 3 is only 804g! and a lot bigger.
|This is taken from the surface pro 3 user guide http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/userguides with some comments.Touchscreen: The 12” touchscreen, with its 3:2 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1440 resolution display. Multi-touch lets you use your fingers to select, zoom, and move things around.Surface Pen: Enjoy a natural writing experience, with a pen that feels like an actual pen. [It actually does feel really nice and has a good weight to it too!]
Kickstand: Flip out the Surface Pro 3 kickstand to any angle and work or play comfortably at your desk, .on the couch, or while giving a hands-free presentation. Choose the angle that’s right for you. [This is really strange. If flips out to one angle, but then you need to move it to adjust it more. At first it feels like your going to break it!]
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Surface supports standard Wi-Fi protocols (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth® 4.0 Low Energy technology.
Two cameras and two microphones: Two 5-megapixel cameras for recording videos and taking pictures. Both cameras record video in 1080p, with a 16:9 aspect ratio (widescreen).
Stereo speakers and headset jack: Stereo speakers with Dolby® enhanced sound and headset jack.
Full-size USB 3.0 port: Connect USB accessories—like a mouse, printer, or an Ethernet adapter.
microSD card reader: Use the microSD card reader [This is what my Lenovo Helix is missing!].
Mini DisplayPort 1.2: Share what’s on your Surface Pro 3 by connecting it to an HDTV, monitor, or projector.
Charging port and 36-watt power supply: Connect the included 36-watt power supply when your battery is low [Has a USB port in it too!].
Processor: 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7
Storage and Memory: Choose from 64GB or 128GB storage with 4GB RAM, or 256GB or 512GB storage with 8GB RAM.
TPM: TPM chip [Now this is interesting, by default the C drive is bitlocker encrypted!].
Sensors: Surface has four sensors (an ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer).
So, what do I think? Well I have used a lot of tablets over the years. It started with a Toshiba M400 and my last one was a Lenovo Helix. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is by far the best I have used. Size, weight and usability are excellent, the only thing that lets it down is the price, and with I mean the extra cost for the keyboard. If it wanted anything else, I would say another usb3 and maybe 3g, but that is all.
But so far I love it!