Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Microsoft combines the portability of a tablet and the performance of a laptop with the Surface Pro 3 256GB 12″ Multi-Touch Tablet.
The Surface Pro 3 features a 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus widescreen display with a 2160 x 1440 native resolution, which allows you to play Full HD content with ease. The display is also a touchscreen so you’ll be able to take full advantage of the multi-touch gestures incorporated into OS. If you want to output video to an external display, you can use the mini DisplayPort.
The system is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. It also has 8GB of RAM, 256GB of flash storage, a microSDXC media card slot, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two 1080p cameras, and integrated dual microphones. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Dolby audio.
12″ ClearType Full HD Plus Touchscreen
Featuring a 2160 x 1440 native resolution, the 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus display provides a high-res, clear viewing experience. Use the multi-position Kickstand for a hands-free way to watch movies. The display is also a touchscreen so you’ll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures incorporated into Windows 8.1 Pro. You can also output video to an external display via the mini DisplayPort.
Intel Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Featuring Intel dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the Surface Pro 3 delivers faster Internet access, broader coverage, and longer battery life. The Surface Pro 3 is also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. The Surface Pro 3 also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology so you’ll be able to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible peripherals and accessories.
The Portability of a Tablet
Weighing in at 1.76 pounds and measuring 0.36″ thin, the Surface Pro 3 can be used in classes, at meetings, or on the road. The bright, responsive touchscreen and the high quality speakers with Dolby audio provides an immersive viewing experience while the two 5-megapixel cameras allows you to video chat with friends and family in high resolution.
The included Surface Pen feels like an actual pen and provides a natural writing experience. Use the Surface Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea, even if your Surface Pro 3 is in sleep mode.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.