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Archive for May, 2014

Surface Pro 3 was announced this morning in NYC. I am impressed. The screen size is 12” vs the 10.8” for the previous Surface tablets. The Surface will come in I3, I5 and I7 versions and ship with a new keyboard design and pen design. The weight of the Surface Pro 3 with keyboard is less than a Mac Air book. Note many of the audience was using the Mac Air book to take notes. Even though the New Surface Pro 3 is larger, the weight is less that the Surface Pro 2 the unit is thinner at 9.1 mm.

The aspect ratio is now 3:2 with a resolution of 2160 x 1440, this is change from the standard 1920 x 1080 that has been prevenient in lap top and the Surface Family for the last few years. Another change is the keyboard has been redesigned to handle being in a user’s lap. It has a second set of magnets that lock the Surface keyboard in place. Making typing much more like a traditional laptop. The hinge, allow adjustment from 22 deg. to 150 deg.

The other change is a new pen, thicker and more features. Like single click to start up the tablet for note taking. Thinner optical stack on the screen, reduces parallax making writing more true. Adobe showed off a prerelease of Photoshop written for the Surface 3.
I will be heading down to a Microsoft Store tomorrow to look at the new Surface 3 to get a fell of it for myself.