As part of its press event in New York City today, Microsoft has confirmed it will release Surface Pro 3, the latest version of its high end tablet that uses Windows 8.1 and will have an Intel Core processor inside and with a 12 inch screen.
Microsoft is promoting the Surface Pro 3 as the “tablet that can replace your laptop” The 12 inch screen has a resolution of 2160×1440 and has a 3:2 aspect ratio. However, Microsoft is also promoting it as a light device at just 800g. In fact, Surface’s general manager Panos Panay placedd the Surface Pro 3 on a scale alongside the Apple Macbook Air and the Apple notebook weighed more.
The tablet has an Intel Core i7 processor inside but still has a thin case design that’s just 9.1 mm thick and is also fanless. The Surface Pro 3 will also get its own docking station accessory. The Surface Twitter account has confirmed that the Surface Pro 3 will also come in versions that have Intel Core i3 and i5 processors.
Microsoft is also showing off the new Type Covers for the Surface Pro 3, which Panay claims has some major improvements for its trackpad compared to the previous versions of the covers.