Microsoft surface 3 review : Is it the end of the laptop era?

Forbes calls it a ‘laptop destroyer’ and we don’t feel any different about this near perfect laptop-tablet hybrid. We seriously doubt if Microsoft Surface 3 is here to mark an end to chunky laptops! In the past few years, we have seen way too many attempts to integrate the functionality of a laptop and a tablet. We also saw them failing miserably in terms of performance and a variety of other issues that left us wondering if it is ever possible to have a perfect device in the near future.

Microsoft -surface 3Just when we were about to write off this possibility, arrives the Surface 3. We can say that the Microsoft people at Redmont have been sweating a lot to make the Microsoft Surface 3 come to surface in a grand manner. The device has impressed most gadget reviews and we see that critics have little to say as complaints.

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Performance that makes a statement

Microsoft Surface 3 will run on Windows 8.1 invariably and will be powered by Intel x86 processor which clocked a speed of 1.6 GHz. So we expect the device to give hassle free, smooth as cheese functioning even with all office applications running simultaneously.

Looks that make a first impression

A quick glance and you will know that the Microsoft Surface 3 is not any ordinary tablet. It does not sport the silhouette like design that Apple and Sony have made a regular in their devices. Even if you don’t like it, it is slightly thicker because of the presence of a USB 3.0 port. The device also has a micro USB port and a mini DisplayPort which clearly implies that the Microsoft Surface 3 is designed keeping in the mind the needs of productivity enthusiasts.

The magnesium alloy casing and gives a touch of class that is further elevated to a premium level with the angular curves. We feel that there is absolutely nothing worth discounting the design of this device. The Type Cover accessory or the keyboard can be attached to the magnetic conductor that runs across the bottom of the device.

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If you fancy working with a stylus on any portable device Microsoft Surface 3 will not disappoint you. There is a stylus pen available for the device that pretty much does that you expect a stylus to do. You can take notes instantly on One Note using the stylus even when the tablet is in sleep mode. But the odd way of propping the stylus on to the device is a bit dampening considering the fact that a core accessory like this can be easily misplaced.


You can get the basic version of Microsoft Surface 3 for $499 and the full fledged pro version at $799. If you wish to take a keyboard accessory with the basic version, the price will touch $628. Definitely, there is nothing to cheer about the pricing about the Microsoft Surface 3. We strongly believe it is quite a long shot for ordinary buyers and students.