Microsoft recently unveiled the its first tablet Surface , aimed at competing with Apple iPad. The tablet can also be used as a laptop with the keyboard cover, and is gaining popularity with its impressive specifications and features.
Microsoft Surface 3 is powered by quad-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom x7-Z8700 with 2GB of RAM. The tablet can be clocked upto 2.4GHz with Turbo Boost and 64 GB internal storage. For additional memory, a Micro SD slot is included and has a USB 3.0 port. The device comes with the complete Windows 8.1 version, and not the Windows RT version used in Surface RT.
The new tablet is set to gain traction among business and personal users with the 10.8-inch touch display. in landscape use, the Surface 3 will have a wider keyboard, when compared to iPad Air 2 which is 9.2 inches wide. Microsoft has added an extra 1.12 inches for ease of usage. The company promises that the tablet can run for 10 hours in a single charge.
Selfie fans are likely to be satisfied with the 3.5MP front camera and a 8MP rear camera. Videos, photos and games will be delivered in impressive quality with the 1920×1280 Full HD Plus display. Microsoft is following a similar model of Android, offering services for a lower price. Microsoft own only five percent of the tablet market in the world and seeks to gain foothold in the market, dominated by Apple and Google.
Though Microsoft Surface 3 lacks a USB-C type port, a normal charger can be used for charging. The WiFi only version is priced at $499. Microsoft will also offer a LTE version of Surface 3 for $599 with support for micro-SIM cards. The tablet will also receive the upcoming Windows 10 OS. The tablet is an ideal investment for students and employees, who prefer an affordable device with the right features.