Microsoft released the Surface 3 in May of 2015. 15 months later you can now find the Surface 3 selling at about $499 at Amazon, so this may be a nice time to make the move and purchase one for yourself or your college-bound student. Selling at a discount to the MacBook Air® reviewed recently, it is one to surely consider.
The surface 3 is a very compact tablet which is equipped just as powerfully as a laptop and is lightweight enough to take with you wherever you need to go, whether work, office, home or play. You can use the kickstand and attach the keyboard (sold separately) to use it as a laptop that runs all of your programs. For a period of time the Surface 3 tablets will include 1 year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal (normally a $69.99 value) plus OneDrive cloud storage.
You also get a platinum blue folio Case for the Surface 3 which is included, and this can easily protect your Microsoft Surface 3 against shocks and damage from drops with this Platinum PT-MMS3F2L folio case, which features SG Bumper Technology for reliable defense. A locking kickstand with multiple viewing angles lets you prop up your device for hands-free use also.
The Surface 3 has a high quality 10.8″ widescreen with 1920 x 1280 resolution, which is great for Web browsing, studying, reading and streaming HD content. It also has 128GB internal storage which is plenty to store software, apps, music, movies, photos and more. Expand storage with a USB memory stick is also available, but sold separately. Running Windows 10 this is a state-of-the-art machine.
The Quad-core processor makes for a high performance tablet with outstanding graphics. You get Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat, a 3.5MP front camera and 8.0MP rear camera. The integrated kickstand props up your tablet to watch movies and video chat, or attach a keyboard for easy typing visibility (keyboard is not included). It is a very slim design also as can be seen in the photo below…..