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Microsoft Surface 3 Unveiled

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The best thing about Microsoft is that if they don’t get things right the first time, they try again and again until they come up with a product they are satisfied with. The Microsoft Surface 2 which was released in late 2013 was a much better machine than its predecessor. It had a faster processor, higher resolution display, better kickstand, and longer battery life among other highlights. However, it did not take the industry by storm and Microsoft has been in the works of coming up with a successor which would better than the already decent Surface 2. The result is the Surface 3.

The Surface 3, which runs on full Windows and is powered by Intel’s 4th-gen Core CPU, is a hit. Unlike its predecessors the Surface 3 doesn’t run on an ARM-based CPU. Instead, it uses Intel’s new Atom x7-Z8700, the highest-end part in Chipzilla’s latest mobile Atom SoC lineup that was revealed at MWC 2015. The quad-core Atom x7-Z8700 is based on Intel’s Cherry Trail platform, and built on a 14nm fabrication process. It has a base clock of 1.6GHz (burst frequency up to 2.4GHz) and 2MB of L2 cache. The Surface 3 can also run on Windows 8.1.

The Surface 3’s display protected by Gorilla glass is 10.8 inches; it has two front facing Dolby Audio-enhanced stereo speakers and the display has a pixel density of 214ppi

The Surface 3’s display protected by Gorilla glass is 10.8 inches; it has two front facing Dolby Audio-enhanced stereo speakers and the display has a pixel density of 214ppi. Pen support still remains on the Surface 3, with which one can easily mark up presentations, sign documents or just have fun doodling around. A single click on the pen causes the OneNote document to fire up and a double click takes a screenshot. The only catch is that the Pen is a separate purchase this time around.

The Surface 3 weighs around 622g; it’s the lightest of all surface devices and the build quality is exemplary. The Surface 3 is exactly like a smaller Surface Pro 3. Aesthetics aside, this is true for the amenities too. On the right side there lies a single mini-Display Port for video output and a single full-size USB 3.0 port along with a headphone jack. Right beside it lays a micro-USB port that can be used for charging and transfer of USB 2.0 data. The bundled 13W micro-USB power supply outputs 2.5A of current, it can also be used to charge other smartphones and tablets. Despite running full Windows, the Surface 3 still manages to retain its 10-hour (video playback) battery life. It takes 2.8 hours to fully charge the battery.

It comes with two cameras, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 3.5 megapixel front camera. Both support 1080P video recording, with the rear having autofocus as a plus. The $748 (Tk. 57,700) pricing is good, but it should be noted that the device does not come with a Type cover and a pen. Which could cost the user $1020 (Tk. 78,500) in total, but it can still be considered a sound investment.

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