Microsoft might have hit the perfect combination of portability and powerful computing with the Surface Pro 3 Windows tablet.

The new tablet can run resource demanding PC softwares like Adobe Photoshop and a full version of Microsoft Office using a combination of up to an Intel Core i7 chip and 8GB of RAM.

Microsoft even hit on Apple during the Surface Pro 3 presentation by comparing it with a MacBook Air on a weighing scale. Needless to say, the Surface Pro 3 proved to be lighter and thinner.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 also has a larger screen size than its predecessor. Its 12-inch Full HD Plus ClearType screen makes more room for productivity and multimedia consumption. You can even use a Surface Pen to doodle or markup Powerpoint presentations.

The integrated Kickstand and Type Cover turns the Surface Pro 3 tablet into a full fledge laptop. Power it up and you’ll be greeted by Windows 8.1 Pro.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 can run the Adobe Creative Suite seamlessly. (Microsoft)

You are given a lot of choices with which set of specs you need for the Surface Pro 3. You can choose one with the least specs of a 4th Gen. Intel iCore i3 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage up to as high as a 4th Gen. Intel iCore i7 with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage.

The higher the specs, the more expensive the Surface Pro 3 can be. The price starts at $799.00 or around ₱36,000.00. Is that price worth it? If you need a tablet with the best computing power – yes, it is!

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 also has Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 ports, microSD card reader and a battery that can make it last up to 9 hours of moderate use.

Surface Pro 3 is now available for Pre-order at the Microsoft Surface website and will ship on June 6. It will be available here in the Philippines by July via online shops.


  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5 or i7 Processor
  • Windows 8.1 Pro OS
  • 12.0 Inches ClearType Full HD Plus Display (2160 x 1440 Pixels, 184 PPI)
  • Surface Pen Stylus Input
  • 5.0 Megapixel Rear Camera
  • 5.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • 4GB/8GB of RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB/512GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable via microSD
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth  4.0 LE
  • Digital Compass
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 292 x 201.3 x 9.1 mm @ 800g
  • ₱36,000.00 SRP
Microsoft Surface Pro 3