Review Category : surface

Microsoft today posted a video about Selinsgrove Area School District in the US which has recently selected Surface Pro 3 as their device for students and staff over traditional laptops and Surface Pro 3. There are obvious advantages like the thin and light form factor, stylus support, all day battery life and more. Find the video above to know more about it. In 2013, Selinsgrove Area School District applied for and received a “Keystones to Opportunity” literacy education grant from the US Department of Education. Selinsgrove used its literacy grant funding to supply students and teachers in the fourth through twelfth grades with Microsoft Surface tablets. The district chose the Surface tablet over a traditional laptop and the Kindle Fire HD e-book reader due to its battery life, two-in-one form factor, and versatility. District leaders and Educators have already seen increased interactivity in the classroom, support for creative learning, and improved study skills due ...

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Last week we reported that a loophole allowed consumers to get a 5% discount on Surface Pro 3 by using the promo code obtained from Bing rewards. Microsoft has recently fixed this and Surface Pro 3 is now excluded from the list of items on which you can get 5% discount. At the online Microsoft Store, we’ve hand-picked the latest technology products. Redeem for this reward and receive a 5% discount – restrictions apply.* You’ll also enjoy free ground shipping and free returns on everything we sell. *Valid from 11/13/2013 – 12/31/2014. Offer valid online only at the US Microsoft Store. May not be combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases. Exclusions include but are not limited to the following: gift cards, pre-ordered products, Office 365, Volume Licensing, Xbox One console, Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3. Limited to stock on hand. Discount applies before taxes, shipping and ...

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Skype is now offering a limited-time opportunity to win a Surface Pro 3 this June. You can win a Surface Pro 3 with Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM worth of $799 by using Skype. Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience. To get involved, use your Skype account to call a minimum of 3 landline numbers or mobile numbers this week, before the 30th June when the competition ends. Visit this page to enter into this contest. If you are interested in buying it, you can order it from Microsoft Store today. ...

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Earlier this month, Microsoft released their first ad for Microsoft Surface Pro 3. The ad showed is various modes in which you can use the Surface Pro 3 device. It even highlighted the ability to launch OneNote app directly using the pen. Today, Microsoft posted the behind the scenes of the commercial. The who scene was choreographed in a way that the whole ad was done in single shot. In the above video, the director talks about how they did it with the help from the highly coordinated crew. Do you like this ad? Order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today. ...

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Microsoft retail stores in the US and Canada are running a great deal in which consumers can get up to $650 in store credit when they trade in select MacBook Air models and purchase a Surface Pro 3. So, you can save up to $650 for your Surface Pro 3 purchase until 7/31/2014 in this way. To be eligible for trade-in, device must power on to be considered working. Water-damaged devices and devices with cracked screens are not considered working devices for purposes of this offer. Why Surface Pro 3 over MacBook Air? Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience. Larger Screen, lighter form   Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in ...

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Not a surprise here. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 device Surface Pro 2 scored the same repairability score as its predecessors. It scored 1 out of 10, while 10 being the easiest to repair. When you want to have a device with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus 2160 x 1440 multi-touch display, Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, dual speakers in a 11.5” x 7.93” x 0.36” (292.1mm x 201.4mm x 9.1mm), 1.76lbs (800 grams) weighing package, I don’t think we can expect a great reparability score. Summary of tear down from iFixit, The SSD can be replaced, but not without first risking damage to the tablet simply by opening it. The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, but very strong adhesive makes removal and replacement a chore. Non-standard connectors make for tricky display removal. The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to ...

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Microsoft Store is now taking the orders for the new Surface Pro 3 device. You can now only order 128GB / Intel i5 and 256GB / Intel i5 models and the item will ship by 6/30. However, you can pre-order all other SKUs and it will be shipping by 8/1/2014. Order them before it goes out of stock. If you pre-ordered the device and got it delivered or picked one at retail stores, Microsoft recommends you to do few things with your new device. Pair the Pen – The pen is part of what makes Surface Pro 3 special and it is really fun to use. Pairing is simple and the setup experience will walk you through it. The Pen draws in apps like Fresh Paint and Sketchbook Express, it takes notes in OneNote, it marks up presentations in PowerPoint or documents in Word, and makes it easy to navigate desktop apps when you’re ...

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Along with the announcement about the availability of Surface Pro 3 in additional 26 markets, Microsoft today confirmed that Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 will be shipping from August 15th. Docking Station is available for pre-order from Microsoft Store today. Docking Station features: Instant office Just click your Surface Pro 3 into the dock and go from tablet to full desktop PC in an instant. With an Ethernet port, Mini DisplayPort, and five USB ports (three USB 3.0, two USB 2.0) you can easily connect an HD monitor, wired network connection, audio system, full-size keyboard, mouse, printer, and more. Video output Extend your display to a larger screen. The mini DisplayPort connection delivers high-definition video resolution of up to 3840 x 2600 DPI. Five USB ports Boasting five USB ports (three USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0), you can transfer large files to an external drive, plug in a ...

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Microsoft previously announced that Intel Core i3 and Core i7 versions of Surface Pro 3 would be shipping “in August.“ Panos Panay today said “Thanks to some great work by our team, I can confirm that, in this case, “in August” means August 1, which is when these versions will arrive in stores and at commercial resellers in Canada and the US.” Also Surface Pro 3 will be made available by end of August in 26 additional markets. By the end of August 2014, Intel® Core™i3, i5, and i7 versions of Surface Pro 3, as well as select new accessories, will become available for purchase in 26 additional markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom. If you don’t own a Surface Pro 3 yet, ...

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We recently posted about Surface Pro 3 user guide available for download to users. In the user guide, Microsoft has accidentally confirmed the existence of Surface Mini tablet. In some places, Microsoft has mentioned Surface Mini instead of Surface Pro 3. For example, take a look at the Using OneNote with Surface Pen section. In another section, it was mentioned as “You’ll pair your new pen with Surface Mini a little later during setup”. Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. Microsoft didn’t want to do the same mistake it did with Surface RT. ...

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Just in time for the Surface Pro 3 launch today, Microsoft has released the user guide for the device. The user guide includes all the basic information a Surface Pro 3 user might need. It includes the following topics, Meet Surface Pro 3 Setup Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pen The Basics Get Started Get to know Surface Pro 3 Use Apps and Programs Search, Share and Settings Accounts and Sign in Install Apps and Programs Personalize your Surface Connect Devices Storage Files and Backup Networking Built-in Apps Additional Info you should know Accessories Care and Cleaning Download it here from Microsoft. If you don’t own a Surface Pro 3 yet, order it from Microsoft Store today.   ...

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Microsoft Store is now taking the orders for the new Surface Pro 3 device. You can now only order 128GB / Intel i5 and 256GB / Intel i5 models and the item will ship by 6/30. However, you can pre-order all other SKUs and it will be shipping by 8/1/2014. Order them before it goes out of stock. Find the links below. Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $799 Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $999 Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,299 Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,549 Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,949 All the Surface Pro 3 units will come with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus Display with 2160 x 1440 multi-touch display as well. You can find the detailed specs and other things here ...

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Last month, we reported that some of the review units of Surface Pro 3 are facing a battery charging issue in which the device won’t turn on even when connected to the charger. Microsoft then acknowledged the issue and confirmed that Microsoft is working on the fix that will be delivered via update soon. Today, Microsoft delivered this update via Windows Update. Mary Jo Foley confirmed that her review unit received this update today. Microsoft told her that this update fixes the power issue and also contains number of performance improvements as well. The device will be available in the retail in US from tomorrow. Pre-order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today ...

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Microsoft last week announced the details for in-store events and experiences in the more than 90 Microsoft retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, to celebrate the launch of Surface Pro 3. Microsoft Stores already has Surface Pro 3 devices for demo, so visit the nearest store to experience the device. Also, Microsoft Stores will have all the Surface Pro 3 accessories and Microsoft Store exclusive red type cover. If you didn’t pre-order device before, you can still visit Microsoft Stores and BestBuy stores to get Surface Pro 3 on the launch event. The customer response to Surface Pro 3 during the pre-order period has been great to see. New pre-orders of the 128GB Intel® Core™ i5 SKU of Surface Pro 3 through MicrosoftStore.com will ship to customers in the U.S. and Canada by June 30. Customers who already pre-ordered this SKU and received an email notification of ...

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Microsoft today blogged about OneNote on the new Surface Pro 3 integration. People from Windows, Surface and OneNote teams worked together to create this instant note-taking experience that’s like taking notes on paper–but way better. In the video above, you’ll learn how to take a note whenever you want, have your notes with you all the time, clip and write on whatever you see on your screen, and how to customize your note-taking experience using OneNote. To take a note whenever you want, click the Surface Pen and then write your note. It doesn’t matter if your Surface Pro 3 is locked or unlocked, or if your screen is off or on. Clicking the pen will always let you take a note. To take a clip of whatever you see, double-click the Surface Pen, and then select the region you want to clip. The selection is placed in your Quick Notes in ...

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Adobe today released new version of Photoshop CC with many new features for designers and photographers like improved Layer Comps to enable you to sync changes across multiple comps, to new Blur Gallery motion effects like Spin Blur and Path Blur, to Focus Mask which automatically selects the area of an image that is in-focus, to improved type and font capabilities, and even more 3D printing enhancements. At the Surface Pro 3 launch event, Adobe said that they will be adding touch/stylus support to Photoshop, and they have done that now. We continue to adapt Photoshop to the latest hardware available as well. In this release, we are dramatically improving our stylus support under Windows 8.1, with out-of-the-box support for practically any stylus, and smoother strokes for drawing, painting and illustration. We are also introducing a new Experimental Features capability in Photoshop CC. By turning on one of these features, our customers ...

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