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Ready to lose the laptop? Microsoft unveils all-new Surface Pro 3

The product is up for sale in the market with a starting price of $799, cheaper than its predecessor – the Surface Pro 2

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Can’t get enough of tablets but at the same time just can’t let go of your laptop? Microsoft has attempted to solve the dilemma, launching Surface Pro 3 – a PC as light as a tablet.

The Surface Pro 3 was unveiled at an event in New York Tuesday by Microsoft Fortune Division head Panos Panay, as reported by CNN.

“This is the tablet that can replace your laptop,” Panay said as quoted by CNN, “Today we take the conflict away, and I'm absolutely sure of it.”

The Surface Pro 3 weighs less than the smallest MacBook Air, a laptop developed by technology rival Apple. It has a thickness of 9.1 mm which is roughly the same thickness of the iPad 2, but 18% thicker than the iPad Air.

The Surface Pro 3 comes with a stylus, a feature-design mostly adapted by tablet developers for consumers who seek the freehand note taking feature.

The product is up for sale in the market with a starting price of $799, cheaper than its predecessor – the Surface Pro 2, which started at a sale price of $999.

Panay explained that 96% of consumers who own an iPad also use a laptop and that Microsoft has tried to prove consumers that the Surface device is the answer to that problem.

Rivals

Microsoft’s Surface products have been reviewed and criticized, but one man has made Microsoft respond – Apple CEO Tim Cook.

“You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but you know those things are not going to be probably be pleasing to the user,” Cook said.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella fired back Tuesday saying, “We’re not interested in making refrigerators and toasters… Take the best of the tablet and laptop ... that’s the device we wanted to create.”