(CNet) – Microsoft has officially unveiled the Surface Pro 3, a device aimed at eliminating the “conflict” Microsoft sees between the tablet and laptop.
The device features a 12-inch screen and kickstand, and supports a stylus. In addition, the tablet comes with support for USB 3.0 and Microsoft’s popular Type Covers in multiple colors. The Surface Pro 3 features an Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processor to boost its performance compared to the previous Microsoft slate.
Microsoft has high hopes for the Surface Pro 3, saying that it’s the first tablet that can replace a user’s laptop. The company argues that tablets and laptops have heretofore been mutually exclusive, but its new tablet can bridge that gap.
In order to achieve that goal, Microsoft says that the tablet is 9.1mm thick, compared to 10.6mm on the Surface Pro 2.