The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is now available for preorder. Yesterday’s major launch event in New York City showcased a 12-inch tablet with kickstand and stylus support.

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A look at the new Surface Pro 3

The new Surface Pro 3 was designed specifically to replace laptops. It boasts a large processor (Intel Core i3, i5, or i7), which means a huge speed boost compared to predecessor generations. This device is available for pre-order in the United States, Europe and Canada, among other regions. Interested  Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) fans can purchase this tablet through the Microsoft website and other retail outlets.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 starts at $799 for 64GB i3 version. The most expensive version is the 512GB i7 version which starts at $1,949.

Surface to replace laptops

This revolutionary tablet has all the specs to make it a viable replacement for bulky laptop computers. It comes with a full-size USB 3.0, MicroSD card reader, and Mini DisplayPort. It also has a large display that makes it easy to use productively. It also comes with a multi-position Kickstand integrated into the device, which makes it easy to fix in a variety of positions for added convenience.

One of the best things about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) ‘s tablets is the Surface Pen, a nifty little gadget that allows users to take handwritten notes and provide electronic signatures.

Microsoft’s chief executive officer Satya Nadella stated, “It starts with dreaming the impossible. “Can we design and build a device that takes the best of the tablet and the laptop and enables any individual to be able to read and to be able to create and write, watch a movie and make a movie, enjoy art and create art? That’s the device that we wanted to create, the motivation for the Surface line.”

It was initially rumored Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) would unveil a smaller tablet during yesterday’s meeting, so it was a surprise to see a larger tablet instead.