Surface Pro 3 – The Start of a Journey

So I’ve been testing and playing with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet and I’ve really been enjoying it. The tablet is thin, sleek, flexible (with its features – like the new stand), and fast. I came across a few items in my testing that I know others will encounter. I plan on posting a series of how-tos of the items I run into along the way. I will post everything from fixes, tips & tricks, to features and enhancements. Welcome to the world of the Surface Pro 3. Click here to see more on Microsoft’s website.

Specs and Info on the Surface Pro 3:

Surface Pro 3
Technical Specifications


11.5” x 7.93” x 0.36”
(292.1mm x 201.4mm x 9.1mm)


(800 grams)


Screen: 12” ClearType Full HD Plus
Resolution: 2160 x 1440
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: Multi-touch

Battery Life

Up to 9 hours of web browsing4


64GB or 128GB storage with 4GB RAM
256GB or 512GB storage with 8GB RAM


4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (i3, i5, i7)
TPM Chip for enterprise security


Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth® 4.0 Low Energy technology


Digital Compass


Full-size USB 3.0
microSD™ card reader
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port


Windows 8.1 Pro

Cameras, Video and Audio

5.0 megapixel rear-facing camera
5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
Stereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby® sound


Ambient light sensor

Kickstand positions


What’s in the box

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pen
36W Power supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Accessories for the Surface Pro 3

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Capture3 Capture4






Warranty Options (more info)

  • Standard Warranty (Default): Included with the device, standard exchange for replacements, hardware coverage for 1 year
  • Microsoft Extended Hardware Service: extends coverage to 2 years, and updates advanced exchange service model
  • Microsoft Extended Hardware + Accidental Damage: Extends coverage to 3 years, upgrade to advanced exchange service model, no deductible for accidental damage (maximum of 2 claims per device)


CNET Editors’ Rating – 4 stars (read it here)
Engadget Score – 79 (read it here)

Help with Multiple Monitors

This is the one I have been waiting for… The Surface Pro 3 dock is now available and a post by Suneel Goud will help you will multiple monitor setup: found here