Microsoft launches the new Surface Pro 3 tablet

May 21, 2014, 12:00 IST | AFP

Tech giant Microsoft unveiled its new Surface Pro 3 tablet on May 19 at an event in New York.

Microsoft is attempting to fuel interest in its struggling tablet line amid increasing competition.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. Pic/AFP

The Intel Core-powered tablet measures 0.36 inches thick, boasts a 12-inch screen and weighs just under 0.91 kgs.

The screen has an effective writing mode feature.

Video courtesy: YouTube

Panos Panay, corporate vice president with Microsoft's Surface division further demonstrated additional features of the Surface Pro 3 tablet at a press conference held a day after the launch on May 20.

In an effort to showcase its amazing durability Panay dropped the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet to the floor.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was also present at the event where he addressed the audience.

Mediapersons were later allowed to try out the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet.

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