The Surface Pro 3 is the tablet you’ve been looking for

Apple held an event to reveal the latest lineup of iPad and iPad Mini tablets. There is little–if anything–revolutionary about the new devices, and the news was met, more or less, with a collective, “Meh.”

The iPad is still the de facto leader of the tablet market, and it is a phenomenal device. However, with each passing month it seems less remarkable amid a market saturated with an overwhelming array of options, and–with a few rare exceptions–it is still a device that augments rather than replaces a PC.

The Surface Pro 3, on the other hand, is a tablet that does replace a PC. And, it’s a PC that replaces a tablet. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]If you’re only going to buy one device, it should be a Surface Pro 3[/inlinetweet]. I wrote about three reasons to choose a Surface Pro 3 over an iPad Air 2 in a blog post:

Last week Apple unveiled its new tablet lineup and introduced the iPad Air 2. The Apple iPad is still the de facto leader of the tablet market, but it’s now only marginally compelling in a market saturated with a wide variety of alternative devices. The Surface Pro 3, on the other hand, includes some unique features and capabilities that make a persuasive case for why it should be the tablet you purchase.

Don’t get me wrong — I’m a huge fan of the iPad, and I love my iPad Air. That said, since I began using a Surface Pro 3, I’ve found that my iPad is getting less use — and if I already owned the Surface Pro 3, I’m not sure I would have invested the money in the iPad Air. Frankly, it’s a bit redundant.

Microsoft has a whole campaign of ads pitting the Surface Pro 3 against the iPad, plus ads that put Cortana head-to-head with Siri. Last week, Microsoft launched a new commercial on the web that illustrates why the Surface Pro 3 is such an awesome device, without comparing it directly to any competing or rival tablet.

Read the full post at TechRepublic: 3 reasons to invest in a Surface Pro 3 instead of an iPad Air 2.


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