Surface 3

Microsoft has announced a new addition to the Surface line, the Surface 3, now this device borrows heavily form the Surface Pro 3 line and rightly so. The Surface Pro 3 for all intents and purposes is a hit for Microsoft.

While the Surface 2 and the Surface RT before it, didn’t do much to generate sales or revenues for the company, the Surface Pro 3 has actually made a profit for Redmond and does generate some excitement for the device.

I predict this one will sell in bigger numbers that the Pro 3 thanks to a great form factor and value and very attractive price.

It also seems that the door for Apple to undermine the Surface Pro 3’s momentum with an “iPad Pro” has just closed a little more.

So far the Surface team seems to be fleshing out and rebalancing the Surface line nicely.

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Surface 2 and Pro 2

What I found much more interesting is the introduction of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2. The fact that these machines have not sold well is a black eye  to the way Redmond dropped the ball on the message.

I flirted with buying a Surface RT last year and then purchased a Dell Windows 8 Tablet instead and I’ve been mostly happy with my decision. But with the introduction of these new machines I’m seriously reconsidering getting the Surface 2 which would be a perfect fit for my usage scenario .

I just love these new tablets, they are easier to use on a much more personal level and still incredibly useful.