Here's Everything You Can Do With The Surface Pro 3, Microsoft's New Windows Tablet

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Lisa Eadicicco

Microsoft just announced its third-generation Surface tablet, the Surface Pro 3. The company is pushing it as a true tablet alternative to the traditional laptop.

Like Microsoft's previous generation Surface Pro slates, it runs on Windows 8.1 Pro out of the box. The company claims that it's thinner, faster, and lighter than the Surface Pro 2.

It runs on Intel's battery-efficient Haswell processors, and like a laptop it can be configured to run up to Core i7 standards (i.e. very fast). Essentially, Microsoft has packed into a tablet format the same computing power you'd find on a high-end Windows laptop. Advertisement

The Surface Pro 3 goes on sale Wednesday starting at $799. Here's a look at everything it can do.