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June 6, 2014

Get your hands on Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 will go on sale on Friday, June 20 in Canada and the United States at a variety of retailers, but starting today you can check it out in person in select stores. You’ll be amazed that a PC this powerful is contained in the body of a tablet that is this thin and this light. You’ll be able to see Surface Pro 3 beginning today at Microsoft retail stores in the US and Canada and starting this Sunday, June 8 at the Windows stores at Best Buy. To get the most out of your hands-on time with Surface Pro 3, here are 5 things you should do to get a feel for the new device.

Hold it. It’s thin. It’s light. It feels incredibly well built. It’s a big, beautiful and well balanced tablet. It’s an incredibly powerful PC.

Thin and Light

Try the new Pen. You’ll notice that it feels like a very good pen – not a stylus. Click the purple button on the end of the pen and you’ll immediately launch a new note in OneNote where you can write, scribble, and sketch to your heart’s content. These notes are automatically saved to OneDrive and accessible across all of your devices.

Pen OneNote

Try out the new kickstand – it works just as well upright at 22 degrees – the angle of the first kickstand, as it does in ‘canvas mode’ at 150 degrees and everywhere in between. Close the kickstand completely to see how it disappears when you’re not using it. The new kickstand makes Surface Pro 3 incredibly versatile.


Click into the new Type Cover for Surface Pro – check out the new trackpad, which is bigger and smoother for more accurate tracking and better gestures. Magnetically lock the keyboard against the bezel of the screen and see just how stable it is. The combination of the new kickstand and Type Cover make Surface Pro 3 a great device for the desk, the table, the lap, the coffee shop, or the train.

Type Cover In Store

Lock two apps side-by-side on the gorgeous 12” ClearType Full HD screen. Apps and games look great, and the increased real estate makes it easier to get to work or to multi-task. Grab the pen again and try your skills at Sudoku. There’s a brilliant Sudoku app pre-installed, you’ll play with the pen just as you would on paper.

Snapped Fresh Paint and Sudoku

In addition to having devices in stores, you’ll start seeing Surface Pro 3 on TV with our new ad campaign. We filmed this ad in one continuous shot, with camera angle changes, background shifts, and seamless transitions from one scenario to the next – all to highlight some of the many ways that Surface Pro 3 packs all the performance of a fully powered laptop into a thin, light and beautifully designed device.

We’re pumped for Surface Pro 3 to go on sale in Canada and the United States on June 20th (also remember that pre-order is available now).  Till then, the best way to experience the new device for yourself is to get to a participating store and try one.