In fact, at its news conference, the head of the Surface team
directly said that this device would meet my expectations of
the laptop of the future. Sometimes real life can be stranger
Yes, Microsoft is confident that — with a larger,
higher-resolution 12-inch HD screen, new keyboard, improved
kickstand and $799 starting price — its new Surface Pro 3 tablet
can replace not my iPad, but my beloved 13-inch MacBook Air.
So I tested that claim. For the last week, my laptop has lived
under my bed as I’ve spent my waking life with the Pro 3. On its
third attempt, Microsoft has leapt forward in bringing the tablet
and laptop together — and bringing the laptop into the future.
But the Pro 3 also suffers from the Surface curse: You still make
considerable compromises for getting everything in one package.