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20/05/2014 16:27 BST | Updated 21/05/2014 15:59 BST

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Can This Tablet Replace Your iPad And Your Macbook Air?

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Microsoft has unveiled the 'Surface Pro 3' tablet - which it claims is the first tablet that can replace both your iPad and your laptop.

Microsoft said the 12-inch, high resolution tablet would be optimised both for sitting back and browsing on the couch, and for getting serious work done with a keyboard.

The Surface Pro 3 also comes with a stylus designed for note-taking and artistic work when in tablet mode.

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The key features include:

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • 9.1mm thick
  • 800g
  • 12 inch screen, 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Pressure sensitive digital stylus
  • USB 3.0

The tablet is much thinner than the previous Surface Pro 2, and weighs just 800 grams.

Microsoft made its announcement at an event in New York City.

Pre-orders are now live on Microsoft's website. Currently Microsoft says all configurations and some new accessories will be available by the end of August, though we'll keep you updated.