Microsoft Announces Surface 3 Tablet

Microsoft revealed the newest addition to its tablet family, and it brings familiar features to a smaller package.

The Surface 3 –– not to be confused with the larger Surface Pro 3 –– runs full Windows and desktop applications, and can run apps from the Windows Store, Steam and GOG.

At 8.7mm thick, and weighing 1.37 lbs., the Surface 3 is the thinnest and lightest device in the Surface lineup. There’s also a mobile-broadband version, the Surface 3 (4G LTE).

The Surface 3 features the same multi-touch and pen-controlled screen as the Pro 3, as well as front and rear-facing cameras that both capture 1080p video. It has a battery life of 10 hours, according to Microsoft, and unlike the Pro 3, uses a Micro USB charger, which makes it compatible with most phone chargers. While the included 13W charger replenishes power faster, phone chargers are now a viable alternative.

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