Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 tablet

May 21, 2014 1:37 am

Microsoft Corp has unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet, hoping that the company’s expertise in business software will help it take on Apple Inc. in mobile devices, Reuters has reported. The Surface Pro 3 tablet, which comes in three models, features a 12-inch screen, much larger than Apple iPad’s 9.7 inches. It also comes with access to Microsoft’s Office software suite, employed in businesses around the world. It runs the full Windows operating system, and Microsoft hopes it will be the device consumers and companies go to when they are replacing laptops.