Unboxing the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 built to replace your tablet and laptop

Microsoft is taking its third stab at making a tablet with the Surface Pro 3, a gadget it says is capable of replacing consumers' laptops.

The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant unveiled the Surface Pro 3 earlier this month. Join The Times' Michelle Maltais and me at 1 p.m. PDT as we unbox the new gadget.

The Surface Pro 3 offers a larger screen than its predecessor, at 12 inches with a 2,160 by 1,440 pixel resolution. The device runs on Windows Pro 8.1 and can run any program that any other Windows desktop or laptop can. The gadget also uses fourth-generation Intel Core processors, and Microsoft claims it has a longer-lasting battery than its predecessor.

The device is available for pre-order now, and will be sold in stores June 20. The Surface Pro 3 starts at $799 for an Intel Core i3 model with 64 gigabytes of storage and 4 GB of RAM. The most expensive model is available for $1,949 and includes an Intel Core i7 processor with 512 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM. The Surface Pro 3 keyboard cover is sold separately for $129.99.

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