File-It-Under: Holiday shopping trends By: D.F.Skin
Welcome to the newly minted edition to Tekspecz.net emporium the "Holiday Shopping Guide". You might have stumbled upon my Back to School shoppers guide that I've been running on this site for several years now,but for some reason I never thought to institute a shoppers guide for Xmas. Gadgets and computers are probably the only thing most want for the holidays,so its only fitting that I come up with a list of tech gadgets that'll make your love ones happy for Xmas.
We kick things off with what I think is probably the best portable devices on the market and that's Microsoft's own Surface Pro 3. We've seen many failed attempts at a hybrid device,even Microsoft has had many attempts at created an hybrid tablet,I mean it took three times to really get it right,hence the name Surface Pro 3.
The Surface Pro hybrid tablet or computer however you want to call it has so many positive qualities,for one the tablet has a very gorgeous high pixel density display that measures 12-inches,with a 2160 x 1440 resolution. The hardware inside the Surface 3 are a beast of desktop proportions that's why its kind of hard for me to consider the Surface Pro 3 a full fledged tablet. The specs goes as follows: 1.9GHz Intel Core i5-4300U (dual-core, 3MB cache,up to 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost), Intel HD Graphics, 256GB SSD storage, the usual wireless and Bluetooth connections, USB 3.0 and a Mini DisplayPort, card reader that can hold up to 128GB and yes there is a 5MP webcam on both the rear and front of the device
The real star of the show with the Surface Pro 3 is its keyboard,the flat design keyboard that many said is very responsive,unfortunately upon the $1,000 price,you have to spend an extra $100 for the keyboard which in my opinion and many agree makes no sense,but I digress.
Nevertheless,the Surface Pro 3 would make an idea gift for any who's looking for a tablet,yet at the same time the device runs like a real computer. It can run some heavy duty applications like ,Word,Excel, and even Photoshop. If you don't want to pay the $1,000 bucks,there is a cheaper option priced at $800,you get 2nd tier spec a Core i5 processor and 128GB in storage.
The Microsoft Surface Pro is available at all major retail outlets.