The Surface 3 is a stylish, powerful and versatile device. It has optional keyboard and pen accessories. It's pen is ideal for hand writing and illustration work.
Pro Good for sketching and doodling
When used with its Pen accessory, the Surface 3 can register 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, and also has Palm Block technology. It makes for a good experience when drawing diagrams, sketching or even just doodling. Clicking the button on top of the pen opens OneNote - Microsoft's note taking application.
Pro High quality materials and build quality
Microsoft went with a magnesium casing for this tablet. The kickstand sits flush against the back when not in use, and the top antenna bar fits very closely with the casing. The keyboard is also very well engineered - key travel is great for such a thin body, and there isn't too much flex while typing.
Pro Keyboard available
Having a keyboard option on the Surface 3 is much appreciated, and almost a requirement for most computer tasks. Typing out emails, commenting online or taking notes is not very easy to do on a 10.8" on-screen keyboard. The physical keyboard is about 1" shorter than a full sized keyboard, which is big enough to type fairly comfortably. The keys are pretty quiet while providing surprisingly long key travel for it's thickness.