Surface Pen Hands-On

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Surface Pen Hands-On

The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's new all-arounder, a device designed for both work and play. This is the company's most recent attempt at reinventing the laptop/tablet hybrid, and the company's message is crystal clear: it's going straight after Apple's MacBook Air. But with Microsoft admitting so many laptop owners also own a tablet, does anybody even care? They didn't seem to when the first Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 came out, so what's has changed this time? A lot actually.

In terms of accuracy, the Surface Pro 3 pen feels reasonably similar to putting pen to paper, about at natural as touching plastic to glass can be. And it's pretty responsive, too, and will no doubt make an excellent companion for artists. On a laptop, it's definitely a strange thing to rely on a stylus to get work done, but it shows the Surface Pro 3's flexibility, which you certainly can't say for the MacBook Air. Check it out and let us know what you think.