Surface Pro 3: a look from the inside the components that makes this tablet tick

Surface Pro 3 cooling system

Most websites are showing you Surface Pro 3 from the outside, which looks pretty sleek with the premium design, beautiful silver color, black bezel, and of course, the new multi-position kickstand, but not many sites are showing you how Surface Pro 3 looks from the inside.

You already know that this isn’t an ordinary device, this tablet is a really well thought intend to bridge the gap between a tablet and a laptop, and it packs the latest Intel Core processors (i3, i5, and i7), with the choice of 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and storage configuration of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. With these configurations and form factor it’s hard to categorize the device, but Microsoft made it clear that Surface Pro 3 is a laptop replacement that also works great as a tablet.

During the Surface private press event in New York City, the Surface team introduced the new family member and also prepared a reception with many Surface Pro 3 demos for the press to see and one of them was an open model. I had the chance to take some shots and here is how the 12-inch tablet looks from the inside.

The images you’ll see below shows the main Surface Pro 3 board, storage, battery, and other pieces, but perhaps the most important component to highlight is the new cooling system, which Microsoft has invented and redesign. Now the Surface tablet features a single thin and super quiet fan, you won’t feel the air flowing through the vents, and it’s 30% more efficient than any product today.



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This is the closest to a Surface Pro 3 teardown,  you’ll see for a while… Don’t for get to leave your comments and thought in the comments below.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].