Must have resources getting started with Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 with pen and Type Cover

Surface Pro 3, the most anticipated tablet “that can replace your laptop” is finally reaching the hands of all those who preordered and were lucky enough to find one at their retail store. And along with release, Microsoft is also making available a few useful resources to set up and get to know Surface Pro 3.

The first resource is the “Get started with your Surface Pro 3”, a guide only available online, which basically walks though all the basics of the tablet, including identifying all peripherals and moving around Windows 8.1.

And the second resource is the “Surface Pro 3 User Manual”. This is a more complete guide with over 100 pages covering setting up Surface, Surface Pen, knowing the basics, installing and configuring apps, storage and a lot more. Very complete user guide.

Due to Microsoft accidental leak of Surface Mini information in the user manual, the company removed this PDF file from the web. As such I’m linking the download of the Surface Pro 3 User Manual from Scribd.

Surface Pro 3 is only available in the U.S. and Canada, but the company is also planning to expand on 26 additional markets by then of August. For more information check this previous write up.

Update: The Surface Pro 3 User Manual is once again available for download from the Microsoft website — that is, of course, without reference to Surface Mini.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, 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