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Surface 3

Perfect for those who prioritize thin, light, and ultra-portable at a great price.
Beats iPad because it runs desktop software, and has many ports, as well as type, mouse, and pen functionality.
Specifications:

  • 12” screen with 2160 x 1440 resolution
  • Shipped with Windows 8.1 Pro and can be upgraded to Windows 10
  • Thickness 9.1 mm
  • 4th gen Intel Core processor
  • Up to 9 hours of battery life
  • Surface pen included
  • Multi position kickstand

Surface Pro 4

Perfect for those who want a larger 12.3” screen and extra processing power.
Beats notebooks because it’s thinner, lighter, and more versatile, with instant on and touch and pen functionality.
Specifications:

  • 3” screen with 2736 x 1824 resolution
  • Shipped with Windows 10 and cannot be downgraded to Windows 8.1 or prior
  • Thickness 8.4 mm
  • 6th gen Intel Core processor
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • New and improved Surface pen
  • Multi position kickstand

Surface Book

Perfect for those who want the ultimate laptop with discrete graphics.
Beats laptops because it works in clipboard mode, works with touch and pen, and integrates Windows Hello and Cortana.
Specifications:

  • 5” screen with 3000 x 2000 resolution
  • Shipped with Windows 10 and cannot be downgraded to Windows 8.1 or prior
  • Thickness 12.7 mm
  • 6th gen Intel Core processor
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life
  • New and improved Surface pen
  • No kickstand

The Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book include Windows Hello with Cortana.


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The new and improved Surface Pen has the following professional grade features:

  • Click to OneNote
  • Click and hold for Cortana
  • Customizable settings
  • Eraser button on the top of pen easily erases
  • 1024 levels of pressure
  • Magnetic for storage

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Existing Tools

Existing tools that work on Surface products for management and deployment with Windows 10 include System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, and System Center Configuration Manager Version 1511. The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is supported for Windows 10 Management and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 supports Windows 10 Deployment.

Easier Deployment

To make deployment easier, Microsoft released a Deployment and Administration Guide, along with reference volume licensing images for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Optimizing Battery Life for Surface

  • Adjust screen brightness to 50% or lower
  • If a custom image is applied, re-enable Hibernate
  • Disable Wi-Fi if you don’t need email/live tiles

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If you have any questions about the Surface Products with Microsoft, please contact us!
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