Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Billed by Microsoft as the tablet that can replace your laptop, the Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch full HD display, 4th-generation Intel Core processor and up to 8 GB of RAM. Thirty per cent thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air, the Surface Pro 3 features up to nine hours of web-browsing battery life as well as a click-in keyboard and multi-position kickstand that goes from movie mode to working mode and all the way to writing mode. Available in a range of models and prices (from $979 for the 64GB/Intel i3 model through to $2,279 for the 512GB/Intel i7 model), the Surface Pro 3 also features a full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader and Mini DisplayPort which allow for quick file transfers and easy connections to a range of peripherals.