Several major companies like BMW and Coca-Cola will be getting Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is not scheduled to begin pre-orders for the Surface Pro 3 until 12:01 am Eastern time on Wednesday. However, the company has already received interest in their newly revealed 12-inch tablet from a number of major corporations.

In a blog post, Microsoft said they showed off the Surface Pro 3 to a number of companies who had expressed an interest in buying a tablet that would take the place of their business laptops. The blog states that Microsoft was "blown away" at the reaction they received from the businesses that got to see the tablet early.

In fact, Microsoft said that some of them, such as BMW Group, The Coca-Cola Company and LVMH – Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, have already claimed the Surface Pro 3 could be a "core device" for their corporations. They and others plans to purchase the device, with some using it as a laptop replacement, while others choosing to utilize its tablet functions. The post did not go into specifics on just how many units of the tablets these companies plan to order.

Based on Microsoft's comments, it would appear that the Surface Pro 3 is being marketed more for the enterprise market than the two previous Surface Pro models, with its smaller 10.6 inch screen. We should soon see if that strategy works. We should also see if Microsoft has made enough units of the tablet for its first shipment to meet demand.

Source: Microsoft

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Where's that guy who comes in every news article and says Windows 8 is not for business, Surface is a toy?

Enron said,
Where's that guy who comes in every news article and says Windows 8 is not for business, Surface is a toy?

Aplle MAC is a TOY ...! there...happy ?
O wait... you said Surface ... got nothing for that ....

Enron said,
Where's that guy who comes in every news article and says Windows 8 is not for business, Surface is a toy?

You mean Dot Matrix? The trash talking dude?

Enron said,
Where's that guy who comes in every news article and says Windows 8 is not for business, Surface is a toy?

Auditor?

calimike said,
what about Surface 3 without Pro? :)

They'll update the ARM version at some point, just not now, maybe around November?

I pre-ordered the S3 with 512GB i7 with keyboard and extra stylus. This is what I have been waiting for and now it's here. I was hoping broadwell would be in here instead of haswell but I can live with that. I just hope the battery life is as good as the S2 which I haven't been unhappy about. Of course it could always use more juice but battery technology is no there yet for that. I hope that Graphene will make its debut soon for consumer batteries. It will revolutionize the battery industry as it is truly a game changer.

I really like my MBP 15" Retina but the ability to write naturally to a tablet like a letter sized paper pad is what I have been waiting for. The aspect ratio is ideal for me now. The ability to use the PEN to copy a page and then annotate is just an awesome feature and then another click to send it to the cloud.

Would have been nice to have LTE in it but I can use my hotspot for that.

Good job MS. I can't wait for it.

Holly crap!!!! I just preorder the Surface pro 3 in Germany (MS Store Germany). Dont know if it was a bug on the site or just big big luck but I do even get a confirmation for the order...

pmbAustin said,
At the moment, my only concern about the Surface Pro 3 is ... will they be able to satisfy (and keep up with) demand?


Try to order an I5 or an I7....

Cool and all but companies say things like this all the time. Nothing is final until payment is made. And I am sure these will be sold out and hard to get at first. That won't change.

Yes, lots of companies do. They have an initial reaction towards something and when it comes down to budgeting for it, a lot of times things can and will change.

techbeck said,
Cool and all but companies say things like this all the time. Nothing is final until payment is made. And I am sure these will be sold out and hard to get at first. That won't change.

oh my you love to bash any positive that comes to MS. But I bet if this was Google or Apple you would be all over it.

nickcruz said,

oh my you love to bash any positive that comes to MS. But I bet if this was Google or Apple you would be all over it.

I use a S1 every day and have an S2 I need to setup to replace my S1. I'm not bashing anything and I like MS.

Funny you saying this tho since all I see you do is talk trash about Google and Android. But hey. This is the Internet. Say something different than most and you have a label put on you.

Sorry I don't echo and have the same thoughts as a lot of others. Damn my individualism

Edited by techbeck, May 20 2014, 11:26pm :

techbeck said,
Sorry I don't echo and have the same thoughts as a lot of others. Damn my individualism

You must be wishing there was a neodroid.com

techbeck said,
Nope

Then please don't act surprised when you find out you have a different opinion on MS than the majority on a site called neowin.net.

_dandy_ said,
Then please don't act surprised when you find out you have a different opinion on MS than the majority on a site called neowin.net.

My comment was sarcasm and you missed the point of it.