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Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3 last week, and is more focused than ever on positioning it as a business tool and PC replacement. Improvements include a larger display and higher resolution, however it is thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessor (“Fast. Crazy fast,” writes PC World’s Mark Hachman in his review). Here’s what the tech press is saying:

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3: Thinner, faster, lighter.

”Enterprise-First Strategy”

Computerworld’s Gregg Keizer reports on Microsoft’s continued efforts to push its Surface as a device that functions well both as a tablet and a PC, serving not consumers but business customers. Keizer also explores the company’s decision not to release a smaller Surface, which would serve the needs of consumers, but instead to roll out the Surface Pro 3, which can serve as a notebook computer with the addition of an optional keyboard.

Read Keizer’s article here: Microsoft Doubles Down on 2-in-1 Enterprise-First Surface Strategy

Surface Aims to Compete with the MacBook

Reuters’ Bill Rigby also reports on Microsoft’s release of the new Surface, but focuses his article on how the company is positioning the device to compete with Apple’s MacBook.

Read Rigby’s article here: Microsoft’s New Surface Tablet Takes Aim at Apple’s MacBook

A Week Later: PC World’s Review

PC World’s review, which was published today, should come as good news to Microsoft. In the article, writer Mark Hachman praises the device’s utility as a PC replacement. He writes: “In every iteration, Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet has edged closer to becoming a true laptop replacement.”

Read Hachman’s article here: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: A legitimate work PC in tablet clothing

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