Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has been a hit with professionals and consumers who want the portability of a tablet with the power of a traditional laptop. You can now pick up the Surface Pro 3 at a significant savings over Microsoft's current price.

When Microsoft unveiled its first laptop/tablet hybrid with the Surface RT and Surface Pro in June 2012, the company was taking a two-pronged approach in competing with Apple's iPad and MacBook Air. The Surface RT served as Microsoft's iPad competitor, since it ran a stripped down/mobile version of Windows 8, was powered by an ARM processor and was only capable of running apps downloaded from Microsoft's Windows App Store.

The Microsoft Surface Pro, on the other hand, was created and marketed as "the tablet that can replace your laptop," and unlike the Surface RT, the Surface Pro had comparable specs to high-end laptops and ran the full desktop Windows 8 Pro OS, which also meant it could run the same full-featured apps on desktops and laptops.

Microsoft has continued to update and release new versions of the Surface Pro, and its most recent version, the Surface Pro 3, has been a hit with professionals and consumers who want the portability of a tablet with the power of a high-end laptop.

The entry-level Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is currently priced at $799 via Microsoft's online store and Best Buy. Those looking to get the tablet/laptop hybrid at a significant savings can now do so via eBay, which is selling the Surface Pro 3 for $649.99.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 features a 12-inch ClearType full-HD display with a resolution of 2160 by 1440 and is powered by a fourth generation Intel Core i3 1.5 GHz processor with Intel HD Graphics 4200 and 4 GB of RAM. It ships with 64 GB of internal storage, microSD expansion slot and Windows 8.1 Pro.

The Surface Pro 3's camera capabilities consist of 5 megapixel and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras. Microsoft claims the Surface Pro 3's battery will provide up to nine hours of Web browsing, and the included Surface Pen allows users to take handwritten notes and interacts with the device in a more natural pen/paper manner.

If you're interested in picking up the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, head over to eBay, where it's currently on sale for $649.99 for a limited time.

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