And now for some good news... How the Surface Pro 3 can change the way you work

Apple's iPad may have the biggest slice of the tablet share, but one writer found that the Surface Pro 3 can be the laptop replacement you really need in your work life.
Written by Zack Whittaker, Contributor
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Some people are stuck in their ways. They're often stuck in ways that aren't totally broken but are no longer the the best or most efficient.

Quelle surprise when one of ZDNet's longest-serving writers (albeit a former Microsoft reporter) changed his entire way of working, all thanks to Microsoft's newest tablet.

Apple's iPads are everywhere. But Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 tablets are creeping in to the business and enterprise market. For those who've used a Surface, there's almost no wiggle room for criticism.

Ed Bott worked on a desktop PC with full-sized keyboard, mouse and trackpad, and two large displays. In a matter of microseconds, this fully fledged PC-like device became a tablet when he lifted it out of its docking station. It became an entirely new being in its own right.

It's a powerful laptop PC, a Chromebook imitator, and a tablet for taking notes. For all intents and purposes, this is a love story between one man and his tablet — a tablet that is a PC replacement at the same time.

It's a story of work and play, wrapped into one, which has become more converged since the tablet market was carved out by the iPad back in 2010.

And who doesn't want to hear the story about how someone falls in love all over again? 

Read more: How the Surface Pro 3 changed the way I work

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