"You never feel it, you never hear it, you don't even see it."
So, it's not fanless, but since you don't feel/hear the fan, it's just like it was fanless. At least that's the claim.
"It's great, it is amazing, but let's talk about the next step... At the end of the day every part had to come together perfectly to make this work. We call it Design to Fit." Then there's Machine to Fit.
Of course, spinning a fan still eats battery power.
Every Surface Pro 3 is "custom machined" -- which is definitely going to make repairs a bit of a complicated thing. Or impossible, as it were.
Basically, each body component is machined specifically to fit the other components on that device, not just pulled from a stack. This is similar to what Apple is doing on the iPhone 5 series.
Panos just dropped the Pro 3 on the floor, saying it's as durable as before.
(It was a carpeted floor, mind.)
He's now going to hand it off to Joanna Stern, a Pro 3 that he says she can keep. On-stage payola here, folks.
(I kid, I'm sure she'll give it back.)
The docking station we've seen from the earlier Surface devices is back, including video output, etc.
A dock with moving parts (the "wings" clamp in) always seemed clunky to me.
He's loaded a 3D architect model, using it as if he were on a desktop.
"It's not just inspiring to see the power of it. It's also inspiring when you go talk to customers."
Higher-res screens are a definite trend. I've been playing with the first shipping 4K laptop, the Toshiba Satellite P50t, and it's pretty impressive.
We've seen 13-inch screens go as high as 3200x1800.
Next up is Photoshop, and we're getting some information from an Adobe rep.
"If you take the power of Photoshop and you put it on a device like this, it's a creative's dream come true."
"With the rapid pace of change you'd think it'd be difficult to keep up, but between Microsoft and Adobe we've got that covered."
He's saying that Adobe's customers wanted a better-optimized version of Photoshop for Surface.
It's Photoshop CC "optimized for touch" on the Surface Pro 3.
Icons are 200% larger. "It's really, really easy to interact with the screen."
Does anyone see a stylus slot built into the chassis?
You can draw with the pen input, then pinch-zoom or pan around with fingers.
I think you're going to need some pants with pockets, Dan.
Photoshop previously has not been well-optimized for better-than-HD laptop screens -- will this new version be available on these other devices?
Panos is back. "That is super cool."
Now we're talking kickstand.
We're seeing a photo of Panos' daughter, who is watching Netflix on the bed on a Surface.
"We put the Surface out, she loves it she watches netflix. We call this Anastasia mode."
It's because of the kickstand that she's able to watch it from the bed without it falling over.
So, the new kickstand opens to more angles. Starts as "classic" 22-degree.