Surface Pro 3: Reading Experience | IT ProStarting April 2, , the books category in Microsoft Store will be closing. Unfortunately, this means that starting July your ebooks will no longer be available to read, but you'll get a full refund for all book purchases. See below for details. While you can no longer purchase or acquire additional books from the Microsoft Store, you can continue to read your books until July when refunds will be processed. On April 2, , you can no longer buy, rent or pre-order books. You can continue to use Microsoft Edge to read books you've acquired until early July
Will you buy the Microsoft Surface 4 to read e-books?
One of the most common uses for tablet devices of all shapes and sizes is as an ereader. For Day 18 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I take a look at how the Surface Pro handles my digital library, and how it fares as a device for reading ebooks in various conditions. I have a decent collection of books in my Kindle digital library. Of course, that was also true before the advent of the Kindle and the renaissance of ebooks, so the up side is that now I have all of those books at my fingertips no matter where I am—just in case the mood strikes. With that goal in mind, Amazon and Barnes and Noble were both at the front of the pack when it came time to develop and release apps for Windows 8. The Nook app looks and feels a lot like the Windows Store app. According to reports, Barnes and Noble will also be paying Microsoft royalties on every Nook device sold.
Microsoft is taking the rare step to manufacture hardware to showcase its new touch friendly iteration of Windows 8, featuring Metro. With two tablets set to be released in the coming months, how will it function as a dedicated e-reader? The Microsoft tablet will basically bridge the gap between a tablet and an ultrabook. They will be accessories offered such as two keyboard covers, the Touch Cover and Type Cover. Both, when folded up, serve as protective covers that connect to the Surface via a magnetic connector. When opened, the covers are keyboards. The Touch Cover is 3 mm in thickness and has a touch-sensitive keyboard and multi-touch trackpad.
Microsoft Surface Review: Reading Kindle Content
Microsoft has just announced the Surface 4 tablet and inevitably people will want to know if this is a device that is indicative to a quality e-book experience. Today, we will evaluate if the reading ecosystem is polished enough in a Windows 10 environment to make this device a must buy. The Microsoft Surface 3 features a Surface Pro 4 features a Its aspect ratio remains , which provides a little extra vertical space over traditional displays. One of the big reasons why readers will want to take a look at this tablet is because of the revised pen, that allows you greater flexibility to making highlights, annotations or taking notes in PDF files. Microsoft revamped the Surface Pen, doing away with that awkward fabric loop that clipped previous pens on to the tablet. Now the Surface Pro 4 grabs the Pen magnetically, holding it tightly to the side of the tablet.
Paul Thurrott Jun 01, For Surface Pro 3 to succeed as a tablet, it needs a superior reading experience. And while this isn't fully Microsoft's fault, Surface Pro 3 does comes up a bit short because of its large size and a few software-related issues. It works, but it's not ideal. You can think of this as a chicken and egg type problem.