I’m at Microsoft Ignite this week and I have been attending some great sessions. Yesterday (Surface 3 launch day) I attended a session by Cyril Belikoff from the Surface team. I asked him for some guidance on which use cases were better suited to the Surface 3 and the Surface Pro 3. He happened to have a slide available that explained the way the Microsoft thinks about it. I stole borrowed elements of the slide to create the image above. What it boils down to is that there is a spectrum of needs and requirements. People need a laptop but want a tablet. Depending on their use case, they may be better served at the “tabletty” end of that spectrum of the “laptoppy” end of the spectrum. The Surface 3 is closer to pure tablet end of the spectrum while the Surface Pro 3 is closer to the pure laptop end.