UPMC Orders 2,000 Surface Pro 3 Tablets To Replace iPads

The Surface Pro 3 is yet to hit retail, but organizations left and right are placing orders in large quantities for Microsoft’s third generation slate that combines the best of both laptops and tablets.

For these companies the device is a no-brainer.

And one of these firms is the Pittsburgh based UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), which has shown willingness to adopt new hardware at this early a stage. Leap of faith? More like several leaps of technology — the Surface Pro 3 is a magnificent piece of machinery, after all.

In fact, the organization said that they were developing a new application for the iPad when they learnt that the device would not work nearly as well in the enterprise setting:

“We originally spent about a year trying to develop the application on the iPad. What we found was that it was not going to work in the enterprise setting. We weren’t able to achieve a lot of the functionality– such as interfacing with the legacy systems– that we could achieve with the Surface on Windows 8.”

Long story short, no less than 2,000 Surface Pro 3 tablets are now on order.

Good going for the new slate, no doubt, and Microsoft would, obviously, like to see more companies ditch the iPad and Android tablets and transition to the Surface family.

Particularly companies that want something that offers more than just basic business functionalities.

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