Surface Pro 3 pen clicks for instant note-taking and saves

Chris Burns - May 20, 2014, 11:14am CDT
Surface Pro 3 pen clicks for instant note-taking and saves

With the “lowest latency in the industry,” according to Corporate vice president of Surface Computing at Microsoft Panos Panay, Surface Pro 3 can take notes quickly. Better than that, clicking the back and of the pen included with the Surface Pro 3 launches Microsoft OneNote in an instant, even if the device is “off.”

As you’ll see in the image above, that back end of the pen included with Surface Pro 3 is going to be important. The ability to take that pen out and write down a note on a piece of paper is still better than writing on a tablet – unless you can write it instantly.

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This device also works with instant syncing of data. Demonstrated by Panay onstage, you can take a photo, write a note, and save – it’ll be saved to the cloud and accessible by every device you’ve got with Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8.

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One click of the Surface Pen will open OneNote, and two clicks will save that note to OneDrive. Opening your camera app and clicking the pen will result in a capture, one that you’ll then be able to write a note on and save to OneDrive.

Essentially this means that Microsoft got the message about instant open and save and they’ve gone all-in. Samsung Galaxy Note might need to check in and do a battle sooner than later.

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