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Ink artist swaps his pen for a tablet computer to mimic masterpieces

If you ever get tired of lugging your laptop everywhere with you, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 tablet may be the solution. The latest in the Surface line-up, Microsoft say the Pro 3 tablet 'delivers the power and performance of a laptop'.

One creative who's taken advanatge of this new mobile tool is renowned ballpoint pen artist James Mylne (opens in new tab). In partnership with Microsoft, Mylne recently set his trusty ballpoint pen aside to recreate three of the National Portrait Gallery's most famous portraits using the Surface Pen and the Fresh Paint app.

The Surface Pro features a new Surface Pen with pressure sensitivity, providing the intuitive feel of pen on paper, combined with the mobility of a tablet.

"So many people carry both a laptop and a tablet but really want just one device that does everything," said Robert Epstein, Windows consumer lead, Microsoft (UK). "We are clear on our vision: Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop — packing all the performance and utility of a fully powered laptop into a thin, light and beautifully designed tablet."

For a full list of features and more information on the Surface Pro 3, visit the Microsoft website (opens in new tab).

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Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.