Microsoft built a ‘working’ Surface Pro 3 out of cardboard

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Microsoft has created a cardboard replica of its Surface Pro 3 tablet. It might not be as impressive as the giant Surface tablet the company erected in London last year, but the cardboard version has its very own working display. A small section lights up to show off the specs of Microsoft’s latest tablet, powered by a low-res MP4 player. The software maker has been sending its cardboard Surfaces to various schools in Australia as part of a marketing effort to mark the launch of the Surface Pro 3 in 25 countries tomorrow.

A video of the cardboard Surface reveals it has one slight addition to the real thing: a Mini USB port to charge the miniature display. It’s an unusual amount of marketing effort to target schools in Australia, but…

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