I’ve been working with a Windows Surface Pro 3 for the past year now.  Speed is great for my work, I’m able to play some of the latest games, and it is super-light.  However, its biggest detractor is this flimsy keyboard that makes it difficult to work with on my lap – I truly need a physical surface (like a table) to work with the Windows Surface.

Anyway, I digress.

The purpose of this post is to cover the screen resolution.  I’m doing this because a Blizzard game recently did not revert my resolution upon exiting as it should have.  That left me wondering how to get my screen back to the way it was.  Surprisingly, if you go to change your screen resolution, you might be presented with at least twenty options, which is utterly ridiculous.  After going through all of them, I found that there were exactly five resolutions that took up the full screen real estate:

  • 2160×1440
  • 1920×1200
  • 1680×1050
  • 1440×900
  • 1280×800

For me, I go with 1680×1050 and I set the text percentage to 125%.  This setting means I can see a things comfortably in my source code, within a browser, and when in tablet mode.  Let me know in the comments if you found a more comfortable resolution on your own Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (not to be confused with Microsoft Surface 3, which is a different aspect ratio from the Pro edition)..