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Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 3

At an event in New York today, Microsoft has announced the third generation Surface tablets, the Surface Pro 3. The device is the thinnest Surface tablet made so far. Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel Core processor (upto i7 on the top end variant) and up to 8 GB of RAM. With up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life, Surface Pro 3 has all the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form.

It also comes with a amazing click-in keyboards, and a multi-position kickstand that goes from movie mode to working mode and all the way to writing mode and it ships with Windows 8.1. The device also comes with full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader and Mini DisplayPort allow for quick file transfers and easy connections to a range of peripherals.

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Specifications of Surface Pro 3:

  • 12-inch ClearType Full HD display
  • 4th-generation Intel Core processor (upto i7 on the top end variant)
  • 4GB RAM on base variant and 8GB on the top end variant
  • 64GB SSD storage and goes upto 512GB
  • USB 3.0 Ports
  • microSD card support
  • Mini Display Port
  • 800 grams in weight and 9.1 mm thin
  • Windows 8.1
  • Accessories- Surface Pen, Keyboard, Surface Ethernet Adapter and dock

Price and Availability:

Starting at an estimated retail price of just $799, Surface Pro 3 will be offered in multiple configurations featuring 4th-generation Intel Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors. Here is the detailed pricing of all the models.

  • i3-4GB RAM-64GB – $799
  • i5-4GB RAM-128GB – $999
  • i5-8GB RAM-256GB – $1299
  • i7-8GB RAM-256GB – $1549
  • i7-8GB RAM-512GB – $1949

Accessories:

  • Surface Pro Type Cover- $129.99
  • Surface Pen- $49.99
  • 36W power supply- $79.99
  • Pen Loop- $4.99
  • Docking Station- $199.99
  • Ethernet Adaptor- $39.99

Beginning June 20 in Canada and the United States, customers can pick the Surface Pro 3 i5 version. Additional configurations will become available during August, and additional accessories will be available in the next few months.

By the end of August, Surface Pro 3 and select new accessories will become available for purchase in 26 additional markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. TheAnand

    May 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    i5+4GB RAM+128GB ram looks perfect for my needs. Will Surface devices ever come to India? 🙁 Now that they own Nokia, wish they would scale up distribution!

    • Nirmal

      May 21, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      Not in the initial list of countries listed which is slated of August release. I doubt it will ever come to India, probably due to the market for premium laptops.

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