Microsoft Officially Launches Surface Pro 3 Tablet – Features Haswell Core i7 Processor and Starting Price of $799 US

Microsoft Officially Launches Surface Pro 3 Tablet – Features Haswell Core i7 Processor and Starting Price of $799 US

Microsoft has officially announced their latest Surface Pro 3 tablet
which is aimed to replace the laptop form factor with a new and more
robust design scheme. Running Windows 8.1 and sporting a 12.0 inches
screen, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest Intel Core processor
based device available in the market as claimed Microsoft.


Microsoft Officially Launches Surface Pro 3 Tablet With Slim Design

First off the technical bits, It was already reported that the
Surface Pro 3 would be available in several variants. The prices would
range from $799 US on the base model moving up to $1949 on the fastest
Core i7 model. The fastest Core i7 variant comes with 8 GB of memory,
512 GB storage at a price of $1949 US, the $1549 variant comes with Core
i7 processors, 8 GB of memory but 256 GB storage, the $1299 US variant
comes with Core i5 processor, 8 GB of memory and 256 GB storage, $999 US
variant features the Core i5 processor with 4 GB ram and 128 GB storage
while the base model will come with the Core i3 processor featuring 4
GB memory and  64 GB of flash storage at a price of $799 US. All Surface
Pro 3 devices are based on the Intel Haswell Core processor
architecture which has shown its strengths in the power efficiency
sector.

The Core i5 model is mentioned to be the Core i5-4300U which operates
at 1.6 GHz and turbo boosts up to 2.90 GHz and features the HD Graphics
4400 from Intel. This chip is coupled with 4 to 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory.
Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, MicroSD card Radar, Nine hours of
web browsing battery life and TPM 2.0 (trusted Platform Module).

  • Core i3, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage – $799
  • Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage – $999
  • Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – $1,299
  • Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – $1,549
  • Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage – $1,949

Interestingly, the design showcased by Microsoft over at the event
showcases a SOC design for the processor which features a small fan that
is 30% more efficient than other fan in any product shipping today. Due
to the design and custom parts used for the development of this fan, it
will never be heard and feel as if the Surface adopts a fanless design.
The design is interesting and Microsoft has promised a 10% performance
improvement over Surface Pro 2 with the new Core processors. With new
Core technology, the Surface Pro 3 is able to give 20% more battery life
than previous generation Surface tablets.

As for the design, the Surface Pro 3 tablet will feature a 12 inches
screen with a display resolution of 2160 x 1440 with a aspect ration of
4:3 and 4K when connected to the external dock. The tablet is only 9.1mm
thin making it the most thinnest Intel Core based product ever released
and weighs at just 800g which is lighter than Apple’s Mac Book Air. The
tablet also comes with a full friction multi-position kickstand which
can be set to any angle with 150 degree being the max angle achieved
with the device. Microsoft has also introduced new type covers in
different colors which will make user personalization even more better.
The tablet also comes with USB 3.0 and Stylus which makes writing on the
device a better and refined experience.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Core i7 Processor

Pre-order 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. Specs are
available here .
Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro Type Cover
and Surface Pen will be available for pre-order2starting May 21 at 12:01
a.m. EDT through Microsoftstore.com, Microsoft retail stores and select
third-party retailers. Commercial customers should speak to their
authorized reseller.
Beginning June 20 in Canada and the United States, customers can visit Microsoftstore.com,
Microsoft retail stores, select third-party retailers and commercial
resellers to purchase Intel® Core™ i5 Surface Pro 3 and select
accessories. 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. For more details visit – http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-gbMicrosoft Surface pro 3 Render

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 SKU Pricing:

Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel Core i3, 64 GB[1] and 4 GB of RAM $799
Intel Core i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $999
Intel Core i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,299
Intel Core i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,549
Intel Core i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,949

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Accessories Pricing:

Surface Pro 3 Accessories Estimated retail price (USD)
Surface Pro Type Cover $129.99
Additional Surface Pen $49.99
Additional 36W Power Supply $79.99
Additional Pen Loop $4.99
Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 $199.99
Surface Ethernet Adapter $39.99

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