Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Unveiled: Specs, Features, Prices and Everything You Need to Know
By Karla Danica Figuerres | May 23, 2014 11:00 AM EST
On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the newest member of its Surface line-up, the bigger and better Surface Pro 3 which is supposed to replace the laptop and tablet combination that many people are used to. The tech giant explained the technology behind the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 on stage, showcasing a myriad of aspects related to special features, software, design and accessories.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will sport a completely revamped thinner design that checks in only at 9.1mm thick and a brand new kickstand, which can hold the device at any angle. According to Microsoft, the 12 inches display of the Surface Pro 3 is "absolutely beautiful" with the highest contrast ratios (3:2 aspect ratio) in the market today. Notably, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is even lighter than the 13 inches MacBook Air and it comes with the latest generation Intel processor.
With the Surface Pro 3, users can write notes that can be converted into digital texts effortlessly with the improved pen input. The new Type Cover keyboard with magnetic strip can change the angle of the keys for easier use.
Dimensions: 201.4 x 292.1 x 9.1 mm
Display: 12 inches Clear Type display, 2560 x 1440 resolution
Processor: 4th generation Core i3/Corei5/Core i7
RAM: 4GB or 8GB
SSD Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE support, USB 3.0 and Mini DisplayPort connectivity
Camera: 5MP sensor front camera with 1080p HD recording, 5MP sensor rear camera with 1080p HD recording
Battery: 36W power supply, up to 9 hours battery life
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
Others: microSD card support, Stylus support
Accessories: Surface Pro Type Cover, Surface Pen, Docking Station, Surface Ethernet Adapter
Microsoft Pro 3 Price
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 price starts at $799 and available for pre-order from the online store beginning 12:01 a.m. EDT May 21. Sales of a number of configurations already started but most models will hit the shelves starting June 20.
Microsoft will launch in 26 additional markets by the end of August. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will be available in 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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