Microsoft Announced The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 Starting At $799

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Earlier today, Microsoft announced the all new, bigger and better Surface Pro 3 at a press event in NYC. The new Surface Pro 3 comes with a bigger 12-inch ClearType Full HD display sporting a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels with a 3:2 aspect ratio. The display on the Surface Pro 3 is 38 percent bigger than its predecessor, and offers more options to choose from.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes with 4th generation Intel processor, with an option to choose from i3, i5 and i7 chipsets. It’s not just the processor, customers also get several storage options, starting from 64GB  and goes as high as 512GB. As far as the RAM is concerned, you can get 4GB or 8GB of it depending on the configuration you choose. On the connectivity side, it features a USB 3.0 port, Mini DisplayPort for projecting to an external display, and a microSD card reader for expandable storage.

Another interesting feature introduced in the new tablet is a continuous kickstand, which can give users the ability to position it in different angles between zero to 150 degrees. The tablet measures 11.5 x 7.93 x .36 in, and weighs only 1.76 lbs. On the software side, it comes with Windows 8.1 Pro.

The tablet will be available for pre-order at Microsoftstore.com in most launch markets, and in Microsoft retail stores and Best Buy from May 21st. The tablet is set to hit the retail stores on June 20th in the US and Canada. It will also land on 26 other markets in August, 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. As far as the pricing is concerned, the 64GB base model starts at $799, and goes as high as $1,949.

Hammad Saleem

Hammad is a full time writer who worked for many popular websites in the past. He loves to write about smartphones and gadgets. When he is not writing, he can be found playing Clash of Clans on his iPhone or looking for a good place to eat.

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