Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was launched in May but consumers were able to get their hands on the Core i5 model only. Today, the rest of the Core i3 and Core i7 models go on sale in US and Canada. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is available at Microsoft Stores, Best Buy and other Surface retailers as well as authorized re-sellers. Microsoft is looking to cash in on the back-to-school season by convincing students to buy Surface Pro 3 over laptops.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Core i3 and Core i7 models available
The lack of configuration options in the first two generations of Surface did not attract a lot of consumers which caused the change in strategy. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is now available for as low as $799 to as high as $2000 depending on the configuration while accessories cost extra.
|Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Specifications|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 Pro|
|Exterior||Dimensions: 7.93 in x 11.5 in x 0.36 in
Weight: 1.76 lbs
Physical Buttons: Volume, Power, Home.
|Storage||64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB|
|Display||Screen: 12-inch ClearType Full HD
Resolution: 2160 x 1440
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: Multitouch Input
|Pen Input||Pen input and pen (included)
Pen features 256 levels of pressure sensitivity
|CPU||4th Generation Intel Core Processor (i3/i5/i7)Up to 8 GB dual-channel LPDDR3 Memory TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module)|
|Wireless||WiFi 802.11 ac/802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
|Battery||Up to 9 hours of Web-browsing battery life|
|Cameras and A/V||5 MP and 1080p HD front and rear cameras
Built-in front and rear facing microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio enhanced sound
|Ports||Full-size USB 3.0
microSD card reader
|Sensors||Ambient Light Sensors
|Power Supply||36W power suuply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)|
|Warranty||One-year limited hardware warranty|
Major improvements have been made in the new Surface in order to make it more attractive compared to Apple’s Macbook Air. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 features a 12-inch ClearType HD display with a 2K resolution. Changes to the kickstand ensure better usability while using it on your lap and the Type Cover gives it more flexibility. The introduction of Surface Pen enhances the user experience especially with its OneNote integration.
Below is the list of configurations available for users to purchase. You can decide on the optimal configuration which suits your needs and budget.
|Surface Pro 3||Retail Price USD|
|Intel Core i3, 64 GB and 4 GB RAM||$799|
|Intel Core i5, 128 GB and 4 GB RAM||$999|
|Intel Core i5, 256 GB and 8 GB RAM||$1,299|
|Intel Core i7, 256 GB and 8 GB RAM||$1,549|
|Intel Core i7, 512 GB and 8 GB RAM||$1,949|
|Surface Pro 3 Accessoires||Retail Price USD|
|Surface Pro TypeCover||$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|
You can also place your order online at Microsoft’s Store with free shipping in US and Canada.