Microsoft Surface Pro 3 received less criticism compared to its past two generations. The company claims that the response is good in US and Canada but still finding it hard to turn its investment in to profitability. Microsoft has lost more than $2 billion ever since the launch of Surface and many think its one of Redmond giant’s doomed projects just like Zune. All that criticism did not destroy Microsoft’s hopes as it prepares to launch Surface Pro 3 in 25 more countries starting August 28th, 2014 including United Kingdom and Australia.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 availability in other countries
Microsoft has mentioned in a new blog post that Surface Pro 3 will launch in 25 more countries beginning August 28th, 2014. All five configurations will be available in new markets featuring 4th generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs. Prices will vary according to the market as different taxes and duties are imposed. Consumers will be able to buy Surface Pro 3 in the new markets through Microsoft’s Stores, authorized distributors and partnered re-sellers. The list of new markets include:
- Hong Kong
- the Netherlands
- New Zealand
- the United Kingdom
Consumers can pre-order Surface Pro 3 in select markets as delivery will commence on August 28th, 2014. Microsoft is also launching Surface Pro 3 Docking Station on August 15th, 2014 in US and Canada which will be available in the new markets by the end of September.
$150 Off on Surface Pro 3 for Students
Microsoft is looking to capitalize on the back-to-school season by offering a $150 discount for students. This means that students can get their hands on a Surface Pro 3 for as low as $650 for the Core i3 model with 64 GB storage. This will help attract more consumers and might just give the kick Surface tablets need.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has excellent usability in an unique design which might take time to adjust. It is proving hard to be the deal maker for a lot of consumers. Hopefully we will see a lot of Surface tablets in the future especially in the educational field.
Source: Microsoft Blog