Microsoft reveals more details about the new Surface Pro 3

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 21 May 2014
Microsoft reveals more details about the new Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has provided more details about the Surface Pro 3.

Operating on the Windows 8.1 Pro platform and featuring a 12 inch ClearType Full HD display, the new tablet device has up to nine hours of web-browsing battery life, a 4th-generation Intel Core processor and up to 8GB of RAM.

Also revealed at yesterday’s press event in New York City was the Docking Station for Surface Pro 3, which enables an easy transition from tablet to desktop working on the same device. 

The Docking Station features a gigabit Ethernet port for up to 1GBps wired network speeds, as well as a Mini DisplayPort for high definition video of up to 3840x2600 resolution. With five USB ports, the Docking Station can facilitate HD monitors, wired network connection, audio systems, external mouse and keyboards, and printers.

The Surface Pro 3 has a continuous kickstand, helping users find their perfect viewing angle. The Surface Pro 3 Type Cover also features a double-fold hinge that can be magnetically locked to the display’s lower bezel. 

The new device is available in multiple configurations featuring 4th-generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.

A version using the Intel Core i3 processor with 64GB and 4GB of RAM will be available for US$799, while a version featuring an Intel Core i7 processor, 512GB and 8GB of RAM is available at US$1949. 

The Surface Pro Type Cover retails at US$129.99, while the Docking Station is priced at US$199.99 and the Surface Ethernet Adapter at US$39.99.

Surface Pro 3, the Pro Type Cover and Surface Pen are available for pre-order now through Microsoftstore.com, Microsoft retail stores and select third-party resellers. 

The first configurations will be available in Canada and the US from 20 June, while the tablet and selected new accessories will be available in 26 additional markets, including Australia, China and the UK, by the end of August. 

Number of views (5472)/Comments (-)

Comments are only visible to subscribers.

Theme picker