Microsoft is to launch Surface Pro 3 in 25 more markets on 28 August 2014.
Already available in Canada, the US and Japan, the devices will be launched in various European countries. These include Austria, Belgium, Finland France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Surface Pro 3 will also be launched in China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia.
Profiled as ‘the tablet that can replace a laptop’, Surface Pro 3 was unveiled by Panos Panaya, corporate vice president of Microsoft Surface, and the company’s CEO Satya Nadella at a media event in New York, US, on 20 May.
Available in multiple configurations featuring 4th-generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest Surface device to date, measuring 9.1 mm in width and 1.76 lbs in weight. The device runs Windows 8.1 Pro and offers a range of updated features including a 12-inch ClearView full HD display, nine hours of web-browsing battery life and a full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader and Mini DisplayPort to allow users to connect a range of peripheral devices.
Surface Pro 3 also has a continuous kickstand with a friction hinge, enabling users to open it at any angle from zero to 150 degrees, as well as a backlit Surface Pro Type Cover with a double-fold hinge that magnetically locks to the display’s lower bezel and a Surface Pen with pressure sensitivity functionality. Accessories include a new docking station for Surface Pro 3 with five USB ports, which will be available from 15 August in the US. The docking station will be launched in other markets by the end of September.
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