Microsoft Officially Unveils the Surface 3 with Intel Atom CPU & Windows 8.1 for $499

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief

    Jun 19, 2012
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    Check out what Microsoft announced this morning. A new Surface 3 product will be hitting store shelves in May starting at a price of just $499. This new entry in the mobile computing arena is meant to be a complete laptop replacement. It includes full Windows 8.1, along with the usual desktop applications, and has a quad-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor powering its core.

    There are two versions of the new Surface 3. The first one has 64GB storage and 2GB of RAM for $499, and the second includes 128GB and 4GB of RAM for $599. Both tablets also include the following specs:
    • 10.8" Full HD display at 1,920×1,280 pixels resolution
    • Full-size USB 3.0 port
    • Mini DisplayPort
    • A microSD card reader
    • Headphone jack & cover port
    • A micro USB charging port
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • Three-position kickstand
    • Available WiFi Only and/or 4G LTE models
    Either tablet will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it becomes available. They also include a one-year Office 365 subscription. You can pre-order any of these devices now. The WiFi only models will ship the first week of May, while the 4G LTE versions will ship June 26th.

    *There's one last important detail worth noting. The new Surface 3 does not include the type cover at that price. Those will set you back an additional $130.

    Here's Microsoft's site for further details and to pre-order:
  2. fosking

    fosking Member

    Jun 22, 2012
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    Can't wait to pick one of these up! :D
  3. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 27, 2014
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    Follow the white rabbit, err that link above and order yours today. :)
    In the past preorders were delivered on opening day so you should get it May 5th unless you want LTE then it's June 26th I believe.

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