Microsoft announced the thinner and lighter Surface 3 this week which, like the Surface Pro 3, is designed to pack the power of a laptop into a tablet.
The Surface 3 is thinner, lighter and more affordable than ever before. At the same time, it doesn’t skimp on features. The Surface 3 has a big and beautiful 10.8-inch ClearType HD multi-touch display featuring 3:2 aspect ratio. It is powered by the new quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor, and is available in a range of storage and memory configurations.
Like the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s new Surface 3 features a striking and durable magnesium design. It also features a three-position kickstand, which makes it easier to use the tablet when working at a desk, sitting on the couch, or even holding in the palm of your hand.
Microsoft is hoping to appeal to students, schools and anyone hoping to get things done on the go. The tablet comes with a one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, plus OneDrive cloud storage. It will ship with full Windows 8.1, but users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge when it is released.
Those interested in picking up the Surface 3 can pre-order one right now through microsoftstore.com, Microsoft stores and select partner retailers. The Surface 3 and accessories will be available to buy from these retailers from May 5th. The Surface 3 will start at $499. A European price is yet to be confirmed.
In Short: Microsoft announced the Surface 3 tablet this week, which will go on sale in selected retailers from May 5th. Read on for all the details.