Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3 tablet PC at an event in New York City on Tuesday, 20 May 2014.

The device is a larger, but lighter than its predecessor, Microsoft said, featuring a 12-inch display running at a resolution of 2160×1440.

Weighing in at 800g, the device will come in configurations featuring 4th-generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.

As with previous versions of the Surface, Type Covers will be available for the Surface Pro to offer a hardware keyboard.

Similar to earlier Surface models, the Surface Pro 3 also features kickstand, but its is a continuous multi-position kickstand that lets you set the angle to whatever you want between 0 and 150 degrees.

Microsoft said that it would go on pre-order in the US from today (21 May 2014), with hardware available at the following prices:

Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB[1] and 4 GB of RAM $799
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB7 and 4 GB of RAM $999
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB7 and 8 GB of RAM $1,299
Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB7 and 8 GB of RAM $1,549
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB7 and 8 GB of RAM $1,949
Surface Pro 3 Accessories Estimated retail price (USD)
Surface Pro Type Cover $129.99
Additional Surface Pen $49.99
Additional 36W Power Supply $79.99
Additional Pen Loop $4.99
Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 $199.99
Surface Ethernet Adapter $39.99

Some of the key hardware specifications of the Surface Pro 3 are summarised in the below table:

Specifications Surface Pro 3
Maker Microsoft
Operating System Windows 8.1 Pro
Display 12″ 2160×1440
Rear camera 5MP
Front camera 5MP
Storage, internal 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Storage, expandable MicroSD, USB 3.0
RAM 4GB / 8GB
Dimensions 7.93 x 11.5 x 0.36 in
(201 x 292 x 9.1mm)
Weight 1.76 lbs (798g)
Chipset Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7
Graphics Intel HD 4400