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 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|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 Pro|
|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|