Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Comes to Market
Chris Hadley / 3 years ago
Microsoft’s Surface tablets have been at the forefront of the tablet market for long time now and as users are making more of a move over to mobile computing, Microsoft have introduced a new range of Surface Pro tablets offering up a larger 12″ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1400 for laptop-like usage on the go. The increase in screen size and resolution sees the Pro 3 shipping with 38% more space on the display and 50% more pixels for a pin sharp and clear resolution.
We’ve increased the size of the screen – Surface Pro 3 has a 12” ClearType Full HD screen with 2160 x 1440 resolution. The new screen is 38% bigger than Surface Pro 2, with 50% more pixels. In addition, every screen is color calibrated at the factory, so you’ll see accurate, brilliant colors, great white points, and great contrast on every device. The combo of the big, beautiful screen and SD card means Surface Pro 3 gives big-screen entertainment anywhere.
Powered my Intel’s 4th generation Haswell processors, the Surface Pro 3 is, according to Microsoft, the thinnest, lightest and most powerful Surface Pro table to date. In addition to a Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, solid state storage options range from 64 to 512GB with up to 8GB of RAM and Intel’s HD 4400 graphics chipset.
“So many people carry both a laptop and a tablet but really want just one device that serves all purposes,” said Panos Panay, corporate vice president, Microsoft Surface. “Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop — packing all the performance of a fully powered laptop into a thin, light and beautifully designed device. You’ll love being able to carry a single device for your next class, workday or weekend getaway knowing you have all the power you need.”
At launch there are going to be five SKUs available with the entry-level Core i3 system offering 4GB RAM and a 64GB storage capacity for $799. Two Core i5 systems will offer 4GB RAM and 128GB storage or 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for $999 and $1299 respectively. Finally the two top systems with both ship with 8GB of RAM with either 256GB of 512GB of storage for $1549 and $1949.
Source & image courtesy of Microsoft