Microsoft Surface Pro 3 variant with i7 processor and 128GB storage announced, priced at $1299

Microsoft-Surface-Pro-3While we still wait for a full fledged upgrade to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Redmond has released yet another SKU for the surprisingly popular tablet. The new SKU of the Surface Pro 3 integrates the Core i7 processor of the higher end version while cuts down on storage to make it just that much more affordable for users.


While rumors suggest that the Surface Pro 4 has been pushed back due to delays in the production of next generation Intel chips, the new Surface Pro 3 brings with it a faster processor of the top end version, 8GB of RAM for the same price as the older Core i5 version. Complete specifications listed below:

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 specs –

  • Dimensions: 7.93 in x 11.5 in x 0.36 in
  • Weight: 1.76 lbs
  • Storage:   128 GB
  • Display  Screen: 12-inch ClearType Full HD Plus display, Resolution: 2160 x 1440, Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Pen features 256 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • CPU   : 4th Gen Core i7 processor
  • 8 GB of RAM — dual-channel LPDDR3
  • TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module — for BitLocker encryption)
  • Wireless    Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
  • Battery  –  Up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life
  • Cameras and A/V    5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras
  • Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio-enhanced sound
  • Ports – Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port, Charging port
  • Sensors  – Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
  • Power supply    36W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)
  • Price : $1,299

Microsoft is also introducing new LTE compatible Surface Pro 3 variants in Germany and UK. With year old specifications, there is reason to believe that the new SKU might be a move to get rid of inventories while readying up the next gen tablet for launch. Whatever the reason may be, the new Surface Pro 3 SKU with a Core i7 processor and 128GB of storage is quite a good deal at $1299.


Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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