Microsoft Surface 3 with 10.8-inch HD display, Intel Atom x7 processor announced, starts at $499

Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft just announced Surface 3, an affordable variant of the the Surface Pro 3 tablet that was announced last year. This is powered by quad-core Intel Atom x7 (Cherry Trail) processor, has a 10.8-inch HD screen with 3:2 aspect ratio and runs on 64-bit Windows 8.1 OS, which is updradable to Windows 10 once available. It is slightly thinner at 8.7mm and lighter at 622g compared to the Surface Pro 3 with a 12-inch screen. Microsoft says that it is the thinnest and lightest Surface the company has ever shipped. It also comes with LTE variant with built-in nano SIM slot. As usual it comes with one-year subscription to Office 365. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface 3 with 10.8-inch HD display, Intel Atom x7 processor announced, starts at $499”

Watch Microsoft unveil new Surface devices live


Microsoft is all set to unveil its new Surface devices at an event in New York today. Looking from some of the pictures being tweeted from the event, a lot of decorations at the site are related to inking, which is rumoured to get a huge push in the company’s latest push in the tablet market. This means that the Redmond company will unveil the 8 inch variant of the Surface with special inking capabilities, like a Wacom digitizer with stylus on the Surface Pro. Microsoft Research is said to have orchestrated a push for digital inking across microsoft’s services and devices, and we might just start seeing this vision take form, at this live event. If you’re interested on having a look at all the new devices Microsoft is set to launch, here is the live stream – Continue reading “Watch Microsoft unveil new Surface devices live”