Microsoft Surface 3 with Intel Atom z7 processor announced, price starts at $499

Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft has announced a new hybrid laptop/tablet in the form of Microsoft Surface 3, which is a variant of Surface Pro 3. It features same material and design as of Surface Pro 3 but starts at a price of $499 which is said to attract many customers.

It has a 10.8-inch screen with ratio of 3:2. It is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor. The 2GB RAM model comes with 64GB internal storage while the 4GB RAM model comes with 128GB internal storage.

There is also an 8-megapixel rear facing camera and a 3.5-megapixel front facing camera. Connectivity options on the device include LTE (Optional), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Full USB 3.0, Mini Display port, Micro USB charging port and GPS (LTE model only).

It runs on 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system and can be upgraded to Windows 10, when available. It is the thinnest and the lightest Surface yet, measuring 8.7 mm and weighting 622 grams.

With purchase of Surface 3, you will also get a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote as well as 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

The Surface 3 will be on sale beginning May 5th with availability in 26 markets by May 7th. The Microsoft Surface 3 starts at $499 for the 2GB RAM with 64GB storage version. 4GB RAM with 128GB storage costs $599. Surface 3 with LTE is priced at $599 for 2GB RAM + 64GB variant and $699 for 4GB RAM + 128GB version.


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