Holding an event in New York City, Microsoft has announced the next step forward for Surface which is the Surface Pro 3, boasting to be lighter, thinner, louder and in a lot of ways better with a Core i7 CPU inside without much compromise.
The pen and the multi-position kickstand is still here and improved, but when it comes to design, Microsoft shaved off a lot of weight from the last Surface Pro. It’s now at 9.1mm, 800g and the 12-inch screen is of the 3:2 aspect ratio, making it look entirely different from the previous ones. Also, the resolution of the display is high at 2160 x 1440.
On the inside, Microsoft has managed to pack in a Core i7 CPU even with the fan inside. Accessories still include the docking station and the new type covers with improved touchpads and “lapability”. The event also showcased a lot of their new software features.
To top it all off, the base model Core i3 variant has been priced at $799 and is going on sale in the US immediately. Core i7 models with internal memories up to 512GB will also be available at higher prices, topping at the two thousand dollar mark.