Stealth Sale on Surface Pro 3

Stealth Sale on Surface Pro 3

Microsoft seems to have done a “stealth sale” on the Surface Pro 3 i5/256GB model by offering $200 off which brought the total price for the tablet to just $1099 USD (regularly $1299 USD).

Unfortunately, this sale seems to have happened without any notice and lasted for only 4 hours, ending a few minutes ago at 3PM PST today. Continue reading

Microsoft Releases Cheaper i7 Surface Pro 3 Model

Cheaper i7 Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has added a new version to the Surface Pro 3 product line.

The new 128GB Surface Pro 3 model (previously the i7 version was only available with a 256GB or 512GB SSD) comes with 8GB or RAM and is now available at the Microsoft Online Store for just $1299.00 USD.

This makes the price exactly the same as the i5/256GB model but trades a little more CPU horsepower for a little less internal storage. Continue reading

Surface News Roundup 6/27/15

Surface News Roundup 62715

Thanks to the folks who gave input on how they would like to see the Weekly News roundup. It turns out that most people liked the more picture-intensive format and didn’t care if it showed up on Friday or Saturday.

So, I’m going to go back to doing more pictures and (since it’s easier for me) will move the SNR to Saturdays. If I don’t have anything to post (because I didn’t find anything Surface-related I thought would be interesting to you), I’ll just skip it.

OK, with that out of the way, here’s my pick of the interesting Surface-related news stories for this week: Continue reading

Traditional Windows Laptop to Surface 3 – Six Things To Know

Traditional Windows Laptop to Surface 3 - Six Things To Know

If you’re still using a traditional Windows laptop but you’re considering making the jump from a laptop to a Surface 3, here’s a list of six things you’ll want to know to make the transition from laptop to Surface 3 smoother for you. Continue reading

June 2015 Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 Firmware

June 2015 Surface Pro  3 and Surface 3 Firmware

It’s that time of the month again… and Microsoft has released new firmware updates for Surface tablets.

This time, the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface 3 both received updates. The Surface Pro 3 has been receiving regular firmware upgrades since June 2014 but this is the first firmware update for the Surface 3.

Here’s a list of what’s included for both models… Continue reading