New Surface 3 Available For Pre-order

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Surface 3 Available for Preorder

Microsoft Makes New Surface 3 Available For Pre-order:

Guess who joined the Microsoft Surface family?

Yep, you got it; a new, “smaller” Surface 3 is available for pre-order!!! Not as small as the Surface 2 but smaller than Surface Pro 3. With no forewarning or any major announcements, Microsoft released this new Surface for pre-orders to the online Microsoft Store today. Then, there was an announcement that followed on their blog.

New Surface 3 Available For Pre-order: Here are the specs

Specs Surface 3
Display 10.8” ClearType Full HD Plus, 1920 x 1280, 10 point multi-touch
Surface Pen Support YES!
Size 10.52 x 7.36 x 0.34 in
Weight 1.37 lbs
Processor Quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Storage 64 GB and 128 GB options
RAM 2 GB and 4 GB options
Ports Full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, microSD card reader, Micro USB charging port, Headset jack, Cover port
Cameras 3.5 megapixel front-facing camera • 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus
Sound Stereo speakers with Dolby audio + Mic
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
OS Windows 8.1
Software 1-year of Office 365 Personal with OneDrive cloud storage

All for a $499 base price! And shipping on 5/5/2015.

In addition, the new Surface 3 comes with a three-position kickstand and, although sold separately, you can choose from four different colors of the Surface Pen: blue, black, red, and the original silver.

A new Surface 3 Type cover is also available in the same colors as the Surface Pen, plus a bright blue and a bright red option.

Boy, Microsoft slid this one past everybody, didn’t they?!

Surface 3 Available for Preorder - Features

Nonetheless, this is exciting news. We’ve all been waiting for an announcement from Microsoft to see where they take the Surface tablet line. Now we’re getting the first glance.

With the Surface 3 available for pre-order, this means that there will be at least one other Pro version (Surface 4?) but, I suspect, because of the Surface 3 “middle” size, that we are also going to see a “Surface Mini”…

If you want to Pre-Order or see more details, visit the Microsoft Online Store.

Woot!

Joanna-

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