Surface Pro 3 Tablet Details – Official!!

Well, I was wrong. The rumors that have been flying among the Surface community for some time now were that there would be a Surface Mini tablet announced today. Turns out they were wrong.

Instead, Microsoft announced a new Surface Pro 3. Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Surface Computing, Panos Panay presented details about the Surface Pro 3 during the Microsoft Surface Event this morning in New York City just a few minutes before I wrote this post. During his presentation, he showed off the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and covered the specs, pricing, and availability.

I have those details for you now…

Surface Pro 3 Tablet Details: Pricing and Availability

The Surface will be available for pre-order tomorrow (5/21) and will start at just $799. Since the SP3 will offer a choice of an Core i3, i5, or i7 processor, the pricing is a bit complex. Fortunately, I have a table to answer your questions here, including some accessory pricing:

Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB[1] and 4 GB of RAM $799
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB7 and 4 GB of RAM $999
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB7 and 8 GB of RAM $1,299
Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB7 and 8 GB of RAM $1,549
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB7 and 8 GB of RAM $1,949
Surface Pro 3 Accessories Estimated retail price (USD)
Surface Pro Type Cover $129.99
Additional Surface Pen $49.99
Additional 36W Power Supply $79.99
Additional Pen Loop $4.99
Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 $199.99
Surface Ethernet Adapter $39.99

Surface Mini Tablet Details: Specifications

In my rumor post a few Fridays ago, I made my best guess as to what the technical specifications and included software would be for the new Surface Mini. Well, since that didn’t happen, I figured you’d want to know about the Surface Pro 3 instead:

  • 12″ screen (3×2 aspect ratio) 2160 by 1440 pixels
  • Only 1.76 lbs (800g) in weight
  • The physical dimensions are 7.93″ x 11.5″ x 0.36″
  • 5 MP and 1080p HD front and rear facing cameras
  • Choice of Core i3/i5/i7 CPU
  • Up to 512GB internal hard drive
  • 4GB or 8 GB RAM options
  • Up to 9 hour battery life (Microsoft claims)
  • Full size USB 3.0 port
  • 36w power supply
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Front facing speakers

You can see Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Fact Sheet here

That’s it for now but later, I’ll go over some of the cool new features of the Surface Pro 3 that were covered in today’s presentation. So, stay tuned… Tim

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