Today kicks of sales of the Surface Pro 3 online and from authorized retailers in the US and Canada. Currently, only the Core i5 version is available for sale with the Core i7 and Core i3 variants expected at the end of August. However, in a post on the Surface Blog, Panos Panay revealed some good news for those eagerly waiting for those versions, as the date has been bumped up from end of August to "ships by August 1st".

Although customers will still have to wait 40 more days, Microsoft looks to have shaven off nearly a month from the original anticipated ship date.

Panay also mentioned that by the end of August, all three versions will be available in 26 additional markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Finally, as reported earlier the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is also up for preorder with a ship date of August 15.

Read our full Surface Pro 3 review or our main topic page for more information.

Source: Surface Blog