Specs for the Surface Pro 3 show nine hours of battery life and more
The Surface Pro 3 is finally official. Microsoft announced the new tablet earlier this morning at a private press event in New York City. During the announcement, Microsoft shared a handful of specs for the Surface Pro 3, like the killer resolution. But now we have the full spec list for what you get in this crazy machine.
- Screen: 12-inch ClearType Full HD display
- Resolution: 2160 x 1440
- Aspect Ratio: 3:2
- Touch: Multitouch input
- Up to nine hours of web-browsing battery life
- Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
- Pen input and pen (included with purchase)
- Pen features 256 levels of pressure sensitivity
Cameras and A/V
- 5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras
- Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones
- Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio-enhanced sound
- Full-size USB 3.0
- microSD card reader
- Headset jack
- Mini DisplayPort
- Cover port
- Charging port
- Ambient light sensor
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- Dimensions: 7.93 in x 11.5 in x 0.36 in
- Weight: 1.76 lbs / 800 grams
- Casing: Magnesium
- Color: Silver
- Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home
Those are all the base specs that everyone Surface Pro 3 will ship with. The Surface Pro 3 will vary in price based on the processor, memory and storage. The following are the configurations that you’ll be able to grab:
- Intel Core i3 / 64 GB / 4GB of RAM / $799
- Intel Core i5 / 128 GB / 4GB of RAM / $999
- Intel Core i5 / 256 GB / 8GB of RAM / $1299
- Intel Core i7 / 256 GB / 8GB of RAM / $1549
- Intel Core i7 / 512 GB / 8GB of RAM / $1949
What do you think of the Surface Pro 3? Which configuration are you planning on picking up?
Windows Central Newsletter
Get the best of Windows Central in your inbox, every day!
WiFi exists in many places, but usually is more expensive than 4G/3G.
I don't see the point of having i7, 8GB and 512GB in a tablet. Modem and HDMI is more useful.
Microsoft is unable to find W8 users so they should explore every option to satisfy them.
At least here in Europe we are able to buy these devices without carrier lock oppressive contracts; heck, there are even a few carriers selling unlocked pones with contract! For example, since almost 10 years I buy my phones carrier indepedant and never had any problems with any carrier here in Europe. I dislike this mentality seemingly orginating from USA that a SIM enabled device has to be carrier locked by default. If Microsoft would offer the option to add SIM capabillities with LTE speeds in the SP3 I would have no problems with spending some extra cash (an extra SIM for my contract would only cost me 10€). I just do not like the idea always having to use tethering or share my phones internet connection through WiFi hotspot and collapsing the batterylife in an instant); just unlock the device and start browsing youtube, playing muliplayer games, sharing a design I did with friends, saving notes or doodles instantly to the cloud etc. without the need of connecting another device first or search for WiFi anywhere I am. Just my point of view.
I'll still stick with my Surface Pro 2 and waiting for the new driver that fix the corner issue from Wacom! :(
Simply to big for tablet :(
Bring something a Little bit smaller than current Pro and I'm in...