Surface Pro 3 Goes on Sale – Buy Microsoft’s BEST Tablet so Far (and Laptop)

Undoubtedly, the Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s best tablet so far, albeit it’s kind of a laptop, and kind of a tablet – a hybrid, in a single word. A product which is carrying that “toaster-refrigerator” software that Tim Cook has been mockingly calling Windows 8. And now the Surface Pro 3, from my point of view, the best hybrid so far, has been made available for purchase in the United States and Canada, with UK and other countries to follow shortly after.

However, for its initial release, only one version of Microsoft’s latest tablet-laptop hybrid is going to be ready for purchase – the Core i5 version of the Surface Pro 3 for $999. Let’s have a look at its technical features and specifications, just in case you forgot.

Tech specs and features of the Surface Pro 3

  • 128GB of storage
  • Core Intel i5 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1080p rear-facing camera
  • 12-inch display with 2160-by-1440 resolution
  • Windows Pro 8.1
  • 11.5 x 7.93 x .36 inch, 1.76 lbs
  • Magnesium casing
  • Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, headphone jack, mini DisplayPort, cover port

Of course, for better specs, you will have to pay more, as the best model costs $1949. You can follow this link to get your Surface Pro 3 from the official Microsoft Store, but it will also be available at retail locations and also at Amazon.

It’s quite a pity that you don’t get the new Type Cover bundled with the Surface Pro 3 purchase, for which you will have to shell another $130. It might seem like an accessory for you, but as a matter of fact, it’s the crucial feature which makes it a hybrid, a fter all.

The cheaper Core i3 or the more powerful Core i7 will be released later on, according to Microsoft; all the Surface Pro 3 version will be available in the U.S. and Canada on August 1.