Only one Microsoft Surface Pro 3 model will ship on June 20
Prices for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 start at $799 (Intel i3 with 64GB of storage space and 4GB of RAM), and go up to $1,949 (i7 with 512GB of storage space and 8GB of RAM). All models offer 12-inch displays with 2,160 x 1,440 pixels, two 5MP cameras (on the front and back), stereo speakers, microSD card reader, full-size USB 3.0 port, and a battery that can get you through “up to 9 hours of web browsing.”
Microsoft says the Surface Pro 3 (which runs Windows 8.1 Pro) is a tablet which can replace your laptop, betting on the fact that, for an extra $129.99, it’s offering a Type Cover detachable keyboard for everyday typing. What do you say, would you ditch your laptop for the new Surface Pro?
Update: If you ordered the Surface Pro 3 with Intel i5 and 128GB of internal memory prior to today, you may receive it on June 20 after all.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
source: Microsoft Store via Neowin
1. duartix (Posts: 43; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)
In a heartbeat.
But I wouldn't ditch my desktop just yet...
3. sam_tek (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)
"So the 256GB version is the only one that's still expected to be available on June 20"
Not exactly correct! both the models will ship on June 20th... however, 'for all new orders' 256 GB version alone will ship on June 20th.
so, for all of you who pre-ordered the 128 GB version in the past, fret not, for you'll get your bad boy just as you expected! :)
5. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
That is good. I ordered the 128 i5 the first day it was available and this article bummed me out.
9. vincelongman (Posts: 1025; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Desktops are still the best overall IMO, especially for productivity and gaming
2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2495; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Based on the upcoming bug fixes, it is probably worth waiting until 8/31 or later to buy one anyway. The first batch is basically for beta testers -- formerly known as "early adopters".
4. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I'd wait until Microsoft make Surface that last upto 10hrs of use (like MBA) and has real windows.
8. joey_sfb (Posts: 2722; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
What is the current average battery usage for pro 3?
9 hours is good battery life to me.
10. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Same, my current mac air gets like 3 hours and it has become really annoying.
11. joey_sfb (Posts: 2722; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
How many year old? Current and last generation should last at least 7 hrs.
12. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1048; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
The Surface pro Intel i5 CPU's have been the work horse CPU for surface computers from the very beginning and will run 90% of Windows soft ware except some high level HD video games and some Computer aided design programs that require a more powerful Graphics chip than the Surface Pro has. The 64 gig SSD C: drive for surface Pro 3 computers should not even be available because Windows 8/8.1 eats up a lot of memory on the SSD C:drive
and leaves too little left to do much work with
13. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1048; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
The 64000 dollar question is will microsoft bring out a Intel Broadwell CPU surface Pro 3
before the year is out or wait to put it in MX Surface Pro 4 next year. I think it will come out in the 1015 Surface pro 4 around this time next year because by then Intel will be able to fill large orders for them by then
14. therealbigrich (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jun 2014)
I was worried that only the 128 model was being released. I would get it bit it only comes with 4 gbs of ram. The 256 comes with 8 gbs so that's the one I really want. I didn't pre-order though so hopefully this thing doesn't sell out