Test out the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 demo models at the Windows Stores at Best Buy
After checking out the demo model, you can pre-order the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 online from the Microsoft Store. The basic model features a Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, and is priced at $799. For $1299 you can reserve a model with the Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. Two models can be pre-ordered with the Core i7 chip and 8GB of RAM. One tablet sports 256GB of storage ($1549) while the other model includes 512GB of memory ($1949).
Before you make an investment in your new tablet, you should check out the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 demo at Best Buy. The tablet is equipped with a pair of 5MP cameras and the Surface Pen for taking notes and for drawing. The battery should provide you with 9 hours of web browsing on a single charge.
source: BestBuy via MicrosoftNews, WMPoweruser
1. akki20892 (Posts: 3811; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Most elegant tablet ever made.... So beautiful.
17. techperson211 (Posts: 1006; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
This is a real tablet with a real multitasking capabilities . However the price here are the deal breaker hopefully they dropped down the price for i7 .
24. vincelongman (Posts: 3129; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Why do you really need the i7?
The i5 is very very close in both CPU & iGPU performance
28. techperson211 (Posts: 1006; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
It's what you called future proofing. It's my preference over i5 besides I'm already using an i5 vaio.
2. Akfred (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)
The best active productivity tablet ever made.
Compact and stylish
5. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Beer at a stadium is a rip off because everyone wants beer at a stadium and there is no where else to get it. The i7 is not a rip off because there are plenty of cheaper alternatives and if someone doesn't mind spending the money for one then that is their prerogative.
7. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
Great reply! I might have to use this response in the future. :) But it's so true!
14. fzacek (Posts: 2482; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Good point. In that case, let me rephrase: The i7 models are completely overpriced...
16. sip1995 (Posts: 1417; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
If they put lower price, then this will harm their OEM partners.
27. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
You know what is a rip off..... A Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12 inch tablet.
4. Sauce (unregistered)
The general/average consumer won't be attracted to these prices.
6. TheNeighbor (Posts: 160; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
I'm buying because it's damn more useful than mere tablets like iPads. A 64GB iPad Air is $700. That's a $99 difference compared to the 64GB version of the Surface Pro 3. A SP3 can do way so much more worth FULL programs running from over 4 million, and you can expand that with a micro SD card. A 64 GB one seems practical enough, or get a still rare 128 GB card. iPads don't have memory expansions.
12. Sauce (unregistered)
You don't seem like the average regular consumer….Looks like I offended someone, again. Also looks like someone had to bring Apple into this lmao. Tsk tsk. More obsessed with Apple than Apple themselves.
26. TheNeighbor (Posts: 160; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Microsoft is already selling Surface units at a loss from an article I've read. I remember spending slightly lower than $750 on an Intel Atom based netbook 6 years back. It had 80GB HDD, 2GB RAM, a 10" 600 by 1024 pixel screen. A 13" Mac Air at $999 for a 128GB version, and the 11" version starts at $899.
What I'm getting at is the above high ended device Ultra book pricing range compared to the SP3 seems at par. No, these are not your regular affordable (now) netbooks or more expensive tablets that do less. $799 or $999 for a 128GB full Windows slate with a nifty kickstand and active digitizer sounds good to me.
9. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
Well 5 of my so called Average consumer preordered 128B Surface Pro 3s
8. Troysyx (Posts: 170; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
I give it to Microsoft, they definitely made a beautiful table/hybrid device. But sadly, windows 8 is too much of a mess for me. I bought an Asus laptop that I love, but barely use it because of windows 8. It's unintuitive and not user friendly. Until they fix the software, these prices are just WAY too high
11. vincelongman (Posts: 3129; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Just install Windows 7 or whatever OS you want
Or spend 5 minutes to learn how to use Window 8
Or watch some videos on YouTube or google some articles
IMO if you change a few settings Windows 8 becomes Windows 7 plus a much better start menu and in general much faster
19. Liveitup (Posts: 1797; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
In my opinion Windows 8 is a masterful OS besides Windows 7 is in Windows 8 desktop mode. People rag on Metro UI yet everybody is copying it, makes no sense.
25. vincelongman (Posts: 3129; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Most the haters probably haven't even used it
I have Windows 8.1 on both my hybrid (touchscreen) and my desktop (no touchscreen), works fine on both of them
18. joey_sfb (Posts: 4596; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
There no real advantage to Windows 8 over Windows 7. Looking forward to Windows 9 design hopefully will be better.
20. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
It's been rumoured that Metro 2.0 is a UI overhaul
22. Liveitup (Posts: 1797; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
A more beautiful, faster, more productive homescreen etc are not advantages?. The Apple and iOS fanboys always #itch about Windows.
13. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
Lol, I just came home from Best Buy. Saw some Indian guys trying out the Surface Pro 3.
23. Sauce (unregistered)