Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Intel Core i3 and Core i7 coming to U.S. and Canada

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Intel Core i3 and Core i7 coming to U.S. and Canada
So far, those purchasing the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 have had to buy a model powered by the Intel Core i5 processor.  But if you live in the U.S. or Canada, you will now have the chance to purchase the tablet powered by the Intel Core i7, or Intel Core i3. Obviously, the Core i3 model will offer you the cheapest pricing option. The 64GB model is offered at $799.

On the other end of the spectrum, the two versions of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 powered by the Intel Core i7 are the priciest variations of the line. The 256GB model will cost you $1529, while the 512GB model is priced at $1949.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 features a 12 inch screen with resolution of 2160 x 1440. That combination works out to a pixel density of 216ppi. The slate is available with 4GB or 8GB of RAM.

And now, those in North America have the option of a more powerful (and more expensive) or less powerful (and less expensive) version of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to choose from.


source: GSMArena

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Surface Pro 3
  • Display 12.0" 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core i7
  • Storage 512 GB

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25 Comments

1. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Misprint

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i5 with 6gb Ram, ile take.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The 512MB model will cost $1949? Nice typo PA.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

That's the real price. Not a typo. "Surface Pro 3 - 512GB / Intel i7" is $1949. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Surface-Pro-3---512GB--Intel-i7/productID.300190600

14. HASHTAG unregistered

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15. HASHTAG unregistered

He wasn't referring to the price as the typo, the memory instead. Another typical Alan F. error.

4. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I suppose it's time to sell my surface pro 2 and get an i7 beast.

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

It's either you'll going to lose 60 percent of its original value or die trying selling it because nobody wants it

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

And end up with a slower machine anyway because of all the throttling that the Surface 3 does.

23. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The throttling only occurs when you are doing cpu/gpu intensive activites(so it doesnt overheat and suck out all the battery), and the new update reduces this throttling anyways.

21. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

You mean like EVERY electronic device that you sell that's a year old? I've sold many devices on cl so don't tell me you know better

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Played with a friend's Surface Pro 3 i5 last week. Amazing computer. Throughly amazing.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

The 64 gb variant has only 36 gb of usable space.... . really it's like buying an Android tablet with less than a gig left for your Apss and whatnot What a rip off

17. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

1st- 64GB reports as 60GB on windows (binary to decimal conversion) 2nd - Move the recovery partition and you get another ~10GB ---

8. jibraihimi

Posts: 807; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

The 256MB model will cost you $1529, while the 512MB model is priced at $1949. For 257MB, and 512MB, they are too expensive.... :) I hope this is typo from you guys otherwise lots of people are going to have heart attack, after seeing this type of pricing.....

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This is the correct pricing. Just go to the Microsoft Store website. Yes, it's insanely high. As I've said before, at the high end, you can get a very nice notebook and a very nice tablet for the price of one Surface 3. And you will enjoy the notebook and tablet a lot more because they are not trying to be two things at once and failing at both. The Surface 3 still has a lot of issues, even after 5 updates in one month. From Microsoft Answers: On July 25, a Surface Pro 3 user reported that "Heat issues started on day 1 of owning the device and have had SP3 for 3-4 weeks now" Freezes have been reported as well and no solution has been found yet. "Mine has frozen 8 times since I bought it. I have spent 7.5 hours on the phone with support. No resolution." writes another user. The earliest Microsoft Surface Pro 3 issue concerns WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Both disappear from Device Manager after the tablet sleeps for a longer period, especially when its battery is low on power. It goes on. I wouldn't buy one of these unless I really needed a Windows tablet for some business purpose.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

256MB and 512MB....

24. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I dont think [0xFFFF] reads anything properly -_- you can tell he dislikes any microsoft product because he goes on a giant tangent of a hate speech, with no discernible relation to the previous comment lmao.

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Maybe I would have considered it if the next generation "Broadwell" chip was in there. But meh, too early.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Windows needs a lot of CPU/GPU power and RAM to run well. There is not really any way to make some super light tablet that runs Windows well. Broadwell will make your battery go further which helps a little bit, and has more GPU than Haswell, but it is not some breakthrough design. So expect some incremental improvements, but the overall equation still outputs "fail" for the thin and light tablet category. Or Microsoft could sell these machines for cost. That would at least seed the Windows tablet market and not penalize early adopters with rapacious prices, as Microsoft is doing today with the high-end Surface 3 models.

18. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

BS BS BS BS BS BS windows 8 runs very well on Atom or old machines (> 7years) with only 2GB or even 1GB of RAM

19. mploto

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

I preordered the i7 256GB SP3 earlier this week (from the Microsoft Online Store). It shipped Thursday morning and I had it Friday (yesterday) afternoon. It was exceptional except for the screen; there was some very noticeable light bleeding around the edge. After an hour long phone call with Microsoft, I sent them back this defective unit today and when they review it and deem it defective, they will send me a replacement. I would just like to know if there are any other reported occurrences of light bleeding across any of the SP3 products.

22. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I've not read any, also I hope you enjoy the best screen on any electronic (once you get it back)

20. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I wish it had a better gpu, but intel hd graphics will do just fine

25. Tumaini

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

512GB , 8GB , i7 is my next love..

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