Microsoft launches the Surface Pro 3 in 25 new markets

Microsoft launches the Surface Pro 3 in 25 new markets
Just as expected, Microsoft today announced that its Surface Pro 3 tablets are going on sale in 25 new markets around the world - in addition to the US, Canada and Japan, where the new Surface was released earlier this year. The official launch date for the Surface Pro 3 in the new markets is August 28 - so customers in countries like New Zealand, Australia, or Japan can already buy the tablet (though it’s still August 27 in the US as we type this).

Presented from the beginning as a tablet that can replace your laptop, the Surface Pro 3 runs Windows 8.1, and comes in various configurations powered by Intel i3, Intel i5, or Intel i7 processors. Prices start at $799 for the i3, 64 GB model, and go up to $1,949 for the i7 model with 512 GB of storage space.

In case you want the complete list of markets where the Surface Pro 3 is currently available (or will be available starting the next hours), here it is: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and the US.

Back in July, Microsoft said that the Surface Pro 3 was selling faster than previous Surface slates, and the company probably expects sales to see a significant bump now that it’s launching it across the globe.

source: Surface Blog

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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



2. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Still will not sell.

10. Rydsmith unregistered

Actually the Pro lines have been selling rather well. Now the RTs....not so much.

12. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

well they have been, so I guess your assumption is incorrect.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Will not sell very well, at least. Microsoft is still on track to lose $1B+ this year on Surface. The PC Magazine review was "meh" and mostly people are finding a "tweener" device is the the worst of both worlds, laptop and tablet.

25. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Funny, everyone I spoke to praises Surface Pro, and I find their opinions more reliable than some magazine.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes that pc mag review that gave it low marks for a kickstand that 'digs into the legs', or that it was to heavy (despite being under 2 lbs and lighter than a macbook), got marks off for one usb 3.0 port (compared it to the ipad air that has 0), and that you have to pay for a cover (like every tablet on the market). Yes i will trust that review as the dooms day of the tablet, yet reading the posts for the article, it shows that the pro 3 has a much bigger impression than you can admit.

3. hmd74

Posts: 542; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Iran PLZ :| :D :/ :?:

36. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

no india still. evry company should try china and india becoz of the huge market. thought pricing is very important here.

5. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I see surface in most latest series and that's pretty cool. Wish I had the money to buy myself one.

6. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Epic mass fail.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not an ideal x86 tablet. Its has overheating issue even without running resource intensive game. No dedicated GPU. Very expensive. Passed.

11. Rydsmith unregistered

I see posts like these and I can't help but wonder...what other device can you get that is this slim with a dedicated graphics card? The price is high, but it is also a luxury product made for specific clientele in mind (business professionals, students, etc...) that want something slim with power.

15. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

very expensive? it starts at 799. typical ultrabook price. expensive for tablets, yes, but this is not a mere a tablet. "running resource intensive game" "No dedicated GPU" it weighs 1.76 lbs and is ultra thin. compromises must be made.

22. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

bro strong proceeser dont need gpu idoit first and go and search

23. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Proceeser, Idoit? I am honestly surprised you could spell "first" correctly.

28. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'll assume what you wanted to say was "Strong processors don't need GPU" Now, I'll also assume that your level of ignorance is x86 as well -_-

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

An example of a good buy for me. Same price more value.

30. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Same price? 2200? 512gb surface 1900, 512gb razo is 2700 Not to mention 5lbs vs 1.7lbs And batter life, they dont even mention it on the site that i could find...

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012 A horde of problems. It's a simple ultra portable and yet Microsoft failed to get it right. Microsoft fans really needs a reality check.

9. Aywhy93

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Nice... I love the flatness & thiness.

14. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Will trade in my Surface 2... I am a sucker for a larger screen. Not sure how I feel about the change of place of the "windows" button.

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2? Big difference!

34. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Surface 2 -___- I am not expecting a whole lot of trade in value... Might just sell it myself.

16. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

In the event that this fails miserably, I reserve the right to say I told ya so. But I wish MS well.

27. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Why no show for India yet........??? Why microsoft ignores big market like India, so much........???

32. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

PA, you blipped my post about the heat sink set up. Your site just ran the story on it recently, it's garbage for an i7. I guess MS must have reported my post.

37. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I read here negative remarks about the "Surface Pro 3. The most negative things out now about the Surface pro 3 models is 1= price and 2=Surface pro i7 CPU's overheating. I have checked out Android and Apple tablets. they are OK but I want to buy a good Windows Hybrid tablet Computer because I Want to run X86 Legacy desktop programs on it from time to time I cannot do that with any of the Android tablet or any Ipads even though MS Office will be on of them soon. the Surface Pro 3 i5 CPU models are rock solid good performers. the Surface pro i5 CPU model with a 256 gig SSD and 8 gigs of ram is the one I would buy now. A lot of folks know that the Surface Pro 4 with the Fan less broad well cpu's are coming out which will have better battery life and will probably be thinner and lighter. I might Pass by buying a Surface Pro 3 for the intel Broadwell models

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