Only one Microsoft Surface Pro 3 model will ship on June 20


Microsoft started taking pre-orders for its new Surface Pro 3 tablet on May 21, saying that two models should start shipping on June 20: the Intel i5 unit with 128GB of storage, and the i5 with 256GB of storage space. However, Microsoft Store’s website is now mentioning that the i5 128GB model is delayed, and will be shipped “by June 30.” So the 256GB version is the only one that's still expected to be available 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.


source: Microsoft Store via Neowin

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14 Comments

1. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

In a heartbeat. But I wouldn't ditch my desktop just yet...

3. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 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: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

That is good. I ordered the 128 i5 the first day it was available and this article bummed me out.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Desktops are still the best overall IMO, especially for productivity and gaming

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'd wait until Microsoft make Surface that last upto 10hrs of use (like MBA) and has real windows.

6. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

It is 'real windows'....

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

What is the current average battery usage for pro 3? 9 hours is good battery life to me.

10. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Same, my current mac air gets like 3 hours and it has become really annoying.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

How many year old? Current and last generation should last at least 7 hrs.

7. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

im inn

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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: 20; Member since: Jun 13, 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

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