In a little over an hour from now, Microsoft will take to the stage at a company-organized event in New York that will see the software giant yank the veil off its new Surface tablet(s). So far, rumors indicate at least two new slates -- a Surface Pro 3, and a Surface mini -- though we've already seen a partial refutation of that claim.
We'll be liveblogging the event, so stay tuned -- you never know, Microsoft may just throw in a surprise when we're least expecting.
As far as the series' flagship -- the Surface Pro 3 in this case -- is concerned, we're told to expect some desktop-grade internals powering the new beast. In fact, we're told to expect as many as five different versions of the Surface Pro 3, all spec'd and priced differently. The runt of the litter -- the one with an Intel i3 chip, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of on-board storage -- is expected to carry a $799 price tag, while the Intel i5-powered model with 4GB RAM and 128 gigs of storage is supposedly getting the $999 slot. Next, we have an Intel i5 model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage at $1299, a variant with an Intel i7 processor, 8GB and 256GB at $1549, and, lastly, the top of the line model with i7 silicon, 8GB of RAM, and the whopping 512GB of storage. That last one will apparently cost the whopping $1949.