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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.

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17 Comments

1. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Sourface when you see them prices.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Go Microsoft! Windows 8.1 best OS ever!

3. Malhar

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

what is wrong with that countdown...

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

The best tablet of 2014 :)

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Correction: Possibly the best Windows tablet of 2014.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree it is just mine speculation but it is very likely! :)

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

simply the best tablet, while android has the 'apps' those apps do not compare to true computing and functionality that a simple droid/ios can hope to compete with. Perhaps the price is a little high then again this is a full pc.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

True.

5. Tumaini

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

I have Pro for a year n sm months now, I think I'll upgrade to Pro 3. With i7 silicon.... Wish it'll hold a SIM card/slot.. Go MS...

8. KParks23

Posts: 718; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I prefer sonys viao tap 11 but wish it had better battery life.

10. papss unregistered

I too find the Sony super sexy but with battery life as bad as that I would never buy one.

9. Frankiebeans

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

this is so lack luster sorry MS.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

yet nothing but a word with no reason why

11. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This is exciting from MS. I might just buy it. Their hardware seems to be evolving in the right direction. Can't wait for newer Lumias under MS! :D

12. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

look at all them macbook pros lmao at a ms event

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

yup they are all press books.

16. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Can the Surface Pro run Battlefied 4 or Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? I am sick and tired playing low graphics games in iOS or Android devices.

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