Microsoft Announces Intel Atom-Based Surface 3 For $499 [Video]

Microsoft has just revealed the Surface 3 tablet, which is a less expensive, somewhat tiny and lower capable brother or sister of the powerful Area Pro 3. Thinner and much lighter than the Pro 3, head over the jump to inspect out much more on Microsoft’s brand-new offering in its tablet-hybrid lineup which likewise includes a truly essential software change.

The Surface 3 has tackled that long standing problem that had always gazed back at Microsoft, and that was the presence of Windows RT; the Area 3 runs the full version of Windows 8.1 thanks to the step from ARM to the Intel Atom x7 cpu. Users are now free to run apps like Chrome, Photoshop, iTunes, and so on, which they would typically operate on Windows 8.1 for the PC.

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The Surface 3 could feel like a straight-out re-badged Area 2 given the silver magnesium case, that 10-inch screen – – which we’ll reach in a while – – and a rather comparable density as well.

Nevertheless, the step from Windows RT to a totally useful Windows 8.1 encounter is more compared to enough to throw the Area 3 in an organization of its own. While the Area Pro 3 is plainly the giant of the most up to date Surface schedule with its Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 option of chips and around 8GB of RAM, the Area 3 isn’t really bashful of borrowing some attributes from the hybrid tablet computer.

Surface 3 side

The 10.8-inch screen has actually been given a new 3:2 ratio comparable to the Surface Pro 3, though the last has a larger 12-inch panel. According to Microsoft, “All that we did to make the Pro 3 screen one of the most effective in the industry is existing in Area 3, and you’ll appreciate this as you work and use it.” Microsoft is likewise packing a Surface Pen – – stylus pen – merely like the Surface Pro 3 which will gives users 256 levels of tension level of sensitivity.

Surface 3 vs Pro 3

Surface 3 (left) vs Surface area Pro 3 (right)

Microsoft is suggesting that the battery on the Surface area 3 could last for over 10 hours on a solitary cost, yet what is even more intriguing in all of this is probably the inclusion of a Micro USB port, which suggests you can bill the tablet computer with any type of modern-day day smartphone charger, though the included 13W wall brick would be a quicker option. With a 3.5 MP front facing cam, and an 8MP component at the back, both snappers are able to tape videos at 1080p.

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Pre-orders for the Surface 3 will certainly commence from today, and the base version, which is available in with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage can be gotten for $ 499. Starting April 1, the tablet computer will be available for preview in every Microsoft Store. The tablet computer must be readily available for purchase commonly beginning May 5. Finally, the Surface area 3 will be updated to Windows 10 completely free when it comes to be available this summertime.

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