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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Announced

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 [1] was announced last night in New York. Microsoft tout it as “the tablet that can replace your laptop”.

It comes with a large, 12″ ClearType HD color-calibrated display, a continuously adjustable kickstand, improvements to processing power, upgraded camera, and weighs only about 800g. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with 4G/LTE option =(

Surface Pro 3 [2]
Surface Pro 3

With regards to accessories, there are two new accessories. The first is the all-new Surface Pen, cased in aluminium and with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity for a smooth and precise writing and drawing experience. And the other is the Docking Station that provides you with a gigabit Ethernet port (up to 1Gbps), Mini DisplayPort (for HD video of up to 3840×2600), and five USB ports (three USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0). The Type Cover has also been upgraded by making it larger because of the 12″ screen and it comes with an improved trackpad.

Surface Pro 3 - Surface Pen [3]
Surface Pro 3 – Surface Pen

Surface Pro 3 - Docking Station [4]
Surface Pro 3 – Docking Station

Surface Pro 3 - Type Cover (Red) [5]
Surface Pro 3 – Type Cover (Red)

Oh and the power supply connector got changed as well.

Surface Pro 3 - Power Supply [6]
Surface Pro 3 – Power Supply

Specifications

Availability
For Intel Core i5 configuration and selected accessories, United States and Canada will be the first in the world to get it from 20th June 2014. Additional configurations will become available during August, and additional accessories will be available in the coming months.

For the rest of the countries like Singapore and 25 additional countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom), it will be available by end August 2014.

By the way you can start pre-ordering now from Microsoft Store [7]!

*6th August 2014* Surface Pro 3 will be sold in Singapore from 28th August 2014 at retail outlets and commercial resellers. Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is also available for pre-orders at a recommended retail price of S$288.00, and will be available in September 2014 while the additional Pen Loop will retail for S$8.

Prices
There are four configurations for the Surface Pro 3 and the prices are in S$ (Singapore Dollars) because the prices are already out in the Microsoft Store (Singapore) [8].

For accessories, only the prices for Pen Loop and Docking Station are not made available in Singapore Dollars yet, so I used the average exchange rate based off existing accessories between Microsoft US and Singapore Store which averages to about S$1.40 to US$1 and I round it off to the nearest 8.

Links

Surface 3 Pro - With Surface Pen [12]
Surface 3 Pro – With Surface Pen