Microsoft Surface 3 will be retailing in Singapore from 5th May 2015 in two configurations: S$748 for 2GB RAM/64GB Storage and S$898 for 4GB RAM/128GB Storage.
The Surface 3 is the younger brother of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and hence it is less powerful and smaller. It is powered by Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor and has a 10.8″ full HD screen.
One thing I like about the Surface 3 is the use of Micro USB port for charging and hence you can use a portable battery to charge the Surface 3.
Surface 3 can be upgraded to Windows 10 for free when available, and will come with a one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365.
- OS: Windows 8.1 (Upgradable to Windows 8.1 Pro immediately and Windows 10 once available)
- Processor: Quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor (2MB cache, 1.6 GHz with Intel Burst technology up to 2.4 GHz)
- Display: 10.8-inch ClearType Full HD Plus 10-point multi-touch Display (1920 x 1280) (3:2)
- Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0 low energy
- Dimensions: 267mm x 187mm x 8.7mm
- Weight: 622g
- Casing: Magnesium
- Color: Silver
- Camera (Front): 3.5 megapixel 1080p front-facing camera
- Camera (Back): 8.0 megapixel 1080p rear-facing camera with auto-focus
- A/V: Microphone, Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound
- Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home
- Ports: Full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, microSD card reader, Micro USB charging port (passes power and USB 2.0 data), Headset jack, Cover port
- Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Digital compass
- Location: GPS with Assisted GPS, GLONASS
- Power: 13W Micro USB power supply
- Battery: Up to 10 hours of video-playback
Unlike the Surface Pro 3, the Surface 3 will not come with the Surface Pen, you can purchase it separately for S$73.
Similar to Surface Pro 3, the Surface 3 does not come with the Surface Type Cover as well and it can be purchase separately for S$199.
- Surface Pen – S$73.00
- Surface 3 Type Cover – S$199.00
- Surface 3 Screen Protector -S$73.00
- Surface 3 Docking Station -S$288.00
- Surface 3 Power Supply – S$59.00
In addition to the Surface 3, Microsoft also brought in three new colors for the Surface Pen. It used to be available in silver only, but now it is also available in red, blue or black.