Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Microsoft anounces new and affordable Surface 3 , not the pro , but just as capable

Microsoft has launched a "affordable" solution to their Surface tablet PC series . The newly announced Surface 3  is a scaled down version of the top of the line Surface Pro 3 , unlike previous Surface attempts , the new tablet is not running the failed Windows RT operating system , instead  it runs on the proper Windows 8.1 version with a promised Windows 10 update once it is launched . The device has a Intel Atom X7 64 bit Soc "Cherry trail"  Quad core Soc with 2 GB of RAM onboard . The tablet has 64GB of storage and it also has a MicroSD card slot for expansion .Display wise , the tablet has a 10.8" 1920x1080p IPS touch display with embedded magnets to support a external keyboard  cover . The tablet features 2 USB 3.0 ports and it has a MicroUSB for charging .The tablet weighs 622g for the Wifi version and a LTE variant is said to be down the pipeline as well . Pricing for the tablet starts at $499 with Pre orders starting today .

Specs at a glance 

*Windows 8.1 (64bit) 
*3.2 aspect ratio display , 10.8"  1920x1080 resolution 
*Intel Atom X7 64bit Soc , Quad Core 
*2GB RAM , 32GB internal storage (4GB ram and 128GB storage option will be available as well) with additional expansion via MicroSD cards 
*2x USB 3.0 ports , 1x MicroUSB 2.0 port for charging 
* 8MP rear camera , 3.5MP front camera
* Available in Wifi and Wifi+LTE models (LTE will be available soon)
*Weight - 662g   , Thickness 8.7mm with intergrated kick stand
*10 hour battery life 
* Optional Keyboard cover and stylus 

Written By Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Slashgear

Click here to pre order - Pre order link

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