Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 3; Cancels Surface Mini

Microsoft today held a press event in New York City and announced the Surface Pro 3. It's thinner, lighter, faster and larger than the Surface 2 in comparison. Here is a specs chart as a comparison:


 
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Starting Price
 $799 $899
CPU
 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-4300U
Core i3 and i7 also available
 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-4200U
Memory
4GB/8GB4GB/8GB
Display
 12-inch 2160 x 1440 10.6-inch 1920 x 1080
Graphics
 Intel HD Graphics 4400Intel HD Graphics 4400
OS
 Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Microsoft Windows 8.1
Storage
 64GB/128GB/256GB/512GB 64GB/128GB/256GB/512GB
Size
 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53
Weight
 1.76 pounds 2 pounds
Cameras
Rear/Front
 5-MP, 1080p front and rear cameras 720p front and rear cameras

 


It will be available June 20th with the following pricing & configs:
  • Intel Core i3, 64GB and 4GB of RAM - $799
  • Intel Core i5, 128GB and 4GB of RAM - $999
  • Intel Core i5, 256GB and 8GB of RAM - $1,299
  • Intel Core i7, 256GB and 8GB of RAM - $1,549
  • Intel Core i7, 512GB and 8GB of RAM - $1,949



And finally, Bloomberg reports a source from Microsoft said they cancelled the Surface Mini because it "wasn’t different enough from rivals and probably wouldn’t be a hit." They were planning on announcing it today with the Surface Pro 3.

Source: Microsoft Press release, Bloomberg

No comments:

Post a Comment