Microsoft prices Surface 3 tablets on Intel Atom x7 processor at $499

Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft has introduced Surface 3 tablets — powered by the new quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor.

The price of Microsoft Surface 3 is $499 or £419.99, while Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will cost £639.

A 4G LTE-ready version,2 Surface 3 (4G LTE), said Microsoft.

Microsoft Surface 3 Pro
Microsoft said Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States will be the places, where you can find Microsoft’s latest version of Surface tablets.

Panos Panay, corporate vice president, Microsoft Surface, said: “We’ve taken everything we learned making Surface Pro 3 and poured that innovation into this newest Surface. It’s beautiful, versatile, powerful and productive, and our customers are going to love what it lets them do.”

Microsoft Surface 3
Surface 3 offers up to 10 hours of video-playback battery life to tablet users. The 10.8-inch ClearType HD multi-touch display featuring 3:2 aspect ratio, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound, and the elegant and durable magnesium design are some of the benefits of Surface 3.

The three-position kickstand is ideal for using Surface 3 while working at a desk, sitting on a couch or holding in the palm of a hand as a natural writing surface.

Surface 3 and Surface 3 (4G LTE) will ship with Windows 8.1 and can be upgraded to Windows 10 for free when available. They also come complete with a one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, plus OneDrive cloud storage.

Microsoft will offer Surface 3 (4G LTE) through T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. later this year.

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