This week, Microsoft declared the launch of their latest Atom-based Surface 3 tablet, which is planned to be released in May.
This announcement from Microsoft will be accompanied with Windows 8.1 that can be freely upgraded to Windows 10 by consumers upon its availability. Free one-year subscription to Office 365 is the other facility buyers will enjoy.
A Quad–core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor is going to be the USP of this full Windows tablet. It also promises a whole-day battery life, meeting one of the primary requirements of tech-savvy customers.
According to Venture Beat, Surface 3 is light and sleek, weighing only 1.37 pounds and just .34 inches in thickness. Dolby Audio-enhanced speakers, 8 MP rear and 3.5 MP front camera along with three-position stand make the device extremely useful. Full-sized USB 3.0 port, a microSD card reader, a 10.8 inch full HD display with 1,920 x 1,280 resolution, Bluetooth 4.0, and a microUSB charging port are some of the other features of the model.
The Surface 3 comes with 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space. It is priced at $499. Users can avail a 4GB RAM and 128 GB storage option for another 100 bucks. Both Wi-fi Only and 4G LTE models are also available.
The existing Surface Pro 3 Pens are perfectly usable with this latest model, as CNN puts it; one can also buy new ones separately for $50 each. Type covers are available for an additional cost of $130. Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop, which will also be released soon and is priced at $100, will also work with the model.
This latest Microsoft launch aimed at students of the next generation is expected to be welcomed by users looking for a cheaper Surface. The promised power backup is surely going to be another talking point of this Microsoft tablet, which will directly compete with the latest iPad.