Microsoft Surface 3


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The Microsoft Surface Pro is the first device to be launched on Intel's 14nm 'Cherry Trail' Atom platform. The X7-8700 is a quad-core CPU with Turbo Boost to 2.4Ghz. Improvements in the GPU will also be noticable over Baytrail (2013) Atom devices. With a digitizer and a range of accessories, 4G options and a starting price of $499 this should be a successful ultra-mobile PC.

In database since:31-03-2015
Microsoft Surface 3 Specifications (base)
Manufacturer (Click for list) Microsoft
Model name Surface 3
CPU type (Click for list) Intel Atom x7 Z8700
CPU speed 1600 Mhz
Graphics Intel Gen-8 (Atom)
FanlessYES
OS Microsoft Windows 8.1
Display Size
10.8" 1920 X 1280
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touchscreen type
Touch with Digitizer
RAM 2048 MB
SSD 64 GB
Battery capacity 27.5 Wh
Weight (Minimum operating) 622gm / 1.37 pounds
Size 267/187/8.7 mm
Size 10.5/7.4/0.3 inches
Physical Interfaces
DC-in
Displayport (Mini)
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SD slot (Micro)
USB (Micro)
USB 3.0 (x1)
Wireless Interfaces
802.11ac
BT 4.0
Cellular Options
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Accelerometer
Camera 8MP Auto-Focus
Dolby Advanced Audio
Gyroscope
Microphone
Stereo speakers
Webcam 3.5 MP
Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Backlit Keyboard
Stylus
Product Notes
4GB RAM and 128 GB SSD also available. Not delivered with Windows 8.1 Pro (only Windows 8.1) No GPS. Display aspect ratio 3:2. Note storage is eMMC SSD. Stand has only three positions. The Type Cover keyboard from the Surface Pro 3 will work with the Surface 3.
Microsoft Surface 3 price guide (spot-check pricing.)
USA:$49931 Mar 15
UK:£419.9931 Mar 15
Germany:€59931 Mar 15
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Microsoft Surface 3 News and Review LinksTrack product
Dell Venue 11 Pro (Atom Z3795) vs Microsoft Surface 328/04/15
Notebookcheck Surface 3 detailed review (German)23/04/15
Engadget review Microsoft Surface 315/04/15
Surface Pro 3 full review - arstechnica15/04/15
The Next Web review the Surface 313/04/15
Paul Thurrot reports on Windows application performance on Surfa12/04/15
Surface 3 review. Gizmodo10/04/15
Surface 3 early review round-up.07/04/15
Paul Thurrot. Surface 3 first impressions07/04/15
Microsoft Surface 3 early performance test results07/04/15
Engadget - Hand-on with the Microsoft Surface 331/03/15
The Verge opinion on the Surface 3 at launch.31/03/15
Engadget - Design information for the Surface Pro 331/03/15
Microsoft Surface 3 blog annoucenment31/03/15
Mary Jo Foley first thoughts on the Surface 331/03/15
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