Same design. Same construction. Different price? Yes, it’s true. Microsoft’s just announced a low-end version of its premium Surface Pro 3 tablet, dubbed simply the Surface 3, which is lighter, cheaper, and boasts all the Windows goodness of its predecessor.
The slate comes equipped with a 10.8-inch display and 3:2 aspect ratio with a 8.7mm thin frame and weighing in at 1.37 pounds. Power-wise, specs see the device boasting a quadcore Intel Atom x7 processor and runs full 64-but Windows 8.1. It also features the patented kickstand to support the device at different viewing angles. An 8MP rear an 3.5 front-facing camera are part of the package as well, along with up to 10 hours of battery, full-size USB 3.0, microSD card slot and Mini DisplayPort.
Microsoft claims the device will be upgradeable to Windows 10 when released. The Surface 3 can be pre-ordered today at select retailers with a tag price of $500 and goes on sale May 5th.