Microsoft’s latest tablet, the Surface 3, is now available to pick up in the UK. The laptop replacement starts off at £419 for the 64GB model and goes up to £499 for the 128GB model. The Surface 3 was initially announced at the end of March and is aimed at those who need to take their Office applications on the move.
The Surface 3 has a 10.8 inch screen, which is slightly smaller than the one found on the Surface Pro 3. However, it is still the same ClearType HD Multi-touch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, stereo speakers and Dolby audio drivers. As you would expect, the popular three position kickstand will also return on the Surface 3.
While the Surface Pro 3 uses an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, the basic Surface 3 uses something a little more conservative. Microsoft’s new base-line tablet is powered by the new Intel Atom x7 processor, which was initially revealed at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year.
Microsoft is officially dropping Windows RT, opting to instead install a full version of Windows 8.1 to the tablet. This will be upgrade-able to Windows 10 later this year so that it can take advantage of Microsoft’s new cross-platform ecosystem.
You can buy the Surface 3 from the Microsoft Store directly, HERE. 4G LTE variants of the tablet are not yet available.
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KitGuru Says: Microsoft has done a good job with the Surface tablet over the last couple of years. The decision to drop Windows RT was smart as well as not many people were fond of it. Do any of you use a Surface? Tempted to get one at all?