Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Predicting 3rd-generation features

By Peter Chubb - May 7, 2014

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is now eight months old, and so it is now time for us to start to think about the 3rd-generation model. It really isn’t too early, especially as Microsoft has a Surface event later this month, and there is a good chance that the Pro 3 could make an appearance, amongst other things.

We have high expectations for the Surface Pro 3 release because the Surface 2 was a vast improvement over the 1st-gen model, and so we expect to see Microsoft follow that pattern. The current Surface Pro gives the user the best of both worlds when it comes to entertainment and productivity, although it is clear to see Microsoft still has a way to go to catch up to rival tablets.

Having said that, Microsoft has always been reluctant to class the Surface Pro as a tablet, but what is it then? If Microsoft get things right, then the Surface Pro third-generation could become one of the most sought after tablets on the market, but that all depends on several factors. These factors are the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 specs, price and timing of its release date.

Surface Pro 3rd gen

Expected Surface Pro 3 specs – We expect the new model will make use of an Intel i7 processor, 8GB or even 16GB of RAM, and we expect it to offer the same storage options as the current model. The Surface Pro 3 needs to come with updated cameras because the Pro 2 only offers 720p camera, which isn’t really good enough now.

As for software, the Surface Pro 3 should come with the latest version of Windows 8.1, which offers even greater software support.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 price is expected to cost a little more than the Pro 2, which starts at $899. While it is widely suggested that the Surface Pro 3G will be released in September, we could be surprised by an early release. For more insight the video below explains what we can expect to see from the Surface Pro 3.

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