It had been rumored last week that Microsoft was working on the Surface 3, which made sense seeing as though the current version is now getting on a bit, and missed an update last year. We like that Microsoft has finally updated this cheaper tablet, although don’t expect any major changes.
We already knew that the biggest change was going to be the its operating system, as gone is support for an RT version, and instead you get just the one version, and that is Windows 8.1 64-bit OS. However, we also know that it will fully support Windows 10, and so will be free to upgrade once that new version of the OS is released.
Full Surface 3 technical specs — The size of the display is 10.8 inches and is Full HD Plus, with a resolution of 1920 x 1280. The display has an aspect ratio of 3:2 and there are also 10 point multi-touch, as well as full support for the Surface Pen.
A 1.6GHz Quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor powers the device, which also includes Burst technology up to 2.4GHz. There is 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage as standard, or an upgrade option to 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage. The price for these are $499 and $599 respectively.
You can see a full list of the specifications above, and we will be taking a closer look at some of its new design features a little later today.
Are you happy with the changes made to the Surface 3 over the Surface 2?