PSA: Core i3 & i7 Surface Pro 3 available now

Surface Pro 3-1 Today marks the availability of Intel® Core™ i3 and i7 versions ofSurface Pro 3 in the U.S. and Canada through Microsoft retail storesMicrosoftStore.comthird-party retailers such as Best Buy, Staples and Tiger Direct, and commercial resellers.

As you know, we’re offering Surface Pro 3 starting at $799 with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor – an excellent option for students and those who typically do Web browsing or work with Microsoft Office programs. For gamers and serious designers,Surface Pro 3 with 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor is a great fit. It’s powerful, portable and designed to maximize productivity in a sleek, premium tablet package. With great multi-tasking performance and compatibility with Surface accessories that boost productivity possibilities, Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop.

Core i3

Starting at just $799 USD, the Core™ i3 version of Surface Pro 3 gets all the benefit of the work we did to make every Surface Pro 3 thin and light and powerful. This is one of the fastest Core i3 devices available, and a great option for customers who want the versatility of a Surface Pro 3 but who don’t run the most demanding applications or workloads. It is a great choice for students who take notes and do their research on the web, or for anyone that wants a very portable device to be productive on the go, run Office and other desktop applications, make Skype calls, watch video, and casual gaming.

Core i5

Surface Pro 3 featuring the Intel® Core™ i5, with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology provides the power and efficiency to be productive across a huge range of activities. I personally used the Core i5 Surface Pro 3 as my daily machine for months and it handled everything I could throw at it – from my daily work in Outlook to the more graphics-intensive tasks of collaborating with and reviewing the work of our engineering teams. This machine outperformed any laptop I’ve used, and it will be the machine of choice for a lot of our customers.

Core i7

Surface Pro 3 featuring the Intel® Core™ i7 processor is the most powerful Surface we’ve ever released. It is designed to provide the power that our most demanding customers need. If you are the person who uses your device for complex tasks such as photo, video, or music editing, then a Core i7 Surface Pro 3 will be brilliant for you. It will keep up with you when you’re working your hardest, whether that’s in the office connected to multiple monitors and peripherals or travelling. It will save you the trouble of carrying a separate tablet when you want to read a magazinewatch a movie, orplay a game. Below is a video of one of our mechanical engineers using his Surface Pro 3 to do 3D modelling: