(Updated: 10:30am for Pricing at end of Post)
Microsoft announced the Surface family is growing with a new Surface model, Surface Pro 3, the tablet that can replace your laptop.
Surface Pro 3 is powerful, portable and designed to maximize productivity in a sleek, premium tablet package.
People need one great device for work and play, for entertainment and for getting things done, and Surface Pro 3 is designed for people who want premium laptop experience.
Surface Pro 3 has a large, 12” ClearType HD color-calibrated display, a continuously adjustable kickstand, improvements to processing power, upgraded camera, and it is still 1.76 lbs (approx. 800g).
- Surface Pro 3 comes with the all-new Surface Pen, cased in aluminium and with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity for a smooth and precise writing and drawing experience, it looks and feels like a real fountain pen.
- A great laptop replacement needs a great keyboard experience, and Surface Pro 3 delivers with a new, larger Type Cover with an improved trackpad experience that, paired with the Surface Pen, gives Surface Pro 3 unmatched versatility as a tablet or a laptop
Surface Pro 3 couples all that power with a new multi-position kickstand that features a friction-hinge that lets you pick whatever angle you want from zero to 150 degrees. They are designed with new click-in keyboards that come in five colors with 63% bigger track-pads and even more stability.
Look out for the upcoming release of Photoshop CC, optimized for Surface Pro 3. The update to Photoshop will include powerful touch and gesture controls, amazing pen accuracy and line precision and larger touch targets. The update is part of a broader partnership between Adobe and Microsoft to bring the full power of Adobe’s Creative Cloud to a powerful mobile experience optimized for touch and pen. The New York Times is bringing a new crossword puzzle app to Surface with an exclusive pen experience. You can write, make notes, and cross out clues with the Surface pen making this feel as natural as pen and paper. These and other apps designed for Surface and exclusively on Windows, including Final Draft, Sudoku and Drawboard, will be available later this year. Read more on the work with Photoshop CC here.
You can pre-order the device starting tonight at 12:01 am Eastern Time at Microsoftstore.com in most launch markets, and at Microsoft retail stores and Best Buy in the United States on 21 May. It will be available for purchase in stores and through authorized resellers beginning on June 20th in the US and Canada and, by the end of August, in 26 additional markets including Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
Pricing for Singapore
Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD: SGD$1,108
Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD: SGD$1,348
Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: SGD$1,728
Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: SGD$2,138
Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD: SGD$2,698
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