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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 pricing revealed ahead of imminent launch

Almost $2,000 for priciest model
Mon May 19 2014, 12:09

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 in purpleA LEAK has revealed the pricing of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet ahead of its expected launch on Tuesday.

This leak appears at Wpcentral, which claims to have got its hands on details about the rumoured device ahead of its anticipated unveiling in New York on Tuesday.

Perhaps most interestingly, the website claims to have learned that the Surface Pro 3 will be made available in five different versions, and has quoted how much each model likely will cost.

If the leak is to be believed, the cheapest model will be a Surface Pro 3 with an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which will be priced at $799, or around £475.

Two Intel Core i5 models will be offered, with 4GB and 8GB of RAM and 128GB and 256GB of internal storage, respectively, priced at $999, or around £595, and $1,299, or around £775, while the most expensive model will have an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and either 256GB and 512GB of internal storage, priced at $1,549, or around £920, and $1,949, or around $1,160, respectively.

That's not all Wpcentral revealed. It also claimed that the Surface Pro 3 will be larger than its predecessor, the Surface Pro 2, and will ship with new Type covers, which will be available in black, purple and cyan flavours. There will also be a red version, although this will be exclusive to the Microsoft Store and unlikely available in the UK.

Finally, the report noted that the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 will feature a repositioned Windows button, which will be located on the vertical frame bezel, as opposed to the horizontal bezel.

Along with the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft is widely expected to unveil its first Surface Mini tablet. This, according to rumours, will feature an 8in screen, Windows 8.1 RT, and support for a stylus.

We'll be covering Microsoft's Surface event tomorrow, so check back then for all the latest. µ


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