Surface Pro 3 pricing

Surface Pro 3 pricing

Summary: The top-end Surface Pro 3 tablet, including the pen and keyboard, comes in at a staggering $2,079.

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Seems the Surface Pro 3 price list that was leaked over the weekend was indeed genuine.

Surface Pro 3
(Source: CBS Interactive)

Microsoft's latest entry into the tablet market replaces the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 lines that were released less than a year ago.

The Surface Pro 3 features a 12.0-inch display with a 2160×1440 resolution, an aspect ratio close to 3:2, and has 4K display support.

The Surface Pro 3 starts at $799 and will be available for order tomorrow.

  • Core i3, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage - $799
  • Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage - $999
  • Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage - $1,299
  • Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage - $1,549
  • Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage - $1,949

Those are prices for the tablet only. If you want the keyboard you will have to fork out an extra $130, which takes the price of the cheapest tablet plus keyboard combo to $929. A replacement pen — should you need one — would add another $49 to the total.

This means the top-end tablet, including the pen and keyboard, comes in at a staggering $2,079.

The tablet runs Windows 8.1 Pro and is equipped with a 5-megapixel and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras. It weighs in at 1.76 pounds, which is lighter than the Surface Pro 2, which weighs 2 pounds.

Microsoft puts the battery life of the Surface Pro 3 at 9 hours.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Microsoft

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  • I think you are mis-informed

    Pen has always been included with the surface, do you really think they are going to stop providing it now?
    AceOfClubs
    • You THINK he is misinformed?

      Anything that says "By Andrian Kingsley-Hughes" is, more often than not, misinformation. He STILL thinks this is primarily a tablet. He STILL doesn't get that Surface RT/2 is tablet, Surface Pro is notebook.
      mharr
      • No anything that says Surface

        is pretty much a joke. Either too small and powerless, or too large and unwieldy, and ALWAYS overpriced.

        BTW< I am not an Apple fan either. They lost me when they decided that optical storage was no longer important.
        chrome_slinky
        • I disagree.

          That's like saying pickup trucks are horrible because they're weaker than normal trucks and bigger than sedans.

          They have their own niche, just like this product.
          ForeverCookie
          • Most pickup trucks are terrible :-P

            Yes they can be handy sometimes but not that many.
            AleMartin
      • Nobody cares what the technical classification is...

        It's a tablet. The fact that the Surface Pro does not come with a keyboard....it's a tablet.
        VictorWho
        • You're all incorrect...

          You're all incorrect...new market segment...it's a "portable desktop"!!! ;()
          Wolflead6
          • Correction

            Sorry, "portable" is out....it's a "mobile desktop"! ;)
            Wolflead6
  • What do you mean by this statement?

    " replacing the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 lines that were released less than a year ago"
    I didn't see anywhere in the webcast that was mentioned. Also neither Satya nor Panay mentioned that they would stop selling S2, SP2. Could you please elaborate.
    Ram U
    • I'm puzzled by that also

      Is Microsoft discontinuing current surface 2?! I can hardly believe in such thing.
      AleMartin
  • AKH: What an ABMer looks like when grasping at straws

    FUD and incorrect information in a desperate cry for relevance.
    Sir Name
    • No kidding. AKH sounds terrified

      looking for something, anything that he can spin into some sort of doom and gloom.
      Emacho
  • Best comparisions?

    Stop the FUD! The best comparison for the SP3 is probably a MacBook Pro. I see Apple sells a MacBook Pro Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage for $1,299. The same spec for the SP3 is $999. Add in the keyboard and pen (if not included) and you are still under $1,200. Apple does make a MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage, which sells for $1,799, but with only a Core I5. Really, there is no good comparison to the SP3.
    toph36
    • comparisons

      Add in the cost of an iPad as a companion device to the MacBook Pro and the SP3 becomes an even better value.
      edersch
    • Comparing a SP3 to a MBP

      Hah, Joke of the day nice
      YTjay
    • Sooo ... they both cost too much

      Is that your point?
      daboochmeister
      • Not necessarily. Sure, you can get a vanilla notebook ...

        ... for $350 bucks but the Surface Pro and the Macbook Air serve a similar purpose.
        M Wagner
    • Vendors do this intentionally

      That way both vendors can claim a configuration that makes them look best. The most striking point though that Apple has lately gone out of the way to lower the price of the Macbook Air. Clearly, Apple feels threatened by the Surfase Pro line-up.
      M Wagner
  • The real problem commentators have with the Surface Pro

    The real problem commentators have with the Surface Pro is that there is nothing that Apple or Samsung, much less most PC vendors, have that can be compared to it. It has everything a full featured tablet and a full featured Windows 8.x UltraBook laptop have in an absolutely top notch package. And it has a full line of high quality and useful accessories (keyboards, mice, pens, docking stations, etc.) available directly from its first party vendor. With the addition of a docking station, a couple of really big monitors, and a full sized keyboard, there's nothing to keep a high end Surface Pro 3 from being your only device (outside of a phone).
    Sir Name
    • The same is starting to apply to smaller windows tablets as well

      For $200-300 anyone can get an 8 or 10 in device that has all the standard input options: mice, keyboard and some even have digitzed stylus.

      Plug those into a docking station or external monitor and they have a nice desktop replacement as well.


      There are a lot of choices for computers users to pick from in Windows8 devices. Small and inexpensive to large top of the line with all the bells and whistles. Things very lacking in other ecosystems.
      Emacho