Pre-order begins at select IT City, Banana IT and Powerbuy stores
BANGKOK, April 01, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. is introducing a new Surface, the Surface 3. Like Surface Pro 3, it’s a tablet that can replace your laptop but is thinner, lighter and even more affordable. Powerful and efficient, Surface 3 is optimized to run full Windows and Office and features long battery life. The ability to run Windows apps and the versatile pen experience1 — great for taking notes or marking documents — makes Surface 3 ideal for anyone looking for a tablet to get things done while staying connected with their loved ones. Starting at just 17,400 THB, Surface 3 packs performance and value into an elegant, lightweight design.
“Surface 3 brings what customers love about Surface Pro 3 to more people, delivering the premium design and productivity of Surface in a more affordable device,” said Panos Panay, corporate vice president, Microsoft Surface. “We’ve taken everything we learned making Surface Pro 3 and poured that innovation into this newest Surface. It’s beautiful, versatile, powerful and productive, and our customers are going to love what it lets them do.”
Productivity and portability
Powered by the next generation quad-core Intel® Atom™ x7 processor,2 Surface 3 is quick and responsive but designed to maximize efficiency with up to 10 hours of video-playback battery life.3 A range of storage and memory configurations gives people choice in power and capacity. The beautiful 10.8-inch ClearType HD multi-touch display, stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio-enhanced sound, and the elegant and durable magnesium design are just a few of the features of Surface 3 that customers will recognize from Surface Pro 3. Surface 3 also comes complete with a one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, including full Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, plus OneDrive cloud storage.5
The three-position kickstand is ideal for using Surface 3 while working at a desk, sitting on a couch or holding in the palm of a hand as a natural writing surface. Full device specs are available here (https://news.microsoft.com/download/presskits/surface/docs/surface3fs.docx)
Free upgrade to Windows 10
To help people get even more done, Surface 3 ships with full Windows 8.1 and will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 when available.4
Built for business, built for you
With Surface 3, businesses, schools and students can now enjoy a broader array of options. Even before its availability, educational institutions such as University of Phoenix and companies such as Prada, BASF and Emirates have committed to purchasing and deploying Surface 3 across their organizations because they see the value Surface 3 can bring to their employees and students. “Having explored multiple platforms, we are confident that the Surface 3 meets the expectations of our experienced and professional flight crew,” said Captain Alan Stealey, Divisional Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, Emirates. “The device’s innovative design and functionality proves to be the choice for our EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) initiative.”
Surface 3 can be paired with new accessories7: Surface 3 Type Cover is offered in a variety of colors and features an improved trackpad and responsive keyset for fast, accurate typing, alongside four vibrant Surface Pen colors — silver, black, blue and red. The Surface 3 Docking Station lets people easily connect to an external monitor and all their desktop devices, and Surface 3’s full-size USB 3.0 port, Mini DisplayPort, microSD™ card reader and Micro USB charging port make it compatible with the current Surface Pro 3 line of adapters and ready for quick and easy connections to a variety of accessories. Surface accessories specifics can be found here: https://news.microsoft.com/download/presskits/surface/docs/surface3accessoriesfs.docx
Pre-order and availability
Surface 3 and new accessories will be available for pre-order at select partner retailers including IT City, Banana IT & Powerbuy.
Starting May 7 through those same retailers and resellers, customers can begin purchasing Surface 3 and Surface 3 accessories.
More information on Surface can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/surface.
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1 Surface Pen sold separately.
2 Intel, Intel Atom and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
3 Testing conducted by Microsoft in March 2015 using 128GB and 64GB units with 4 GB of RAM. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness was disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.
4 Free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified Windows 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year. More information and additional offer terms available in the coming months. See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/about?ocid=WIN10_0_WOL_Hero_Home_Windows-10_Null_01 for more information.
5 Available on Surface 3 with Windows 8.1 purchased prior to Dec. 31, 2015. While supplies last. Office activation required within six months of Windows activation date.
7 Accessories sold separately.
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