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Microsoft unveils the $499 Surface 3 running Windows 8.1

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Microsoft unveils the $499 Surface 3 running Windows 8.1

Microsoft on Tuesday upped the ante in the tablet race by way of announcing a brand new model of its Surface tablet/pc hybrid, the Surface 3. Matching the iPad Air’s beginning worth, the $499 tool is being marketed as Microsoft’s lightest, thinnest and least pricey tablet but.

Under the hood, the Surface 3 is powered by way of a quad-center 1.6Ghz Intel Atom X7 processor, 2GB RAM and 64GB of garage. The fairly more expensive $599 style comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of space for storing. Both variations additionally function Wi-Fi, a 10.8-inch 1080p HD show, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x Mini DisplayPort, microSD card slot, Cover port, microUSB port for charging and Bluetooth 4.0. The tablet additionally comes with a 3-place kickstand to permit customers to make use of the tablet on a table or on their lap simply.

Microsoft claims that the Surface 3 supplies as much as 10 hours of battery lifestyles, and weighs in at 1.37lbs. The iPad Air 2, for comparability, weighs in at most effective 0.96lbs.

The fanless tablet runs on Windows 8.1 and springs with one-yr of Office 365 subscription. It may also obtain a loose improve to Windows 10 later this yr.

The tablet may also be pre-ordered through Microsoft’s online store in no time with supply anticipated to be made through first week of May. Variants with 4G LTE connectivity baked in are scheduled to send via June twenty sixth.

The software has a 10.8-inch display with a 1,920-through-1,080 pixel solution and 3:2 ratio (similar as the iPhone 6 Plus and not more than the iPad Air’s 2,048-by way of-1,536 pixel solution Retina monitor).

There’s an 8-megapixel digital camera out the again and a 3.5-megapixel shooter out the entrance, each and every able to capturing 1080p HD video.
So what do you assume ?

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