Announced at the end of March, the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet has just entered the stores of retailers in USA, with prices starting at $499. This model is supposed to be a reimagining of the Surface RT models, this time with full Windows.


This is not a Pro model, but rather a lighter approach of the famous Microsoft slate. It’s certainly more affordable than the $800 Surface Pro 3, that’s for sure. The device brings a 10.8 inch ClearType Full HD screen, as well as an Intel Atom X7 quad core CPU, and 2 or 4 GB of RAM, depending on the version you’re buying. There are also storage variations, of 64 or 128 GB.

In the mix we also find a microSD card slot and a main 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, plus a 3.5 MP front camera. The battery here is supposed to offer 10 hours of functioning time and in case you’re wondering the LTE version of the tablet is due in June. Bluetooth and WiFi, plus the magnesium alloy case are all here. Surface 3 weighs 622 grams and measures 8.7 mm in thickness.

Will you be getting one from Amazon? There’s the Best Buy option here and here and obviously you can get one from Microsoft itself.