Surface Pro 3 announced, pre-orders ship in Singapore late August

The Surface Pro 3 has been announced, and it’s up for pre-order on Microsoft Singapore’s online store right now. Seems like Microsoft is skipping bringing the Surface Pro 2 to Singapore altogether. So what exactly is new and how much does it cost?

Microsoft has managed to bump the screen size up to 12 inches from 10.6 inches, while shaving off more than 100 grams from the Surface Pro 2(incidentally, it is not here in Singapore yet). There is also a new and better Surface Pen for a better stylus experience. A continuous friction-based kickstand is finally included, bending back up to a maximum of 150 degrees.

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Here’s a list of key specs:

  • 201.4 x 292.1 x 9.1 mm
  • 798g
  • 12-inch ClearType display with 2160 x 1440 resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Haswell i3/i5/i7
  • 4/8GB of RAM
  • 64/128/256/512GB of SSD Storage
  • 5 MP front and rear camera
  • up to 9 hours battery life
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Stylus support

Pre-orders start now, and they ship by the 31st of August. Here’s a list of price for your convenience:

  • i3/64 GB – $1108
  • i5/128 GB – $1328
  • i5/256 GB – $ 1728
  • i7/256 GB – $2138
  • i7/512 GB – $2698

The highly recommended Surface Type Cover will set you back another $183, so do factor that in when considering the price. It weighs 300g, bringing the total weight up to 1.09kg, just a feather heavier than the 1.08kg 11-inch Macbook Air.

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For your convenience, here’s a list of the Surface Pro 3 + Type Cover pricing:

  • i3/64 GB – $1291
  • i5/128 GB – $1531
  • i5/256 GB – $1911
  • i7/256 GB – $2321
  • i7/512 GB – $2881

Do stay tuned for our commentary on the Surface Pro 3 and its competitors!

Image credits to Surface Blog

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