While we are expecting the Microsoft?s Surface Pro 5 to debut towards the end of 2016 or a?maximum of early 2017, the well-received predecessor Surface Pro 3 can now be availed at a massively discounted price for a limited period of time.
With Intel Core i3 powering the?2-in-1 tablet, the base version of Surface Pro 3 with 64GB built-in storage space and 4GB of RAM has been listed for just?$572 on Amazon. The Microsoft Store, on the other hand, is selling the?same variant for $799.
This discounted model comes with a magnesium build and a Surface Pen is part of the device bundle. In any case, the smart keyboard has to be purchased separately in case a user wants to use the tablet as a typical notebook. And, as always, buyers can avail free shipping service from Amazon upon ordering the device.
Spec-wise, the Pro 3 comes with a 12-inch ClearType display, complemented by 2,160 x 1,440 pixels resolution. This slate supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi connectivity, a full-sized USB 3.0 port, a mini display port, a microSD card reader, a cover port and a headphone jack, among others. This variant runs Windows 8.1 Pro out of the box. There are two 5-megapixel camera units in the device.
Speaking of the upcoming?Surface Pro 5, rumor has it that this device will retail at $899 (base model). The high-end variant, on the other hand, will reportedly set the buyers back by $1,599.
Microsoft will apparently unveil three variants of Surface Pro 5 with Intel Core M3-6Y30, Intel Core i5-6300U and Intel Core i7-6650U SoCs powering them. The new Surface Pen will also be much advanced with a rechargeable battery unit onboard. This Pen will apparently be able to get charged wirelessly upon magnetically attaching it to the tablet.
Apart from these?features, the Surface Pro 5 is believed to sport 2K screen resolution and support Type-C USB port.