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Microsoft to Unveil Surface Pro 3 Next Week!

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Surface Pro 3 will join Microsoft’s Surface Mini line up soon, rumors said.

Microsoft has sent invites to the press encouraging them to watch the Microsoft Surface Event starting at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on May 20th live which led many to believe the unveiling of the Surface Pro 3.

Reports said that Microsoft will unveil the next Surface mini in a special media event alongside other Surface products as the unreleased device has been seen on a Microsoft Windows 8.1 support page published on Tuesday.

The page support reads, ?Add recording support H.264 for modern communication apps in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2? which somehow gave us the idea of the alleged upcoming Surface Pro 3 with improved camera.

The page also enumerated the supports that will be added to Windows 8.1 to prop up the H.264 camera, to wit:

? Always use the dependent pin for capture. The dependent pin is based on the .inf file entry as soon as the capture is completed.

? Windows RT apps that are used for communication use the H.264 pin for recording. All other apps use the preview pin for recording.

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Microsoft currently uses Intel Haswell processors in its Surface Pro 2 tablets, thus many believe that Surface Pro 3 will also carry with it an Intel Haswell processor.

SoftwareWindows 8.1 Pro
ExteriorDimensions: 274,6 x 173 x 13,5 mm
Weight: 907 grams
Casing: VaporMg
Colour: Dark Titanium
Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Storage* and Memory64/128GB ?256/512GB————————–

4GB RAM ?8GB RAM

DisplayScreen: 10.6 inch ClearType Full HD Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (widescreen)
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Durable display
CPU and Wireless4th generation Intel??Core? i5 Processor
TPM Chip for enterprise security
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth?4.0 Low Energy technology
Battery Life7-15 days idle life
Charges in 2-4 hours with included power supply
Camera, Video and AudioTwo 720p HD cameras, front and rear-facing
Microphone
Stereo speakers with Dolby? sound
PortsFull-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card reader
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
OffersSkyDrive Offer with Purchase: 200GB free storage for two years. Free Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote Web Apps in your browser.Skype Offer with Purchase: One year of Unlimited World calling to landlines in over 60 countries, and unlimited Skype Wi-Fi at over 2 million hotspots.
Warranty1-year limited hardware warranty
Surface Pro PenIncluded

Since Surface Pro 3 is alleged to be similar in some ways to Surface Pro 2, here?s the list of specifications of the device so that you might have a glimpse of what to expect (somehow) with Surface Pro 3.

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(Photo courtesy of http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-hk/products/surface-pro-2)

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