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Microsoft?s Surface Pro 3 Price Slashed by $430 Ahead of Surface Pro 5 Release

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Recent reports suggested that multiple variants of Microsoft?s Surface Pro 5 will be released in 2017. In the meantime, the 256GB model of the Surface Pro 3 has been heavily discounted by $430 for a limited period of time.

Powered by Intel Core i5 processor, Microsoft?s high-end Surface Pro 3 model with 256GB built-in storage space and 8GB of RAM has been listed for just?$869.99 on eBay. The original price of this variant used to be $1,299.

This discounted 2-in-1 tablet comes in silver color with a magnesium build. The device bundle consists of an advanced Surface Pen. However, the smart keyboard has to be purchased separately so as to use the slate as a laptop. Also, buyers can avail of free shipping service from eBay upon ordering the device.

The Surface Pro 3 features a 12-inch ClearType display, aided by 2,160 x 1,440 pixels resolution. This device supports Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port and a headphone jack, among others. On the software front, Windows 8.1 Pro runs the device out of the box.

Microsoft has equipped this 2-in-1 tablet with 5-megapixel rear and front-facing camera units. Other than the 256GB built-in storage, the Pro 3 also supports microSD card to facilitate expansion.

Surface Pro 3

Moving on to the?Surface Pro 5 tablet, the base model of this device will reportedly cost $899, while the high-end variant is believed to be priced at $1,599.

Under the hood, the three variants of the?Surface Pro 5 have been rumored to come powered by Intel Core M3-6Y30, Intel Core i5-6300U and Intel Core i7-6650U SoCs. The next-generation Surface Pen will reportedly be much advanced as it is believed to come with a ?rechargeable battery? unit. The stylus will be equipped to charge wirelessly when it gets magnetically attached to the Pro 5.

Other rumored Surface Pro 5 specifications include a 2K screen resolution and a Type-C USB port.

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