Microsoft Unveils Surface 3 - Full Windows for $500

There were rumors that Microsoft was done with the "non-Pro" Surface Tablet line and they were kind of right. Gone is Windows RT, but instead of a crippled OS, Microsoft is bringing full-on Windows 8.1 to the Surface by replacing the ARM processor with a new Intel Atom. The specs are pretty solid with a full 1080p screen powered by the new X7-Z8700 (Cherry Trail) processor. It even supports Pen input if you're into that sort of thing. It looks pretty as well as pretty solid.

With a starting price of $499, Microsoft is making a play for the entry level consumer who wants a high quality machine. Seeing as the device features that same build quality as the Pro 3, it should be a competent machine for the price. But, as with every Surface, this device does not come with a Type cover nor does the Surface 3 include a pen.

 

Source: Neowin