The Surface Pro 3 is now available at retail stores, online and through authorized resellers in the U.S. and Canada.
Unveiled last month, the newest addition to the Surface family of devices has the power of a full PC combined with benefits of a tablet.
The Surface Pro 3 comes powered by 4th generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, 64GB to 512GB storage options, and 4GB or 8GB of RAM. It also has a full-size USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort connecting to an external display, and a microSD card slot for expandable storage. The Surface Pro 3 features a 38% bigger than Surface Pro 2 with a 12-inch ClearType Full HD screen that has a 2160x1440 screen resolution.
The Surface Pro 3 also features an all-new multi-position kickstand that has a friction-hinge so you can pick whatever angle you want ranging from zero to 150 degrees.
The writing experience on the Surface Pro 3 is also updated from the Surface Pro 2, feelling like writing on a piece of paper.
And finally, the new Surface Pro Type Cover comes with 63% bigger track-pads and even more stability. They also come in 5 colors: cyan, red (exclusive to Microsoft Stores), purple, black, and blue (exclusive to Best Buy).
Today, the Intel Core i5 versions of Surface Pro 3 as well as Surface Pro Type Cover, Surface Pen and Pen Loop are now available in retail stores in the U.S. and Canada. The Core i3 and Core i7 versions of Surface Pro 3 arrive in stores and at commercial resellers in the U.S. and Canada on August 1st.
And while the Surface Pro 3 is available to buy today, the Surface Mini, an 8-inch, pen-equipped ARM device that was cancelled or delayed at the last minute was confirmed.
The release of the User Guide for the Surface Pro 3 (PDF) in a handful of places it says not "Surface Pro 3" but "Surface Mini." Search and replace apparently missed a few.
The references in the document confirm that not only does the Surface Mini exist, but also that it will include pen support, as expected.