Intel i3 and i7 Versions of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Available in US and Canada Today

Microsoft said there will be different versions of the Surface Pro 3. Today i3 and i7 versions are available. More info inside!

As  you may recall, we recently reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. We told you that there would be variations in specs ranging from regular PC to powerhouse PC. Today there are new versions of the Surface Pro 3 available.

The Surface Pro 3’s are using 4th generation i3, i5, and i7 processors. Up until today only the i5 version was available. It’s pretty cool to see how some of the engineers use the Surface Pro 3 to get some work done. You can see it in the video below.

Check out some more from Microsoft Suface Blog HERE

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Today, Surface Pro 3 models featuring 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 and Core i7 processors go on sale in Canada and the United States at Microsoft Stores, Best Buy, as well as other Surface retailers and authorized device resellers. Surface Pro 3 is the first generation of Surface Pro for which we’ve offered this range of configurations. We did this to so that our customers could decide which Surface Pro 3 is right for them. This is the tablet that can replace your laptop, and we know that laptops and tablets are used differently by different people. The new range of products accommodates this with a different processor, memory and storage of options and price points.

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Check out what the different processors allow (from the Surface Blog):

Core i3

Starting at just $799 USD, the Core™ i3 version of Surface Pro 3 gets all the benefit of the work we did to make every Surface Pro 3 thin and light and powerful. This is one of the fastest Core i3 devices available, and a great option for customers who want the versatility of a Surface Pro 3 but who don’t run the most demanding applications or workloads. It is a great choice for students who take notes and do their research on the web, or for anyone that wants a very portable device to be productive on the go, run Office and other desktop applications, make Skype calls, watch video, and casual gaming.

Core i5

Surface Pro 3 featuring the Intel® Core™ i5, with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology provides the power and efficiency to be productive across a huge range of activities. I personally used the Core i5 Surface Pro 3 as my daily machine for months and it handled everything I could throw at it – from my daily work in Outlook to the more graphics-intensive tasks of collaborating with and reviewing the work of our engineering teams. This machine outperformed any laptop I’ve used, and it will be the machine of choice for a lot of our customers.

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Core i7

Surface Pro 3 featuring the Intel® Core™ i7 processor is the most powerful Surface we’ve ever released. It is designed to provide the power that our most demanding customers need. If you are the person who uses your device for complex tasks such as photo, video, or music editing, then a Core i7 Surface Pro 3 will be brilliant for you. It will keep up with you when you’re working your hardest, whether that’s in the office connected to multiple monitors and peripherals or travelling. It will save you the trouble of carrying a separate tablet when you want to read a magazinewatch a movie, orplay a game. Below is a video of one of our mechanical engineers using his Surface Pro 3 to do 3D modelling:


You can get some hands on time with the Surface at Best Buy and Microsoft Stores.