Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is ‘MacBook Air killer’ selling for $799 and higher

They call it the laptop-replacement, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 which was announced to be priced at $799 onwards at its launch this week in New York City. The Surface Pro 3 tablet is a vast improvement from its predecessor and Microsoft is ambitious enough to hint that it’s a MacBook Air killer.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes with a higher resolution and larger screen as well as a stylus as compared to the exiting model’s 1920 x 1080p, 10.2-inch display and lack of a digitizer pen. Users can also look forward to almost 2 extra hours of battery life on the new tablet and a choice of 4th generation Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processors.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro will arrive in the US and Canada on June 20 and roll out to other countries in August. It will land with Windows 8.1 Pro onboard and a choice of 4GB RAM or 8GB RAM, depending on whether you pick 64G/128GB storage or 256GB/512GB memory, respectively. One thing that left us disappointed was the Surface Mini which was a non-show at the NYC event, though there are indications of its launch later this year.

Here are the main specifications of the Surface Pro 3 tablet:

– Windows 8.1 Pro OS
– 4th gen Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors
– 12-inch ClearType 2160 x 1440p touchscreen
– 64GB, 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage options
– 4GB or 8GB of RAM
– 5MP front and back cameras
– Battery offers up to 9 hours internet browsing
– 201.4mm x 292.1mm x 9.1mm
– 800gm

You can follow this official link for more on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 availability details in your country, if you please. And here’s the pre-order page for this notebook-replacement from Redmond.