Microsoft Unveils Its Fanless Surface 3 Tablet; Prices Start At $499

Microsoft has announced the launch of its new Surface 3 tablet, which will retail at a starting price of $499 and hit store shelves on May 5.
The device is aimed at students and other for whom the Surface Pro 3’s starting price of $799 is too steep, or someone who just doesn’t need that much computing power.
The Surface 3 features a fanless design, thanks to being powered by Intel’s 64-bit Atom X7 Cherry Trail processor, while still running full Windows 8.1 software.
Key specifications of the device include a 10.8-inch 1920 X 1280 screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 2GB of  RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
While the device runs on Windows 8.1, it will be upgraded to Windows 10 under the free upgrade program that Microsoft is rolling out sometime in summer this year.
There will be both Wi-Fi as well as 4G LTE capable variants of the Surface 3 at some point of time in the market, but so far that’s only confirmed for the US market.
India unfortunately doesn’t make the list of regions where the Surface 3 will be launched initially, and it isn’t clear if it’ll ever make its way here.
The device features an 8MP primary camera at the rear, a 3.5MP camera up front, comes with a full-size USB 3.0 port, a mini display port and a MicroSD card reader.

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