Yep the rumors of a smaller Surface were true, the Surface 3 and it looks like the Surface 3 Pro just a bit smaller without the Core i3/5/7. It will be one of the first tablets to use the new Atom X7 “Cherry Trail” Z8700. Think of the Z8700 as being the Z3995. It’s doing to start at $499 and $599 if you want the 4GB and 128GB ssd. What I can’t see to confirm is, if it’s a eMMC 5 spec storage or a true ssd? I hope it’s the latter. I’m shocked they didn’t go with a 5Y10 Core M??
Now will the Shezhzen tech companies in China start shipping the next gen of Intel powered tablets soon? I hope so, I can only imagine that Asus and Acer will be looking to get their latest Atom X7 convertible tablets out asap.
Teclast, Pipo, Ramos, Cube and all the others will now have to raise the bar to bring us
a clone something similar.
The Surface 3 is 267 x 187 x 8.7 mm, and 622g. It’s made out of magnesium alloy that lovely ceramic finish. If you want the pen it will cost you $49.99 more and Type Cover keyboard will be a cool $129.99 (bit expensive!) And finally the docking station for $199 which will have two usb 2.0 ports and 2 x usb 3.0 ports.
You can pre order it here: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Surface-3/productID.314885500