Surface 3 and Surface 3 (4G LTE)

Surface 3 and Surface 3 (4G LTE)

Fact Sheet March 2015

Surface 3

Meet Surface 3, the best of a tablet that works like a laptop. Equipped with the full Windows experience for maximum functionality and productivity, Surface 3 is ideal for students, schools and professionals on the go. It starts at just $499.[1]

Top features and benefits

  • The best of a tablet. With a fanless design and up to 10 hours of video-playback battery life,[2] along with a beautiful screen, integrated kickstand and stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio-enhanced sound, Surface 3 offers hands-free entertainment wherever you go.
  • Works like a laptop. Full Windows, multiple ports and the ability to run desktop software and click in a Surface 3 Type Cover[3] make Surface 3 an ideal productivity device for school, work, home and on the move. You can also enhance your productivity with the Surface 3 Docking Station.[4]
  • The programs you want. With full Windows 8.1 and a free upgrade to Windows 10[5] when it’s available, Surface 3 is compatible with virtually all your favorite software and lets you run apps and desktop software side-by-side. It also includes a one-year Office 365 Personal subscription and OneDrive storage,[6] so you can create, share, edit and present the way you’re used to.
  • The performance you need. With the new quad-core Intel® Atom™ x7 processor[7] — the highest-performing processor within the Intel Atom processor family — for outstanding performance and long battery life, Surface 3 runs everything from apps for Windows to desktop software and offers the perfect balance of power and mobility in a lightweight, versatile form.
  • Write, draw and create. Note-taking is just a click away with the optional Surface Pen.[8] Mark presentations, PDFs, term papers or proposals just like you would on paper, or easily convert your handwritten notes to text in OneNote.
  • Full HD screen. With a 10.8-inch 1920×1280 resolution multi-touch display and 3:2 aspect ratio for comfortable viewing, Surface 3’s screen builds on the innovative design of the Surface Pro 3 display and is the brightest and most accurate Surface has ever made.
  • High-definition cameras. Two 1080p HD cameras, including a rear-facing 8 megapixel auto-focus camera and a 3.5 megapixel front-facing camera, capture beautiful images and videos of what’s important to you — everything from people to documents.
  • Constant connectivity. The addition of Surface 3 (4G LTE), a 4G LTE-ready model,[9] offers added flexibility and usability. Perfect for on-the-go professionals or people who desire constant connectivity, it enables even greater access where there may not be Wi-Fi.

 Technical specs

Operating

system

Windows 8.1[10]
Exterior Dimensions: 10.51 x 7.36 x 0.34 inches (267 x 187 x 8.7 millimeters)

Weight: 1.37 pounds (622 grams)

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home

Storage 64 GB, 128 GB[11]
Display Screen: 10.8-inch ClearType Full HD Plus Display

Resolution: 1920 x 1280

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Pen input Surface Pen (sold separately)
CPU Quad-core Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700 processor

(2MB cache, 1.6 GHz with Intel Burst™ technology up to 2.4 GHz)

Network Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Bluetooth 4.0 low energy

Battery Up to 10 hours of video-playback battery life[12]
Cameras and A/V 3.5 megapixel 1080p front-facing camera

8.0 megapixel 1080p rear-facing camera with auto-focus

Microphone

Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio-enhanced sound

Ports Full-size USB 3.0

Mini DisplayPort

microSD™ card reader

Micro USB charging port (passes power and USB 2.0 data)

Headset jack

Cover port

Surface 3 (4G LTE) only: Nano-SIM card slot

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Proximity sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

Digital compass

Power supply 13W Micro USB power supply
Location Surface 3 (4G LTE):

GPS

Assisted GPS

GLONASS

In the box Surface 3 Power Supply

Quick Start Guide

Safety and warranty documents

Pre-loaded One-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote[13]

OneDrive cloud storage[14]

Warranty One-year limited hardware warranty[15]

Pricing

Suggested Retail Pricing[16]
Surface 3 Estimated retail price
2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage $499
4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage $599
Surface 3 (4G LTE) Estimated retail price
2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage $599
4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage $699

Contact info

For more information, press only:

Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Communications, (503) 443-7070, rrt@waggeneredstrom.com

For more product information and images:

Visit Surface Newsroom at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/surface.

For more information about Surface:

Visit Surface at http://www.microsoft.com/surface.

[1] Estimated retail price. Actual retailer prices may vary.

[2] Testing conducted by Microsoft in March 2015 using 128GB and 64GB units with 4 GB of RAM. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness was disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

[3] Surface 3 Type Cover sold separately.

[4] Surface 3 Docking Station sold separately.

[5] Free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified Windows 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year. More information and additional offer terms available in the coming months. See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/about?ocid=WIN10_0_WOL_Hero_Home_Windows-10_Null_01 for more information.

[6] Available on Surface 3 with Windows 8.1 purchased prior to Dec. 31, 2015. While supplies last. Office activation required within six months of Windows activation date.

[7] Intel, Intel Atom and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

[8] Surface Pen sold separately.

[9] Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, SIM card and activation.

[10] Upgradable to Windows 8.1 Pro immediately and Windows 10 once available

[11] System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. See http://www.microsoft.com/surface/storage for more details.

[12] Testing conducted by Microsoft in March 2015 using 128GB and 64GB units with 4 GB of RAM. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness was disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

[13] Available on Surface 3 with Windows 8.1 purchased prior to Dec. 31, 2015. While supplies last. Office activation required within six months of Windows activation date.

[14] Available on Surface 3 with Windows 8.1 purchased prior to Dec. 31, 2015. While supplies last. Office activation required within six months of Windows activation date.

[15] In the U.S.; warranty terms vary by market.

[16] Estimated retail price. Actual prices may vary.