Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet is now over a year old, after being unveiled last April, shortly before going on sale on June 20, 2014. That means we're now firmly in the right timeframe to be discussing its replacement - but while Microsoft isn't yet ready to talk about a possible 'Surface Pro 4', the company has now made a new addition to its existing Pro 3 range.
Until now, the Surface Pro 3 line-up has consisted of five models:
- Intel Core i3 / 64GB / 4GB RAM | $799
- Intel Core i5 / 128GB / 4GB RAM | $999
- Intel Core i5 / 256GB / 8GB RAM | $1299
- Intel Core i7 / 256GB / 8GB RAM | $1549
- Intel Core i7 / 512GB / 8GB RAM | $1999
While none of these prices have changed, Microsoft has added a sixth model, at the same price as its current mid-ranger. Priced at $1299, the new configuration is essentially an 'entry level' Core i7 model - it still has 8GB RAM, but only 128GB of storage.
Aside from that, the new model is identical to the old one - be sure to check out our full review of the Surface Pro 3 if you're thinking of buying one.