Microsoft's Surface 3 4G LTE is available in the UK again - for more than its original price

Microsoft ended production of the Surface 3 last year, and the company hasn't announced a direct replacement for the device. Most retailers, including Microsoft itself, ran out of Surface 3 stock months ago in various markets, including the UK.

Now, though, Amazon.co.uk has got its hands on some more stock of the lower-end 4G LTE model. The device is being "dispatched from and sold by Amazon" itself, rather than through a third-party Marketplace seller.

The device that the retailer is offering has 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, in addition to integrated 4G LTE connectivity. It was originally sold in the UK for £499 - but despite being over two years old, Amazon is now selling it for even more than that, priced at £519.99. Amazon previously sold the same model for £100 less four months ago.

That's a significant amount of money for a device that's now far from cutting edge - especially given that the Type Cover keyboard and Surface Pen are sold separately. You might want to consider purchasing a newer, more affordable device instead, such as the Asus Transformer Mini, which is £349.99 from the Microsoft Store. While it doesn't have 4G LTE support, it does offer a 10.1-inch display, Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage - and the price also includes the cost of the stylus and keyboard. For those that opt for the cheaper Asus option, but require 4G, you can pick up a 4G dongle for £49.99 at Amazon, which still puts it significantly cheaper than the two-year-old Surface 3.

Source: Amazon.co.uk

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