Microsoft Surface 3 Specs – Full Technical Specifications

Microsoft Surface 3 is the third generation of Microsoft Surface series, released by Microsoft on May 5, 2015. Surface 3 features the same beautiful design and premium materials as Surface Pro 3 with a full version of Windows 8.1.

Key Features
What's new
  • New design It’s now thinner (8.7mm), new tablet-friendly 3:2 aspect-ratio form factor, and new Microsoft Logo on the kickstand.
  • Full Windows 8.1 You can run all your desktop apps and upgradable to Windows 10.
  • Better display New bigger and better 10.8” Full HD Plus display with 10 points multitouch.
  • Inking supports It now supports a new Surface Pen with 256 pressure sensitivity, tail eraser, and remote Bluetooth activation.
  • New CPU Architecture It’s now using the new quad-core Intel® Atom™ x7 processor for outstanding performance and long battery life.
  • New kickstand Now in three angles.
  • New Micro-USB port It can be charged with any mobile phone charger.
  • More Better 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera, new Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), and optional 4G LTE.
What's missing
  • No magnet charging port replaced with the new Micro-USB port.
  • Slower Charging The new Micro-USB has a limited power delivery (13W) compared to its older propriety 24W charger.
Availability
Released2015
Release Info
  • Introduced: March 21, 2015
  • Pre-ordered: March 21, 2015
  • Released: May 5, 2015
PricingSurface 3 Wi-Fi
  • $499 - 2 GB | 64 GB
  • $599 - 4 GB | 128 GB
Surface 3 4G LTE
  • $599 - 2 GB | 64 GB
  • $699 - 4 GB | 128 GB
Stores
Software
OS
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps1-Year Microsoft Office 365 Personal
Display
Size10.8 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (2.4M Pixels)
  • Density: 214 PPI
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: supports Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
Internal Specs
Processor
  • Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700
    4 cores, 4 threads, 1.60 → 2.40 GHz, 2MB Cache, 2W
Integrated Graphics
  • Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700
    Intel® HD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 20 → 600 MHz
Memory
2GB 4GB
1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM.
Storage
  • 64GB128GB
    eMMC
Connectivity
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Optional LTE
  • Nano SIM Tray
  • GPS
  • Assisted GPS
  • GLONASS
Battery
Size27.5 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 13W Micro USB power supply
Exterior
Dimensions10.52” x 7.36” x 0.34” (267 mm x 187 mm x 8.7 mm)
Width: 10.52” (267 mm)
Height: 7.36” (187 mm)
Thickness: 0.34” (8.7 mm)
Weight
  • Surface 3: 1.37 lbs (621 g)
  • Surface 3 with Keyboard: 1.95 lbs (884 g)
Colors
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Supports up to three-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Micro USB charging port
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Cover port
  • 1 x Nano SIM card slot (Surface 3 with LTE only)
Camera & Audio
Camera
  • 3.5MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio
  • Single microphone
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio enhanced sound
Misc
InkingSupports Surface Pen
256 levels of pressure
N-trig Active Pen technology
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Digital compass
In the box
  • Surface 3
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Casing: Magnesium
  • Kickstand: 3 positions
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

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