A little-known piece of hardware called the Surface Pro 3 has been around since 2013, but now Microsoft has released its latest Surface tablet.
The device is the third iteration of the Surface lineup, and it’s the first Surface tablet with the Intel Core i5 processor.
While there are rumors of a 7th generation Surface Pro 4 coming in the next couple of months, this is the first one to launch with Intel Core m7.4 processors.
The Surface Pro 2 was the first to launch in 2017 with the i5, and its successor, the Surface Book, is slated for release later this year.
The tablet is the successor to the Surface Studio and Surface Book 2, and although it’s no longer available for purchase, it’s still worth checking out if you haven’t already.
The Pro 3 is also the first tablet to support Intel’s latest Skylake chips, and the company has said that it’ll bring it to markets by the end of the year.
Surface Pro has a pretty big price tag: $899 for the 13.3-inch model, $899.99 for the 15.6-inch version, and $999.99 on the 32-inch one.
The most notable change is that the Pro 3 includes an Intel i5-8400, which is the same CPU found in Intel’s Core i7-8700K desktop processors.
This is the second time Microsoft has included the Core i6 in a Surface tablet, the first being the Surface 2 Pro.
The Core i4-8450 was the successor of the Core m3-8550, and Intel’s newest Skylake CPUs are still in use in most mainstream laptops.
Microsoft has also moved away from the old Core i3-8100 chip, which was used in the Surface Pen, to Intel’s new Core i9-8410.
The new Core m5-8320 processor is expected to be significantly faster than the previous generation of Core i2-8570, and a new Core M-8300 chip is expected in the future.
If you’re looking for an affordable tablet that won’t break the bank, the Pro 2 is the one to get.
Microsoft Surface Pro3, Intel Corem7.5 Processor $899 The Surface 2 $899 Surface Book $999 Surface Pro $1,699 The Surface Studio $1.49 Surface Pro with Core i5370 $799 Surface Pro without Core i5210 $1-249 The Surface Book without Core M7-8470 $499 The Surface with Core M4-8540 $499 Windows 8 Pro $799 Windows 10 Pro $999 iPad Pro $599 Windows RT 7 Pro $649 iPad mini 4 $299 The Surface Mini 4 Pro $499 Surface Pro mini $499 iPad Air $349 iPad mini 5 $399 iPad mini 6 $399 Surface Pro 7 $399 Windows RT 8.1 Pro $299 Windows RT 9.0 Pro $199 iPad mini 2 $199 The Surface Pen with Core m4-8500 $129 Surface Pen without Core m6-8310 $99 The Surface Trackpad with Corem4-8340 $99 Surface Pro 1 $399 The Surface Keyboard with CoreM5-8200 $69.99 The iPad Air with Core 5-8350 $149 Surface Pen 1 with Core 8400 $69 The Surface Hub with Corelm8500m $149 The Surface Dock with Core 7500 $99