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Microsoft Surface 3: First Look

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Softcat's Craig Lodzinski heads to Microsoft's UK Head office to have a look at the new Microsoft Surface 3. Due to be released in the UK towards the middle of May 2015.

Craig talks through the main specs and the differences between the Surface 3 and the Surface Pro 3. He also talks through the main business uses for the new Surface 3.

Full Spec of the Surface 3:

Size:10.52" x 7.36" x 0.34" (267mm x 187mm x 8.7mm)

Weight: 1.37 lbs (622 g)

Display: 10.8” ClearType Full HD Plus Display, Resolution: 1920 x 1280, Aspect ratio: 3:2, Touch: 10 point multi-touch, Surface Pen support

Battery Life: Up to 10 hours of video playback

RAM/Storage: 2GB RAM with 64GB storage (formatted capacity less) / 4GB RAM with 128 GB storage (formatted capacity less)

Processor: Quad Core Intel Atom™ x7-Z8700 processor (2MB Cache, 1.6GHz with Intel Burst™ technology up to 2.4GHz)

Network (Wireless): Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0

Ports: Full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, microSD™ card reader, Micro USB charging port, Headset jack, Cover port

Software: Windows 8.1

Cameras, video and audio: 3.5 megapixel front-facing camera, 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus, Microphone, Stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer

What's in the box: Surface 3, Micro USB Power Supply, Quick Start Guide, Safety and warranty documents

Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty


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