Microsoft unveils Surface 3 with Type Cover keyboard for $499

In terms of design, the Surface 3 is slightly smaller than its predecessor, the Surface Pro 3.

The display is managed by a 10.8-inch ClearType Full HD touch screen with an image resolution of 1920 by 1280 pixels.

The first thing that jumps out is the screen is that it keeps the ratio of 3: 2 adopted by the Surface Pro 3.

Accompanied by a Type Cover keyboard, it is possible to transform Surface 3 into a complete desktop PC equipped with docking ports USB 3.0 and 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, a card reader micro SD, an Ethernet port and an audio port.

Running Windows 8.1, it integrates Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications as part of a one-year subscription to Office 365. The company specifies that the tablet will migrate to Windows 10.


As weight, the difference between the tablet and its predecessor is that the new product is more compact and lighter (622 grams without keyboard).

WiFi (802.11 a / ​​b / g / n / ac), Bluetooth 4.0, various sensors (ambient light, proximity, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer) and two cameras are also among the tablet’s characteristics.

Source: Microsoft