Microsoft announces Surface 3 with Windows 8.1

Microsoft announced the Surface 3, the successor to the Surface 2. Contrary to expectations, the Redmond did not wait to introduce the new tablet pc in an official event but has simply left the task of his presentation to a press let go published within his official blog. The new tablet is the synthesis of the knowledge of these years began with the debut of the Surface RT . However, as they had anticipated some rumors, the Redmond has abandoned the operating system Windows RT in favor of the full version. The new Surface 3 adopts fact Windows 8.1, of course upgradeable to Windows 10 when it will be released next summer.

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Surface 3, specifications techiche

The new Surface 3 always has the same build quality with the use of fine materials. Thanks to the painstaking work of Microsoft, the Surface 3 is even more compact and lighter than the previous model: 8.7 mm thick for 622 grams. The elegant and refined magnesium shell of the new tablet Windows, with kickstand 3 dissimilar positions, now encompasses one screen ClearType HD 10.8-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,280 pixels) with aspect ratio of 3: 2 as in the Surface Pro 3.

Microsoft has therefore decided to abandon the 16: 9 in favor of the ratio 3: 2, which in addition to going again fashion (Nexus 9 for example) it allows to make better use of the screen, especially in the area of output. The screen also incorporates the same digitizer Pro version able to recognize up to 256 levels of pressure. Therefore, users can interact with through the Surface Pen, the same as the Surface Pro 3. Abandon the RT platform also means changing processor.

The engine of the new Surface 3 is the SoC Intel Atom x7 quad core, recently presented at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, ​​coupled with 2 or 4 GB of RAM, while the flash memory will be offered in two different cuts: 64 GB or 128 GB. The new SoC enables excellent performance and is very fanless, therefore, does not require cooling fans. Microsoft subsequently offers the Surface 3 in variant LTE.