Microsoft has quietly added another variant to its Surface Pro 3 lineup, the new model features the same Core i7 processor from Intel that’s present on the existing Surface Pro 3 models. It features less onboard storage which is the main reason why the new model is cheaper than the existing ones. Nothing else is different about this tablet.
This is the sixth model in the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 lineup, it comes with a 1.7Ghz Intel Core i7 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Previously Surface Pro 3 models were previously only available in 256GB and 512GB storage models.
Since there’s less internal storage this allows Microsoft to price this tablet cheaper than existing models, in fact this tablet costs about the same as the Core i5 powered Surface Pro 3 that features 8GB RAM and 256GB of onboard storage.
All Surface Pro 3 tablets feature a 2,160×1,440 pixel resolution 12 inch display with a full size USB 3.0 port, microSD card slot, kickstand, stylus, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as a full copy of Windows 8.1 Pro. Microsoft promises an upgrade to Windows 10 when the new software arrives July 29th.
The new Surface Pro 3 model with Core i7 processor and 128GB of onboard storage can now be purchased from Microsoft for $1,299.