Surface Pro 3 available for purchase in Microsoft stores today, but there’s a catch


If you’ve been eyeing a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 since it was unveiled, it’s finally time. You can grab yourself a Surface Pro 3 today in the Microsoft store of your choosing, but of course, there’s a catch. The Windows 8-powered tablet is a pretty sweet competitor, though, as evidenced by our review, so you may just want to go pick one up yourself when your nearest Microsoft store opens for business today.

The only models available for purchase today are the Intel Core i5-toting ones. Core i7 and i3 models will be available for purchase in August, though pre-orders are up and running on Microsoft’s website. An exact availability date has not been made available at the time of this writing. *

You can purchase the Core i5 models online, but the ship date is showing as June 30; you’re probably better off going ahead and nabbing one at a retail location nearby. The base i5 model starts at $999, but we really wouldn’t recommend the Surface Pro 3 if you aren’t going to splurge for the $129 Type Cover as well. This particular model comes with 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a 12-inch display with a resolution of 2160×1440, and a 5MP rear-facing camera.

The Surface Pro 3, when we had our hands on it, had power consumption issues. Microsoft acknowledged them at the time, and released a fix last night that should be available to download when you nab yourself one today.

Anyone buying one of these mega-tablets today?

* Update: Microsoft has confirmed the Core i3 and i7 versions for August 1.

Online purchase link: Microsoft

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