Microsoft Surface Pro 3 UK prices revealed, runs to £1,649

Microsoft has revealed its UK pricing structure for the new Surface Pro 3, which goes on sale at the end of August.

The Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch screen, runs Windows 8.1 and is claimed by Microsoft to be the first tablet that can completely replace a conventional laptop - something the iPad and Android tablets are yet to achieve.

Microsoft has priced the Pro 3 from£639 for the 64GB model with Intel’s Core i3 processor. Two Intel i5 models are priced at £849 ad £1109 for 128GB and 256GB of storage respectably.

The Intel Core i7 model with 256GB of storage costs £1339, and finally the range-topping i7 model with 512GB of storage will set you back £1649.

Microsoft was keen to suggest the Pro 3 is a better all-in-one machine than the Apple MacBook Air, but it’s the Surface that is more expensive. Following a recent price cut, the Air starts at £749 for the Core i5 model with an 11.6in screen and 128GB of storage.

An Intel Core i7 MacBook Air with the same 11.6in display and 512GB of storage costs £1269.

Microsoft says all versions of the Pro 3 will ship in the UK on 31 August.

 

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