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Surface Pro 3 with Core i7 and Core i3 arriving early on August 1st

Today kicks of sales of the Surface Pro 3 online and from authorized retailers in the US and Canada. Currently, only the Core i5 version is available for sale with the Core i7 and Core i3 variants expected at the end of August. However, in a post on the Surface Blog, Panos Panay revealed some good news for those eagerly waiting for those versions, as the date has been bumped up from end of August to "ships by August 1st".

Although customers will still have to wait 40 more days, Microsoft looks to have shaven off nearly a month from the original anticipated ship date.

Panay also mentioned that by the end of August, all three versions will be available in 26 additional markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Finally, as reported earlier the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is also up for preorder with a ship date of August 15.

Read our full Surface Pro 3 review or our main topic page for more information.

Source: Surface Blog

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Still happy with my surface pro 1st gen

viralgajera says:

omg , looking so sexy m. I love it

bsd107 says:

Like my 1st Gen Pro, but definitely upgrading to Pro 3

I'm having a hard time convincing myself to upgrade from first Gen to the new one. Sure it's better, but the first Gen is by no means bad.

GCN says:

Agreed, the first gen one still rocked.  However, I did go down yesterday and pick up the 256Gb version.  We have all read the specs about the 3 being thinner, lighter, and larger, but not until I had it in my hands did it really impress me...wow, is all i can say.  And the larger screen will make it much better for developing on.  Way sweet!!!

Had they bundled this with the key board and a mouse for the same price as just the table would have made the purchase very much attractive.

regular everyday users just view this as a 12" tablet for 1K (I5).  They'll ofcourse say "hell no, I'd rather get a 15" laptop for 500 bucks less"...That was the reaction from a wo-worker who was thinking about it.

Wish I could buy but don't have enough of an excuse to spend this kind of money on non-emergency items.

That's the problem, I still use my surface pro gen 1 everyday. It's still as solid as the day I bought it at launch. Not needing the gen 2 was a no brainer but the gen 3 with improved battery life, bigger screen, and an i7 may be enough to justify it...that and I'm a slut for technology. Pre-ording an i7 with 256!

I was trying not to upgrade from my Gen 1 pro but there's no doubt about it. That i7 has sold me on it and the more storage space with 256 will def be more accommodating.

NewTincho says:

I want one! in my country there is no surfaces available! even the first one! :/

In the pic, who is holding the sp3?
He seems familiar....

Tragic says:

That's Daniel! :D

ahmedjan87 says:

I keep telling him that's not how you take a selfie

Zuka_WPC says:

I guess he took a good selfie. Lets do some shots. Why is the DJ playing summertime sadness?

Loewentier says:

He´s holding it wrong o.°

SpastiKoch says:

Arrives before Lumia 930...

norir82 says:

Canceled my i5/256 this morning because of this and ordered an i7/256 with dock.  Realized I can't live without a dock and August 1st isn't that far off.  Can't wait though!  :)

MERCDROID says:

Just got my Surface Pro 3 this morning! I can't wait to set it up. God is Great!!!

montel22 says:

I'm jealous lol

aXross says:

Woah! That's fast, congratz! What a wonderful morning you have. lol
 

wrystr says:

Surface lover in Indonesia can just dream to have one.. :(

kittananj says:

Don't worry! In August, you can pick it from Malaysia or Thailand... And yes, I'm in Thailand. :D

Eas195 says:

Well... Malaysia is the nearest one, so I will buy it when it comes and I have enough money to reach there! ;)

Eas195 says:

Dude, you are not alone! I'm from Indonesia, and I'm taking too long now to wait for this to come. Ah, dang... :(

While I'm attached to my SP2, the size and aspect ratio of the SP3 screen makes we wish I could trade up.

Yay! I can get my i7 Surface Pro 3 earlier :)

Novron says:

Son of a bitch

Offtopic: Guys anyone facing problems with Keyboard? When I have 'Suggest text as I type' aka 'Auto-Correct' on I can't type anything, as my keyboard will get stuck after putting 'space' after a word, it won't respond whatsoever, and I have to turn off 'Auto-Correct' and then I can't use Word Flow, it's so annoying. Anyone else facing same issues? Or atleast knows how to fix it? I'll really appreciate any help. Thanks!

gixer01 says:

Had the same issue a few times, L920. Had to reset to fix the problem.

ali27677 says:

I like sp3 features

aXross says:

I hope it will realease to more countries after those.

 

Alligator42 says:

That's funny.  They billed me for my entire i7 order already and shipped only the cover.

Hey daneil it is more beautiful then miley cyrus.

rollindadice says:

what i don't get is why Microsoft don't give you 200GB OneDrive space for 2 years and 1 Year Unlimited Skype calls for 1 Year Bundle along with the SP3,it's still being offered for the SP2 until this day.

bsd107 says:

You don't get a full copy of Office, either, but I see your point....

SwimSwim says:

True, especially since Panos highly hinted it would be included in all future Surface units.

Why doesn't Microsoft focus surface devices in India.. :/

Aman2901 says:

People try new things here..

Rajat Biswal says:

I wish MS would have released SP3 in India. I wanted the i5 version.

irsyadhhs says:

That wallpaper... Samesung Tab S.... Hhmmm

Wam1q says:

And Chrome browser!!

montel22 says:

That's a sexy bitch right there!!!!

Loewentier says:

And the surface pro 3 looks sexy too! °.o

ggonzalez777 says:

Hey Dan, where did you find that wallpaper? Is there a polyscreen version for windows 8.1?

Kadcidxa says:

Yeah, please share it.

rollindadice says:

i had link to download it somewhere ,i'll look and repost here

toraji says:

received my keyboard/cover today, great to read my waiting time is shaved down by 30 days :)

abgary says:

Who funds all these gadgets you buy. And what do u do to the old ones??

Jim McIntosh says:

Nice review Daniel.  I do have one on order, but since then am wondering if I should make my old X201 last another 6-8 months and wait for broadwell.  From what I've seen that looks to be made for surface like devices.

bsd107 says:

I have been wondering that, too
I would expect the SP4 to be just like SP3 with a broadwell bump. What I don't know is how big an improvement it will be in terms of battery. I am most interested in whether the graphics would be faster....

louisoneal says:

I have seen a ton of Surface 3 commercials. Am I the only one?

ralexand56 says:

Every time I turn on the television.

Marcin J says:

In Poland there are no commercials with surface :)

A1l2e3x4 says:

I love my sp1 so much, I'm keeping it till sp4

MrSimmix says:

Daniel, what happened to the Surface Pro 3 giveaway? Didn't it say in the article that you were going to announce the winners on the 20th of June(today)??

Rockartisten says:

Haha... I didn't see that you had already asked. But yeah, I'm wondering the same.

chriswong13 says:

Awesome! Much more willing to wait for the i7 model now...

Rockartisten says:

Daniel!

 

The competition you had for a Surface Pro 3 a while back, has that been ended and posted about. I don't know if I missed who won, or if it's still going.

bkydcmpr says:

I ordered i7 and type cover and received the cover today!

SleepyTheDon says:

I would love a surface pro3... but my 128GB pro2 is just fine

WinOMG says:

OMG THAT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

filfat says:

Ahem.. They wont ship before 31st August..

Stanvx says:

Damn I thought they where gonna say the also moved the international ship forward :(

Sin Ogaris says:

Silly, how are you supposed to see the screen if you hold the tablet like that.

rayzor92 says:

I prefer to wait three months to the intel Broadwell update. These i3/i5/i7 proccesors are really old.

leo74 says:

Darn it! I think I will sell my SP2 after all and make the switch.

stephen_az says:

Can't manage some basic copy editing?  Try looking up the proper use of shaven and shaved.  The recurring theme of sloppiness and/or general incompetence continues, as does the shameless shilling....

Marcin J says:

I think the price is definietely too high

quek9 says:

Awesome news still wished I would received it prior to going on vacation in late July.

anujgadre says:

Still no India!

offbeatbop says:

when i go to the MS store online and check my order t still says "ships by aug 31st"

Colonel Red says:

Mine too. I'm in the UK, if that makes a difference.