Brussels, Belgium, 1-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced retail availability of Surface Pro 3 throughout sixteen European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The latest in the Surface lineup, Surface Pro 3 is a lightweight tablet that delivers the power and performance of a laptop. European customers can buy any of the Surface Pro 3 Intel® Core™ i3, i5 or i7 models at their local MicrosoftStore.com, select retailers and authorized commercial resellers.
Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Surface Pro 3 is great for professionals constantly on the go, students looking for a lightweight device that can go from the classroom to the dorm room, and anyone who carries a notepad and pen. It offers multiple processor, RAM and storage options in a sleek design that, with a simple click, transforms from a perfectly balanced tablet to a full-functioning laptop.
“So many people carry both a laptop and a tablet but really want just one device that does everything,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International. “We are clear on our vision: Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop — packing all the performance and utility of a fully powered laptop into a thin, light and beautifully designed tablet.” You’ll love being able to carry one device for your next class, workday or weekend getaway knowing you have all the power you need.
Surface Pro 3 and Surface accessories
Surface Pro 3 is ideal for anyone who wants to streamline his or her lifestyle and get stuff done — students, mobile professionals or people in business environments who need high levels of corporate access, data security and central manageability.
- Surface Pro 3 features a 12-inch full high-definition (HD) display that is 30 percent thinner than the 11-inch MacBook Air and 32 percent thinner than Surface Pro 2 at just 0.36 inches and 1.76 pounds.
- Fourth-generation Intel® Core™ processor options, amazing click-in keyboards1 and a multiposition kickstand take Surface Pro 3 from movie mode to working mode and all the way to writing mode.
- Because Surface Pro 3 runs Windows 8.1 Pro, people can use the desktop software they rely on, such as Microsoft Office,2 while multitasking with side-by-side windows.
- Surface Pro 3 delivers the best writing and drawing experience with Surface Pen. With just a click of the pen, Surface launches a fresh page in OneNote, so you can capture your thoughts immediately.
- Get big-screen entertainment anywhere with a larger, full HD screen; built-in kickstand; great speakers with Dolby® Audio enhanced sound; and up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life.
- More information on device specs is available here.
New Surface accessories, such as the improved Surface Pro Type Cover, take Surface Pro 3 from tablet to laptop in a snap. The new premium Surface Pen with pressure sensitivity enables a more natural writing experience, while a full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader and Mini DisplayPort allow for quick file transfers and easy connections to a range of peripherals.
Coupled with additional optional accessories, including a new Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 and aSurface Ethernet Adapter, Surface Pro 3 has all the features and capabilities of a complete laptop.
Surface Pro 3 for business
With the introduction of Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s commitment to business has never been stronger. The versatile features of Surface Pro 3 allow commercial customers to deploy a laptop replacement that delivers the power, manageability and security they need to conduct business with confidence. Companies such as BMW Group, The Coca-Cola Company and LVMH – Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton have already committed to purchasing and deploying the device inside their organizations.
“Surface Pro 3 is a truly innovative device that will replace both a tablet and a powerful laptop,” said Mario Mueller, vice president, IT infrastructure, BMW Group.
Microsoft is proud that these esteemed brands are adopting Surface Pro 3 to harness the promise of mobility to transform their customer experiences.
Starting Thursday, Surface Pro 3 is available in these 28 markets around the world: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, 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, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Customers can purchase Surface Pro 3, starting at an estimated retail price of 799 EUR by visiting MicrosoftStore.com, Microsoft retail stores and select third-party retailers. Commercial customers should speak to their authorized resellers.
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1 Keyboard sold separately.
2 Microsoft Office sold separately.
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