A more affordable version of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has just been released, as well as two new models that have a faster processor than the ones that debuted in June.
A newly-released version of this Windows 8.1 tablet with a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor and 64 GB of built-in storage is $799. With this CPU, Microsoft calls it “an excellent option for students and those who typically do Web browsing or work with Microsoft Office programs.”
The Surface Pro 3 already on the market uses a Core i5 chip. The 128 GB model sells for $999, and the 256 GB version goes $1,299.
Also debuting today are two new versions built around a fourth-gen Intel Core i7 processor, which Microsoft says are intended for “gamers and serious designers.” The one with 256 GB of storage is $1,449, while one with 512 GB is $1,949.
These prices do not include the Surface Pro Type Cover, which is an additional $129.99.
All of these models are available in the U.S. and Canada through Microsoft retail stores, MicrosoftStore.com, and third-party retailers such as Best Buy, Staples, and Tiger Direct.