Surface Pro 3
This weekend Microsoft introduced a new model of the Surface Pro 3. Like the existing two Core i7 models, this new version uses Intel's Core i7-4650U CPU. At $1299 in the United States, the new model is significantly cheaper than the next Core i7 model, which starts at $1549. In fact, it's the same price as the high end version of the existing Core i5 model. With this new introduction, the Surface Pro 3 lineup is now as follows. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Configuration Options (Core i3 Omitted) Configuration $999 $1299 $1299 $1549 $1949 CPU Intel Core i5-4300U Intel Core i5-4300U Intel Core i7-4650U Intel Core i7-4650U Intel Core i7-4650U TDP 15W 15W 15W 15W 15W Cores/Threads 2/4 2/4 2/4 2/4 2/4 Frequency Base/Max Turbo 1.9/2.9GHz 1.9/2.9GHz 1.7/3.3GHz 1.7/3.3GHz 1.7/3.3GHz GPU Intel HD 4400 Intel HD 4400 Intel HD 5000 Intel HD 5000 Intel HD 5000 GPU EUs 20 20 40 40 40 GPU Frequency Base/Max Turbo 200/1100MHz 200/1100MHz 200/1100MHz 200/1100MHz 200/1100MHz Storage 128GB SSD 256GB SSD 128GB SSD 256GB SSD 512GB SSD RAM 4GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB In addition to the models above, Microsoft...
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