Those of you interested in pre-ordering the 12-inch Surface Pro 3, unveiled by Microsoft last month, can now do so at Staples.com or via a Staples retail store. The Surface Pro 3 is expected to become available nationwide on June 20th.
The Surface Pro 3, powered by Windows 8.1 Pro, features a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display (2160x1440), 800g in weight, and 9.1mm thin with its Magnesium casing. The RAM is dual-channel LPDDR3 and varies between 4GB and 8GB depending on how much you are willing to pay. The front-facing speakers are also Dolby Audio-enhanced. The device also features a 5MP and 1080p HD front and rear facing cameras, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n.
The device also features the following ports: Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, Headset jack, MiniDisplayPort, Cover port, and Charging port. The device has the following sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer. The device comes with a 36W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging). Battery life is up to nine hours (web browsing). The N-trig pen features 256 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Staples will match any competitor price, including Amazon. Those with Staples Rewards can get free shipping on the Surface Pro 3 if ordered online. Staples also has a "technology trade-in program" that lets customers exchange a variety of old technology for Staples eCash Cards, which can be used towards the purchase of a new Surface Pro 3.
Pricing of the device is the same as the Microsoft Store. The Intel Core i3, 64 GB, and 4 GB of RAM option runs for $799; Intel Core i5, 128 GB, and 4 GB of RAM option runs for $999; Intel Core i5, 256 GB, and 8 GB of RAM option runs for $1,299; Intel Core i7, 256 GB, and 8 GB of RAM option runs for $1,549; and the Intel Core i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM option runs for $1,949.
Head over to the VIA link below to pre-order your Surface Pro 3. You can also purchase the new Type Cover in Cyan, Purple, or Black ($129 each).