New Surface 3 Details Leak Just Ahead of Microsoft's Next Announcement

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Rumors are floating about the next version Microsoft's tablet, just ahead of a formal reveal by the company. Originally, tech watchers expected a Surface "mini," or a Surface Pro 2 with basic updates to the original, but now signs are pointing to a brand new product: Surface Pro 3. This new device could even have a larger screen, based on some larger Type covers — the removable keyboard that serves an add-on to the Surface — which recently became public knowledge.) 

Windows Phone Central has learned that the device will have the following pricing/storage specs: 

  • i3-4GB RAM-64GB - $799
  • i5-4GB RAM-128GB - $999
  • i5-8GB RAM-256GB - $1299
  • i7-8GB RAM-256GB - $1549
  • i7-8GB RAM-512GB - $1949

As for those covers, they indicate that the screen could be increased up to around 12 inches, though the actual cover may function the same way as the current one. The expected cover colors are:

  • Black
  • Purple
  • Cyan
  • Red (Microsoft Exclusive, possibly limited to Microsoft Stores)

The Surface 3 may also have a smaller bezel and a relocated Windows button (vertical rather than horizontal). More information should become available on Tuesday, when Microsoft will host an event about the product line.

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