Finally the rumours are over, and Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro 3 at its Surface event in New York today, unveiling a new tablet that features a 12 inch display with a decent 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution.

Despite the new size, the tablet is just 9.1mm thin, and only weighs 800 grams, still featuring that full friction kickstand and a low latency digitizer pen, there’s not much other than the display that’s overly different

Well aside from a few claims from Microsoft, who say that the speakers are now 45 per cent louder than the Surface Pro 2, oh and it features an Intel Core i7 processor that is said to make the tablet 10 per cent more powerful than before, that does also make it the thinnest device to currently run an i7 processor.

Microsoft also mentioned that its battery should last between 15 and 20 per cent longer, but left out details on exact time limits.

In terms of other specs and features, there’s also a USB.30 port included, and the pen will now allow users to bring up the writing app automatically just by touching the pen to the screen.

Microsoft will also be shipping a new set of Type Covers for the tablet, with a more responsive trackpad. There’s also a 4K-ready dock that will be available from launch and will allow users to plug the new Surface into a compatible TV or monitor.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will go on sale in the US tomorrow (May 21st), available in Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 versions, it will be priced from $799.

There’s no word yet on pricing or availability for other regions.

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