Surface 3 now available for pre-order at Amazon and Best Buy

Amazon and Best Buy joined Microsoft to offer the new Surface 3.

Microsoft's Surface 3 logo

Microsoft recently unveiled its newest creation, the Surface 3, which is a new tablet that follows the philosophy of the Surface Pro 3, but it’s a bit smaller, thinner, lighter, and with low-powered hardware that makes the Surface 3 a non-Pro device aimed as an alternative to the powerful big brother.

However, unlike the Surface 2, the new Surface 3 is more powerful and ditches Windows RT in favor of Windows 8.1 (upgradable to Windows 10), which means that you can run all kinds of applications, modern and traditional apps.

Surface 3 with Type Cover, Pen

While Microsoft opened the pre-orders the same day the new tablet was announced, it was only available through the Microsoft Store. Today, the company is not wasting any time and expanding pre-orders to two new U.S. retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy, so more people can get the new Surface 3 and all its accessories. However, at this time, you can only pre-order the Wi-Fi model, the model with 4G LTE will become available for pre-order in the following weeks.

Like in the Microsoft Store, Amazon and Best Buy are offering the device at $499 for the model featuring 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and $599 for the 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Keep in mind that unlike the Surface Pro 3 that comes with the Surface Pen, you’ll need to buy this accessory separately, priced at $49.99. You’ll also need the Type Cover, if you want to get more out of the device, and it will cost you an extra $129.99.

Source Amazon, Best Buy via Windows Central