Thanks to the Microsoft official tech specs, we know quite a bit about what makes Surface Pro 3 tick, but the company only that the tablet will come with the choice of Intel 4th generation Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processors. However what we didn’t know until now was the actually CPU model, clock speed, and graphics chips.
According to a new report from ZDNet, the most expensive Surface Pro 3 will ship with a Core i7-4650U processor, which features a clock speed of 1.7 GHz and up to 3.3 GHz with turbo boost, and the graphics is an integrated Intel HD5000.
The mid-range tablet features an Intel Core i5-4300U processor, with a clock speed of 1.9 GHz and up to 2.9 GHz using turbo boost. The graphic chip is an Intel HD4400.
Finally the least expensive Surface Pro 3 features an Intel Core i3-4020Y processor, with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz, the Surface Pro 3 will ship with a Core i7-4650U processor, which has a clock speed of 1.5 GHz and apparently it doesn’t feature turbo boost. The graphic chip in this tablet is an Intel HD4200. Also this model only has one configuration of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Like with Surface Pro 2 the new Surface Pro 3 also features a 42 watt-hour battery, but the battery itself has been redesigned to fit in the new thinner enclosure. Also the company make tremendous changes to the motherboard of Surface Pro 3, which now is 50% smaller than the one in Surface Pro 2.