Surface 3 launched in Malaysia prices start a RM 1,989
Shortly after announcing the Surface 3 in early April, today Microsoft Malaysia is officially launching the new Surface PC to the malaysian market. Not to be mistaken with the Surface Pro 3, the new Surface 3 is a full fledged Windows PC that does away from the Windows RT operating system that previous non pro Surface tablets were faced with.
For the most part, the Surface 3 has similar dimension to the outgoing Surface 2, Microsoft has tweaked the display to make it have a paper-like 4:3 aspect ratio which results in a 10.8" 1080P display on the Surface 3. Another big change is the processor, no longer is the Surface 3 being powered by an ARM based processor, the change is brought with an intel Atom processor.
Moving away from the ARM based Nvidia Tegra 4 CPU on the Surface 2, Microsoft was able to put in the full version of Windows 8.1 onto the Surface 3 thus making it capable of running legacy windows applications. Besides swapping the processor package, the Surface 3 also features a significant new port, a microUSB port which is used for charging the device.
This means that you can charge the Surface 3 with your phone's charger or a battery pack, but the charging speeds will depend on the current the power plug outputs. Check out the full specs of the new Surface 3 below.
As for the pricing, the base 64GB model with 2GB of RAM will cost RM 1,989 and the high end model which has 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM will be available at RM 2,389. These prices however do not include the Type cover and Surface Pen which will each weigh you down RM 479 and RM 189. Finally, there'll also be a docking station compatible with the Surface 3 and for that, you'll need to cash out RM 769