Microsoft announced on Thursday that the Surface Pro 3, which we praised in our review, is now available for purchase in 28 new markets around the globe. The device was previously only available in the United States, Japan and Canada, and can now be purchased by Windows fans in 25 new markets in Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 varieties. Customers can also opt to pre-order the Surface Pro 3 docking station that will launch on Sept. 12.
Availability has been expanded to Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom, Microsoft said. If you live in one of those markets and pre-ordered the tablet/laptop hybrid, the device will ship out to you today, Microsoft said.
Microsoft has targeted both the iPad and the MacBook Air with its Surface Pro 3 and argues that the device is more capable than both products, since it offers a full version of Windows 8.1, multitasking capabilities, and a thin and light metal form factor. It’s not cheap, however: the entry-level model will set you back $799 with a Core i3 processor and just 64GB of storage, and that doesn’t include the keyboard accessory.