AT&T on Tuesday announced that it will be the first carrier to sell the Surface 3 direct to consumers with an LTE connection beginning Friday, July 24. The Surface 3 was unveiled back in March and is the less powerful, but still respectable, member of the Surface family, which also includes the Surface Pro 3.
AT&T will ship the Surface 3 with Windows 8.1, though it’s going to be upgradeable to Windows 10 if you’re interested in giving Microsoft’s new operating system a whirl. You can also expect one year of Office 365 for free, 1TB of OneDrive storage, a quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor, 64GB of expandable storage and a 10.8-inch 1920 x 1280-pixel display. AT&T is not bundling the Surface 3 with a Surface Pen or Type Cover, both of which can be purchased separately.
The Surface 3 will set you back $30 per month with an AT&T Tablet Installment plan and $0 down. It will also be available for $399.99 off contract for a limited time with the purchase of any Lumia smartphone on an AT&T Next plan.