Surface 3
The perfect balance of performance and value.
Starting at
$499*
Buy now
Surface 3

The perfect companion device.

Meet Surface 3, designed to be incredibly portable while still running full desktop software. Surface 3 is available with optional LTE2 mobile data so you can stay connected anywhere you need to work.
Thinnest & lightest Surface
Surface 3 is the lightest and most compact device in the Surface family. It’s a tablet with the full power of a laptop so you can run touchscreen apps and all of the desktop software you already use.
Connect & go
Stay connected with Wi-Fi and optional 4G LTE connectivity,2 and all the ports you need, like a full size USB port and a Mini DisplayPort for when you want to connect to hardware and accessories.
Work the way you want
Surface 3 is light enough to take with you anywhere; it’s just the right size to slip into your carryon bag for a flight or to use in a meeting. Just click in the Type Cover1 to write an email or work on a presentation. 
Thinnest & lightest Surface
Surface 3 is the lightest and most compact device in the Surface family. It’s a tablet with the full power of a laptop so you can run touchscreen apps and all of the desktop software you already use.
Connect & go
Stay connected with Wi-Fi and optional 4G LTE connectivity,2 and all the ports you need, like a full size USB port and a Mini DisplayPort for when you want to connect to hardware and accessories.
Work the way you want
Surface 3 is light enough to take with you anywhere; it’s just the right size to slip into your carryon bag for a flight or to use in a meeting. Just click in the Type Cover1 to write an email or work on a presentation. 

Light with great battery life.

Not only is Surface 3 incredibly light, but it’s powerful enough to run full desktop software and it has great battery life, with up to 10 hours of video playback.3
Power of a laptop
Surface 3 is fast, responsive, and can run all of the full desktop software you use to get work done. With its new Intel processor, Surface 3 is fast and responsive making it the perfect productivity companion device.
All day battery life
Surface 3 has up to 10 hours of battery life for video playback3 so you don’t have to worry about running out of power. Work on a project, read in a café, or kickback and binge watch your favorite show.
Picture perfect
Take incredible photos and videos in 1080p, with the 8MP autofocus camera and video conference with Skype on the 5MP front facing camera. Plus, get full, rich sound with Dolby® enhanced speakers.  
Power of a laptop
Surface 3 is fast, responsive, and can run all of the full desktop software you use to get work done. With its new Intel processor, Surface 3 is fast and responsive making it the perfect productivity companion device.
All day battery life
Surface 3 has up to 10 hours of battery life for video playback3 so you don’t have to worry about running out of power. Work on a project, read in a café, or kickback and binge watch your favorite show.
Picture perfect
Take incredible photos and videos in 1080p, with the 8MP autofocus camera and video conference with Skype on the 5MP front facing camera. Plus, get full, rich sound with Dolby® enhanced speakers.  

Runs Windows & Office perfectly.

The Windows you know plus lots of new features you’ll love. Surface 3 works with full Microsoft Office,1 comes with Windows 10, and has optional LTE connectivity2 - so you’ll be ready to work anywhere.
Runs full Office
Surface 3 works like a laptop, all Microsoft Office1 programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote have their full functionality.
Digital inking
Use Surface Pen1 to markup documents in Word, highlight a PDF, or write directly on webpages in the all-new Microsoft Edge browser.
Call from anywhere
Skype works great on Surface 3 and with the optional LTE,2 so you can call in wherever and whenever you want. Never miss a meeting or a video call with your family, no matter where your job takes you.
Runs full Office
Surface 3 works like a laptop, all Microsoft Office1 programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote have their full functionality.
Digital inking
Use Surface Pen1 to markup documents in Word, highlight a PDF, or write directly on webpages in the all-new Microsoft Edge browser.
Call from anywhere
Skype works great on Surface 3 and with the optional LTE,2 so you can call in wherever and whenever you want. Never miss a meeting or a video call with your family, no matter where your job takes you.

Write & erase naturally.

With Surface Pen1 writing feels as fluid and precise as your favorite ballpoint pen on paper. It is incredibly precise with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity and has a working eraser on the end. Write and draw with precision on your Surface 3.

Call on Cortana.4

Click and hold the Eraser Button on the top of your Surface Pen1 to activate Cortana,4 your truly personal digital assistant. She can help you find a file, check the traffic on your commute, or even schedule your next meeting.

One click to OneNote.

With one click of Surface Pen, a blank OneNote page appears so you can capture your latest idea. Easily convert your handwriting to text so that you can save it or use it in another program, or sketch a quick diagram to help explain an idea.

Rest your palm on the screen.

With Palm Block technology you can rest your hand on the screen to write naturally, just like a pad of paper. Taking notes on your device has never been so familiar so you don’t have to change the way you work.
View display details
View profile dimensions
View dimensions
View ports
View display details
View profile dimensions
View dimensions
View ports
Tech specs

Dimensions
10.52 x 7.36 x 0.34 in
(267 x 187 x 8.7 mm)

Display
10.8” display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (214 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch

Memory5
2GB RAM with 64GB storage
4GB RAM with 128GB storage

Processor
Quad Core Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700 processor (2MB Cache, 1.6GHz with Intel Burst™ technology up to 2.4GHz)

Security
TPM chip for enterprise security

Software
Windows 10
1-year of Office 365 Personal with OneDrive cloud storage6

Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer

What’s in the box
Surface 3
Micro USB Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Storage
64GB or 128GB

Battery life
Up to 10 hours of video playback3

Ports
  • Full-size USB 3.0
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • microSD™ card reader
  • Micro USB charging port
  • Headset jack
  • Cover port

Cameras, video, and audio
  • 3.5MP front-facing camera
  • 8.0MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
  • Microphone
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby® audio

Wireless
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Exterior
Casing: Magnesium
Color: Silver
Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home

Weight
1.37 lbs. (622g)

Warranty
1-year limited hardware warranty

Network
Carrier: AT&T only (locked SIM) UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE: 700, 800, 850, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600 MHz

Carrier(s): AT&T, T-Mobile, and Regional carriers2
(unlocked SIM)
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE: 700 (Band 17), 800 (Band 20), 850 (Band 5), 1700 (Band 4), 1800 (Band 3), 1900 (Band 2), 2100 (Band 1), 2600 (Band 7) MHz

LTE Carrier Aggregation Data only

Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Bluetooth 4.0

Graphics
Intel® HD graphics
Close specs

Intel® AtomTM x7 processor

Surface 3 has a Quad Core Intel® AtomTM x7 processor, so it’s fast and responsive. Run all of the desktop software that you already use, while you’re working on the go.
Starting at
$499*

Surface 3 Type Cover

Surface Pen

Turn your Surface into a productivity powerhouse with these accessories.
Productive devices with all the ports, apps, and security features you need.
Need some help with your Surface? Our support team is here to answer your questions.

Surface 3

The perfect balance of performance and value.
Starting at
$499*
Buy now
* Keyboard sold separately.
1 Sold separately.
2 4G LTE coverage, network availability, service activation and data transmission depending on network provider; additional fees apply. Please contact your local network provider for more details.Only available on specific models.
3 Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2015 using 128GB units with 4 GB RAM. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
4 Cortana available in selected global markets; experience may vary by region and device.
5 System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. See Surface.com/Storage for more details.
6 Available on Surface 3 devices. Office activation required within 6 months of Windows activation date. Limited time offer while supplies last.