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The affordable Surface 3 you’ve been waiting for is finally available to buy

Published May 5th, 2015 2:35PM EDT
Surface 3 Trade-in Deals and Offers
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It might be a while until the next-gen Surface Pro 4 launches, but Windows fans looking to buy a new Surface tablet/laptop combo from Microsoft can now purchase the more affordable Surface 3, which is available in stores beginning today. In fact, Microsoft on Tuesday announced that current Surface device users in certain markets might be able to score an even better deal on the Surface 3, bringing the cost of the hybrid device down even further.

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The Surface 3 costs just $499, making it significantly cheaper than the Surface Pro 3. The tablet is available starting today in stores in various markets including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.

Buyers residing in Canada, the U.S. and Puerto Rico can get up to $150 towards the new Surface 3 as long as they’re ready to trade in a Surface RT or Surface 2 model that’s in working condition.

Furthermore, Microsoft announced various new accessories for the device, including the Surface 3 Type Cover, Surface Pen, Surface 3 Docking Station and Surface 3 Screen Protector.

Finally, starting on May 7th, the Surface 3 will reach even more European markets including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.