It was thought that Microsoft would market its Surface 3 tablets with Windows 10 operating system. But a recent report published by sources privy to Windows support number helpline indicates that the Redmond is getting ready with an entry level Surface 3 tablet preinstalled with Windows 8.1 operating system. The new tablet will be released as a successor to Surface 2 RT and will be sold at a very affordable price tag.
The report has created mixed reaction among the users. Some are happy at the early release of the entry level Surface 3 tablet, while others think that Microsoft could have waited for some more time to equip it with the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Entry level Surface 3 tablet will feature Windows 8.1 in its full. Another highlight of this tablet is the powerful processor. The report says that the tablet is powered by the latest Intel mobile processor.
Is Microsoft to discontinue Windows RT?
Meanwhile, some reports indicate that Microsoft is going to discontinue Windows RT. Although the software giant has not yet reacted to the reports, sources close to Microsoft believe that there is no point in promoting Windows RT at this point. Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 10 is very comprehensive and rules out the requirement for Windows RT in the first place. Meanwhile, some other reports indicate that the software giant is planning to introduce something new to effectively replace Windows RT.
Microsoft replacing AMR processor with Intel Atom
Microsoft used to power its entry level products with AMR processor. Interestingly, this time, it has taken a different path. The entry level Surface 3 tablet is powered by Intel Atom. The decision to pick Intel Atom was taken after the company made up its mind to introduce the device with the full Windows 8.1 version, which requires a powerful processor.
The key features of Microsoft’s entry level Surface 3 tablet are listed down below.
- Windows 8.1 full version
- Powered by Intel Atom processor
- Upgradable to Windows 10
- Cheaper than Apple’s 12″ MacBook ($799 while MacBook is priced $1,299) but competent in terms of features
Since the reports about Windows 8.1 preinstalled entry level Surface 3 tablet was released, thousands of users are contacting Microsoft through the Windows support number facility for more details. Microsoft hopes that the entry level Surface 3 tablet will go viral.