When Microsoft announced that Surface 3 was available for pre-order on Monday, I could only find the tablet available online. But now all of the launch accessories are available for pre-order too: that includes the Docking Station, the Type Cover in five colors, and the Surface Pen in four colors.
If you are positive you want Surface 3, you may actually want to buy early, especially if you have your heart set on certain color accessories. I base this hopefully overblown fear on the feedback I’ve seen on Twitter, email and site comments, which has been pleasantly and surprisingly positive overall.
Here’s what’s available for pre-order. (I’m using US links here. I assume availability will vary by country, especially these days.)
Two Surface 3 models are available for pre-order: 2 GB/64 GB and 4 GB/128 GB. Both are currently available from Amazon and the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft Store. Surface 3 – 2 GB/64 GB ($499) and Surface 3 – 4 GB/128 GB with Wi-Fi ($599). (You can sign up to get email notifications for the LTE versions, which are $599 and $699 respectively.
Surface 3 Type Cover
Microsoft Store. Surface 3 Type Cover in Black, Blue, Bright Blue, Red, and Bright Red at $129.99 each.
Surface Pen (for Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3)
Amazon has a great sale right now on the original Surface Pen in Silver, just $37. But the Black, Red, and Dark Blue versions are listed as “temporarily unavailable.”
Microsoft Store has Surface Pen in Silver, Black, Red, and Dark Blue for $49.99 each.
Surface 3 Docking Station
Microsoft Store. The Surface 3 Docking Station can be pre-ordered for $199.99.
Other retailers and deals
This is what I could find today, but other retailers—Costco, Frys, Micro Center, Staples, TigerDirect.com, Wal-Mart and others—are or will be offering Surface 3 too. So if you can’t find what you’re looking for at the places above, shop around. And some of these places have good deals. For example, Costco (which requires a membership) offers a Surface 3 bundle with the 4 GB/128 GB tablet, Black Type Cover and Surface Pen for $699, or you could get the 2 GB/128 bundle for $599. Each is an $80 savings over buying the components individually, and Costco has a great warranty/return policy to boot. Just a thought.
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