Microsoft has introduced its latest laptop replacement tablet, the 4G-ready Surface 3 which is the thinnest and lightest Surface device yet and starts at €609.99.
This pricepoint will be welcomed by those for whom the Surface Pro 3 model is beyond budget, costing over €700 with basic specs.
The Surface 3 comes in two versions: one with Wi-Fi and one with Wi-Fi and 4G.
The new machine is powered by the new quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor and has a 10.8-inch ClearTyle HD multi-touch display.
The back of the device has a three-position kickstand.
It is also the first of the Surface family to come with built-in mobile connectivity, with a 4G (LTE) modem inside the machine.
The new machines will come with Windows 8.1 but can be upgraded to Windows 10 when that comes available.
Each machine also comes with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365.
In terms of accessories the new machines will come with a new Type Cover with an improved trackpad and responsive keyset.
Pre-orders for the new machine will begin today online and in-store at Currys, PC World and Harvey Norman as well as at the Microsoft Store.