The price for a Surface 3 starts at $499, but that is just the beginning, as the price will go up if you choose from different storage configurations. In addition, you will need the Type Cover and Surface Pen to make the device fully functional. These accessories aren’t included, and they are not cheap. A Type Cover will add an extra $130 to the cost and the Surface Pen an additional $50. So, if you’re planning to get the base model, you’re looking to spend around $680. For the full technical specifications and comparison with the Surface Pro 3, check out my previous write-up here. If you’re getting a Surface 3 today and you’re a Windows Insider, it’s recommended that you stick to Windows 8.1 for now. Microsoft still has a lot of work to do in Windows 10 to make it all work smoothly. For example, Windows 10 build 10074, it’s said that will cause some issues, and the experience is not optimal. While the software maker still has work to do with Windows 10, the company is on track to launch Windows 10 for desktop computers later this summer, and Surface 3 as well as the Surface Pro 3 will be getting the upgrade free. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.