Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Goes On Sale In Australia On 28 August

If you've been waiting for the Surface Pro 3 to hit Australia, you don't have to wait too much longer. Microsoft has announced that the new best Windows tablet will be in local stores come August 28.

The Surface Pro 3 looks far and away to be the most refined of Microsoft's growing tablet family, hinging on its 12-inch 3:2 ratio touchscreen -- praised by independent tester DisplayMate as "one of the very best and most accurate displays available on any mobile platform." The Pro 3 uses Intel's latest Core i3, i5 and i7 processors and comes with a 'premium' digitizer pen, although the new tablet loses the Wacom-branded digitizer of the last iteration.

With prices pegged at $979 for the Core i3 64GB, $1209 for the Core i5 128GB, $1549 for the Core i5 256GB, $1829 for the Core i7 256GB, and $2279 for the Core i7 512GB, there's a huge price range that you can buy a Surface Pro across. The tabs will be sold in Australia through JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, as well as a bunch of other resellers.

If you want to pre-order one and secure your stock, you can lock in your request on Microsoft's online store. The Microsoft Store and pre-order link for the Surface Pro 3 is up now after some down-time earlier this morning -- I just might snag one. [Microsoft]