Amazon is now offering massive discounts on the 2-in-1 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet.  Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, this variant runs Windows 8.1 out of the box and is upgradable to Windows 10 OS free of charge.

The brand-new Surface Pro 3 with 256GB native storage can now be purchased for $1,052.80 on Amazon -- it used to retail for $1,299. This means, buyers can save $246.20 with this killer deal. However, interested buyers should note that only limited quantities of this discounted unit is available on sale.

This discounted model comes in silver, with a magnesium casing. The device bundle consists of an advanced Surface Pen. However, the smart keyboard has to be purchased separate in case customers would like to use the Pro 3 as a laptop. Upon ordering the device, buyers can avail free shipping from Amazon.

For those planning to purchase the Surface Pro 3, here is a quick summary of key specifications and features:

 This slate comes with a 12-inch ClearType display, aided by 2160 x 1440 resolution.

Under the hood, the Intel Core i5 SoC comes backed by a good 4GB of RAM. The Surface Pro 3 supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a bunch of ports like full-sized USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port and Headphone jack.

Camera-wise, Microsoft has housed two 5-megapixel rear- and front-facing shooters. The Pro 3 carries microphones at the front and the rear, along with stereo speakers with Dolby Audio in tow.

As far as the memory configuration goes, apart from the built-in 256GB native storage space, the Pro 3 also comes equipped with a microSD card slot for expansion. This tablet should be able to provide up to 9 hours of battery life.