Intel Atom x7 Processor Powers Microsoft’s Thinnest, Lightest Portable Device – the Surface 3

We’re thrilled that Microsoft today announced its newest addition to the Surface family, the Surface 3, powered by the recently announced Intel® AtomTM x7 processor, the highest performing Intel Atom processor currently available.

Surface 3 powered by the Intel Atom x7 processor


The Intel Atom x7 processor packs powerful performance into a thin, light and affordable device, enabling a quick and responsive experience, designed to maximize efficiency with long battery life. People will notice the improvements we’ve made to the graphics – it’s two times faster than our previous Atom processors. That means consumers will enjoy stunning visuals and snappy performance on their Surface 3 devices.

The Intel Atom processor supports full Windows Desktop, both today on Windows 8.1 and later on Windows 10, so people will be able to run all their favorite Windows applications

The Surface 3 4G-LTE-ready version is based on the Intel® XMMTM 7260 modem.  The Surface 3 (4G LTE) offers even more mobility as people can jump online where there may not be Wi-Fi, making it the perfect device for mobile professionals or people who love constant connectivity.

Congratulations to Microsoft on launching the thinnest and lightest Surface to date. Stay tuned to see even more new tablets with innovative features, form factors and price points coming to market powered by the new Intel® AtomTM x5 and x7 processors.

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About Navin Shenoy

Navin Shenoy is corporate vice president in the Client Computing Group and general manager of mobility client platforms at Intel Corporation. He leads strategy and product development and manages the profit and loss (P&L) for Intel's mobile computing product lines, including notebooks, 2 in 1 devices and tablets. Shenoy also oversees Intel's connectivity strategy, which encompasses the wireless communications P&L, client Ethernet solutions and Intel's Thunderbolt™ technology. Before assuming his current role, Shenoy was general manager for Intel Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for all sales, marketing and enabling of Intel products in the region. Earlier in his Intel career, Shenoy spent three years as technical assistant to former Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. In that role, he assisted Otellini in the development and implementation of Intel's long-term corporate strategy and the daily management of Intel's global business. Shenoy joined Intel in 1995 and spent several years in a range of roles within Intel's sales and marketing organization. His positions included regional solutions manager for Southeast Asia, a Singapore-based role in which he was responsible for Intel's relationships with end users, independent software vendors and service providers; and Northern California district manager for Intel Online Services, where he worked closely with Google. Shenoy earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.