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Pricing and availability for Microsoft's Surface 3 in Asia-Pacific region

The company's latest tablet will debut in select Asia-Pacific countries at the same time as in the US -- here's the breakdown on how much you'll be spending to get one.

Microsoft's latest tablet will also be sold in Asia at the same time as its US launch. Sarah Tew

Microsoft's latest 10.8-inch tablet, the Surface 3, will be retailing globally on May 5, and the Redmond-based tech company will also be matching the release date in the Asia-Pacific region.

Countries in the region that will be getting the tablet on May 5 include Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and New Zealand. While Microsoft has no word yet on whether the LTE version of the tablet will see release in these countries, it would make sense given the fact that most of these markets already have robust 4G networks.

Pre-orders begin on April 2, and those living in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand can do so via Microsoft's online store. For other markets, the tablets will be sold through retail partners.

The Surface 3's availability in China and Japan was not disclosed in the release, and Microsoft said it would be revealed at a later date.

Below is the pricing breakdown in a handy table in local currency. If you're in two minds about picking up the 10.8-inch Intel Atom-powered tablet, be sure to check out CNET's Surface 3 hands-on .

RRP2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage
Hong KongHK$3,888HK$4,688
Korea600,000 Korean Won720,000 Korean Won
New ZealandNZ$799NZ$959
Thailand17,400 Thai Baht21,400 Thai Baht
Malaysia1,879 Ringgit2,249 Ringgit