Microsoft hasn't helped its chances of making inroads into the UK tablet market by taking months and months to roll out its Surface tablets internationally after their launch in the States.
It's been the same story so far with the impressive Surface Pro 3, but things are finally moving and Microsoft has revealed the UK will be one of 25 markets to join the Surface Pro 3 fold from the end of the month.
The high-powered slate will be available locally from 28 August via Microsoft online or at one of its Surface retail partners such as PC World and John Lewis.
A further 15 European countries are also in line for some Surface Pro 3 action at the end of the month, including France, Germany, Spain and Irelend, along with several Asian markets, and Australia and New Zealand.
The Surface Pro 3 comes with a 2160 x 1440 display measuring 12in across, and are powered by 4th generation Intel Core processors, with Windows 8.1 Pro pre-installed.
There are various configurations to choose from, starting with the Intel i3-based entry-level model boasting 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for £639, all the way up to an Intel i7-powered beast offering 8GB of RAM and 512GB of solid state storage for a hefty £1649.
All options are available to pre-order directly from Microsoft, and can be coupled with a Surface Pro 3 docking station, which will be available from 15 August for £165.