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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 4GB 128GB Ssd 12" Laptop

£569.99
£362.60 £207.39 cheaper than 70 days ago
4GB 128GB SSD 12" Jul 2013
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Highlights - The tablet can be docked and turned into a powerful desktop workstation in seconds - PC performance, tablet usability - Full HD screen makes all your computing bright, vibrant and... More
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5 Reasons For

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Surface Pro 3 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most laptops of this type and age have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops that have been around for more than two years is 3h, the longest is 50h, and the average battery life is 8.8h. At 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Surface Pro 3 has a better storage medium than most laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 3.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Surface Pro 3 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 8GB to 1TB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y70 (£315.00) (256GB), or the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (256GB).

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12 inches, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst laptops of this age. The average screen size of laptops that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 is 14".

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 15-j151sa (15.6").

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years is 37cm. The Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 30.48 centimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Small Storage Capacity

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite small storage capacity (only 128,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have storage capacity of between 64GB and 1TB, and the average storage capacity is 660GB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Surface Pro 3 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops of this type and age range from 4GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4,000 megabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11b WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Very Heavy

At 4.5 kilograms, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is very heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The weights of laptops that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 210g to 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the HP ProBook 4730s (3.1kg) which is also higher rated.

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Very Thick

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 the heights range from 16mm to 420mm. At 414.02 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 is very thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3 over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (8GB).

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Specification

Design
Colour
Processor
Processor Technology
Processor
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Memory Card Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Display Manufacturer
Graphics
Maximum Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Integrated Wireless LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Wireless Communication Version
USB Port
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
Headphone Out Port
DisplayPort
ESATA/USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Keyboard
Operating System/software
Operating System
Battery
Battery Life
Power
External Power Adapter
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Technical Details
Display
Wireless Feature
Other Features
Stereo Sound
Wireless Standard
Speaker
Display
Storage Capacity
USB Version
Internal Memory
Audio Output
Compatible Operating System
Display Diagonal
Wireless Transmission
Dimensions
Main Camera Resolution
Wireless Technology
Display
Speaker
Weight
Type

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft corporation i54300, microsoft corporation i54300u
Barcodes 00786919874160, 00885370757903, 00885370758818, 00889296815686, 00889842078282, 06953040912687

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3
4GB 128GB ssd 12"
£ 315.00 £362.60
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Significantly Bigger Internal Memory
Hugely Bigger Internal Memory
A Lot Bigger Storage Capacity
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HP ENVY 15
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
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4GB 128GB ssd 12"
£ 1,222.98 £362.60
Two Times Lighter
Fourteen Times Thinner
88% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
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HP Z Book 15 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3
HP Z Book 15
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6"
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
4GB 128GB ssd 12"
£ 1,507.37 £362.60
Thinner
Hugely Bigger Total Storage Capacity
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