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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 8GB 256GB 12" Laptop

£999.58
£521.38 £478.20 cheaper than 25 days ago
8GB 256GB 12" Jul 2013
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. With serious Intel Core i7 processing, 8 GB of RAM and a Full HD screen, you can work, play, design and create wherever you... More
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6 Reasons For

Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops of this age and spec range from 3h to 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Surface Pro 3 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ENVY 15[plb_2964573_price].

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Quite High Main Camera Resolution

Across all the laptops that came out more than two years ago the main camera resolutions range from 0.9MP to 5MP. At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite high main camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8,000 megabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

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Very Light

The weights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 210g to 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Surface Pro 3 is one of the lighter comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 (only 800 grams) amongst portable PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP ENVY 15[plb_2964573_price] (2.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

With a width of only 201 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is very narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The widths of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 200mm to 430mm, and the average width is 350mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years also do not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP ENVY 15[plb_2964573_price].

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Very Small Screen Size

Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 520GB.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 30.48 centimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest display diagonal of laptops of this age and spec is 30cm, the biggest is 44cm, and the average display diagonal is 37cm.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller storage capacity (only 256,000 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 the storage capacity range from 64GB to 1TB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Surface Pro 3 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most laptops that are a similar age to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Very Thick

The thinnest laptop of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3 is 16mm thick, the thickest is 420mm, and the average height is 49mm. At 292 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 3.

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Specification

Design
Colour
Processor
Processor Technology
Processor
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Memory Card Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
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
Display Illumination
Wireless Technology
Display
Speaker
Weight
Type

User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 September 2014 by Oramirezz
Oramirezz would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I used it mostly for school, pretty easy to used . i love the pen...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft w8, microsoft w10, microsoft w8p, microsoft w8pr, microsoft w10p, microsoft w10pr, microsoft w8pro, microsoft i74650, microsoft w10pro, microsoft i54300, microsoft i54300u, microsoft i74650u, microsoft 5d200017, microsoft 5d200001, microsoft 19ghz256, microsoft 5d200001r, microsoft 5d200001rb
Barcodes 00641022241561, 00649906099956, 00885370758061, 00889842012163, 00889842012422, 00889842078305

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