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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 8GB 512GB 12" Laptop

8GB 512GB 12" Jul 2013
Internal Memory Total Storage Capacity Screen Size Touch Sensitive Screen Release Date
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

Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 8.8h. At 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Surface Pro 3 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very High Main Camera Resolution

The average main camera resolution of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 3MP, and the main camera resolutions range from 0.9MP to 5MP. The main camera resolution of the Surface Pro 3 of 5 megapixels is one of the highest amongst notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 6.9GB. With an internal memory of 8,000 megabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

With a weight of only 800 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3. The lightest notebook PC that has been around for more than two years is 210g heavy and the heaviest is 4.5kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_2964661_price] (800g).

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Narrow

The narrowest laptop of this spec and age is 200mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 350mm. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed, the width of the Surface Pro 3 of only 201 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, 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 this is within the context that most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. The smallest screen size of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 14".

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP 15-j151sa[plb_2981268_price] (15.6").

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs of this age and spec is 30cm, the biggest is 44cm, and the average display diagonal is 37cm. At only 30.48 centimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Only One USB Port

The Surface Pro 3 is a one USB port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB ports.

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Only One ESATA/USB 3.0 Port

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a one ESATA/USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three ESATA/USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Surface Pro 3 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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

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

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Very Thick

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3's height of 292 millimeters is one of the thickest. The average height of laptops that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 is 49mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Surface Pro 3 has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP 15-j151sa[plb_2981268_price] (1TB).

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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
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Battery Cell
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
Supplied Battery
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
Battery Type
Speaker
Weight
Type

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft w10, microsoft w10p, microsoft w10pr, microsoft i74650, microsoft w10pro, microsoft i74650u
Barcodes 00885370758191, 00885370759334, 00889842012552

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