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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 128GB 10.8" 4G 3G Tablet

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X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 8.1 128GB Apr 2015
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Every aspect of Surface 3 has been meticulously crafted from the strong, light frame with a 3-position Kickstand to the 10.8 high-resolution screen. Surface is elegant and durable enough to take... More
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8 Reasons For

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4G Compatible

The Surface 3 is 4G compatible, unlike most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface 3 which are not 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The Surface 3 is 3G compatible. Most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than a year also are 3G compatible.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution

Across all the tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface 3 the rear camera resolutions range from 5MP to 8MP. With a rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the Surface 3 has a quite high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface 3.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface 3 is 32GB and the largest is 130GB. At 128 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 3.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 10.8 inches, the Surface 3 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers of this age. The screen sizes of tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface 3 range from 8" to 11", and the average screen size is 10".

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface 3 is 2GB and the largest is 4GB. With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has one of the larger internal memory amongst x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface 3 is 1.1MP and the highest is 3.5MP. The Surface 3 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (3.5 megapixels) amongst x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers of this age.

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2 Reasons Against

Only 800 Supported 3G Bands

Most tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface 3 have between 800 and 2,099 supported 3G bands, including the Surface 3 which has 800 supported 3G bands.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 622 grams, the Surface 3 is very heavy compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. Across all the tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface 3 the weights range from 350g to 630g.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 3

Released Over a Year Ago

This x7-Z8700 processor tablet computer was released over a year ago.

Four Processor Cores

The Surface 3 is a four processor core tablet which is average compared to the other nine tablets of this age and type that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface 3 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Memory Card
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Display
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Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
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Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
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Front Camera
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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4G Compatible
3G Compatible
3G Standard
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
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Headphone Jack Size
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPort
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini-USB 3.0 Port
Messaging
Instant Messaging
E-Mail
Video Messaging
Performance
Proximity Sensor
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS
Magnetometer
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
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Height
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Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
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64-Bit Computing Architecture
WiFi
Solid-State Drive Capacity

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Expert Reviews

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21 December 2015

As we inspected the Surface Pro 4 ahead of the Surface 3, despite the latter launching back in the first half of the year, it's more a case of deciding whether or not the stripped back Surface...

Versatile design
Excellent software compatibility
Attractive screen
Good connectivity
Full Windows 10
Type Cover is an essential accessory
Heavy for handheld use
Weak onscreen keyboard
Charging takes really long
WiFi speeds were slower than expected
7 December 2015

If you're looking for a tablet that can do more, or an affordable laptop alternative, Surface 3 is a great deal. At $500 for the 128GB/4GB RAM model , you're really getting a lot. The Surface...

26 October 2015

As you all know, the Surface Pro 4 and the new Surface Book were announced earlier this week. But before it hits the shelves here in The Philippines, let's take a look first on the previous model... Read more…

23 October 2015

Microsoft Surface 3 is getting closer to being a perfect MacBook Air replacement for casual productivity Photo by Brad MoonRegular readers of GeekDad probably know that I've had a long history of... Read more…

12 October 2015

I've been using the base model of the Surface 3 as my daily driver for the past 3 months. It's beautifully crafted, decent to type on, and won't break the bank. However, the Surface 3, and...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 October 2014 by Es316303
Es316303 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Great product, but ad is misleading. Tablet does not come with keyboard, which is available for additional money...

Reviewed 4 August 2014 by DougHolland
DougHolland would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I purchase the Surface Pro 3 with the Intel Core i7 and 512GB SSD to use with apps such as Visual Studio 2013 and Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC etc. With the forthcoming... Read more…

Reviewed 22 September 2014 by 1BestBuyClient

I was really looking forward to buying the surface Pro 3. I paid for it and patiently awaited 3 to 4 weeks for shipping. I'm 65 years old and retired yet..... I was as happy as a child in a candy... Read more…

Reviewed 23 October 2014 by EkimNosredna1
EkimNosredna1 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I have been using this device for myself at my Job for the last couple of weeks. it seems to be durable but as with any device I'm sure if you hit it right there will be issues. The power is... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2014 by FearlessFreep
FearlessFreep would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Did lots of research & forum monitoring before pulling the trigger on this purchase (SP3/i7 processor/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD). Keyboard should be included instead of a $130 option; although depending... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft wifi4, microsoft wifi4g, microsoft x7z8700, microsoft 7gm00002, microsoft 7g600015, microsoft 7g600001, microsoft viprb7g600001
Barcodes 00190341981196, 00885370891027, 00885370891041, 00885370900453, 00889842013818, 00889842017717, 00889842042344, 05415247080862

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