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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 64GB 10.8" 4G 3G Tablet

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X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 10 Home 64GB Oct 2015
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With the ability to run desktop software, a USB port, and an integrated Kickstand, Surface 3 is the perfect productivity device for school, home, and on the go. Includes Office 365 Personal.... More
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Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

We checked 2,870 expert and user reviews for Microsoft tablet computers and found that on average Microsoft has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Microsoft has good reviews specifically within its x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers range.

4G Compatible

The Surface 3 is 4G compatible. Most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface 3 are not 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface 3 is 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets of this age and type also are 3G compatible.

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Very Short

The Surface 3 is one of the shorter x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 3 (only 8.7 millimeters) amongst x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers of this age. The shortest x7-Z8700 processor tablet computer that is a comparable age to the Surface 3 is 8.6mm tall and the tallest is 270mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Only One Built-In Speaker

The Microsoft Surface 3 is a one built-in speaker tablet computer.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

At only 64 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec. The solid-state drive capacities of tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface 3 range from 64GB to 260GB.

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Very Small 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, the largest is 4GB, and the average internal memory is 3.1GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface 3.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 3

Released Over a Year Ago

Microsoft released the Surface 3 over a year ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

The Surface 3 has a fairly standard rear camera resolution (8 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface 3.

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Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other nine tablets of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Microsoft Surface 3 has four processor cores which is average.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The Surface 3 has a fairly typical screen size (10.8 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 3.

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Expert Reviews

(83)
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…

30 September 2015

The key element for a great tablet has always been a truly innovative and top performing display, and the best leading edge tablets have always flaunted their beautiful high-tech displays. The... Read more…

29 July 2015

The Surface 3 is not a laptop replacement, that one we are sure of. However, those who have been more attracted to the netbook for its affordability and portability will find the Surface 3 a...

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User Reviews

(114)
Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Clem90

Really impressive product. Bought to replace laptop and use alongside work laptop. I wanted windows programs and am very impressed with it in laptop mode, love using the pen in Onenote for notes... Read more…

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by David V.

Very good, cheap motherboard and I would suggest it to anyone who's building a Mini-ITX LGA1150 computer...

Reviewed 3 December 2014 by Owen k.
(Verified Purchase)

All the other drivers worked well. Only had to download one from web. Tons of usb 2 & Usb 3 ports. I did not add a Cg Card. It has vga/hdmi/dvi just what I needed...

Reviewed 7 June 2014 by PAVEL E.
(Verified Purchase)

At first, I installed chipset drivers from the supplied DVD. Then went to ASUS website and updated to whatever they had as their latest. However, once updating finished and I rebooted my computer... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Trev135x

I'm really surprised and delighted with this. I've used lots of different devices and so far this is the best pc AND the best tablet I've owned. I'm not using CAD , I guess this would be beyond... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft wifi4, microsoft x7z870, microsoft wifi4g, microsoft x7z8700, microsoft 7g500016, microsoft 7g500015
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