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Microsoft Surface Pro 3
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I3-4020Y 1.5GHz 64GB 12" Tablet

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I3-4020Y 1.5GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 64GB Oct 2014
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Revolutionary LaptopWith the Kickstand, optional click-in keyboard, and multiple ports (including full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort and microSD card reader), Surface Pro 3 delivers the power,... More
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - Review
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9 Reasons For

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Very Large Screen Size

The screen size of the Surface Pro 3 of 12 inches is one of the largest amongst comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3. Across all the tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 the screen sizes range from 10" to 12", and the average screen size is 11".

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

I3-4020Y processor tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 have front camera resolutions of between 2MP and 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 2.8MP. When compared to other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3 that we have checked, the Surface Pro 3's front camera resolution of 5 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Surface Pro 3 has more built-in speakers than most of the comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. This tablet computer is a two built-in speaker tablet compared to most of the tablets of this age and type which only have one built-in speaker.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of tablets of this spec and age is 4GB and the biggest is 260GB. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the bigger total storage capacities (64 gigabytes) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

The Surface Pro 3 has a 1080p video recording mode which is higher than most tablet computers of this age and spec. Most tablets of a comparable spec and age to it have a 720p video recording mode. Across all tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 the best video recording mode is 2160p and the worst is 480p.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Surface Pro 3 is 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 the worst display resolution is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Thin

Across all the tablet computers that have been around for more than two years the thicknesses range from 9mm to 280mm, and the average thickness is 150mm. The Surface Pro 3 has a quite thin thickness (only 9.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

The rear camera resolutions of tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 5MP to 8MP. With a rear camera resolution of only 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the lower rear camera resolutions amongst i3-4020Y processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacity of tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 64GB to 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 110GB. At only 64 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

I3-4020Y processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years have weights of between 720g and 800g. With a weight of 800 grams, the Surface Pro 3's weight is one of the heaviest amongst i3-4020Y processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Very Wide

The Surface Pro 3 is one of the widest comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 (292.1 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age. I3-4020Y processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have widths of between 170mm and 300mm, and the average width is 210mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other i3-4020Y processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Surface Pro 3 is two. That's average compared to the other tablets of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Expert Reviews

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12 October 2015

With many clones arriving from the likes of HP, Dell and Lenovo, Microsoft has announced a new version of its Surface tablet . But how what's different compared to the old version? Find out in our... Read more…

11 September 2015

Microsoft fans will feel a curious sense of déjà vu when looking at the iPad Pro. From the multitasking features in iOS 9 to the stylus and the keyboard case, Apple's upcoming 12.9in tablet... Read more…

27 May 2015

It was last September when my Ultrabook screen went blank and never came back. I was gutted; Not only because it was my favourite PC but because I was half-way through reporting on the IFA... Read more…

The idea wasn't entirely accepted, however, due to the first two generations of Surface having a few foibles. But two false starts later and we now have something that seems a bit more refined.The... Read more…

26 May 2015

Microsoft gets it right at the third time of trying - the Surface Pro 3 is a superb hybrid...

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Reviewed 4 June 2014 by Abooga
Abooga would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 has been one of the best products Microsoft has released ever. Some of the great things are that its screen is a 2160 by 1440 so that means its more than HD its "Super HD" I... Read more…

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…

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