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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I5-4300U 1.9GHz 128GB 12" Tablet

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I5-4300U 1.9GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 128GB Jun 2014
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Revolutionary laptop With the Kickstand, optional Type Cover, 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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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Tablet computers produced by Microsoft generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

Very Large Screen Size

Across all the tablet computers that have been available for more than a year the screen sizes range from 5" to 14". The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger screen sizes (12 inches) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3. The average internal storage capacity of tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 is 49GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 128GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available including the DELL Venue 11 Pro[plb_3065769_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of tablets that have been available for more than a year is 0.9GHz, the fastest is 1,300GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 12GHz. At 1.9 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 that we have checked the front camera resolution of, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3's front camera resolution of 5 megapixels is one of the highest. Tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.6MP.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This tablet computer has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on tablets that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a two built-in speaker tablet.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 the total storage capacities range from 4GB to 130GB, and the average total storage capacity is 20GB. When compared to other tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3, the total storage capacity of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Large Maximum Internal Memory

Comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have maximum internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite large maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite large internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3. The average internal memory of tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 is 2.1GB, and the internal memory range from 0.5GB to 8GB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (2.9 gigahertz) amongst tablet computers of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 is 2.3GHz.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p video recording mode, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than a year ago.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Surface Pro 3 has a maximum display resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The best display resolution of all tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 is 2732 x 2048 pixels and the worst is 800 x 400 pixels.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet has an LPDDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that came out more than a year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on tablets that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Thin

With a thickness of only 9.1 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. The thicknesses of similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.9mm to 280mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Most comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than a year are not 3G compatible. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might also want to look at the DELL Venue 11 Pro[plb_3065769_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of this type and age, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible.

If you want a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Stylistic Q584[plb_2226840_price].

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Only Two Processor Cores

Most tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have between one and seven processor cores, including the Surface Pro 3 which has two processor cores.

We compared all the other 2 processor core tablets to this tablet computer and we think a cheaper tablet computer such as the DELL Venue 11 Pro[plb_3065769_price] or you might consider a higher rated tablet computer such as the Blackberry Playbook[plb_2773092_price] are also worth considering.

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Only Microsoft Surface Cover Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet computer is Microsoft Surface Cover, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Heavy

Similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have weights of between 160g and 1.7kg. The Surface Pro 3 is one of the heavier comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 (800 grams) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this tablet computer was released.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than a year ago.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Blackberry Playbook[plb_2773092_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel Insider
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Expert Reviews

(144)
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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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 March 2015 by Seth
Seth would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Hey I noticed a couple of negative reviews on this site and just wanted to say DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM. One guy gave it 1 star because of "value". He said he bought a Dell with a 500gb hardrive... 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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