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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I5-4300U 1.9GHz 256GB 12" Tablet

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I5-4300U 1.9GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 256GB Oct 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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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - Review
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11 Reasons For

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Capacitive Touch Screen Technology

This tablet features a Capacitive touch screen technology, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a very high front camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age. Across all the tablets of this spec and age the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5MP.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. Across all the tablets of this spec and age the total storage capacities range from 4GB to 260GB, and the average total storage capacity is 42GB.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a two built-in speaker tablet. Most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 3 only have one built-in speaker.

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Fairly Large Solid-State Drive Capacity

The average solid-state drive capacity of comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 is 110GB. At 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite large solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

The Surface Pro 3 has a higher video recording mode than most comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years. This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, whereas most similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to it have a 720p video recording mode. The worst video recording mode of all comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 480p and the best is 2160p.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablet computers that came out more than two years 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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The worst display resolution of all comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago 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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Very Thin

The thicknesses of tablets that were launched more than two years ago range from 9mm to 200mm. At only 9.1 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum graphics adapter memory of tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.5MB to 1.8GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 megabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Tall

The shortest tablet that has been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 is 11mm tall, the tallest is 210mm, and the average height is 61mm. The Surface Pro 3 is one of the tallest tablets of this age and type (201.4 millimeters) amongst i5-4300U processor tablets of this age.

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Heavy

Across all the tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 the weights range from 250g to 2.3kg. With a weight of 800 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is one of the heavier similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

Tablets with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Stylistic Q704[plb_2360979_price] (12.5").

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other i5-4300U processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is two which is average.

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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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