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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I7-4650U 1.7GHz 500GB 12" Tablet

I7-4650U 1.7GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 500GB Jun 2014
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Get More DoneRevolutionary laptop With 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... More
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12 Reasons For

Microsoft Tablets Have Good Reviews

On average Microsoft i7-4650U processor tablets have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all tablets produced by Microsoft.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 the internal storage capacity range from 1GB to 520GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 57GB. When compared to other tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed the internal storage capacity of, the Surface Pro 3's internal storage capacity of 500 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. Across all the similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 the screen sizes range from 5.5" to 14", and the average screen size is 9.1".

If this tablet screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Blaupunkt 1013[plb_2959835_price] (13.3" and higher rated).

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 is 1.4GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.7GHz. At 1.7 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed tablets and we think the Samsung GT-P8110 Galaxy Nexus[plb_1546611_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Microsoft tablet computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Asus Memo Pad 8[plb_2580151_price] (1.83GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 is 1.1GHz and the fastest is 3.4GHz.

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Very Large Processor Cache

The average processor cache of tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 is 1.7MB, and the processor caches range from 0.25MB to 4MB. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the largest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Large Internal Memory

The average internal memory of tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 2.1GB, and the internal memory range from 0.25GB to 8GB. The Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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Capacitive Touch Screen Technology

This tablet features a Capacitive touch screen technology, which is typical of many tablets of this spec and age.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years, the Surface Pro 3's front camera resolution of 5 megapixels is one of the highest. The average front camera resolution of similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 1.5MP.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on tablet computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The worst display resolution of all tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Short

The average height of similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 is 120mm. The Surface Pro 3 is quite short (only 9.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Surface Pro 3 is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 range from 250g to 2.3kg. At 800 grams, the Surface Pro 3 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

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Fairly Thick

The Surface Pro 3 has one of the thicker thicknesses (201.4 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age. The thinnest thickness of similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 is 6.4mm and the thickest is 300mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3 over two years ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3.

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10[plb_2341887_price] (8MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 117 tablet computers of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Surface Pro 3 is two which is average.

If you are looking for a tablet with more processor cores then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10[plb_2341887_price] (4 processor cores), or the Blaupunkt 1013[plb_2959835_price] (4 processor cores) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

User Ratings
Features
Processor
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Print Technology
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPort
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Phone Features
Messaging
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Operating System Architecture
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel Insider
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
WiFi Browsing Time
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Operational Conditions
Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture
WiFi
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details

User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Andrew

I took the plunge and bought a SP3 to start getting myself mobile so thought I'd stick up a mini review. I opted for the pro for the larger screen and went for the i5/4gb/128gb ssd version. Build... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Distributor

Great product!

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Curry Queen
(Verified Purchase)

It gives me what amounts to a normal laptop with complete flexibility. This one came from Germany and needed an inexpensive plug converter but was much cheaper.

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by Attila C.
(Verified Purchase)

Great Deal, good fast service,...

Reviewed 21 May 2015 by Denny
(Verified Purchase)

Best price i could find online for an an awesome addition to the already awesome Microsoft Surface Pro 3...

(Verified Purchase)

Operates really well and adds to the functionality of the Surface pro. Pity it couldnt also act as a NAS when the Surface is undocked.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 0885370759358
Barcodes 00885370759358

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