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Microsoft Surface Pro I5-3317U 1.7GHz 256GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-3317U 1.7GHz Windows 8 256GB Aug 2013
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Powerful. PC.A laptop in tablet form, Surface Pro brings together the best of Microsoft in one amazing new device. Get. Apps.Run the programs you ve been using with Windows 7. Run the full Office... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this tablet computer was great for its price.

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Microsoft is one of the better rated tablet manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Microsoft also has good ratings for its i5-3317U processor tablets.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

When compared to other i5-3317U processor tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro that we have checked, the internal storage capacity of the Surface Pro of 256 gigabytes is one of the largest. The internal storage capacity of tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro range from 64GB to 260GB.

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4.0 LE Bluetooth Version

The Microsoft Surface Pro supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version which is newer than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most tablets of a comparable age and spec to it. Tablets of this spec and age Bluetooth versions range from 2 to 4.1.

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Capacitive Touch Screen Technology

This tablet features a capacitive touch screen technology, which is typical of many tablets of a comparable age and spec to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers of this age and type are not 3G compatible. The Microsoft Surface Pro is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Surface Pro is not 4G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years are also not 4G compatible.

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Very Tall

The shortest i5-3317U processor tablet computer that has been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro is 11mm tall, the tallest is 180mm, and the average height is 76mm. The Surface Pro is one of the tallest tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro (173 millimeters) amongst i5-3317U processor tablets of this age.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 10.6 inches, the Surface Pro has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. The average screen size of i5-3317U processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro is 11", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 12".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro

Released Over Two Years Ago

This i5-3317U processor tablet computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Microsoft Surface Pro has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablets that came out more than two years ago.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Surface Pro is two which is average compared to the other five tablet computers of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Expert Reviews


Touted as a laptop in tablet form, this Windows 8 unit comes complete with a detachable keyboard dock, stylus pen, and colored case that acts as a kickstand. You can run the full versions of... Read more…

Microsoft claims its new Surface Pro can replace your laptop, and it certainly has the power and portability to do so. However, while we can see it replacing perhaps an entry-level MacBook Air,...

Microsoft claims its new Surface Pro tablet is powerful enough to replace your laptop for everyday computing tasks. Can that really be true? We put it to the test in our Surface Pro hands-on... Read more…

The Surface Pro 2 is Microsoft's updated slate tablet that's improved in every performance vector. It packs ultrabook-class components into an innovative form factor with a sturdy chassis. Add in...

While the Surface 2 provided a decent tablet experience that looked like Windows 8 and yet provided virtually none of the compatibility Windows 8 users could hope for, the Surface Pro 2 is a...

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Last Wednesday, I had a revelation about the LAN driver, since the hard locks, while seeming to be random, ONLY happened when accessing the network / internet. (Yes, I probably should have... Read more…

Reviewed 7 2013 by Thomas L.
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There comes a point where you have too many options. Here, you can overclock manually via BIOS, OR use the BIOS optimized settings, OR some high power button, OR some DOCP optimization, OR use... Read more…

Reviewed 8 2014 by Clayton S.
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I've seen this board get several one-egg reviews, and in my opinion, many of them are unjustified. DOA boards are unfortunately a fact of life, and no electronics manufacturer is able to ship 100%... Read more…

Reviewed 22 2012 by Evan R.
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This is a great budget board and is exactly what I was looking for. I installed the components in this board and booted without a hitch. No problems whatsoever. The lack of right-hand-side risers... Read more…

Reviewed 1 2012 by Jared L.
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This motherboard is supremely easy to use and install. The UEFI bios is straightforward and it works. My memory speed came in at 1066, and with the click of a button (Yes, the bios uses the mouse)... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft i54200, microsoft 7ex0000, microsoft i54200u, microsoft 7hx00002, microsoft 7ex00001, microsoft 7hx00002r, microsoft 7hx00002rf, microsoft b01dwk2qd8
Barcodes 00635934444202, 00885370628715, 08853706287150

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