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Microsoft Surface Pro I5-3317U 1.7GHz 64GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-3317U 1.7GHz Windows 8 Pro 64GB 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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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Features One Personal Info Management App

The Microsoft Surface Pro has a greater number of personal info management (PIM) than most similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly featured personal info management app is Calendar, but this personal info management app is not featured on this Microsoft tablet computer. The personal info management apps Games are also featured on this tablet computer.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 274.5 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro is quite narrow compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. The narrowest similar spec tablet computer that has been available for more than two years is 270mm wide and the widest is 310mm.

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Very Thin

The thicknesses of tablets of this age and spec range from 13mm to 200mm. The Surface Pro has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 13.2 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro, the Surface Pro is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other i5-3317U processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago, the Surface Pro is not 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Microsoft Surface[plb_2132204_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

At only 0.921 megapixels, the Surface Pro has a quite low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablet computers that have been around for more than two years. The average rear camera resolution of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro is 3.7MP, and the rear camera resolutions range from 0.92MP to 5MP.

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Only Apple 30-Pin Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Apple 30-pin, which is the most commonly found docking connector type on comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The Microsoft Surface Pro has a maximum rear camera resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less rear camera resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels tablet, which is the most common rear camera resolution. The best rear camera resolution of all tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro is 3288 x 2472 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.921 megapixels, the Surface Pro has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst i5-3317U processor tablet computers of this age. Comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro have front camera resolutions of between 0.92MP and 2MP.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro has a fairly small internal storage capacity (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro. The internal storage capacity of i5-3317U processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 64GB to 260GB.

If you want a tablet computer with a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Microsoft Surface Pro[plb_1586574_price] (128GB).

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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 i5-3317U processor tablet computers of this age. The average screen size of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro is 11", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 12".

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Only 720p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 720p video recording mode, which is typical of many tablet computers of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Microsoft tablet computer was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface Pro has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 14 i5-3317U processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Surface Pro has two processor cores which is average.

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Specification

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Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
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Video Recording
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Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Ethernet LAN Connection
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
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DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 Port
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Mini DisplayPort
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Phone Features
Video Calls
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Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Personal Info Management App
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GPS
Design
Size
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Processor Special Features
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Insider
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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AC Adapter
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Stylus Pen
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Visual Technology
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Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing Architecture
WiFi

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Expert Reviews

(89)
23 May 2014

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,...

21 May 2014

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…

17 January 2014

Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro is the best tablet running Windows 8 we've yet seen, but still feels like a compromise when used as a tablet or laptop...

27 December 2013

Microsoft's Surface Pro ? the high-profile, full-fat, Windows 8 tablet ? is finally available in the UK. Launched back in February in the US, the Surface Pro is going live in the UK on 23 May.MSN... Read more…

15 October 2013

The Surface Pro's gutsy design successfully reinvents the Windows 8 laptop by cramming an ultrabook experience into the body of a 10-inch tablet. Those wanting to go all-in on the tablet...

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User Reviews

(131)
Reviewed 28 January 2014 by Clifton k.
(Verified Purchase)

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 8 June 2014 by Clayton S.
(Verified Purchase)

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 10 January 2014 by Joel N.
(Verified Purchase)

I got this board to do a rebuild, and it was an excellent choice. It has a good amount of sata ports, everything was easy to get to and plug in (even with the large aftermarket cpu fan/heatsink I... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2013 by Bonnie U.
(Verified Purchase)

It has nothing to do with quality or function. An ASUS board will last you years. I just don't like seeing it bend and creak as much as they have been the last few years. Gives me the willies...

Reviewed 19 October 2012 by Paul w.
(Verified Purchase)

Making my own combo kit should be easier than searching way i did when making a selction to purchase and base computer to build yourself it should be a fill in the blank of what u want then see if... Read more…

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