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Microsoft Surface Tegra 3 1.4GHz 32GB 10.6" Tablet

Tegra 3 1.4GHz Windows RT 32GB Jan 2014
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7 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

We calculated the average reviews for all Microsoft tablets and also specifically for Microsoft Tegra 3 processor tablet computers and found that in both cases Microsoft had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Surface has one of the faster processor clock speeds (1.4 gigahertz) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age. Across all the Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 1.7GHz.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface is 7", the largest is 11", and the average screen size is 9.2". With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Surface has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is newer than most tablet computers of this age and type. Most Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it support a 3 Bluetooth version.

A 4 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported Bluetooth version across all comparable spec tablets that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported Bluetooth version across similar types of tablet computer is 3.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

The Surface has a fairly large internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface. The internal memory of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.3GB.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Microsoft Surface has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. The display resolution of all tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface ranges from 1280 x 800 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1200 pixels (best).

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Very Short

The Microsoft Surface is one of the shorter Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface (only 9 millimeters) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface have heights of between 8.5mm and 270mm, and the average height is 120mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for more than two years, the Surface is not 3G compatible.

If you want a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might also want to look at the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T[plb_1474158_price].

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Not 4G Compatible

The Surface is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of this age and type are also not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T[plb_1474158_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of only 8 hours, the Surface has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The maximum battery life of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface range from 5h to 360h.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Surface has a maximum maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This tablet computer's maximum video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) is in fact the worst maximum video resolution across all Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

The best maximum video resolution amongst comparable types of tablet computer is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Fairly Thick

The Microsoft Surface has one of the thicker thicknesses (173 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age. The average thickness of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface is 69mm.

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Heavy

Across all the tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface the weights range from 300g to 1.2kg. With a weight of 680 grams, the Microsoft Surface is one of the heavier Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Wide

When compared to other tablet computers of this spec and age, the Microsoft Surface's width of 275 millimeters is one of the widest. The narrowest tablet that came out more than two years ago is 120mm wide, the widest is 280mm, and the average width is 230mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this tablet computer was released.

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Surface is four which is average compared to the other 57 Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface has a fairly typical internal storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface.

If you want a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus VivoTab RT TF600T[plb_1586429_price] (64GB), or the Microsoft Surface RT[plb_1586558_price] (64GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Second Camera
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft 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
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
WiFi

Expert Reviews

(38)
15 January 2016

The new Surface Book comes at things the other way and the fact that Microsoft calls this ?the ultimate laptop? on its website is a fairly telling sign of where it's aiming ? it's very much a... Read more…

The best hybrid design yet
Fantastic display complemented by the included stylus
Great performance, especially with the dedicated GPU
Excellent battery life
Excellent screen
A collection of software issues hasn't been fixed months after launch
Compromised cooling solution
The hinge doesn't fully close
Expensive for a laptop, expensive for a hybrid
Thick in comparison to some of the computers it competes against
3 December 2015

Despite some of the problems the Surface Book offers, it's clear that it has a lot going for it, with a solid build quality, excellent specs, and a sense of integrity few machines have imparted...

20 November 2015

Microsoft's Surface Book shows a lot of promise in the premium space, but it's badly marred by stability and software issues.Over at finder.com.au, I've put the Surface Book through its paces ? or... Read more…

20 November 2015

The Surface Book is Microsoft's first notebook and already it is challenging what a notebook is, how it should work and what it should do. Some of these changes are welcomed. Others leave you... Read more…

17 November 2015

One thing that Microsoft nailed is the build quality. The magnesium shell has a great feeling to it, and it's not exactly like aluminum either. The brushed finish feels great in the hand, and just...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 12 January 2016 by Brad on a Bike
Brad on a Bike would recommend the Microsoft Surface Book

This is the best computer, laptop and tablet I have owned. I have owned many laptops, PCs and iPads for professional and leisure purposes over nearly 4 decades while utilizes numerous operating... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Reviewed 21 December 2015 by Otown

I bought the SB and used it for 2 weeks daily using PS, and PP. After a week of daily updates the computer did seem to run a little more stable than my first day however I ran into major issues! I... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2016 by The Office Coordinator
The Office Coordinator would recommend the Microsoft Surface Book (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this computer for use by faculty in our engineering department. It will be used by multiple instructors for both small class presentation, and for projection for large class... Read more…

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Transformer Pad TF300T vs Surface

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T vs Microsoft Surface
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Tegra 3 16GB 10.1"
Microsoft Surface
Tegra 3 1.4GHz 32GB 10.6"
£ 169.99
17x Shorter
Appreciably Better Apcmag.com Review
Appreciably Better CNET.com.au Review
Appreciably Better CNET.co.uk Review
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Smaller Internal Storage Capacity

Google Nexus 7 vs Microsoft Surface

Google Nexus 7 vs Microsoft Surface
Google Nexus 7
Tegra 3 1.2GHz 32GB 7" 3G
Microsoft Surface
Tegra 3 1.4GHz 32GB 10.6"
£ 318.50
2x Narrower
96% Lighter
Better User Reviews
2h Longer Maximum Battery Life
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Older by Over One Year

Surface RT vs Surface

Microsoft Surface RT vs Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface RT
Tegra 3 1.4GHz 32GB 10.6"
Microsoft Surface
Tegra 3 1.4GHz 32GB 10.6"
£ 289.99
163.7mm Thinner
A Bit Better User Reviews
Notebookcheck.nl Review is a Bit Better
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CNET.com.au Review is Significantly Worse
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