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Microsoft Surface Tegra 3 64GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 3 64GB 10.6" 4 Mar 2014
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9 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including tabtech.de and notebookcheck-ru.com the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 84 out of 100. If all the Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this Tegra 3 processor tablet is in the top 1%.

Good Brand

Microsoft is one of the superior tablet manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Microsoft also has good reviews for its Tegra 3 processor tablet computers.

Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface range from 7" to 11", and the average screen size is 9.2". With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Surface has one of the larger screen sizes amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface has a quite large internal storage capacity (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface. Across all the Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago the internal storage capacity range from 8GB to 64GB.

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Very Large Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of tablet computers of this spec and age is 40GB. When compared to other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the Microsoft Surface of 64 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is newer than most tablets of this spec and age. Most similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago support a 3 Bluetooth version.

A 4 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of tablet computer the worst supported Bluetooth version is 3.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Surface has one of the larger internal memory amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The internal memory of comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 2GB.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Surface is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The display resolution of all tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface ranges from 1280 x 800 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1200 pixels (best).

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Very Short

The Surface is one of the shorter Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago (only 9 millimeters) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age. The heights of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 8.5mm to 270mm, and the average height is 120mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Surface is not 3G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago are also not 3G compatible.

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony Xperia[plb_1497972_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago are not 4G compatible. The Surface is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The biggest rear camera resolution of the Microsoft Surface is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less rear camera resolution than the most frequently found rear camera resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface the worst rear camera resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 3288 x 2472 pixels.

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Quite Short Standby Time

The average standby time of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than two years is 260h. With a standby time of only 168 hours, the Surface has one of the shorter standby times amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface is 5h, the longest is 360h, and the average maximum battery life is 17h. At only 8 hours, the Surface has a fairly short maximum battery life compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the Surface is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution.

This tablet computer's maximum video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) is in fact the worst maximum video resolution across all tablets that are a similar age to the Surface.

Across similar types of tablet computer the best maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Fairly Thick

At 173 millimeters, the Surface has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. The average thickness of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface is 69mm.

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Heavy

The weights of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years range from 300g to 1.2kg, and the average weight is 590g. With a weight of 680 grams, the Microsoft Surface is fairly heavy compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface.

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Very Wide

With a width of 275 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface is very wide compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface. Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface have widths of between 120mm and 280mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet has been on the market for over three years.

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Surface is four. That's average compared to the other 57 tablets of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Surface has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface.

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Specification

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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel Smart Connect Technology
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Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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21 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(284)
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...

24 November 2015

The new Surface, not to be confused with the Surface Pro, is one of Microsoft's latest tablets, and despite its low price-point, it's impressively capable. To that effect, Surface 3 replaces the... Read more…

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…

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User Reviews

(298)
Reviewed 7 June 2013 by Thomas L.
(Verified Purchase)

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 16 November 2015 by Mike2k

I bought the Surface 3 (4GB RAM 128GB Storage model) back in June due to its more commuter friendly form factor compared to the Surface Pro 3. It works brilliantly as a commuting device when on... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2012 by Evan R.
(Verified Purchase)

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 October 2012 by Jared L.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 5 December 2013 by Christine S.
(Verified Purchase)

BEWARE: the board will not boot to BIOS if you do not have a CPU fan plugged into the proper header. This fan Header is located above the CPU, and all other headers are located on the left side... Read more…

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