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Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 3 4 Core Intel Atom 1.6GHz 2GB 64GB 10.8" Laptop

4 Intel Atom 1.6GHz 2GB Jul 2013
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8 Reasons For

Has a Front Camera

The Microsoft Surface 3 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Surface 3 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 3.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 10 hours, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface 3. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have battery life (max)s of between 2.5h and 22h, and the average battery life (max) is 6.7h.

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Three Point Five Headphone Outputss

The Microsoft Surface 3 is a three point five headphone outputs notebook PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Surface 3 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface 3 which do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 3.5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface 3 has one of the highest front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface 3 is 13MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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3 USB Version

This portable PC has a 3 USB version, which is the most frequently found USB version on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Light

The lightest laptop of a similar age and type to the Surface 3 is 430g heavy and the heaviest is 4.8kg. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Surface 3, the weight of the Microsoft Surface 3 of only 622 grams is one of the lightest.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Surface 3 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of only 10.8 inches, the Microsoft Surface 3 has one of the smallest display diagonals amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Surface 3 has a very small total storage capacity (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Surface 3. The smallest total storage capacity of many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Surface 3 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Surface 3's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus EeeBook X205TA[plb_2579402_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Surface 3 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 3.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Surface 3 has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Atom processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all many processor cores laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface 3.

The best processor family across similar types of laptop is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface 3 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Very Small Display Diagonal (metric)

Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the display diagonal (metric)s range from 25cm to 44cm. At only 27.432 centimeters, the Surface 3 has a quite small display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the Surface 3.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Surface 3 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB. The Microsoft Surface 3 has a fairly small internal memory (only 2,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface 3.

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Very Small Storage Capacity

The Surface 3 has a fairly small storage capacity (only 64,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average storage capacity of many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the Surface 3 is 680GB, and the storage capacitys range from 32GB to 1TB.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The processor clock speeds of many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1,300MHz to 2,600MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface 3 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Surface 3 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only One USB Port

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB ports, including the Surface 3 which has one USB port.

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Only One ESATA/USB 3.0 Ports Quantity

Most many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and three eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantitys, including the Microsoft Surface 3 which has one eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Surface 3 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most laptops of this age and type.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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1 Other reason to consider the Microsoft Surface 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

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