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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 2 Core 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB 12" Laptop

2 1.5GHz 4GB 128GB Jul 2013
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. With 4th generation Intel Core i5 processing and a Full HD screen, you can work, play and edit wherever you are. Windows 8 Pro... More
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5 Reasons For

Three Point Five Headphone Outputss

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a three point five headphone outputs laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 only have between one and three headphone outputss.

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Has a Touchscreen

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

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Very High Main Camera Resolution (numeric)

The main camera resolution (numeric) of the Surface Pro 3 of 5 megapixels is one of the highest amongst notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 the main camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.9MP to 5MP.

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3 USB Version

This notebook PC has a 3 USB version, which is the most commonly found USB version on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Light

At only 800 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is very light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the weights range from 240g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 which have a front camera.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 3.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". When compared to other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 that we have checked, the display diagonal of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 of only 12 inches is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1,500 megahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3. The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 800MHz and the fastest is 3,100MHz.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

The average display diagonal (metric) of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 38cm. When compared to other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed the display diagonal (metric) of, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3's display diagonal (metric) of only 30.48 centimeters is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Storage Capacity

The storage capacitys of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 32GB to 1TB. The Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller storage capacitys (only 128,000 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Surface Pro 3 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only One USB Port

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three USB ports, including the Surface Pro 3 which has one USB port.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4,000 megabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One ESATA/USB 3.0 Ports Quantity

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantitys, including the Surface Pro 3 which has one eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. This Microsoft laptop has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. The best Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

We compared all the other 9h battery life laptops to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] is also worth considering.

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Design
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Frequency
Processor Technology
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Memory Card Slot(s)
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Display Manufacturer
Graphics
Maximum Resolution
Audio
Audio System Manufacturer
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Integrated Wireless LAN, Type of Network I/F Chip
Ports & Interfaces
Wireless Communication Version
USB Port
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
DisplayPorts Quantity
ESATA/USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Type
Software
Operating System Installed
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Power
External Power Adapter
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Technical Details
Display Type
Wireless Features
Other Features
Stereo Sound
Wireless Standard
Number of Speakers
Display Technology
Storage Capacity
USB Version
Internal Memory
Audio Output
Compatible Operating Systems
Display Diagonal (metric)
Wireless Transmission
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
Display Illumination
Wireless Technology
Display
Speakers
Weight
Type

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft i54300, microsoft i54300u

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