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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 4GB 128GB Ssd 12" Laptop

4GB 128GB SSD 12" Jul 2013
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Highlights - The tablet can be docked and turned into a powerful desktop workstation in seconds - PC performance, tablet usability - Full HD screen makes all your computing bright, vibrant and... More
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5 Reasons For

SSD Storage Media

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3. The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 is 3h, the longest is 50h, and the average battery life (max) is 7.9h.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago which do not have a touchscreen, the Surface Pro 3 has a touchscreen.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 also do not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 550GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 16GB to 1TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y70[plb_2964651_price] (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 12 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average display diagonal of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 14".

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.6GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Small Display Diagonal (metric)

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the display diagonal (metric)s range from 30cm to 44cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 37cm. At only 30.48 centimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Storage Capacity

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite small storage capacity (only 128,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3. The storage capacitys of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 range from 64GB to 1TB, and the average storage capacity is 710GB.

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Only One USB Port

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a one USB port portable PC.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.8GB. The Surface Pro 3 has a quite small internal memory (only 4,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Only One ESATA/USB 3.0 Ports Quantity

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and three eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantitys, including the Microsoft 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 an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11b wi-Fi standards found on most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop is 802.11n.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 4.5 kilograms, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3's weight is one of the heaviest amongst portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. The average weight of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 210g to 4.5kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 4730s[plb_1424072_price] (3.1kg) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Microsoft laptop was released.

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Internal Memory Size
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Memory Card Slot(s)
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Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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
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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
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Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
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Wireless Features
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Stereo Sound
Wireless Standard
Number of Speakers
Display Technology
Storage Capacity
USB Version
Internal Memory
Audio Output
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Display Diagonal (metric)
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Dimensions (WxDxH)
Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft qf200019, microsoft corporation i54300, microsoft corporation i54300u
Barcodes 00786919874160, 00885370757903, 00889842078282, 06953040912687

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