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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 4GB 64GB 12" Laptop

£499.99
£439.99 £60.00 cheaper than 72 days ago
4GB 64GB 12" Jul 2013
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. Combining full-sized laptop performance with a compact premium tablet body, it More
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3 Reasons For

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly long battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have battery life (max)s of between 3h and 50h.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Surface Pro 3 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3 which do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Light

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is fairly light (only 800 grams) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The weights of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 210g to 4.5kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 6460b[plb_1427749_price] (2kg and higher rated); or the HP Probook 650[plb_1457057_price] (2.5kg and cheaper).

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec, the total storage capacity of the Surface Pro 3 of only 64 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 550GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 16GB to 1TB.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 12 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3. The display diagonals of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 14".

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Quite Small Storage Capacity

The smallest storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 64GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average storage capacity is 710GB. The Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller storage capacitys (only 64,000 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Display Diagonal (metric)

The average display diagonal (metric) of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 37cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of only 30.48 centimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite small display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Only One USB Port

The Surface Pro 3 is a one USB port laptop.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 the internal memorys range from 4GB 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 laptops of this type and age 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 Surface Pro 3 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11b wi-Fi standards found on most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Recent Price Drop of £10.00

The price of the Surface Pro 3 dropped by £10.00 in the last month.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Technology
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
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
Memory Type
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 i34020, i34020y, microsoft body, microsoft 4ym00001, microsoft 4ym00016, microsoft viprb4ym00001
Barcodes 00190341949806, 00889842016819

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