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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 8GB 512GB 12" Laptop

8GB 512GB 12" Jul 2013
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. With serious Intel Core i7 processing, 8 GB of RAM and a Full HD screen, you can work, play, design and create wherever you... More
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5 Reasons For

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Surface Pro 3 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (9 hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 the battery life (max)s range from 3h to 50h, and the average battery life (max) is 7.9h.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 which do not have a touchscreen, the Surface Pro 3 has a touchscreen.

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Very High Main Camera Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed the main camera resolution (numeric) of, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3's main camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels is one of the highest. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 have main camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.9MP and 5MP, and the average main camera resolution (numeric) is 3MP.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3 is 6.8GB. At 8,000 megabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Light

The lightest portable PC that was launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 210g heavy, the heaviest is 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The Surface Pro 3 is very light (only 800 grams) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_2964592_price] (800g).

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3 also do not have a front camera.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of only 12 inches, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 have display diagonal (metric)s of between 30cm and 44cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 37cm. At only 30.48 centimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a very small display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Only One USB Port

The Surface Pro 3 is a one USB port laptop.

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Only One ESATA/USB 3.0 Ports Quantity

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a one eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and three eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantitys.

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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 most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Microsoft laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Specification

Design
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Technology
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Model
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Number of Battery Cells (tablet)
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
Supplied Battery
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
Battery Type
Speakers
Weight
Type

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