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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 128GB 10.8" 4G 3G Tablet

X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 10 Home 128GB Sep 2015
Processor Model Processor Frequency Operating System Installed Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
Every aspect of Surface 3 has been meticulously crafted from the strong, light frame with a 3-position Kickstand to the 10.8 high-resolution screen. Surface is elegant and durable enough to take... More
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Good Brand

Microsoft has good average ratings for its x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other brands.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface 3 has a very large internal storage capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec. The average internal storage capacity of x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface 3 is 80GB.

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Very Large Solid-State Drive Capacity

When compared to other tablet computers of this age and spec, the solid-state drive capacity of the Surface 3 of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest. The solid-state drive capacitys of x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface 3 range from 64GB to 130GB.

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1 Reason Against

Only 800 3G Bands Supporteds

The Surface 3 is an 800 megahertz 3G bands supported tablet computer.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 3

Released Over a Year Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 8 megapixels, the Surface 3 has a fairly standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 3.

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Four Processor Coress

The Surface 3 is a four processor cores tablet. That's average compared to the other 10 x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 3 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Surface 3 has a pretty average processor frequency (1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.8 inches, the Surface 3 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

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Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth Version
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
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Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
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Ambient Light Sensor
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
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Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
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Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
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64-Bit Computing
Solid-State Drive Capacity

User Reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Amazon Customer


Reviewed 12 August 2016 by Mr S

Small, powerful and easy to use. Windows 10 works well and detachable keyboard is extremely useful if you are working on a longer document.

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by RJF
(Verified Purchase)

Really like this tablet. I prefer this size than the larger one; it's much more convenient when travelling. Good quality for viewing films etc & Office 365 works well. Also compatible with iTunes... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Mr. J. P. S. Pennycook
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered with the "Surface Type Cover" (i.e. keyboard) - good as a laptop replacement, and convenient to transport. Not as fast as a desktop PC, but adequate. Bright screen, loud speakers, and a... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Amazon Customer

Microsoft has recently lent me a Surface 3 for review. I appreciate being able to use this loan unit but that has not influenced my opinion of the device or of Microsoft ? this is my personal view... Read more…

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Ddschen
(Verified Purchase)

I bought it from Amazon Warehouse selling with a good price. My son love it very much.

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by Robert Cunliffe
(Verified Purchase)

This came in real quick time. It was a used unit but when I looked at it, I could not tell it was used. The only downside is that it's missing the surface pen. I'm hoping this will come in the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Bob
(Verified Purchase)

EDIT Just found a new problem, when the charge level drops to about 20% when I plug the charger in although it shows the symbol that power is connected it also says "not charging" it is right it... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Tim

I've been wanting one of these for ages and I was not disappointed. What I love most is that it's the same weight as a magazine which makes is nice to carry when you are on the move. Screen is... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Davidson Video Productions | 11 Comments

Feel free to check out my video review of the tablet. Below I have added a summary with pros and cons. Pros -Premium and sleek design -Great display -Run full desktop programs -Decent front and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft x7z870, microsoft x7z8700, microsoft 7gm00002, microsoft 7g600015, microsoft 7g600014, microsoft 1920x1280
Barcodes 00885370891027, 00885370891041, 00885370891058, 00885370900453, 00889842009033, 00889842017700, 00889842017717, 05415247080862, 05712505475393

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