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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 64GB 10.8" 4G 3G Tablet

X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 10 Home 64GB Sep 2015
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With the ability to run desktop software, a USB port, and an integrated Kickstand, Surface 3 is the perfect productivity device for school, home, and on the go. Includes Office 365 Personal.... More
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A Best Selling Product

Across all tablets, the Surface 3 is one the most popular products currently on the market according to Amazon sales data.

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

Based on 2,786 user and expert reviews, Microsoft has good reviews for its tablet computers. Microsoft also has good reviews specifically for its x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers compared to other manufacturers.

Very Thin

The Surface 3 has a quite thin depth (only 8.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Surface 3. X7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 3 have depths of between 8.6mm and 270mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Surface 3 is a one number of built-in speakers tablet computer.

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Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 3 the internal storage capacitys range from 32GB to 130GB. At only 64 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 3.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface 3 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 4GB. The Surface 3 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 3

Released Over a Year Ago

This tablet computer was released over a year ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 8 megapixels, the Surface 3 has a fairly typical rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 8MP rear camera resolution tablets and we think the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_3823278_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 10 tablets of a similar age and spec to the Surface 3 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Surface 3 has four processor coress which is average.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 4 processor cores tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_3823278_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface 3 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface 3.

There are a number of alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available which you might want to consider including the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_3823278_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.8 inches, the Surface 3 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 3.

We compared all the other 10.8" tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_3823278_price] is also worth considering.

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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
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64-Bit Computing
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User Reviews

(57)
Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Amazon Customer

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers 7g500016, microsoft 86lp0, microsoft x7z870, microsoft x7z8700, microsoft 7g500015, microsoft a1lc500016
Barcodes 00885370905472, 00885370905496, 00885370905502, 00885370929300, 00889842017656, 00889842017663, 00889842017670, 00889842017809

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