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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I7-4650U 128GB 12" Tablet

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I7-4650U Windows 8.1 Pro 128GB 12" Aug 2015
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Revolutionary laptop With the Kickstand, optional Type Cover, and multiple ports (including full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and microSD card reader), Surface Pro 3 delivers the power,... More
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

7 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Tablet computers made by Microsoft have an average rating of 82 out of 100, which is in the top 34% of all tablet computer brands that we have assessed.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst tablets of this age. The average display diagonal of comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 9.3", and the display diagonals range from 5" to 16".

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3. The average internal storage capacity of tablets that were released one year ago is 60GB, and the internal storage capacitys range from 4GB to 260GB.

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Very Large Internal Memory

When compared to other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the Surface Pro 3's internal memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the largest. Across all the tablet computers that were released one year ago the internal memorys range from 0.5GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 2.4GB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst tablets of this age. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 0.3MP and the highest is 5MP.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a maximum display resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 the display resolution ranges from 800 x 400 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 9.1 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. Tablets of this age and spec have depths of between 0.9mm and 300mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Surface Pro 3 is not 3G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 3G.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over a Year Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3 over a year ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a pretty standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out more than a year ago.

Alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available that you might want to consider include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price], or the Lenovo S6000[plb_2964240_price] which has better reviews.

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Expert Reviews

(146)
11 November 2015

Besides the hefty display, the iPad Pro is designed to work with the suspiciously familiar Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard - a Surface Pen stylus and Type Cover keyboard, essentially - to offer an... Read more…

12 October 2015

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11 September 2015

Microsoft fans will feel a curious sense of déjà vu when looking at the iPad Pro. From the multitasking features in iOS 9 to the stylus and the keyboard case, Apple's upcoming 12.9in tablet... Read more…

15 July 2015

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27 May 2015

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Reviewed 30 October 2014 by Es316303
Es316303 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Great product, but ad is misleading. Tablet does not come with keyboard, which is available for additional money...

Reviewed 4 August 2014 by DougHolland
DougHolland would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I purchase the Surface Pro 3 with the Intel Core i7 and 512GB SSD to use with apps such as Visual Studio 2013 and Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC etc. With the forthcoming... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2014 by Gibber
Gibber would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

This is a great product but Best Buy has a typo on the specifications. The Height is not 0.4 inches and the depth is not 7.9 inches. I think they mixed these numbers up...

Reviewed 22 September 2014 by 1BestBuyClient

I was really looking forward to buying the surface Pro 3. I paid for it and patiently awaited 3 to 4 weeks for shipping. I'm 65 years old and retired yet..... I was as happy as a child in a candy... Read more…

Reviewed 23 October 2014 by EkimNosredna1
EkimNosredna1 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I have been using this device for myself at my Job for the last couple of weeks. it seems to be durable but as with any device I'm sure if you hit it right there will be issues. The power is... Read more…

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