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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I7-4650U 1.7GHz 512GB 12" Tablet

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I7-4650U 1.7GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 512GB May 2014
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Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the Surface Pen which... More
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

16 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

Tablet computers produced by Microsoft have an average rating of 81%, which is in the top 31% of all tablet computer manufacturers that we have looked at.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3's internal storage capacity is one of the largest amongst tablet computers of this spec and age. The average internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago is 56GB.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger display diagonals (12 inches) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. The display diagonals of tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 5.5" to 14".

Tablets with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Blaupunkt 1013[plb_2959835_price] (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.4GHz. With a processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed tablets and we think the Samsung Google Nexus[plb_1493650_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this tablet computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176CX[plb_2680761_price] (1.83GHz), or the Blaupunkt 1013[plb_2959835_price] (2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years. Tablets of this spec and age have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.3GHz.

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Fairly Large Processor Cache

The average processor cache of tablet computers of this spec and age is 1.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.25MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly large processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Large Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of tablets of this age and type is 0.5GB, the largest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 2.1GB. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the largest internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age.

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Capacitive Touchscreen Type

This tablet features a Capacitive touchscreen type, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other tablets that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the Surface Pro 3's front camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels is one of the highest. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 0.3MP and the highest is 5MP.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This tablet has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on tablets of this age and type.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording modes, which is the most frequently found video recording modes on tablet computers of this age and spec.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablet computers that came out around the same time as it.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Surface Pro 3 has a maximum display resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of a 1024 x 768 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. The display resolution of all tablets that have been around for more than two years ranges from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many tablet computers of this type and age.

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Very Thin

The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly thin depth (only 9.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age. The depths of similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 6mm to 280mm.

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Microsoft Surface Cover Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Microsoft Surface Cover, which is the most commonly found docking connector type on tablets of this type and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3 is not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might also be worth considering include the Apple iPad[plb_1_price], or the Huawei MediaPad X1[plb_2309419_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

The Surface Pro 3 is not 4G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablets of this type and age are also not 4G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 4G then you might also want to consider the Huawei MediaPad X1[plb_2309419_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

Across all the tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 the weights range from 10g to 2.3kg. With a weight of 800 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is one of the heavier tablet computers of this type and age amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Surface Pro 3 has a pretty typical rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

If this i7-4650U processor tablet rear camera resolution (numeric) is too low for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10[plb_2341887_price] (8MP and higher rated), or the Blaupunkt 1013[plb_2959835_price] (8MP and higher rated).

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other 112 tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the number of processor coress on the Surface Pro 3 is two which is average.

If this tablet computer has too few processor coress then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10[plb_2341887_price] (4 processor coress) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
AirPlay
Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Operating System Architecture
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
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® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Active Management Technology Version
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Processor Manufacturer
Internal RAM

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Expert Reviews

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12 October 2015

With many clones arriving from the likes of HP, Dell and Lenovo, Microsoft has announced a new version of its Surface tablet . But how what's different compared to the old version? Find out in our... Read more…

18 August 2015

Microsoft combines the portability of a tablet with the raw power and input of a laptop. Despite its imperfections the Surface Pro 3 manages to live up to the claim of being a hybrid...

27 May 2015

It was last September when my Ultrabook screen went blank and never came back. I was gutted; Not only because it was my favourite PC but because I was half-way through reporting on the IFA... Read more…

The idea wasn't entirely accepted, however, due to the first two generations of Surface having a few foibles. But two false starts later and we now have something that seems a bit more refined.The... Read more…

26 May 2015

Microsoft gets it right at the third time of trying - the Surface Pro 3 is a superb hybrid...

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User Reviews

(770)
Reviewed 4 June 2014 by Abooga
Abooga would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 has been one of the best products Microsoft has released ever. Some of the great things are that its screen is a 2160 by 1440 so that means its more than HD its "Super HD" I... Read more…

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 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…

Reviewed 24 November 2014 by FearlessFreep
FearlessFreep would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Did lots of research & forum monitoring before pulling the trigger on this purchase (SP3/i7 processor/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD). Keyboard should be included instead of a $130 option; although depending... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Kris1973
Kris1973 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I did a lot of research before going with the i3 version of the Surface Pro 3. I don't plan to do a lot of demanding gaming, but plan to make heavy use of browser, office and photo editing... Read more…

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