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Microsoft Surface Pro I5-3317U 1.7GHz 128GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-3317U 1.7GHz Windows 8 Pro 128GB Jun 2013
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15 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this i5-3317U processor tablet computer. The reviewer at Computerbase.de conluded that they would recommend this Microsoft tablet computer and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of one other expert review site wrote that this i5-3317U processor tablet computer was good. Chip.com.my gave this tablet computer an "Outstanding" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, techreviewsource.com, chipchick.com and mobilsiden.dk this tablet computer has an overall expert rating of 81%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 160 owner reviews this i5-3317U processor tablet computer has an average owner rating of 81 out of 100.

Microsoft Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

Microsoft i5-3317U processor tablet computers have good ratings on average and across all tablets Microsoft is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Nice Design

One Microsoft Surface Pro reviewer who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro concluded that it was a good design. One person who reviewed this tablet considered that it was good looking. Technabob.com mentioned “It's beautifully crafted” in their Microsoft Surface Pro review.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Microsoft Surface Pro owners who purchased the product considered that it was quiet. Three years ago Itwire.com wrote “While not ‘walking out the door' initial sales volumes have been quietly impressive.“It is a fine Ultrabook replacement” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro. Expert review site Technobuffalo.com wrote also three years ago “Quietly scanned the room”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed this tablet considered that it was well made. Chipchick.com rated this tablet 5 stars and wrote “No one can compete with its combination of superb design, build quality, versatility” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it said that it was good quality.

Good Battery Life

One Microsoft Surface Pro owner concluded that it had a good battery life. Expert website Technabob.com wrote “The Surface Pro 3 is a fantastic piece of hardware. It's fast, lightweight, runs Windows applications, has very good battery life” in their review.

Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Expert website Itwire.com wrote three years ago “2 ratio, 2160x1440 screen and the ultra slim 9.1mm thinness” . One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was lightweight.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro has a fairly large internal storage capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. Similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have internal storage capacitys of between 64GB and 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 110GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Microsoft Surface Pro has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (128 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago is 4GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average total storage capacity is 32GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Thin

The Surface Pro has a fairly thin depth (only 13.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro. The depths of i5-3317U processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro range from 11mm to 200mm, and the average depth is 140mm.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was not cheap. Expert website Itwire.com said “It is a very expensive tablet” according to my loc” in their Microsoft Surface Pro review.

Not 4G

The Surface Pro is not 4G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other i5-3317U processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago, the Microsoft Surface Pro is not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface (£299.99).

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro range from 0.92MP to 5MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 3.8MP. At only 0.92 megapixels, the Surface Pro has a fairly low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The Surface Pro has a maximum rear camera resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less rear camera resolution than the most frequently found rear camera resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best rear camera resolution of all comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro is 3288 x 2472 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro is 10" and the largest is 12". The Surface Pro has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 10.6 inches) amongst tablets of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Microsoft tablet computer was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Surface Pro has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might want to look at including the Microsoft Surface (£299.99) which has better reviews.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Microsoft Surface Pro is two which is average compared to the other 14 tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared this tablet to all the other 2 processor cores tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface (£299.99) is also worth considering.

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Built-In Speaker(s)
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4G
3G
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4G WiMAX
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DC-In Jack
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Headphone Out
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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Design
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Docking Connector
64-Bit Computing
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9 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(123)
26 March 2015

While the Microsoft Surface 3 Pro is technically a tablet, Microsoft claims that it can meet the needs of a regular laptop user. When it was announced, it was compared a lot to the MacBook Air,... Read more…

Touted as a laptop in tablet form, this Windows 8 unit comes complete with a detachable keyboard dock, stylus pen, and colored case that acts as a kickstand. You can run the full versions of... Read more…

29 January 2015

30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 9The 30 Days with Surface Pro 3 series is about the device itself?as the name implies. The operating system, however, plays a significant role in the 30-day... Read more…

11 November 2014

Third time's the charm for Microsoft as the Surface Pro 3 delivers as a true ultraportable device that serves as both a tablet and a notebook. The price for a number of the models might be a bit...

Chip.com.my

29 September 2014

The Surface Pro 3 is a fantastic piece of hardware. It's fast, lightweight, runs Windows applications, has very good battery life, a really sharp display, and it's beautifully crafted. Plus, it...

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User Reviews

(302)
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 28 January 2014 by Clifton k.
(Verified Purchase)

Last Wednesday, I had a revelation about the LAN driver, since the hard locks, while seeming to be random, ONLY happened when accessing the network / internet. (Yes, I probably should have... Read more…

Reviewed 15 August 2014 by NESreview
NESreview would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I love my Surface Pro 3. It can handle aggressive use with Adobe high end video and photography. Best tablet on the market...

Reviewed 8 December 2014 by Charlie
Charlie would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

After weeks of considering if the Surface 3 was good for me I finally decided to try it out myself. I had read many reviews and the few complaints I found did not concern me. I am happy to say the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 August 2014 by Vickiecam
Vickiecam would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Great product but definitely go with the bigger memory. I purchased the 64G and after installing Microsoft office and the antivirus I literally have about 19G of space left. But overall it's... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 9ur00010, 9UR-00001, J6X-00012, microsoft 3317, microsoft 3317u, microsoft i54300, microsoft i54300u, microsoft 6cx00001, microsoft 6cx00001r, microsoft 6cx00001rb
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