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Microsoft Surface Pro I5-3317U 1.7GHz 256GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-3317U 1.7GHz Windows 8 256GB Aug 2013
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Powerful. PC.A laptop in tablet form, Surface Pro brings together the best of Microsoft in one amazing new device. Get. Apps.Run the programs you ve been using with Windows 7. Run the full Office... More
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18 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

The experts at Computerbase.de, Techradar and Techradar.com/au/ all recommend this i5-3317U processor tablet and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This tablet computer was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both PC Mag and Reviewed.com, both of which thought that this i5-3317U processor tablet was fantastic.

Furthermore, this Microsoft tablet computer received a "Design Award" from Maxit.com.my and Notebookjournal.de said that it provided a good bang for your buck and gave it a "Good Value for Money" award.

The reviewer at one more expert review site concluded that this tablet computer was good. Chip.com.my gave this tablet an "Outstanding" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on sixty expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag the average expert rating of this tablet is 77 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 367 user reviews the average user rating of this i5-3317U processor tablet is 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several people who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Techworld.com said five years ago “Which one is the right one for you?On the, er, surface, both tablets seem pretty similar”. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their Microsoft Surface Pro review on PC Advisor.co.uk four years ago “It also makes a pretty good laptop.” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Expert website Technabob.com said “It's beautifully crafted”.

Some Microsoft Surface Pro owners who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “Microsoft's Surface Pro fixes the Surface RT's limitations with powerful ultrabook internals, premium design” and rated this tablet 4 stars. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The design is thinner and lighter for starters” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this Microsoft tablet was good value for money.

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

I5-3317U processor tablets manufactured by Microsoft have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all tablet computers (not just i5-3317U processor tablets) and found that Microsoft also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Easy to Use

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au wrote three years ago “Microsoft's Surface machines have always been made to highlight the best experience Windows 8 could bring” in their review of this tablet. Ubergizmo.com mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro review “Excellent – for specific uses) The Microsoft Surface Pro was designed to give users a true tablet experience AND a true PC experience with a surprisingly powerful hardware”. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info said “SSD combine for a fast user experience”.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers agreed that this tablet was good value for money. Expert website 3g.co.uk rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro “Have plenty of money to spend”. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote in their Microsoft Surface Pro review “While the Surface Pro is coming out in the US this weekend, its UK launch date is still unconfirmed, as is the price” and scored it 4 stars. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info wrote in their review four years ago “The Surface RT has been out for a while, Microsoft's definition of what an affordable tablet should be” .

Some people who bought it said that it was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au wrote four years ago “None of this comes particularly cheaply, either”. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote two years ago “There is a great deal to like and rave about the Surface Pro 4” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some Microsoft Surface Pro reviewers who bought this tablet mentioned that it was quiet. Itwire.com mentioned three years ago “While not ‘walking out the door' initial sales volumes have been quietly impressive.“It is a fine Ultrabook replacement” in their review. Expert review site Technobuffalo.com mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro also three years ago “Quietly scanned the room”.

Robust

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Three years ago expert website Chipchick.com said “No one can compete with its combination of superb design, build quality, versatility”. Expert review site Zdnet.com said four years ago “As with the RT model, build quality is generally excellent, although we have a few gripes, including the non-adjustable kicksta” in their review of this tablet.

Good Product Quality

Some Microsoft Surface Pro owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Good Support

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned four years ago “We liked Buying Guide 10 best tablet PCs in the world” in their review of this tablet and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good for Games

One Microsoft Surface Pro reviewer who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was good playing games on. Gadgetguy.com.au said four years ago “Then trying its hand at proper gaming consoles with the Xbox”.

Good Battery Life

Some Microsoft Surface Pro reviewers concluded that it had a good battery life. Four years ago Digitalversus.com wrote in their review “It has low battery life, heat issues” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Expert website Technabob.com mentioned “The Surface Pro 3 is a fantastic piece of hardware. It's fast, lightweight, runs Windows applications, has very good battery life”.

Good Size

Two Microsoft Surface Pro reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro was thin. Itwire.com said “2 ratio, 2160x1440 screen and the ultra slim 9.1mm thinness”. One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was compact. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “Convenience of a PC in a compact tablet form factor”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was thick. Expert website Maxit.com.my wrote in their review of this tablet “It is slightly thicker, mainly to accommodate the more potent innards”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro owner concluded that the product was lightweight.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Similar spec tablets that have been available for more than two years have internal storage capacitys of between 64GB and 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 120GB. At 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on tablets of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 13.5 millimeters, the Surface Pro has one of the thinner depths amongst tablets of this age. The average depth of tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 140mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Microsoft Surface Pro is not 3G, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

The Surface Pro is not 4G. Most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago are also not 4G.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

I5-3317U processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 10" and 12", and the average display diagonal is 11". With a display diagonal of only 10.6 inches, the Surface Pro has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro.

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Heavy

The weights of i5-3317U processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro range from 450g to 950g. At 907 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro is fairly heavy compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Frequency

The Microsoft Surface Pro has a pretty typical processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro.

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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 15 i5-3317U processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Cache
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Headphone Out
USB 3.0 Port
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
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
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Visual Technology
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi

11 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice alphr.com Recommended techradar.com/au/ Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended 01net.com 4 Star tek.no Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice maxit.com.my Design Award notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews

(195)

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…

23 May 2014

Microsoft claims its new Surface Pro can replace your laptop, and it certainly has the power and portability to do so. However, while we can see it replacing perhaps an entry-level MacBook Air,...

21 May 2014

Microsoft claims its new Surface Pro tablet is powerful enough to replace your laptop for everyday computing tasks. Can that really be true? We put it to the test in our Surface Pro hands-on... Read more…

17 January 2014

Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro is the best tablet running Windows 8 we've yet seen, but still feels like a compromise when used as a tablet or laptop...

7 January 2014

The Microsoft Surface Pro ticks a lot of checkboxes if you're a mobile working person looking for a device that allows you to do both work and play on the move. The only thing holding the Surface...

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User Reviews

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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 7 June 2013 by Thomas L.
(Verified Purchase)

There comes a point where you have too many options. Here, you can overclock manually via BIOS, OR use the BIOS optimized settings, OR some high power button, OR some DOCP optimization, OR use... Read more…

Reviewed 8 June 2014 by Clayton S.
(Verified Purchase)

I've seen this board get several one-egg reviews, and in my opinion, many of them are unjustified. DOA boards are unfortunately a fact of life, and no electronics manufacturer is able to ship 100%... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2012 by Evan R.
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great budget board and is exactly what I was looking for. I installed the components in this board and booted without a hitch. No problems whatsoever. The lack of right-hand-side risers... Read more…

Reviewed 1 October 2012 by Jared L.
(Verified Purchase)

This motherboard is supremely easy to use and install. The UEFI bios is straightforward and it works. My memory speed came in at 1066, and with the click of a button (Yes, the bios uses the mouse)... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft w81, microsoft w81p, microsoft w81pr, microsoft i54300, microsoft w81pro, microsoft i54200, microsoft i54200u, microsoft 7ex0000, microsoft i54300u, microsoft 7ex00001, microsoft 5d200017, microsoft 7hx00002, microsoft 7hx00002r, microsoft 7ex00001r, microsoft 7hx00002rf
Barcodes 00885370628715, 00885370658880, 08853706287150

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