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Microsoft Surface Tegra 3 1.4GHz 64GB 10.6" Tablet

Tegra 3 1.4GHz Windows RT 64GB Mar 2014
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8 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Microsoft has good average ratings for its Tegra 3 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.6 inches, the Surface has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. The display diagonals of tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 7" to 11".

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of Tegra 3 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface is 8GB, the largest is 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 32GB. The Surface has a quite large internal storage capacity (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface.

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Very Large Total Storage Capacity

Tablets of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 64GB, and the average total storage capacity is 38GB. When compared to other Tegra 3 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the total storage capacity of, the Surface's total storage capacity of 64 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface supports a 4 bluetooth version which is newer than most tablets of a similar age and spec to it. Most Tegra 3 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago support a 3 bluetooth version.

This tablet's Bluetooth version (4) is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface.

A 3 bluetooth version is the worst supported Bluetooth version across comparable types of tablet.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Surface has a fairly large internal memory compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. The smallest internal memory of tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface is 1GB, the largest is 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.3GB.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Surface has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface display resolutions range from 1280 x 800 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1200 pixels (best).

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Microsoft Surface Cover Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Microsoft Surface Cover, which is typical of many tablet computers of a similar type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £40.98

The Surface has increased in price by £40.98 in the last 53 days.

Not 3G

Like most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years, the Surface is not 3G.

If you want a tablet that is 3G then you might also want to look at the Asus Google Nexus 7[plb_1488975_price], or the Sony Xperia[plb_1497972_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

The Surface is not 4G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface are also not 4G.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The Surface 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 rear camera resolution of all tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 3288 x 2472 pixels (best).

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Quite Short Standby Time

At only 168 hours, the Microsoft Surface has a fairly short standby time compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago. The average standby time of Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface is 260h.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of tablets that have been on the market for more than two years is 17h, and the battery life (max)s range from 5h to 360h. With a battery life (max) of only 8 hours, the Microsoft Surface has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface

Released Over Two Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface over two years ago.

Four Processor Coress

The Microsoft Surface has four processor coress. That's average compared to the other 57 tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared this tablet to all the other 4 processor cores tablets and we think the Asus Google Nexus 7[plb_1488975_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Surface has a fairly average processor frequency (1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Storage Medium
Total Storage Capacity
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Rear Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Speaker/ Headphone/ Line-Out Jack
Headphone Out
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Connector Type
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Standby Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Carrying Case
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi

Expert Reviews

24 January 2015

Take the optically bonded screen of Surface Pro and the giant PPI touch screen plus OneNote and Skype for Business and you get Surface Hub; one of the nicest smart whiteboards I've tried...

Gorgeous screen and high quality microphones and cameras
Easytouse interface
Never worry about taking a photo of the whiteboard or that you forgot to wipe off something confidential
Priced for business
You can't easily see which pen does what
No login is easy but maybe not secure
25 October 2016

Wir haben es hier mit einem kleinen Gadget in Puck-Form zu tun, welches sehr innovativ Eingabe-Geräte wie die Tastatur, die Maus und natürlich auch den Pen ergänzt. Werft am besten einmal einen... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 9jr00014, microsoft 7g500015
Barcodes 00400045800090, 00658925000003, 00885370447705, 00885370523768, 00885370523904, 00885370525045, 00885370687507

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