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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 4GB 64GB 12" Laptop

$815.00
$699.99 $115.01 cheaper than 61 days ago
4GB 64GB 12" Jul 2013
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. Combining full-sized laptop performance with a compact premium tablet body, it More
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5 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Microsoft notebook PCs and also specifically for Microsoft portable PCs and found that in both cases Microsoft had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Long Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 3. Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 the battery lifes range from 3h to 50h.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 9h battery life laptops currently available including the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_2964667_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Surface Pro 3 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 800 grams, the Surface Pro 3 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The weights of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 range from 210g to 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 2170p[plb_1450682_price] (1.3kg).

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Very Narrow

The widths of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 200mm to 430mm, and the average width is 350mm. At only 201 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 range from 16GB to 1TB. With a total storage capacity of only 64 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y70[plb_2964651_price] (256GB), or the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_2964661_price] (256GB).

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 is 14", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 12 inches, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP 15-j151sa[plb_2981268_price] (15.6").

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Quite Small Storage Capacity

With a storage capacity of only 64,000 megabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite small storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average storage capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 660GB.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 30.48 centimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 is 30cm and the biggest is 44cm.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Surface Pro 3 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One USB Port

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB ports, including the Surface Pro 3 which has one USB port.

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Only One ESATA/USB 3.0 Port

The Surface Pro 3 is a one ESATA/USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and three ESATA/USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4,000 megabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Surface Pro 3 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most laptops of this spec and age.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

Across comparable types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Thick

Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 16mm to 420mm. At 292 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_2964667_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 September 2014 by Oramirezz
Oramirezz would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I used it mostly for school, pretty easy to used . i love the pen...

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