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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 8GB 256GB 12" Laptop

$1,830.45
$659.99 $1,170.46 cheaper than 71 days ago
8GB 256GB 12" Jul 2013
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. With serious Intel Core i7 processing, 8 GB of RAM and a Full HD screen, you can work, play, design and create wherever you... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 167 user and expert reviews for Microsoft notebook PCs and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically within its portable PCs range.

Quite Long Battery Life

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3. Portable PCs of this type and age have battery lifes of between 3h and 50h, and the average battery life is 9h.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Surface Pro 3 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly High Main Camera Resolution

Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the main camera resolutions range from 0.9MP to 5MP. With a main camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the higher main camera resolutions amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Surface Pro 3 has a quite big internal memory (8,000 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Light

At only 800 grams, the Surface Pro 3 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3. The lightest laptop that has been available for more than two years is 210g heavy and the heaviest is 4.5kg.

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

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 200mm to 430mm, and the average width is 350mm. At only 201 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 is very narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 do not have a front camera. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is no exception to this as it too does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Screen Size

Portable PCs of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 14". The Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 30.48 centimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average display diagonal of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 is 37cm.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Storage Capacity

With a storage capacity of only 256,000 megabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. The average storage capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 is 660GB, and the storage capacity range from 64GB to 1TB.

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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 portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Very Thick

The thinnest laptop that has been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 is 16mm thick and the thickest is 420mm. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is fairly thick (292 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Microsoft portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft w10, microsoft w10p, microsoft i74650, microsoft i74650u, microsoft 5d300003

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