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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 8GB 512GB 12" Laptop

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8GB 512GB 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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15 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this Microsoft laptop. Hi-tech.mail.ru/ conluded that they would endorse this laptop and gave it a "Recommended" award and the reviewer at Techzine.nl gave it a "Silver" award and decided it was very good.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including v3.co.uk, PC Welt.de, notebookcheck.biz and pcauthority.com.au this Microsoft portable PC has an overall expert rating of 84%. Experts think this Microsoft laptop is one of the better portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 151 owner reviews this laptop has an overall owner rating of 84%.

Microsoft Laptops Have Good Reviews

Microsoft is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Microsoft also has good ratings for its portable PCs.

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Good Size

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this laptop was thin. Expert website Pcauthority.com.au scored this laptop 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 “The Surface Pro 3 brings a high-DPI display that's swelled to near-A4 size; the magnesium-alloy chassis is thinner and lighter; a”. Expert website Pocketnow.com wrote in their review “The large screen and super thin body combined w” and gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars. Techspective.net mentioned “Day 13Super slim ultrabooks”.

Robust

Some people thought this laptop was well made. Theverge.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “A marvel of engineering that combines tons of crazy features into a thin” . Expert website Winbeta.org mentioned two years ago “It's gorgeous, built well and altogether a well-rounded device.”.

Nice Design

A few people who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Stuff.tv/my/ mentioned “The two biggest design changes to last year's Surface Pro 2 are the gorgeous new 12in 3” in their review of this laptop.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it had a good battery life. Expert website V3.co.uk wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 two years ago “A wealth of chipset options and a reasonable battery life the Surface Pro 3 does a great job of showcasing Windows 8.1's finer points” and gave this laptop a score of 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One person who bought the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Ouritdept.co.uk mentioned two years ago “The ability to adjust the kickstand to a more comfortable angle” .

Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 3h to 50h. The Surface Pro 3 has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

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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 on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP Envy x2.

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Very High Main Camera Resolution

The main camera resolutions of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.9MP to 5MP. The Surface Pro 3 has one of the highest main camera resolutions (5 megapixels) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.9GB. At 8,000 megabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Very Light

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

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Envy x2 (1.3kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Narrow

With a width of only 201 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 is one of the narrowest portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3 amongst portable PCs of this age. The narrowest notebook PC of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 is 200mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 350mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 also do not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Screen Size

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

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 30cm to 44cm. At only 30.48 centimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Only One USB Port

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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

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

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Surface Pro 3 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Very Thick

With a height of 292 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 is very thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. The heights of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 16mm to 420mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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13 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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12 October 2015

With many clones arriving from the likes of HP, Dell and Lenovo, Microsoft has announced a new version of its Surface tablet . But how what's different compared to the old version? Find out in our... Read more…

11 September 2015

Microsoft fans will feel a curious sense of déjà vu when looking at the iPad Pro. From the multitasking features in iOS 9 to the stylus and the keyboard case, Apple's upcoming 12.9in tablet... Read more…

27 May 2015

It was last September when my Ultrabook screen went blank and never came back. I was gutted; Not only because it was my favourite PC but because I was half-way through reporting on the IFA... Read more…

The idea wasn't entirely accepted, however, due to the first two generations of Surface having a few foibles. But two false starts later and we now have something that seems a bit more refined.The... Read more…

26 May 2015

Microsoft gets it right at the third time of trying - the Surface Pro 3 is a superb hybrid...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 March 2015 by Seth
Seth would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Hey I noticed a couple of negative reviews on this site and just wanted to say DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM. One guy gave it 1 star because of "value". He said he bought a Dell with a 500gb hardrive... Read more…

Reviewed 30 October 2014 by Es316303
Es316303 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Great product, but ad is misleading. Tablet does not come with keyboard, which is available for additional money...

Reviewed 4 August 2014 by DougHolland
DougHolland would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I purchase the Surface Pro 3 with the Intel Core i7 and 512GB SSD to use with apps such as Visual Studio 2013 and Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC etc. With the forthcoming... Read more…

Reviewed 22 September 2014 by 1BestBuyClient

I was really looking forward to buying the surface Pro 3. I paid for it and patiently awaited 3 to 4 weeks for shipping. I'm 65 years old and retired yet..... I was as happy as a child in a candy... Read more…

Reviewed 23 October 2014 by EkimNosredna1
EkimNosredna1 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I have been using this device for myself at my Job for the last couple of weeks. it seems to be durable but as with any device I'm sure if you hit it right there will be issues. The power is... Read more…

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