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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 32GB 10.8" Tablet

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X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 8.1 32GB Sep 2015
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Surface 3 is great for Take notes or write directly on screen at the same time. With up to 10 hours of battery life for video playback,1 Surface 3 lasts through your film marathon (or all your... More
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Microsoft Surface 3 Review!

4 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 2,965 owner and expert reviews for Microsoft tablets and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically within its x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers range.

1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, which is typical of many similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

The widths of tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface 3 range from 120mm to 270mm. The Surface 3 is one of the narrower x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that were released one year ago (only 187 millimeters) amongst x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Short

The average height of tablets that came out more than a year ago is 63mm, and the heights range from 8.6mm to 270mm. The Microsoft Surface 3 is one of the shorter comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 3 (only 8.7 millimeters) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface 3 is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets that have been around for more than a year are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Surface 3 is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface 3 are also not 4G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface 3 have internal storage capacity of between 32GB and 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 80GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface 3 has one of the smaller internal storage capacity amongst x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Microsoft Surface 3 has a quite small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface 3. The smallest internal memory of tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface 3 is 2GB, the largest is 4GB, and the average internal memory is 3GB.

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Very Thick

With a thickness of 267 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface 3 has one of the thickest thicknesses amongst tablets of this age. Across all the x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 3 the thicknesses range from 8.6mm to 270mm, and the average thickness is 150mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 3

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 8 megapixels, the Surface 3 has a pretty standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 3.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including the Microsoft Surface 3 ($369.99) which has better reviews.

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Four Processor Cores

The Microsoft Surface 3 is a four processor core tablet computer. That's average compared to the other eight tablets of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

There are a number of alternative 4 processor core tablet computers currently available which you might want to consider including the Microsoft Surface 3 ($369.99) which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface 3 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface 3.

There are a number of other 1.6GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3 ($369.99).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 10.8 inches, the Surface 3 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface 3.

We compared all the other 10.8" tablet computers to this tablet and we think the Microsoft Surface 3 ($369.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Expert Reviews

(171)
21 December 2015

As we inspected the Surface Pro 4 ahead of the Surface 3, despite the latter launching back in the first half of the year, it's more a case of deciding whether or not the stripped back Surface...

Versatile design
Excellent software compatibility
Attractive screen
Good connectivity
Full Windows 10
Type Cover is an essential accessory
Heavy for handheld use
Weak onscreen keyboard
Charging takes really long
WiFi speeds were slower than expected
7 December 2015

If you're looking for a tablet that can do more, or an affordable laptop alternative, Surface 3 is a great deal. At $500 for the 128GB/4GB RAM model , you're really getting a lot. The Surface...

26 October 2015

As you all know, the Surface Pro 4 and the new Surface Book were announced earlier this week. But before it hits the shelves here in The Philippines, let's take a look first on the previous model... Read more…

23 October 2015

Microsoft Surface 3 is getting closer to being a perfect MacBook Air replacement for casual productivity Photo by Brad MoonRegular readers of GeekDad probably know that I've had a long history of... Read more…

12 October 2015

I've been using the base model of the Surface 3 as my daily driver for the past 3 months. It's beautifully crafted, decent to type on, and won't break the bank. However, the Surface 3, and...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Mike2k

I bought the Surface 3 (4GB RAM 128GB Storage model) back in June due to its more commuter friendly form factor compared to the Surface Pro 3. It works brilliantly as a commuting device when on... Read more…

Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Clem90

Really impressive product. Bought to replace laptop and use alongside work laptop. I wanted windows programs and am very impressed with it in laptop mode, love using the pen in Onenote for notes... Read more…

Reviewed 19 September 2014 by Estefania E.
(Verified Purchase)

Using this on a Linux Build, no problems. Instructions and Manual are top notch...

Reviewed 7 September 2014 by Valerie L.
(Verified Purchase)

As mentioned in the "pros," this board is tremendously configurable. I can't imagine what the Z97 variant has that this doesn't. If my chip were unlockable, I could overclock it despite this being... Read more…

Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Richard F.
(Verified Purchase)

Never owned an Asus board before now I see why people like them so much, very well designed and laid out. The UEFI is very nice, easy to work with and navigate through. The 3 fan headers alone... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft x7z8700
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