Every aspect of Surface 3 has been meticulously crafted from the strong, light frame with a 3-position Kickstand to the 10.8 high-resolution screen. Surface is elegant and durable enough to take...
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Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews
Microsoft tablet computers have an average rating of 78 out of 100, which is in the top 42% of all tablet computer manufacturers that we have looked at.
Very High Rear Camera Resolution
The rear camera resolution of the Surface 3 of 8 megapixels is one of the highest amongst similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than a year. The average rear camera resolution of similar spec tablet computers that were released one year ago is 5MP, and the rear camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8.1MP.
There are a number of alternative 8MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper tablet computers such as the ThinkPad 8[pl_2194249_price], or the ThinkPad 8[pl_2168401_price] both from Lenovo.
Four Processor Cores
Most tablet computers of this spec and age have between one and seven processor cores, including the Microsoft Surface 3 which has four processor cores.
There are a number of alternative 4 processor core tablets currently available which you might want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad 8[plb_2168401_price] which is cheaper; or the Microsoft Surface RT[plb_3246146_price], or the Acer Iconia Tab W4-820[plb_2141156_price] which has a better Rating.
If you would prefer a tablet with more processor cores then you might want to look at the Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A10[plb_3053674_price] (8 processor cores).
Quite Large Screen Size
With a screen size of 10.8 inches, the Surface 3 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 3. Across all the similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface 3 the screen sizes range from 7" to 14", and the average screen size is 9.1".
Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity
With an internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age. The internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface 3 range from 4GB to 260GB.
Other 64GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper tablets such as the Lenovo ThinkPad 8[plb_2194249_price].
Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size
Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface 3 the maximum memory card sizes range from 6GB to 2TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 100GB. With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 3.
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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Surface 3 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of tablets of this spec and age is 2.1GHz.
Very Fast Memory Clock Speed
Tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface 3 have memory clock speeds of between 530MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,400MHz. The Surface 3 has one of the fastest memory clock speeds (1,600 megahertz) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.
1080p Video Recording Mode
This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, which is the most commonly found video recording mode on similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Fairly High Front Camera Resolution
With a front camera resolution of 3.5 megapixels, the Surface 3 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The average front camera resolution of tablet computers of this spec and age is 1.6MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5.1MP.
Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life
The Surface 3 has a quite long maximum battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for more than a year. The maximum battery life of tablet computers that were released one year ago range from 5.5h to 120h.
Fairly Large Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has one of the larger internal memory amongst tablets of this age. Tablets that were launched more than a year ago have internal memory of between 0.5GB and 8GB, and the average internal memory is 2.1GB.
1920 X 1280 Pixels Display Resolution
The Surface 3 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The worst display resolution of all similar spec tablet computers that have been available for more than a year is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.
Multi-Touch Multi-Touch Technology
The multi-touch technology of the this tablet computer are Multi-touch, which is typical of many tablets that came out more than a year ago.
Across all the tablets of this age and type the thicknesses range from 6mm to 280mm. The Surface 3 has a fairly thin thickness (only 8.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface 3.
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Not 3G Compatible
The Surface 3 is not 3G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 3 are also not 3G compatible.
If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might also want to consider the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price]; or the Lenovo ThinkPad 8[plb_2168401_price].
Not 4G Compatible
The Microsoft Surface 3 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 4G compatible.
If you would prefer a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price] or the Lenovo ThinkPad 8[plb_2168401_price].
2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 3
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this tablet computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface 3 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface 3.
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