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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 64GB 10.8" 4G 3G - Kagoo
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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 64GB 10.8" 4G 3G Tablet

X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 8.1 64GB Apr 2015
Processor Model Processor Clock Speed Operating System Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
With the ability to run desktop software, a USB port, and an integrated Kickstand, Surface 3 is the perfect productivity device for school, home, and on the go. Includes Office 365 Personal.... More
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4 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

Microsoft has good average ratings for its x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet range.

4G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface 3 is 4G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 3 are not 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The Surface 3 is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface 3 are not 3G compatible.

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Very Short

Across all the tablet computers of this spec and age the heights range from 8.6mm to 270mm, and the average height is 63mm. The Microsoft Surface 3 is one of the shorter similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface 3 (only 8.7 millimeters) amongst x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Only One Built-In Speaker

Most tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface 3 have between one and three built-in speakers, including the Surface 3 which has one built-in speaker.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacities of tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface 3 range from 64GB to 260GB. At only 64 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface 3.

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Very Small Internal Memory

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

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6 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Microsoft released the Surface 3.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

The Surface 3 has a relatively standard rear camera resolution (8 megapixels) compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface 3.

There are a number of other 8MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3 ($338.19).

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Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Microsoft Surface 3 is four. That's average compared to the other eight x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 3 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We compared this tablet to all the other 4 processor core tablets and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3 ($338.19) is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available including the Microsoft Surface 3 ($338.19) which has better reviews.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 10.8 inches, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface 3.

Alternative 10.8" tablets currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3 ($338.19).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 3.

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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Speaker
Networking
3G Standard
4G Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Docking Connector Type
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Messaging
Performance
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Keyboard Included
Other Features
Visual Technology
Kids Tablet
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

(57)
Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Amazon Customer

Good...

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by Mr S

Small, powerful and easy to use. Windows 10 works well and detachable keyboard is extremely useful if you are working on a longer document.

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by RJF
(Verified Purchase)

Really like this tablet. I prefer this size than the larger one; it's much more convenient when travelling. Good quality for viewing films etc & Office 365 works well. Also compatible with iTunes... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Mr. J. P. S. Pennycook
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered with the "Surface Type Cover" (i.e. keyboard) - good as a laptop replacement, and convenient to transport. Not as fast as a desktop PC, but adequate. Bright screen, loud speakers, and a... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Amazon Customer

Microsoft has recently lent me a Surface 3 for review. I appreciate being able to use this loan unit but that has not influenced my opinion of the device or of Microsoft ? this is my personal view... Read more…

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Ddschen
(Verified Purchase)

I bought it from Amazon Warehouse selling with a good price. My son love it very much.

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by Robert Cunliffe
(Verified Purchase)

This came in real quick time. It was a used unit but when I looked at it, I could not tell it was used. The only downside is that it's missing the surface pen. I'm hoping this will come in the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Bob
(Verified Purchase)

EDIT Just found a new problem, when the charge level drops to about 20% when I plug the charger in although it shows the symbol that power is connected it also says "not charging" it is right it... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Tim

I've been wanting one of these for ages and I was not disappointed. What I love most is that it's the same weight as a magazine which makes is nice to carry when you are on the move. Screen is... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Davidson Video Productions | 11 Comments

Feel free to check out my video review of the tablet. Below I have added a summary with pros and cons. Pros -Premium and sleek design -Great display -Run full desktop programs -Decent front and... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft x7z870, microsoft x7z8700, microsoft 7g500015, microsoft 7g500016
Barcodes 00885370905472, 00885370905489, 00885370905496, 00885370905502, 00885370929300, 00889842008869, 00889842017663, 00889842017670, 00889842017809
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