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

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X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 10 Home 64GB Sep 2015
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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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3G Compatible

The Surface 3 is 3G compatible, as are most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface 3.

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4G Compatible

The Surface 3 is 4G compatible. Most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 3 also are 4G compatible.

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Released Twelve Months Ago

This Microsoft tablet computer has been on the market for twelve months.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the Surface 3 has a relatively average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface 3.

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Four Processor Cores

The Surface 3 has four processor cores. That's average compared to the other five tablets that were released in the last year that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface 3 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface 3.

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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 tablet computers that have been available for the last year.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Microsoft Surface 3 has a relatively typical internal storage capacity (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec tablets.

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Expert Reviews


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

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...

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…

The key element for a great tablet has always been a truly innovative and top performing display, and the best leading edge tablets have always flaunted their beautiful high-tech displays. The... Read more…

The Surface 3 is not a laptop replacement, that one we are sure of. However, those who have been more attracted to the netbook for its affordability and portability will find the Surface 3 a...

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User Reviews

Reviewed 9 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 29 2015 by David V.

Very good, cheap motherboard and I would suggest it to anyone who's building a Mini-ITX LGA1150 computer...

Reviewed 3 2014 by Owen k.
(Verified Purchase)

All the other drivers worked well. Only had to download one from web. Tons of usb 2 & Usb 3 ports. I did not add a Cg Card. It has vga/hdmi/dvi just what I needed...

Reviewed 7 2014 by PAVEL E.
(Verified Purchase)

At first, I installed chipset drivers from the supplied DVD. Then went to ASUS website and updated to whatever they had as their latest. However, once updating finished and I rebooted my computer... Read more…

I'm really surprised and delighted with this. I've used lots of different devices and so far this is the best pc AND the best tablet I've owned. I'm not using CAD , I guess this would be beyond... Read more…

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