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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 128GB 12" Tablet

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Windows 10 Pro 128GB 12" 5MP Sep 2016
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Revolutionary laptop With the Kickstand, optional Type Cover, and multiple ports (including full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and microSD card reader), Surface Pro 3 delivers the power,... More
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Microsoft Tablets Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,965 owner and expert reviews for Microsoft tablet computers and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically for its tablet computers.

Only Released Three Months Ago

This Microsoft tablet was only released three months ago.

Quite High Front Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3. Newly released tablet computers have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 5MP.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Surface Pro 3 is 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. The best display resolution of all tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 2736 x 1824 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 600 pixels.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other recently released tablet computers, the Surface Pro 3 is not 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung GT-P5100 Galaxy Tab 2 which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 are also not 4G compatible.

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Heavy

The Surface Pro 3 is one of the heavier recently released comparable spec tablets (800 grams) amongst tablet computers of this age. Across all the tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 the weights range from 240g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 700g.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other new similar spec tablets.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (12.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for the last year.

There are a number of alternative 128GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SM-W703 Galaxy Tab Pro S ($66.35).

If this Microsoft tablet internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Surface Pro 3 ($849.99) (512GB), or the Surface Pro 4 (1TB) both from Microsoft which also has a higher rating.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other latest tablet computers.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SM-W703 Galaxy Tab Pro S ($66.35).

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution that might be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (8MP) which is also higher rated.

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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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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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