As one of the newer tablets, this tablet is likely to have better features.
Microsoft Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews
Based on 2,674 owner and expert reviews, Microsoft has good ratings for its tablets. Microsoft also has good ratings specifically for its tablet computers.
Quite Large Screen Size
The average screen size of tablet computers that were released in the last year is 10". The Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger screen sizes (12 inches) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.
We compared this tablet computer to all the other 12" tablets and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SM-W703 Galaxy Tab Pro S ($299.99) is also worth considering.
Quite High Front Camera Resolution
Across all the tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 2.6MP. With a front camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.
2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a maximum display resolution of 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. Across all comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for the last year the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 600 pixels (worst) to 2736 x 1824 pixels (best).
3 Reasons Against
Not 4G Compatible
Like most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months, the Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible.
Tablets which are 4G compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung SM-T719N which is also cheaper.
Not 3G Compatible
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 are also not 3G compatible.
Tablets which are 3G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-T719N.
The Surface Pro 3 is one of the heavier tablet computers that have been available for the last year (800 grams) amongst tablet computers of this age. The weights of new tablet computers range from 240g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 730g.
2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Average Internal Storage Capacity
At 128 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.
Average Rear Camera Resolution
With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other new tablet computers.
There are a number of alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung SM-W703 Galaxy Tab Pro S ($299.99) which has better reviews.
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