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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 1.7GHz 256GB 12" Tablet

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1.7GHz Windows 10 Pro 256GB 12" Jun 2014
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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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11 Reasons For

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 have internal storage capacity of between 0.25GB and 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB. The internal storage capacity of the Surface Pro 3 of 256 gigabytes is one of the largest amongst tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of tablets of this spec and age is 3.5" and the largest is 19". The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a very large screen size (12 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12" tablet computers currently available including the Microsoft Surface Pro which has better reviews.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Surface Pro 3 has a quite fast processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. The processor clock speeds of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 1GHz to 2.3GHz.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed tablet computers to this tablet and we think the LG V500 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution

The average rear camera resolution of tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 is 3.7MP, and the rear camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8MP. The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly high rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years range from 1.1GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Very Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the largest internal memory amongst tablet computers of this age. The average internal memory of tablet computers of this type and age is 1.5GB.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other tablets of this age and type that we have checked the front camera resolution of, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3's front camera resolution of 5 megapixels is one of the highest. The front camera resolutions of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.2MP to 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.1MP.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a 1080p video recording mode which is higher than most tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago. Most tablet computers of this age and type have a 720p video recording mode.

This tablet computer's video recording mode (1080p) is actually the best video recording mode amongst all tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3.

A 720p video recording mode is the worst video recording mode across comparable types of tablet computer.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Surface Pro 3 has a maximum display resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years the display resolution ranges from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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Very Short

Tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have heights of between 0.4mm and 650mm. With a height of only 9.1 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 is quite short compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3 is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Surface Pro 3 is a two processor core tablet computer. Most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 have between one and seven processor cores.

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Heavy

Across all the tablets that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 120g to 8.5kg, and the average weight is 610g. At 800 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Thick

The average thickness of tablets of this age and type is 49mm, and the thicknesses range from 4mm to 280mm. At 201.4 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3 over two years ago.

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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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