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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 1.9GHz 256GB 12" Tablet

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1.9GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 256GB 12" Jan 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 Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

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

Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 110GB. With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger internal storage capacity amongst tablet computers of this age.

Tablets with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_3810957_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Quite Large Screen Size

The average screen size of tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months is 10", and the screen sizes range from 7" to 19". With a screen size of 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other new tablets.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.5GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.5GHz. At 1.9 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 1.9GHz processor clock speed tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7[plb_3156842_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Samsung SM-W703 Galaxy Tab Pro S[plb_3310318_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated).

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger internal memory amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for the last year is 0.5GB, the largest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 3.6GB.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5MP. With a front camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the highest front camera resolutions amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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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. Across all tablet computers that came out in the last year the best display resolution is 2736 x 1824 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 600 pixels.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Surface Pro 3 is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 are also not 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung GT-P5100 Galaxy Tab 2[plb_3776480_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months are also not 4G compatible.

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Heavy

The Surface Pro 3 is one of the heavier similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 (800 grams) amongst tablet computers of this age. Recently released tablets have weights of between 240g and 2.7kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this tablet computer was released.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

If you are looking for a higher rear camera resolution then you might also want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7[plb_3156842_price] (8MP) which also has a higher rating.

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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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