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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 256GB 12" Tablet

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Windows 8 Pro 256GB 12" 1 Feb 2014
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. With serious Intel Core i7 processing, 8 GB of RAM and a Full HD screen, you can work, play, design and create wherever you... More
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Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Microsoft is one of the better rated tablet computer brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Microsoft also has good reviews for its tablet computers.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers of this spec and age is 19GB, and the internal storage capacity range from 0.25GB to 260GB. With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the largest internal storage capacity amongst tablets of this age.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The Surface Pro 3 has a quite large screen size (12 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3. Tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 have screen sizes of between 3.5" and 19", and the average screen size is 8.6".

We compared this tablet to all the other 12" tablets and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface Pro[plb_3099306_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Large Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 the internal memory range from 0.25GB to 8GB. The Surface Pro 3 has a very large internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The display resolution of all tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 ranges from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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Very Thin

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite thin thickness (only 9 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. Across all the tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3 the thicknesses range from 4mm to 280mm.

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Only One Processor Core

Most tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 have between one and seven processor cores, including the Surface Pro 3 which has one processor core.

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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 similar age to the Surface Pro 3 are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers of this age and type, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible.

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Heavy

The average weight of tablets of this spec and age is 610g, and the weights range from 120g to 8.5kg. With a weight of 800 grams, the Surface Pro 3 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3.

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1 Other reason to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this tablet was released.

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Expert Reviews

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4 February 2015

30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 11One of the defining features of the Surface Pro 3?in fact arguably THE defining feature?is the fact that it's a tablet. It is thin, and light, and designed for... Read more…

8 December 2014

Many Apple fans were hoping for an iPad Pro this year, but it didn't happen. What they did get was a successor to the iPad Air. Here we compare the iPad Air 2 with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 so you... Read more…

Brilliant screen
Great new design
Infinite kickstand
Lightweight
Excellent performances
No bundled Office 365 Subscription
Expensive when you get into the higherend models
Not great for portable gaming
MicroSD not as prominently used as opposed to SD
Certain models can b
21 August 2014

Three's a CharmIf you need any indication that Microsoft is serious about making its own Windows hardware, consider this: This is the third-generation Surface Pro device in under two years....

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Photography is a profession that's closely tracked developments in the world of computing, from the first days of desktop publishing to today's world of high-resolution digital photography and its... Read more…

Lisa Gade reviews the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 tablet. The 3rd gen Surface Pro is Microsoft's best yet, with Intel Core CPUs, HD 4400 graphics, 4 or 8 gigs of RAM and and SSD drive. The... Read more…

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Reviewed 4 June 2014 by Abooga
Abooga would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 has been one of the best products Microsoft has released ever. Some of the great things are that its screen is a 2160 by 1440 so that means its more than HD its "Super HD" I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 August 2014 by Cbrrida
Cbrrida would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I only go the i3 version with 64GB of memory for school. I already have a ASUS laptop for the heavier computing. This tablet is perfect! Windows 8.1 pro, lots of features and the keyboard is... Read more…

Reviewed 8 August 2014 by Vickiecam
Vickiecam would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Great product but definitely go with the bigger memory. I purchased the 64G and after installing Microsoft office and the antivirus I literally have about 19G of space left. But overall it's... Read more…

Reviewed 27 September 2014 by Music
Music would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Now that there is a Microsoft tablet with Windows 8.1 I couldn't wait to get it home and play...

Reviewed 7 November 2014 by JOE1958
JOE1958 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

The tablet itself is great. The only concern I have is the wall charger the section from the transfer box to the tablet connection is so loose you have to mess with it to keep a connection. If not... Read more…

The board has nice uefi bios options. The board came with 2 sata cables
Lots of usb ports and every other port you need
Reasonable price, seems to be solid. Good built-in features, along with the ability to use most of Intel's 1155 CPU's
I have had this board up and running for well over a year now. It dual boots Win XP (only for some old prog's) and Ubuntu 14.04LTS. It is flawless in both. It has run pretty much 24 7 since being bui
Portability
The audio on this board sucks, it should have been better than my 3 year old toshiba laptop (based on the built in realtek chip versions) but the realtek software acts weird. I couldn't get it to soun
Mobo failed while my computer was shutdown, but computer was plugged in and usb ports were powered. This may not have been the fault of the motherboard but I doubt it was my psu which is of very good
Only 2 RAM slots (but that is common with lower cost boards and I knew when purchasing)
None known at this time
Still has some MS software bugs
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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft w10, microsoft w10p, microsoft i74650, microsoft i74650u, microsoft 5d300003
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