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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 512GB 12" Tablet

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Windows 10 Pro 512GB 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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17 Reasons For

Fourteen Industry Awards

This Microsoft tablet is one of the most highly awarded of all the tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months.

Trusted Reviews, Computerbase.de, Digitallife.se, Pricerunner.se, Techradar.com/au/ and Tek.no all thought that concluded that they would recommend this tablet computer and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This tablet received a "Highly Recommended" from both Hardwareluxx.de and Hardwareluxx.ru, both of which said that this Microsoft tablet computer was great.

This Microsoft tablet was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Hispazone.com and Reviewed.com, both of which decided that this tablet was marvellous.

Two additional expert review sites thought that this tablet was good. This tablet computer received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews who decided it was was good and it received a "Gold Award" from Hardware.info who said it was superb.

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Good Expert Reviews

This Microsoft tablet has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100 based on fifty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com. The tablet computer expert review sites think this tablet is one of the very best latest tablet computers.

User Reviews Are Good

This tablet has an average user rating of 88 out of 100 based on 790 user reviews.

Nice Design

Some people who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Two years ago expert website Techworld.com wrote “It's a good-looking all-rounder.” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Expert review site Slashgear.com wrote in their review of this tablet “Effort on beautifully delivering a flawed idea”. Expert review site T3.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 “The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the maker's third go at a Windows tablet that has all the power of a pretty decent Ultrabook laptop”.

Several customers who purchased this tablet considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Techworld.com mentioned in their review “The Surface Pro 3 is a truly brilliant example of product design – an exceptional tool for designers, artists, photographers, art” .

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Robust

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 reviewers who bought the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 reckoned that it was well made. Two years ago expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “The Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft is an amazing feat of engineering”. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review “While the MacBook Air continues on with a solid”.

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Microsoft tablet computers have good ratings on average and across all tablet computers Microsoft is one of the superior brands.

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Good Technical Features

Two customers who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 reckoned that it had good features. Two years ago Digitalversus.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “It's retained all the good features of its predecessor”. Expert review site In.ign.com gave the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review “Windows 8 is perfect for this form factor—but while some features clearly show that the company is on the right path, the”.

Good Product Quality

Several customers reckoned that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was good quality. Chipchick.com wrote in their review of this tablet “No one can compete with its combination of superb design, build quality, versatility and performance”. Two years ago Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The fantastic build quality and impressive battery life”.

Good Size

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 3 owners concluded that this tablet was thin. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The new device is thinner, lighter” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Expert review site Theinquirer.net wrote “A much thinner case and an improved keyboard and kickstand, meaning its never lived more up to its m” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Expert review site Itwire.com said “2 ratio, 2160x1440 screen and the ultra slim 9.1mm thinness” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 3 owners considered that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was quiet. Itwire.com mentioned “While not ‘walking out the door' initial sales volumes have been quietly impressive.“It is a fine Ultrabook replacement” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Two years ago Technobuffalo.com wrote “Quietly scanned the room” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review.

Only Released Three Months Ago

This tablet has only been on the market for three months. Newer tablet computers like this one are likely to have better features.

Easy to Use

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Two years ago Techworld.com wrote “If you like the idea of having a tablet that can replace your laptop, enabling you to use full versions o”. In the same month expert review site Dailystar.co.uk said “It's fast, fluid and a joy to use” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good experience. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “It has a focus on providing a better typing experience when an optional keyboard cover is attached” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Battery Life

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet had a good battery life.

Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 3 has a quite large internal storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3. The internal storage capacity of tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 4GB to 1.1TB.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (1TB).

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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 new tablet computers is 0.5GB and the largest is 16GB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly high front camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3. The average front camera resolution of comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 is 2.6MP.

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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, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablets that have been available for the last year the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 600 pixels to 2736 x 1824 pixels.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Microsoft Surface Pro 3 owner wrote in their reviews that it did not have network functionality. Expert review site Fatducktech.com wrote in their review “Instead ended up being a day of desktop replacement, docking stations and a particularly irritating network bug” .

Not 3G Compatible

Most comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 are not 3G compatible. The Surface Pro 3 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible.

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Heavy

The Surface Pro 3 is quite heavy (800 grams) compared to most of the other recently released tablets. Tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 have weights of between 240g and 2.7kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Average Screen Size

The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly typical screen size (12 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

If this tablet screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (12.3").

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a relatively average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months.

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution that might be worth looking at include the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (8MP).

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14 Awards

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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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User Reviews

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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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