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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I5-4300U 1.9GHz 128GB 12" Tablet

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I5-4300U 1.9GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 128GB 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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Very High Front Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a very high front camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3. Comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 have front camera resolutions of between 2MP and 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 3.5MP.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This tablet computer has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 3. The average total storage capacity of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 41GB.

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Quite Large Maximum Internal Memory

The Surface Pro 3 has a quite large maximum internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. Across all the tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 the maximum internal memory range from 0.5GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 3.6GB.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

The Surface Pro 3 has a 1080p video recording mode which is higher than most tablets that have been on the market for more than two years. Most comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have a 720p video recording mode. Across all tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 the best video recording mode is 2160p and the worst is 480p.

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Very Light

At only 800 grams, the Surface Pro 3 is fairly light compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3. The weights of comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 800g to 980g, and the average weight is 890g.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on tablet computers of this type and age.

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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 tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3 the worst display resolution is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Short

The shortest tablet that has been around for more than two years is 9mm tall and the tallest is 21mm. The Surface Pro 3 is one of the shorter i5-4300U processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years (only 9.1 millimeters) amongst i5-4300U processor tablet computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers of this type and age are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age are also not 3G compatible.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

I5-4300U processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 have maximum battery life of between 9h and 10h, and the average maximum battery life is 9.5h. With a maximum battery life of only 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the shorter maximum battery life amongst i5-4300U processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Thick

I5-4300U processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have thicknesses of between 180mm and 210mm. With a thickness of 201.4 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3's thickness is one of the thickest amongst i5-4300U processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other i5-4300U processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 3 has a pretty standard internal storage capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other i5-4300U processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a pretty typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Two Processor Cores

The Surface Pro 3 has two processor cores which is average compared to the other five tablet computers that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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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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