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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I5-4300U 1.9GHz 256GB 12" Tablet

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I5-4300U 1.9GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 256GB Oct 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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Tablet computers built by Microsoft generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This tablet has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on tablet computers of this type and age.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed, the Surface Pro 3's total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacities of between 4GB and 260GB.

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Quite Large Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the tablets of this age and type the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 260GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 110GB. The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly large solid-state drive capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3.

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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 around for more than two years. Most tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have a 720p video recording mode. The video recording mode of all comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years ranges from 480p (worst) to 2160p (best).

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years.

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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 a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time 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 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other i5-4300U processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most tablets of a similar spec and age 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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Very Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Tablets of this age and spec have maximum graphics adapter memory of between 0.5MB and 1.8GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.1GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 megabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 3.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly average internal storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Screen Size

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

Tablet computers with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Stylistic Q704[plb_2360979_price] (12.5").

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other i5-4300U processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other five comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has two processor cores which is average.

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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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