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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I7-4650U 1.7GHz 512GB 12" Tablet

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I7-4650U 1.7GHz Windows 10 Pro 512GB Aug 2015
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Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the Surface Pen which... More
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13 Reasons For

Microsoft Tablets Have Good Reviews

Tablet computers produced by Microsoft are some of the better tablet computers according to average reviews from users and experts.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Tablets of this type and age have internal storage capacity of between 4GB and 520GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 60GB. When compared to other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3's internal storage capacity of 512 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 the screen sizes range from 5" to 14". The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite large screen size (12 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 range from 1.1GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.2GHz. When compared to other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed the maximum turbo frequency of, the Surface Pro 3's maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Large Processor Cache

The Surface Pro 3 has a fairly large processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for more than a year. The processor caches of tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.25MB to 6MB.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The average internal memory of tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3 is 2.4GB. The Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst tablet computers of this age. The front camera resolutions of tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.3MP to 5MP.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This tablet computer has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec tablets that came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Large Maximum Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite large maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec tablets that were released one year ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, which is the most frequently found video recording mode on tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The best display resolution of all tablet computers of this spec and age is 2732 x 2048 pixels and the worst is 800 x 400 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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on tablets that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Thin

With a thickness of only 9.1 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3. Across all the similar spec tablets that were released one year ago the thicknesses range from 0.9mm to 280mm, and the average thickness is 72mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3 is not 3G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1[plb_2593315_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3 is not 4G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1[plb_2593315_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Surface Pro 3 is a two processor core tablet.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2 processor core tablet computers currently available including the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2958959_price] which is cheaper.

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Heavy

At 800 grams, the Surface Pro 3 is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. The lightest tablet computer of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 3 is 160g heavy and the heaviest is 1.7kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over a Year Ago

This Microsoft tablet computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a relatively standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

We compared all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers to this tablet and we think cheaper tablets such as the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2958959_price] is also worth considering.

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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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