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Microsoft Surface Pro I5-3317U 1.7GHz 128GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-3317U 1.7GHz Windows 8 128GB Jul 2013
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7 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Microsoft is one of the superior tablet computer manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Microsoft also has good reviews for its i5-3317U processor tablets.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on tablets of this type and age.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. Comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago have internal storage capacity of between 64GB and 260GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro the total storage capacities range from 4GB to 260GB, and the average total storage capacity is 41GB. The Surface Pro has a fairly big total storage capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro.

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Features One Personal Info Management App

The Surface Pro has a greater number of personal info management (PIM) than most tablets that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently featured personal info management app is Calendar, but this personal info management app is not featured on this tablet computer. The personal info management apps Games are also featured on this tablet.

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Very Narrow

The Surface Pro is one of the narrower i5-3317U processor tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro (only 274.6 millimeters) amongst i5-3317U processor tablets of this age. I5-3317U processor tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro have widths of between 270mm and 310mm.

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Very Thin

With a thickness of only 13.5 millimeters, the Surface Pro has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst i5-3317U processor tablets of this age. The thinnest thickness of tablets of this spec and age is 13mm and the thickest is 200mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro, the Surface Pro is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

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

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

Across all the tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro the rear camera resolutions range from 0.92MP to 5MP. At only 0.92 megapixels, the Surface Pro has a quite low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The biggest rear camera resolution of the Surface Pro is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less rear camera resolution than the most frequently found rear camera resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The rear camera resolution of all tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 3288 x 2472 pixels.

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Only Apple 30-Pin Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Apple 30-pin, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 10.6 inches, the Surface Pro has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro. The smallest screen size of similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 10" and the largest is 12".

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Only 720p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 720p video recording mode, which is the most commonly found video recording mode on comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 907 grams, the Surface Pro is fairly heavy compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro. The average weight of i5-3317U processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro is 870g, and the weights range from 450g to 950g.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro

Released Over Three Years Ago

This i5-3317U processor tablet computer has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface Pro has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 16 i5-3317U processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Surface Pro has two processor cores which is average.

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Expert Reviews

(195)

Touted as a laptop in tablet form, this Windows 8 unit comes complete with a detachable keyboard dock, stylus pen, and colored case that acts as a kickstand. You can run the full versions of... Read more…

23 May 2014

Microsoft claims its new Surface Pro can replace your laptop, and it certainly has the power and portability to do so. However, while we can see it replacing perhaps an entry-level MacBook Air,...

21 May 2014

Microsoft claims its new Surface Pro tablet is powerful enough to replace your laptop for everyday computing tasks. Can that really be true? We put it to the test in our Surface Pro hands-on... Read more…

17 January 2014

Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro is the best tablet running Windows 8 we've yet seen, but still feels like a compromise when used as a tablet or laptop...

7 January 2014

The Microsoft Surface Pro ticks a lot of checkboxes if you're a mobile working person looking for a device that allows you to do both work and play on the move. The only thing holding the Surface...

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User Reviews

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Last Wednesday, I had a revelation about the LAN driver, since the hard locks, while seeming to be random, ONLY happened when accessing the network / internet. (Yes, I probably should have... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2013 by Thomas L.
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There comes a point where you have too many options. Here, you can overclock manually via BIOS, OR use the BIOS optimized settings, OR some high power button, OR some DOCP optimization, OR use... Read more…

Reviewed 8 June 2014 by Clayton S.
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I've seen this board get several one-egg reviews, and in my opinion, many of them are unjustified. DOA boards are unfortunately a fact of life, and no electronics manufacturer is able to ship 100%... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2012 by Evan R.
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This is a great budget board and is exactly what I was looking for. I installed the components in this board and booted without a hitch. No problems whatsoever. The lack of right-hand-side risers... Read more…

Reviewed 1 October 2012 by Jared L.
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This motherboard is supremely easy to use and install. The UEFI bios is straightforward and it works. My memory speed came in at 1066, and with the click of a button (Yes, the bios uses the mouse)... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 9ur00010, 9UR-00001, J6X-00012, microsoft 3317, microsoft 3317u, microsoft fhdw8, microsoft i54300, microsoft i54200, microsoft fhdw8p, microsoft i54200u, microsoft i54300u, microsoft 6cx00001, microsoft 6cx00001r, microsoft 6cx00001a3, microsoft 6cx00001rb, microsoft i542004gb128, microsoft i542004gb128g, microsoft i542004gb128gb
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