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Microsoft Surface Pro I5-3317U 1.7GHz 256GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-3317U 1.7GHz Windows 8 256GB Aug 2013
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Powerful. PC.A laptop in tablet form, Surface Pro brings together the best of Microsoft in one amazing new device. Get. Apps.Run the programs you ve been using with Windows 7. Run the full Office... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

I5-3317U processor tablets built by Microsoft have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all tablet computers (not just i5-3317U processor tablets) and found that Microsoft also has good reviews across its entire range.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro. Tablets of this age and type have internal storage capacity of between 64GB and 260GB.

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Very Narrow

The average width of tablets of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro is 290mm, and the widths range from 270mm to 310mm. With a width of only 274.6 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro is one of the narrower tablets that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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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 tablets that are a comparable age to it.

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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 i5-3317U processor tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro is 13mm, the thickest is 200mm, and the average thickness is 160mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec, the Surface Pro is not 3G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might also want to consider the Microsoft Surface ($185.00) which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G Compatible

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

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Very Small Screen Size

Across all the tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Pro the screen sizes range from 10" to 12". The Surface Pro has a quite small screen size (only 10.6 inches) compared to most of the other i5-3317U processor tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro.

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Very Tall

The shortest i5-3317U processor tablet computer that was launched around the same time as the Surface Pro is 11mm tall, the tallest is 180mm, and the average height is 42mm. With a height of 173 millimeters, the Surface Pro is very tall compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro.

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Heavy

At 907 grams, the Surface Pro is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro. Across all the similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 450g to 950g, and the average weight is 870g.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro

Released Over Three Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Surface Pro has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 16 i5-3317U processor tablets that are a similar age to 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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11 Awards

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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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Reviewed 28 January 2014 by Clifton k.
(Verified Purchase)

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.
(Verified Purchase)

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.
(Verified Purchase)

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft i54200, microsoft i54200u, microsoft 7ex00001, microsoft b01dwk2qd8
Barcodes 00635934444202, 00885370628715, 08853706287150
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