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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 4GB 64GB 12" Laptop

4GB 64GB 12" Jul 2013
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. Combining full-sized laptop performance with a compact premium tablet body, it More
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4 Reasons For

Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average battery life of laptops that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 is 8.8h.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Light

At only 800 grams, the Surface Pro 3 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 the weights range from 210g to 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Very Narrow

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is quite narrow (only 201 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The narrowest portable PC of this spec and age is 200mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 350mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 64 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Y70 (256GB), or the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (256GB).

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Very Small Screen Size

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite small screen size (only 12 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. Laptops that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 14".

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP 15-j151sa (15.6").

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Quite Small Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller storage capacity (only 64,000 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that have been around for more than two years the storage capacity range from 64GB to 1TB, and the average storage capacity is 660GB.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 30.48 centimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 have display diagonals of between 30cm and 44cm, and the average display diagonal is 37cm.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only One USB Port

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and three USB ports, including the Surface Pro 3 which has one USB port.

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Only One ESATA/USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three ESATA/USB 3.0 ports, including the Surface Pro 3 which has one ESATA/USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 4GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4,000 megabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Surface Pro 3 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Thick

The thinnest notebook PC of this age and spec is 16mm thick and the thickest is 420mm. At 292 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this Microsoft laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (8GB).

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Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory Size
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Memory Card Slot(s)
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Display Manufacturer
Graphics
Maximum Resolution
Audio
Audio System Manufacturer
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Integrated Wireless LAN, Type of Network I/F Chip
Ports & Interfaces
Wireless Communication Version
USB Port
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
DisplayPorts Quantity
ESATA/USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Type
Software
Operating System Installed
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Power
External Power Adapter
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Technical Details
Display Type
Wireless Features
Other Features
Stereo Sound
Wireless Standard
Memory Type
Number of Speakers
Display Technology
Storage Capacity
USB Version
Internal Memory
Audio Output
Compatible Operating Systems
Display Diagonal (metric)
Wireless Transmission
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
Display Illumination
Wireless Technology
Display
Speakers
Weight
Type

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i34020, i34020y, microsoft body, microsoft i34020, microsoft i34020y, microsoft 4ym00001, microsoft 4ym00016, microsoft viprb4ym00001
Barcodes 00190341949806, 00889842016819

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