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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 8GB 256GB 12" Laptop

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

6 Reasons For

Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops of this age and spec range from 3h to 50h, and the average battery life is 8.8h. At 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Surface Pro 3 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ENVY 15[plb_2964573_price].

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Quite High Main Camera Resolution

Across all the laptops that came out more than two years ago the main camera resolutions range from 0.9MP to 5MP. At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite high main camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8,000 megabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

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Very Light

The weights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 210g to 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Surface Pro 3 is one of the lighter comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 (only 800 grams) amongst portable PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP ENVY 15[plb_2964573_price] (2.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

With a width of only 201 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is very narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The widths of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 200mm to 430mm, and the average width is 350mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years also do not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP ENVY 15[plb_2964573_price].

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Very Small Screen Size

Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 520GB.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 30.48 centimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest display diagonal of laptops of this age and spec is 30cm, the biggest is 44cm, and the average display diagonal is 37cm.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 3 has one of the smaller storage capacity (only 256,000 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 the storage capacity range from 64GB to 1TB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Surface Pro 3 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most laptops that are a similar age to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard.

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

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop.

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Very Thick

The thinnest laptop of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3 is 16mm thick, the thickest is 420mm, and the average height is 49mm. At 292 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar 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

It was over three years ago when Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 3.

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Specification

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Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Technology
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
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
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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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…

18 August 2015

Microsoft combines the portability of a tablet with the raw power and input of a laptop. Despite its imperfections the Surface Pro 3 manages to live up to the claim of being a hybrid...

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 4 June 2014 by Abooga
Abooga would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 has been one of the best products Microsoft has released ever. Some of the great things are that its screen is a 2160 by 1440 so that means its more than HD its "Super HD" I... 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 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…

Reviewed 24 November 2014 by FearlessFreep
FearlessFreep would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Did lots of research & forum monitoring before pulling the trigger on this purchase (SP3/i7 processor/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD). Keyboard should be included instead of a $130 option; although depending... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Kris1973
Kris1973 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I did a lot of research before going with the i3 version of the Surface Pro 3. I don't plan to do a lot of demanding gaming, but plan to make heavy use of browser, office and photo editing... Read more…

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