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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 8GB 512GB 12" Laptop

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8GB 512GB 12" Jul 2013
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. With serious Intel Core i7 processing, 8 GB of RAM and a Full HD screen, you can work, play, design and create wherever you... More
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

6 Reasons For

Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 8.8h. At 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Surface Pro 3 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very High Main Camera Resolution

The average main camera resolution of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 3MP, and the main camera resolutions range from 0.9MP to 5MP. The main camera resolution of the Surface Pro 3 of 5 megapixels is one of the highest amongst notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 6.9GB. With an internal memory of 8,000 megabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

With a weight of only 800 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3. The lightest notebook PC that has been around for more than two years is 210g heavy and the heaviest is 4.5kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_2964661_price] (800g).

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Narrow

The narrowest laptop of this spec and age is 200mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 350mm. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 that we have assessed, the width of the Surface Pro 3 of only 201 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Surface Pro 3 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3. The smallest screen size of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 14".

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP 15-j151sa[plb_2981268_price] (15.6").

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs of this age and spec is 30cm, the biggest is 44cm, and the average display diagonal is 37cm. At only 30.48 centimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

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Only One USB Port

The Surface Pro 3 is a one USB port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB ports.

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Only One ESATA/USB 3.0 Port

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a one ESATA/USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three ESATA/USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Surface Pro 3 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Thick

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3's height of 292 millimeters is one of the thickest. The average height of laptops that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 is 49mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Surface Pro 3 has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP 15-j151sa[plb_2981268_price] (1TB).

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Expert Reviews

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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...

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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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