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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 128GB 10.8" Tablet

X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 8.1 128GB Sep 2015
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Every aspect of Surface 3 has been meticulously crafted from the strong, light frame with a 3-position Kickstand to the 10.8 high-resolution screen. Surface is elegant and durable enough to take... More
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Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

We checked 2,909 expert and owner reviews for Microsoft tablets and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically within its x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers range.

1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 1080p video recording modes, which is typical of many tablets that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Long Continuous Video Playback Time

Across all the comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface 3 the continuous video playback times range from 3h to 14h, and the average continuous video playback time is 7.9h. With a continuous video playback time of 10 hours, the Surface 3 has a quite long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the Surface 3.

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Very Thin

The average depth of tablet computers of this age and spec is 86mm, and the depths range from 8.6mm to 270mm. The Surface 3 has a fairly thin depth (only 8.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface 3.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Like most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than a year, the Surface 3 is not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Microsoft Surface 3 is not 3G, unlike most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that came out more than a year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 3

Released Over a Year Ago

Microsoft released the Surface 3 over a year ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 8 megapixels, the Surface 3 has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Four Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Surface 3 is four. That's average compared to the other 10 tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface 3 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface 3.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.6 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.8 inches, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 3.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
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User Reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Amazon Customer


Reviewed 12 August 2016 by Mr S

Small, powerful and easy to use. Windows 10 works well and detachable keyboard is extremely useful if you are working on a longer document.

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by RJF
(Verified Purchase)

Really like this tablet. I prefer this size than the larger one; it's much more convenient when travelling. Good quality for viewing films etc & Office 365 works well. Also compatible with iTunes... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Mr. J. P. S. Pennycook
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered with the "Surface Type Cover" (i.e. keyboard) - good as a laptop replacement, and convenient to transport. Not as fast as a desktop PC, but adequate. Bright screen, loud speakers, and a... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Amazon Customer

Microsoft has recently lent me a Surface 3 for review. I appreciate being able to use this loan unit but that has not influenced my opinion of the device or of Microsoft ? this is my personal view... Read more…

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Ddschen
(Verified Purchase)

I bought it from Amazon Warehouse selling with a good price. My son love it very much.

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by Robert Cunliffe
(Verified Purchase)

This came in real quick time. It was a used unit but when I looked at it, I could not tell it was used. The only downside is that it's missing the surface pen. I'm hoping this will come in the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Bob
(Verified Purchase)

EDIT Just found a new problem, when the charge level drops to about 20% when I plug the charger in although it shows the symbol that power is connected it also says "not charging" it is right it... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Tim

I've been wanting one of these for ages and I was not disappointed. What I love most is that it's the same weight as a magazine which makes is nice to carry when you are on the move. Screen is... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Davidson Video Productions | 11 Comments

Feel free to check out my video review of the tablet. Below I have added a summary with pros and cons. Pros -Premium and sleek design -Great display -Run full desktop programs -Decent front and... Read more…

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