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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 128GB 10.8" 4G 3G Tablet

X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 10 Home 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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Good Brand

On average Microsoft x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers have good reviews as do all tablets built by Microsoft.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface 3 range from 32GB to 130GB. At 128 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Very Large Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacitys of similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface 3 range from 64GB to 130GB. When compared to other tablets of this age and spec, the solid-state drive capacity of the Microsoft Surface 3 of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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1 Reason Against

Only 800 3G Bands Supporteds

Most tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 3 have between 800 and 2,099 3G bands supporteds, including the Surface 3 which has 800 3G bands supporteds.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Microsoft released the Surface 3.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 8 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface 3.

There are a number of alternative 8MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3 ($339.99).

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Four Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Microsoft Surface 3 is four. That's average compared to the other 10 x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared all the other 4 processor cores tablets to this tablet and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3 ($339.99) is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface 3 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets that were launched more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3 ($339.99).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Microsoft Surface 3 has a fairly standard display diagonal (10.8 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface 3.

We compared all the other 10.8" tablets to this tablet and we think the Microsoft Surface 3 ($339.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft x7z8700, microsoft 7gm00002, microsoft 7g600015, microsoft 7g600014, microsoft 1920x1280
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