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Microsoft Surface 3 X7-Z8700 1.6GHz 64GB 10.8" 4G 3G Tablet

X7-Z8700 1.6GHz Windows 10 Home 64GB Sep 2015
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With the ability to run desktop software, a USB port, and an integrated Kickstand, Surface 3 is the perfect productivity device for school, home, and on the go. Includes Office 365 Personal.... More
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Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

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

Very Thin

The thinnest depth of tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 3 is 8.6mm, the thickest is 270mm, and the average depth is 86mm. At only 8.7 millimeters, the Surface 3 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Surface 3 is a one number of built-in speakers tablet computer. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago have one number of built-in speakers.

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Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

Tablets of this age and type have internal storage capacitys of between 32GB and 130GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 64 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has one of the smaller internal storage capacitys amongst tablets of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 64GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_2828029_price].

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of tablets of this age and type range from 2GB to 4GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Surface 3 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface 3.

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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 this x7-Z8700 processor tablet computer was released.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Surface 3 has a fairly typical rear camera resolution (numeric) (8 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 8MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_2828029_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 10 similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the number of processor coress on the Microsoft Surface 3 is four which is average.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 4 processor cores tablets and we think the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_2828029_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface 3 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface 3.

We compared this tablet to all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed tablets and we think the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_2828029_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Surface 3 has a pretty standard display diagonal (10.8 inches) compared to most of the other x7-Z8700 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface 3.

We compared all the other 10.8" tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_2828029_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4G
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
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Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
Solid-State Drive Capacity

User Reviews

(57)
Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Amazon Customer

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft 86lp0, microsoft x7z870, microsoft x7z8700, microsoft 7g500015
Barcodes 00885370905472, 00885370905496, 00885370905502, 00885370929300, 00889842017656, 00889842017663, 00889842017670, 00889842017809
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