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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 1.5GHz 64GB 12" Tablet

1.5GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 64GB 12" Oct 2015
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Barely tipping the scales at 798 grams, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface... More
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6 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Based on 2,909 expert and owner reviews, Microsoft has good ratings for its tablets. Microsoft also has good ratings specifically for its tablets.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger display diagonals (12 inches) amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The smallest display diagonal of tablet computers of this type and age is 5", the largest is 19", and the average display diagonal is 9".

If this tablet computer display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung Galaxy View[plb_3128216_price] (18.4").

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 4GB, the largest is 520GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 30GB. The Surface Pro 3 has a quite large internal storage capacity (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released one year ago.

If you want a tablet with a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3[plb_3022999_price] (128GB).

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.2MP to 8MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.7MP. When compared to other tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3's front camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The internal memorys of tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.5GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 1.8GB. With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a fairly large internal memory compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Surface Pro 3 is 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's over five times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Across all tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3 the worst display resolution is 800 x 480 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Surface Pro 3 is not 3G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3 are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

The Surface Pro 3 is not 4G. Most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 are also not 4G.

Tablets which are 4G that might also be worth considering include the SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[pl_2747817_price], or the SM-T555N Galaxy Tab A[pl_2887182_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two Processor Coress

Most tablet computers that were released more than a year ago have between two and seven processor coress, including the Surface Pro 3 which has two processor coress.

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Heavy

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is one of the heavier similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 (800 grams) amongst tablets of this age. The average weight of comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 510g, and the weights range from 120g to 2.7kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 3 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3.

If this Microsoft tablet processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung Galaxy View[plb_3128216_price] (1.6GHz).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Surface Pro 3 has a pretty average rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3.

If this tablet rear camera resolution (numeric) is too low for you then you might also want to look at the SM-T710 Galaxy Tab S2[pl_2993018_price] (8MP), or the SM-T715 Galaxy Tab S2[pl_3007942_price] (8MP) both from Samsung.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Andrew

I took the plunge and bought a SP3 to start getting myself mobile so thought I'd stick up a mini review. I opted for the pro for the larger screen and went for the i5/4gb/128gb ssd version. Build... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Distributor

Great product!

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Curry Queen
(Verified Purchase)

It gives me what amounts to a normal laptop with complete flexibility. This one came from Germany and needed an inexpensive plug converter but was much cheaper.

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by Attila C.
(Verified Purchase)

Great Deal, good fast service,...

Reviewed 21 May 2015 by Denny
(Verified Purchase)

Best price i could find online for an an awesome addition to the already awesome Microsoft Surface Pro 3...

(Verified Purchase)

Operates really well and adds to the functionality of the Surface pro. Pity it couldnt also act as a NAS when the Surface is undocked.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft 4ym00016
Barcodes 00885370808988, 00885370809008, 00889842016819, 00889842016833
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