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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 256GB 12" Tablet

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Windows 8.1 Pro 256GB 12" 5MP Jun 2014
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Revolutionary laptop With the Kickstand, optional Type Cover, and multiple ports (including full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and microSD card reader), Surface Pro 3 delivers the power,... More
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8 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Microsoft has good average reviews for its tablets as well as across its entire tablet computer range compared to other brands.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.25GB to 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB. When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 that we have checked the internal storage capacity of, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3's internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 the display diagonals range from 3.9" to 19". When compared to other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 that we have checked, the display diagonal of the Surface Pro 3 of 12 inches is one of the largest.

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Very Large Internal Memory

The internal memorys of comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years range from 0.25GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 1.4GB. When compared to other tablets of this age and spec, the internal memory of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 of 8 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Surface Pro 3 has one of the highest front camera resolution (numeric)s (5 megapixels) amongst tablets of this age. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.2MP to 5MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.2MP.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 have between one and three number of built-in speakerss, including the Surface Pro 3 which has two number of built-in speakerss.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablets that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Surface Pro 3 has a maximum display resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's over five times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The display resolution of all comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 ranges from 480 x 272 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Most tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3 are not 3G. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

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Not 4G

Most similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 are not 4G. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Quite Short Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

The shortest browsing time (Wi-Fi) of tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3 is 4h and the longest is 13h. At only 9 hours, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite short browsing time (Wi-Fi) compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

At 800 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3. The lightest tablet that has been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 210g heavy, the heaviest is 8.5kg, and the average weight is 600g.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3 over two years ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Internal Memory
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Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
AirPlay
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi

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Expert Reviews

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11 September 2015

Microsoft fans will feel a curious sense of déjà vu when looking at the iPad Pro. From the multitasking features in iOS 9 to the stylus and the keyboard case, Apple's upcoming 12.9in tablet... Read more…

9 December 2014

Lisa Gade compares the HP Envy x2 13t 2014 edition and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 tablets. Check out our video review of the HP Envy X2 13t...

20 October 2014

Byline: By Victor YapWhen I got word that Microsoft Malaysia is sending over the Surface Pro 3 (SP3) for review, I had this gut feeling that told me of how the idea I had been bouncing around... Read more…

29 August 2014

The Surface Pro 3 is an excellent device. It's gorgeous, built well and altogether a well-rounded device, but could you replace your laptop with a Surface Pro 3? I'm going to say it "depends". It...

15 August 2014

Here comes the third version of Microsoft's Surface Pro and Microsoft is so confident in it that it says it can easily replace a laptop. In fact so confident are the folk at Microsoft in its... Read more…

Top design and great build quality
Fabulous screen
Speedy and powerful
Lighter and Thinner
Windows 8.1 Pro OS
Little choice of apps
Type Cover pricey, and disappointing trackpad
Lack of ports
Average battery life
Keyboard cover is optional
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 March 2015 by Seth
Seth would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Hey I noticed a couple of negative reviews on this site and just wanted to say DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM. One guy gave it 1 star because of "value". He said he bought a Dell with a 500gb hardrive... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2014 by Philprow68
Philprow68 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I am an Apple guy, have been for a long time. And I still am, but, this is the one thing that Microsoft has gotten right! Love the surface so far. BUT, although the screen is high resolution, the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 November 2014 by Dragonmom
Dragonmom would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I am not a high tech person but after 8 years with my old MacBook it was finally time for a change. I couldn't upgrade the software anymore and couldn't access some sites. I looked at the new... Read more…

Reviewed 11 August 2014 by JElaine
JElaine would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

This tablet was exactly the size I wanted--larger than my Kindle Fire, but smaller than a laptop. It was easy to set up and has so far been very user friendly. I added Microsoft Office, so I can... Read more…

Reviewed 21 May 2015 by 12gojoe
12gojoe would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I was hesitant to purchase the entry level version of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Now that I have had it; there are no regrets. There is more than enough power for all my needs. I have been... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft w10, microsoft w10p, microsoft 5d300003
Barcodes 00885370758085, 00885370809169, 00889842012194
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