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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 256GB 12" Tablet

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Windows 8 Pro 256GB 12" 1 Feb 2014
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The Surface Pro 3 is the slimmest and lightest Microsoft tablet yet. With serious Intel Core i7 processing, 8 GB of RAM and a Full HD screen, you can work, play, design and create wherever you... More
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

7 Reasons For

Microsoft Tablets Have Good Reviews

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

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 3. The smallest internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 is 0.25GB, the largest is 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Tablets that have been on the market for more than two years have display diagonals of between 3.9" and 19". With a display diagonal of 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12" tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface Pro.

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Very Large Internal Memory

Across all the tablets of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 the internal memorys range from 0.25GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 1.4GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the largest internal memorys amongst tablets of this age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.0 le bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is 2160 x 1440 pixels. That's 50% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3 the display resolution ranges from 480 x 272 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Fairly High Main Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a quite high main camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3. Tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 have main camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 8MP, and the average main camera resolution (numeric) is 4.1MP.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One Processor Cores

The Surface Pro 3 is a one processor cores tablet computer. Most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 3 have between one and seven processor coress.

Tablet computers with more processor coress that might be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface Pro (2 processor coress and higher rated).

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Not 3G

Like most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 3G.

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Not 4G

Most tablet computers of this type and age are not 4G. The Surface Pro 3 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Heavy

The weights of tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3 range from 210g to 8.5kg, and the average weight is 590g. The Surface Pro 3 is one of the heavier tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 (800 grams) amongst tablets of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 3 over three years ago.

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Expert Reviews

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12 October 2015

With many clones arriving from the likes of HP, Dell and Lenovo, Microsoft has announced a new version of its Surface tablet . But how what's different compared to the old version? Find out in our... Read more…

18 August 2015

Microsoft combines the portability of a tablet with the raw power and input of a laptop. Despite its imperfections the Surface Pro 3 manages to live up to the claim of being a hybrid...

27 May 2015

It was last September when my Ultrabook screen went blank and never came back. I was gutted; Not only because it was my favourite PC but because I was half-way through reporting on the IFA... Read more…

The idea wasn't entirely accepted, however, due to the first two generations of Surface having a few foibles. But two false starts later and we now have something that seems a bit more refined.The... Read more…

26 May 2015

Microsoft gets it right at the third time of trying - the Surface Pro 3 is a superb hybrid...

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Reviewed 4 June 2014 by Abooga
Abooga would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 has been one of the best products Microsoft has released ever. Some of the great things are that its screen is a 2160 by 1440 so that means its more than HD its "Super HD" I... Read more…

Reviewed 30 October 2014 by Es316303
Es316303 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Great product, but ad is misleading. Tablet does not come with keyboard, which is available for additional money...

Reviewed 23 October 2014 by EkimNosredna1
EkimNosredna1 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

I have been using this device for myself at my Job for the last couple of weeks. it seems to be durable but as with any device I'm sure if you hit it right there will be issues. The power is... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2014 by FearlessFreep
FearlessFreep would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Verified Purchase)

Did lots of research & forum monitoring before pulling the trigger on this purchase (SP3/i7 processor/8 GB RAM/512 GB SSD). Keyboard should be included instead of a $130 option; although depending... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Kris1973
Kris1973 would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I did a lot of research before going with the i3 version of the Surface Pro 3. I don't plan to do a lot of demanding gaming, but plan to make heavy use of browser, office and photo editing... Read more…

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