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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 512GB 12" Tablet

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Windows 10 Pro 512GB 12" 5MP Sep 2016
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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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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 2,909 user and expert reviews, Microsoft has good ratings for its tablet computers. Microsoft also has good ratings specifically within its tablets range.

Just Released Five Months Ago

This tablet computer is one of the latest tablets to be released. This means it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older tablets.

Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of new similar spec tablet computers is 4GB and the largest is 1.1TB. With an internal storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger internal storage capacitys amongst tablets of this age.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Surface Pro 4[pl_3810964_price] (1TB), the Surface Pro 4[pl_3866696_price] (1TB), or the Surface Pro 4[pl_3872381_price] (1TB) all from Microsoft.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

New comparable spec tablets have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 3.8GB. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the larger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.3MP to 5MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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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 over three times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The worst display resolution of all tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 is 1024 x 600 pixels and the best is 2736 x 1824 pixels.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Most recently released tablets are not 4G. The Surface Pro 3 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 3G. Most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 are also not 3G.

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Heavy

At 800 grams, the Surface Pro 3 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other latest tablets. The lightest new similar spec tablet computer is 240g heavy, the heaviest is 2.7kg, and the average weight is 670g.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Average Display Diagonal

The Surface Pro 3 has a relatively average display diagonal (12 inches) compared to most of the other new tablets.

Alternative 12" tablet computers currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung SM-W700 Galaxy Tab Pro S[plb_3189587_price] which has better reviews.

If this tablet computer display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Miix 510[plb_3853906_price] (12.2"), or the Microsoft Surface Pro 4[plb_3810964_price] (12.3").

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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 that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 3.

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) that might also be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface Pro 4[plb_3810964_price] (8MP), or the Samsung SM-T580[plb_3831286_price] (8MP).

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Expert Reviews

(18)
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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