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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I7-4650U 1.7GHz 512GB 12" Tablet

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I7-4650U 1.7GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 512GB May 2014
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Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the 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 Surface Pen which... More
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15 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

On average Microsoft tablet computers are rated 81%, which is in the top 35% of all tablet brands that we have looked at.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 3 have internal storage capacitys of between 1GB and 520GB. When compared to other comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 3's internal storage capacity of 512 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 3 range from 5.5" to 14", and the average display diagonal is 9.3". With a display diagonal of 12 inches, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Surface Pro 3.

Tablets with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Blaupunkt 1013[plb_2959835_price] (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the tablets that were released more than two years ago the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.4GHz. The Surface Pro 3 has one of the faster processor frequencys (1.7 gigahertz) amongst tablets of this age.

If you want a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176CX[plb_2680761_price] (1.83GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of tablet computers of this spec and age is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one of the fastest processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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Very Large Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Surface Pro 3 has a fairly large processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 3. The processor caches of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 0.25MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2MB.

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Very Large Internal Memory

The internal memorys of comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 range from 0.5GB to 8GB. The internal memory of the Surface Pro 3 of 8 gigabytes is one of the largest amongst tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Capacitive Touchscreen Type

This tablet features a Capacitive touchscreen type, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 3 is 0.3MP, the highest is 5MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.5MP. When compared to other tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 3 that we have checked, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3's front camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels is one of the highest.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This tablet computer has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as it.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

The Surface Pro 3 has a 1080p video recording modes which is higher than most tablets of this type and age. Most tablet computers of this spec and age have a 720p video recording modes. Across all tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 3 the best video recording mode is 2160p and the worst is 480p.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablets of a similar age and spec to it.

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2160 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Microsoft 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. Across all tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3 the display resolution ranges from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 9.1 millimeters, the Surface Pro 3 has one of the thinner depths amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The thinnest depth of tablet computers of this type and age is 6mm and the thickest is 280mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface Pro 3, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not 3G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to consider the Apple iPad[plb_1_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

The Surface Pro 3 is not 4G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablets of this age and spec are also not 4G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 4G then you might want to look at the Huawei MediaPad X1[plb_2309419_price].

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Only Two Processor Coress

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a two processor cores tablet computer. Most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago have between one and three processor coress.

If this Microsoft tablet has too few processor coress then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10[plb_2341887_price] (4 processor coress) which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet has been on the market for over two years.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the Surface Pro 3 has a relatively average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 3.

Tablets with a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10[plb_2341887_price] (8MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
AirPlay
Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
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)
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Operating System Architecture
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
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® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Active Management Technology Version
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
Manual
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Processor Manufacturer
Internal RAM

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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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