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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 128 GB 30.5 cm (12") 4 GB Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Windows 10 Pro Black, Silver

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  • - Single camera 5 MP Front camera 5 MP
  • - Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Bluetooth 4.0
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30.48 cm (12") Full HD Plus (2160 x 1440), Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 5Mp/5Mp, 800g, Windows 10 Pro
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3, 30.5 cm (12"), 2160 x 1440 pixels, 128 GB, 4 GB, Windows 10 Pro, Black, Silver

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Display diagonal: 30.5 cm (12"), Display resolution: 2160 x 1440 pixels. Internal storage capacity: 128 GB. Processor frequency: 1.9 GHz. Internal memory: 4 GB. Rear camera resolution (numeric): 5 MP, Rear camera type: Single camera, Front camera resolution (numeric): 5 MP, Front camera. Top Wi-Fi standard: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). Card reader integrated. Weight: 800 g. Operating system installed: Windows 10 Pro. Product colour: Black, Silver

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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Uk has collected 448 expert reviews for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 128 GB 30.5 cm (12") 4 GB Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Windows 10 Pro Black, Silver and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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devontechsupport.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
Update: Sure, people are still going on about the Surface Pro 4. (And with good reason – it's pretty fantastic.) But, you know that, considering your needs, you might not even have to pay up big for the latest and greatest.In a bout of Surface Pro 4 vs S...
Good Everything about the Surface Pro 3 design screams style and thoughtfulness. Microsoft took the entire Surface Pro 2 back to the drawing board with this revision. Between its bigger, sharper screen and thinner, lighter magnesium frame, nearly every box has...
Bad But make no mistake, there is still room for improvement with the Surface Pro 3. For one, selling the Type Cover as an optional accessory not only inflates the price of this product, but only serves to diminish Microsoft's mission statement to replace the...
Bottom line It's worth reiterating the point that the Surface Pro 3 is not only Microsoft's most striking and versatile device to date, but the most convincing poster child for the hybrid category yet. And this ringing endorsement comes from a long-time skeptic of su...
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techradar.com/au/
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
Original review follows...Knock it for the Windows 8 launch. Lay into it for how it debuted the Xbox One. But, when it comes to its latest product, the Surface Pro 3, don't pull out the torches and pitchforks just yet – Microsoft is onto something here...
Good Sharp display and design, Huge Type Cover upgrade, Can truly do both...
Bad OK battery life, Runs hot at times, Type Cover still optional...
Bottom line Not without its drawbacks, this is the brightest shining example of not only Microsoft's vision of a laptop-free future, but the entire laptop-tablet hybrid category...
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itpro.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
Microsoft is betting big on the hybrid revolution with its range of Surface devices. The Surface Pro 3, for example, can apparently replace both your laptop and your tablet. However, while there are definite advantages to the hybrid approach, you should a...
Good Superb screen, Excellent pen integration, Portable form factor, Good performance, Flexible kickstand...
Bad Type Cover not included, Windows scaling problems, Battery life isn't good enough, Difficult to repair...
Bottom line 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...
80%
techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
Update 22 January 2016: Microsoft is running a voluntary recall of all Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 power cords sold before 15 July 2015 in Europe, and before March 2015 in the US. Apparently the power cord could become a fire hazard if wound too tight...
Bottom line A very decent laptop replacement, and an okay tablet, the Surface Pro 3 is undeniably impressive. If you need a single device to do everything we can't think of any better device. And when you consider the cost of buying a discrete laptop, tablet and desk...
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Theinquirer.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
Besides the hefty display, the iPad Pro is designed to work with the suspiciously familiar Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard - a Surface Pen stylus and Type Cover keyboard, essentially - to offer an enterprise-ready workhorse in a tablet body. Microsoft has...
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ozlaptopreviews.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
The past couple of years has proven that consumers love the tablet experience but need more than just a mobile operating system. Betting on the tech savvy consumers and their thirst for high-octane laptop tablet hybrids, big players such as Microsoft have...
Good Stylish and portable design, High resolution touch screen with rich colors, Robust performance with impressive hardware, Improved kickstand which offers better viewing angles.
Bad The Type Cover keyboard needs to be purchased separately, Runs slightly hot when used for a long period, The battery life is below average, The Final Verdict, When the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was announced, it took a jab at the MacBook 13-inch for bein...
Bottom line When the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was announced, it took a jab at the MacBook 13-inch for being heavier and less versatile compared to the Pro 3. While Microsoft scores full marks in terms of a fantastic design, robust build quality and versatile features...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
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 Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 4 comparison.It was totally...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
It had been rumoured for more than a year, but no-one expected Apple to announce an iPad Pro at an iPhone launch event (much less that Microsoft would also appear on stage). But it's real and its closest competitor is Microsoft's Surface Pro. Both tablets...
Bottom line When we reviewed the Surface Pro 3 - almost a year ago - we concluded that it was the best yet. It's the most portable of laptops and an acceptable tablet. Nothing has changed with the update to Windows 10. With the iPad Pro, it's the best yet in some way...
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itpro.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
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 bears an uncanny resemblance to the Surface Pro 3. Taking a look...
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alphr.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their laptop with something new. Fear not, though. We've reviewed th...
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knowyourmobile.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
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 third-generation machine looks better, runs better and per...
Good Beautiful display. Awesome handwriting recognition thanks to the Surface Pen and software. Great new 3:2 aspect ratio...
Bad At 5-6 hours usage for moderate tasks, the battery life on the Surface Pro 3 leaves something to be desired...
Bottom line Ranging from £639 to £1649 (plus £109 for the optional Type Cover) there's a Surface Pro 3 for almost every budget. Sure the higher-end Surface Pro 3 looks expensive when compared to an iPad, but remember the Surface Pro 3 is not a tablet competitor. It'...
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alphr.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
The Surface Pro 3 was a great tablet, but now that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has taken its place, its reign is at an end. The new Surface Pro has a slightly larger 12.3in display with a higher resolution of 2,736 x 1,824, and includes the latest Intel Skylake processors...
Bottom line Microsoft gets it right at the third time of trying - the Surface Pro 3 is a superb hybrid...
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winniekepala.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
This is a review of a loaned product unit from Microsoft Malaysia*I waited quite awhile to get my hands on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 . In fact, the device was launched and announced globally a year ago in May 2013. I am super late to the review party. Ne...
Good Thin and light tablet / laptop hybrid, Multiangle kickstand, Great Pen experience...
Bad Pricey from >RM 3,000 for the lowest configuration, up to >RM 7,000 for the highest spec, Poor trackpad sensitivity, Poor battery life...
Bottom line The Surface Pro 3 is classified as a thin-and light laptop / tablet hybrid. Portable enough as a tablet, works just like a laptop. Something that I have reviewed with comparison to Ultrabook thin-and-light Intel laptops in the market today.I was super exc...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
We compare the all-new, budget, Surface 3 tablet with the exceptional Surface Pro 3 (review here) . Can Microsoft's latest Windows laptop/tablet hybrid offer a good deal for students and home users, as its big brother does for professional Windows users?...
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thunderbaylive.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
Lisa Gade compares the new 12” MacBook with retina and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Check out our video review of the Apple 12” MacBook...
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techradar.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
Knock it for the Windows 8 launch. Lay into it for how it debuted the Xbox One. But, when it comes to its latest product, the Surface Pro 3, don't pull out the torches and pitchforks just yet – Microsoft is onto something here.Over the past few years, the...
Good Sharp display and design, Huge Type Cover upgrade, Can truly do both...
Bad OK battery life, Runs hot at times, Type Cover still optional...
Bottom line Not without its drawbacks, this is the brightest shining example of not only Microsoft's vision of a laptop-free future, but the entire laptop-tablet hybrid category...
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macworld.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
While the Microsoft Surface 3 Pro is technically a tablet, Microsoft claims that it can meet the needs of a regular laptop user. When it was announced, it was compared a lot to the MacBook Air, which we then followed up with a comparison of our own. But s...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
At MWC a couple of weeks ago, Sony showed off the new Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet . When paired with its keyboard, this Android tablet becomes a decent productivity device and a cheaper option than the good-but-expensive Microsoft Surface Pro 3. But which shoul...
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pcauthority.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Evolution is a slow process, but after two generations Microsoft's hybrid tablet is becoming a distinguished creature indeed. The Surface Pro 3 brings a high-DPI display that's swelled to near-A4 size; the magnesium-alloy chassis is thinner and lighter; a...
Bottom line The Surface Pro 3 represents a confident step towards the perfect hybrid device. The new 3:2 display, in combination with the lighter chassis, makes it a far more agreeable tablet than its predecessors, while the new kickstand and Type Cover make it a mo...
80%
digitalartsonline.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Will Microsoft's HoloLens be the future of how creatives and gamers interact with their computers? I got some time with a development version to find out, and while most of the demo was focussed on how the average person might use it in the home, I got so...
Bottom line Studio photography shot at Play Deep Studios by Dominik Tomaszewski.The Surface Pro 3 is a rare product indeed - a piece of tech that doesn't try to improve on what you're currently using by just making it faster or lighter or higher-resolution - but by l...
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apcmag.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Whether you like the ultra-thin keyboard is a matter of taste; there's no denying that it'll take a bit more getting used to than the Chiclet keyboards used elsewhere. The benefit is that attaching the keyboard barely alters the size or weight of the enti...
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itpro.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
In a world where portable machines are becoming ever more powerful, we take a look at the best tablets Microsoft and Apple have to offer. The arch-rivals have taken opposite paths when it comes to products. Apple has opted for a pure-play tablet, whereas...
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crowdedbrain.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
We suppose what makes the Surface Pro 3 a little different is that on the one hand it works like a traditional tablet of old i.e. there is an optional stylus pen for drawing/manipulating documents on the screen's 12" (2160 x 1440 res) surface (hence the n...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Many Apple fans were hoping for an iPad Pro this year, but it didn't happen. What they did get was a successor to the iPad Air. Here we...
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gizmodo.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Need to edit photos and videos in the field? How about the forest or up the side of a mountain in Iceland? All while filing stories as you go? We do, and we've been dragging the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 around to get that job done. Here's how it perfor...
Good Brilliant screen, Great new design, Infinite kickstand...
Bad No bundled Office 365 Subscription, Expensive when you get into the higher-end models, Not great for portable gaming...
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chip.com.my
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
It wasn't too long ago that Microsoft unveiled its Surface 2 tablet here in Malaysia. While it certainly had its ups, the second tablet was held back by the Windows RT operating system. Not too long after that, Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, and n...
Good Lightweight, Excellent performances...
Bad MicroSD not as prominently used as opposed to SD, Certain models can b...
Bottom line Third time's the charm for Microsoft as the Surface Pro 3 delivers as a true ultraportable device that serves as both a tablet and a notebook. The price for a number of the models might be a bit steep, but once you find a model that fits your usage scena...
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ouritdept.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
The new 12-inch screen is designed to compete with the Ultrabook. Plus, the Pro 3 has a newly designed keyboard with better response and the ability to adjust the kickstand to a more comfortable angle. The Surface Pro 3 also comes with other new designs a...
Good Beautiful new display screen with higher resolution, The kickstand folds out to 150 degrees as opposed to only two positions on the Surface 2, New stylus pen performance enhances usability and makes the tablet easier to use as a standalone device, Faster...
Bad The keyboard must be purchased separately, The kickstand feature can be inconvenient for lap use, Battery life is okay but could compete more with some of the Ultrabooks on the market, Device tends to run slightly hot when used for extended periods of tim...
Bottom line Overall, Microsoft has been gradually improving the Surface hybrid device with each new release. However, it can still use some improvements like the ones we pointed out in this article. When compared with its predecessors, the Surface Pro 3 with new impr...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Google has launched a new product into the tablet market: the Nexus 9 . It's a good-looking all-rounder, but is it powerful enough for you? That's where the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes in, bringing the portability and touch capabilities of a tablet but...
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liveatpc.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
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 seemed very appropriate now. Perhaps it's the timing since I ha...
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whatmobile.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
For a company like Microsoft, the rise of the tablet was bad news. Here was a company, one of the world’s biggest, that made its name dominating the home PC and laptop market. The explosion in popularity of MacBooks was bad enough, but now tabl...
Good Premium build, Outstanding feature list, Practically a laptop...
Bad Very, very expensive, Its key accessory costs extra, Loud and hot...
Bottom line There’s no denying that the Surface Pro 3 is a very well-featured device. From software to hardware, and even design, the Surface Pro 3 is a wonderful piece of kit. For once it’s nice being able to review a Microsoft device without having to mention the...
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itwire.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
The Surface Pro 3 hit Australian retailers' shelves on Thursday 28 August, 2014. While not ‘walking out the door' initial sales volumes have been quietly impressive.“It is a fine Ultrabook replacement but it is a very expensive tablet” according to my loc...
Bottom line Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 were good and better and set the scene for Surface Pro 3 - yet the latter is a quantum leap over the former. The difference is the 12”, 3:2 ratio, 2160x1440 screen and the ultra slim 9.1mm thinness and 800g weight. I may n...
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mobilechoiceuk.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Now in its third iteration, Microsoft is finally confident enough to say the Surface Pro is a worthy replacement for both your laptop and tablet.When announcing the Pro 3 Microsoft was quick to say its a better option than buying an iPad and a MacBook A...
Good Great design and build quality, Gorgeous screen, Fast and powerful...
Bad Windows 8 app selection still small, Type Cover is expensive and trackpad is poor, Lack of ports...
Bottom line The Surface has matured a lot in the two years since it first went on sale. Having grown - both physically and metaphorically - today’s Surface is one which has a clearer idea of what it wants to be. The Type Cover and squarer screen make it look and fee...
80%
digitalversus.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
After an unconvincing first iteration and a second that still had some faults , Microsoft has had another go at the Surface Pro. This third version has some welcome improvements, including a large 12" screen with 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution. The body has...
Good Good build quality, Excellent screen, Good battery power, Stylus good for taking notes, Good processing speed, Weight (800 g without keyboard)...
Bad Limited connectivity, Average speakers, Temperature management needs improving...
Bottom line This third version of the Microsoft Surface Pro is verging on excellence. It's retained all the good features of its predecessor: the superb screen, the fantastic build quality and impressive battery life. It's just a shame Microsoft wasn't able to addres...
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gadgetguy.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Microsoft's Surface machines have always been made to highlight the best experience Windows 8 could bring, and in the Surface Pro 3, the company is improving both the design and spec to make a true Ultrabook competitor. Is the third time really the charm?...
Good Stylus included in the box; Fantastic screen; Excellent build; The stand is incredibly tight and very versatile; Improved power connector; Louder sound; New TypeCover keyboard is even better than before; Power supply still includes an extra USB port for c...
Bad Still very few ports available on the unit; No keyboard included in the box;...
Bottom line Whenever a manufacturer releases a third product in a series, reviewers like to use the term “third time lucky” or “third time the charm,” and why not? This is a phrase that everyone uses, as it usually describes that third time being the time when all th...
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theaustralian.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Microsoft has been talking up Surface Pro 3 sales stating that the latest model is already outpacing earlier versions, which probably isn't too big a feat given that since the launch of the original Surface in 2012, Microsoft has lost $USD1.73 billion dol...
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siliconrepublic.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Now onto the third generation of its Surface device family, Microsoft is just starting to swagger a little and has created something elegant enough to take on the MacBook Air.I'm sure this very thought would horrify the Apple faithful. I'm sure already th...
Bottom line In terms of sheer computing power, design and functionality the Surface Pro 3 is firing on all cylinders. Whether it beats the MacBook Air on looks is really a matter of taste, but in terms of raw computing power, ease of use and versatility Microsoft hol...
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pcworld.co.nz
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Saying that the Surface Pro 3 is the best Windows tablet on the market isn't a stretch, and it shouldn't come as a surprise. Microsoft has built on the Surface Pro 2 in a big way, starting with the screen size, and ending with the adjustable kickstand. It...
Good Screen quality and resolution, Light and comfortable to hold, Kickstand...
Bad Capacitive Windows Home key, Type Cover is an option...
Bottom line If you've been waiting for the perfect Windows 8 hybrid device, then the answer is a resounding yes. But make sure you also get the Type Cover if you do want to actually use it as a laptop convertible — without it, there is no convertible experience...
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dailystar.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
ALL-NEW: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 goes on sale later this week and here's what we think [DAVE SNELLING ]It lands in shops on Wednesday and Microsoft are hoping it's third time lucky for their Surface Pro tablet.First launched in 2012, the Surface series...
Bottom line There's no question that the Surface Pro 3 is a truly fabulous device.The screen is outstanding and could easily be the best currently on the market.With its upgraded Intel Core processor whizzing inside, it's fast, fluid and a joy to use.Battery life hol...
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cybershack.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
The Surface Pro 3 has been one of my most anticipated devices of the year. While the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 had a lot of potential, there were a few issues that couldn't be overlooked. The kickstand had positions, the trackpad was too small, and th...
Bottom line After using the Surface Pro 3 for over a week, I don't think the Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. It's actually the laptop that can replace your tablet. While it's being marketed as a tablet, it does a much better job of being a...
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hardwarezone.com.my
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Microsoft's Surface tablets are the company's first attempt at integrating its own Windows software within hardware that it has designed itself. The move was seen as a risky one and the first generation Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets were not well rec...
Bottom line Three's a charmIf you need any indication that Microsoft is serious about making its own Windows hardware, consider this: This is the third-generation Surface Pro device in under two years. Companies rarely get things right on their first try, but the spe...
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gizmodo.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Has Microsoft done it? Has it created a convertible that's not only brilliant, but can dethrone the MacBook Air as the king of portable productivity? We camped out in our labs for a week with the Surface Pro 3 to find out.Gizmodo loves technology. Our pro...
Good Brilliant screen, Great new design, Infinite kickstand...
Bad No bundled Office 365 Subscription, Expensive when you get into the higher-end models, Not great for portable gaming...
Bottom line In short, the Surface Pro 3 is a convertible masterpiece. It brings quality first-party hardware with a premium feel. For the longest time, convertibles have just felt like experiments in design: hinges that flip, turn and pivot but don't feel 100 per cen...
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itpro.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Microsoft has openly mocked the MacBook Air in comparison adverts with the Surface Pro 3 . But if you take a closer look at the specifications of the Windows 8.1 hybrid, you'll see it has more in common with Apple's premium MacBook Pro range. Hence it's...
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gadgetshow.channel5.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Microsoft claims the Surface Pro 3 is “the tablet that can replace your laptop”. With a 12-inch screen, it's certainly big enough to back up that boast. But what are its other selling points? And it can it succeed where past Microsoft slates have failed?...
Good Given its size, you might expect the Surface Pro 3 to be a hulking beast of a machine, but it's actually surprisingly light. The Surface Pro 2 had a 10.6inch screen and weighed 907g, whereas the 12inch Pro 3 somehow manages to tip the scales at 800g. It's...
Bad It might be light, but 12 inches is still pretty large, so it's not all that portable. You're going to notice it in your bag. The MacBook Air is still slimmer and lighter, especially when you add the Pro 3's cover. Though of course you can take it standal...
Bottom line The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a great device, and is well worthy of a place on your gadget shelf. Though it's not without its downsides. If you can put up with the size, and don't mind spending a little extra for the Type Cover, it could be the best lapt...
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fatducktech.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
In which I ponder the quality of the Surface Pro 3′s tablet side, and get in touch with my inner and extremely untalented inner artist.I'm getting more used to the Surface Pro 3 as a straight productivity tool, so I figured it was time to look over what i...
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digitalartsonline.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Photography is a profession that's closely tracked developments in the world of computing, from the first days of desktop publishing to today's world of high-resolution digital photography and its associated cloud services. Before digital photography, th...
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3g.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
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 ability that they have claimed that everyone can now get rid of...
Good Top design and great build quality, Fabulous screen, Speedy and powerful...
Bad Little choice of apps, Type Cover pricey, and disappointing trackpad, Lack of ports...
Bottom line The Surface is far better than it was when it came into being two years ago. It now has a much better idea about what it is trying to be - the squarer display and Type Cover make it feel much more like a laptop, but with the added facility of working like...
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telegraph.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
This time around, Microsoft has tried to make the Surface Pro 3 more of a laptop-replacer than ever before, using a 12 inch screen instead of a 10.6 inch one.Does it impress? Watch to find out.Source: Future PublishingSony sells ten million Playstation...
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tech.uk.msn.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
What's not?As with all Windows devices, the selection of available apps is still limited and it can churn out some serious heat with extended use.The bottom line:You get what you pay for: a premium device that can seamlessly transform from a high-end tabl...
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v3.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
Microsoft made a big song and dance about how great the Surface Pro 3 works as a laptop replacement when it unveiled the hybrid device. In fact, taking a page out of Samsung's book, Microsoft went so far as to claim the Surface Pro 3 will outperform Apple...
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itpro.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and HP ElitePad 1000 are two of the latest Windows 8.1 Pro tablets vying for enterprise custom. Despite various differences in specification, the devices have more in common than first appears. Both run Windows 8.1 Pro, have 1...
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T3.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the maker's third go at a Windows tablet that has all the power of a pretty decent Ultrabook laptop. This time around, Microsoft has tried to make the Surface more of a laptop-replacer than ever before, using a 12-inch scree...
Good Good screen, Lots of power, Keyboard accessory is great...
Bad Not great battery life, Expensive higher-spec versions, Keyboard not included...
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telegraph.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is thinner and lighter yet faster and bigger than its predecessors: a 12” screen and a decent-sized trackpad on the clever cover that doubles as a keyboard mean that this is finally a decent laptop and tablet in a single packa...
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itpro.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
Microsoft boldly claims the Surface Pro 3 can save you money as you don't have to separately invest in a laptop and a tablet. There are definite advantages to the hybrid approach, but you should also be prepared to make some compromises. For example, the...
Good Superb screen; Excellent pen integration; Portable form factor, Good performance; Flexible kickstand...
Bad Type Cover not included; Windows scaling problems; Battery life isn't good enough; Difficult to repair...
Bottom line 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...
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expertreviews.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
The most obvious departure from its predecessors is the Surface Pro 3's huge 3:2 12in screen. This makes the tablet’s overall shape is much more akin to a sheet of A4 paper than a widescreen laptop, which is great for using the bundled Surface Pen but les...
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stuff.tv
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
After just a week with the Surface Pro 3, the Type Cover 3 and flexible kickstand had left us furious with Microsoft. But only because the changes they bring from the first and second generation Surface are so obvious that you wonder why they didn't happe...
Good Kickstand and Type Cover now work a treat, More powerful than a tablet, more flexible than a laptop, The Surface Pen is superb, Lovely screen...
Bad Many apps scale badly for the screen, Looks pricey next to a laptop or tablet, Battery will drain fast if pushed very hard...
Bottom line Open Gallery The Surface Pro 3 is excellent. There, we said it. And with a straight face. At last, Microsoft has delivered on the promise of the tablet-cum-laptop hybrid. It proves Microsoft's argument that there's space in the world for a des...
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liveatpc.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
Hello Surface Pro 3!Pre-Order HypeBefore moving to the first looks proper, this must be shared first – you can now pre-order the Surface Pro 3 from the following: Aone Plus, Harvey Norman, Viewnet, Thunder Match, Senheng Electric & senQ Digital, and SNS...
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tbreak.ae
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
Expert reviews...
Good Superb Screen, Excellent Performance, Brilliant Lightweight Design...
Bad Shortage of Ports, Type Cover Sold Separately, Awkward Positioning on Lap...
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canadianbusiness.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
I've been playing with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet-laptop for the past few weeks and what can I say? It's a good device.The company has been listening to complaints from both users and us media types over the past two iterations of this gizmo...
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trustedreviews.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
Version Tested: £849 Intel i5, 128GB with £109 Type Cover What is the Surface Pro 3? Microsoft calls it "the tablet that can replace your laptop". That's can, not will. If you need a laptop, you should probably still buy a laptop. If you want an iPad, you...
Good Oustanding build quality, Sharp and bright screen, Hugely versatile all-in-one, Very accurate digital pen...
Bad Not great on your lap, Too big for small tray tables, Lacks full-size SD card slot...
Bottom line Microsoft has finally nailed its tablet hybrid concept with the Surface Pro 3. It's powerful, versatile and brilliantly put together. Not all laptop owners need apply, but the Surface Pro 3 is a convincing alternative.Next, read our best laptops round-up...
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stuff.tv/my/
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
The two biggest design changes to last year's Surface Pro 2 are the gorgeous new 12in 3:2 screen and the improved kickstand.First up, that screen. The new size and ratio make it feel much more like a laptop than the Surface Pro 2's smaller 10.6in screen t...
Good Kickstand and Type Cover now work a treat, More powerful than a tablet, more flexible than a laptop, The Surface Pen is superb, Lovely screen...
Bad Many apps scale badly for the screen, Looks pricey next to a laptop or tablet, Battery will drain fast if pushed very hard...
Bottom line Could this be the one device to replace our tablet and laptop in our bags? We're not certain yet.But one thing's for sure, we've suddenly decided we need a Surface Pro 3 in our life. Get your hands on one of these before the release on August 31st and no...
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itbusiness.ca
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
Unlike the other machines on this list, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a convertible tablet. So while it is not an Ultrabook, we did want to include it because Microsoft is promoting it as a tablet that can replace your notebook when you add a keyboar...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
We put together and compare the Surface Pro 3 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft is an amazing feat of engineering: part laptop , part tablet . It puts full power Windows 8 in a tiny case that will fit into the smallest bag. But t...
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reviewed.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Despite heavy marketing and some initial buzz, Microsoft's Surface project didn't get off to the best start. Though the attention to design paid dividends with critics, the first two Surface Pro machines felt overpriced and under-specced. And though plent...
Bottom line It's hard to overstate just how important the Surface Pro 3 is to Microsoft's future as a hardware company. Though other manufacturers have taken up Microsoft's mission of producing true hybrid PCs, the Surface line still felt underwhelming compared to op...
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gizmodo.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Microsoft's Surface Pro has sized up, embracing its laptop side in an attempt to unseat the MacBook Air as your computer of choice. Can it succeed?Microsoft's third swing at reinventing the laptop and the tablet at the same time. A Intel-powered full-Wind...
Bottom line How often do you carry around your laptop — open — by the corner. A lot? Like, a lot? Then yes, maybe. Not a lot? Then no, probably not. The Surface Pro 3 is definitely a great device, but do you really need its superpowers?...
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goodgearguide.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft is gunning for the notebook market. The new device is thinner, lighter, and better balanced than the Surface Pro 2, and it has a focus on providing a better typing experience when an optional keyboard cover is attached...
Bottom line It's hard to go past the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 if you're after a tablet that can be used not only for media consumption, but also for doing real work. The hardware is excellent, the speed is laptop-like, and the user comfort level is high. Without a dou...
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hardwarezone.com.my
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Is it just us, or does it feel like Microsoft is constantly announcing new versions of its Surface tablet? After all, it was only a year ago that the originally Surface Pro was launched in Malaysia . And now, a mere 15 months later, Microsoft will be laun...
Bottom line A true notebook killer.The Surface Pro 2 was never released in Singapore, and honestly, there wasn't much reason for it to be released anyway - it was an improvement certainly, but how much better was it than the original Surface Pro? Not much. The Surfac...
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macworld.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
The Surface Pro 3 is first and foremost a tablet, but Microsoft claims it's the only tablet that can truly replace your laptop. During its unveiling, Microsoft made several comparisons with Apple's MacBook Air, suggesting that you'd be able to trade-in bo...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air comparison: why compare a tablet and a laptop? Blame Microsoft. During the Surface Pro 3 tablet launch event the presenters were at great pains to point out that Surface Pro 3 is a rival for both the iPad and the MacBook Air...
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reviewed.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
I get a lot of e-mails and questions in my line of work, and the most common thing I get asked is what tablet to buy to replace a laptop. The reason is obvious: tablets are great for browsing the web and checking e-mail—otherwise known as 98% of the every...
Bottom line It seems a bit early to crown the Surface Pro 3, but even playing solely by tablets' rules, it's a remarkably better device than most other tablets. Ignore the kickstand. Ignore the Intel-powered processor. Ignore the fact that this will run just about an...
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businessinsider.my
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
For an hour last week, Microsoft's head of Surface, Panos Panay, spent an hour trying to persuade an audience of tech journalists and analysts that, finally, Microsoft built your dream device: the Surface Pro 3.It's a full PC when you need to get work don...
Bottom line If you like Windows 8 and use Office a lot, then the Surface Pro 3 is the perfect device for you. It's the ideal manifestation of what Microsoft believes Windows 8 should be, and you're going to love it if you buy into that vision.But for everyone else, M...
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smh.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
DateMay 27, 2014 - 11:37AM (29) Read later To appreciate Microsoft's latest tablet computer, you need to accept the notion that one device can do it all. works as a tablet when you want to watch video or read e-books. It works as a laptop whe...
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brisbanetimes.com.au
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
The Pro 3 runs a full version of Microsoft's Windows 8 system, the same as you get on a traditional desktop or laptop computer. That means that, unlike other tablets, it can run just about any program designed for Windows: Microsoft Office, Photoshop and...
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gizmodo.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Microsoft's Surface Pro has sized up, embracing its laptop side in an attempt to unseat the MacBook Air as your computer of choice. The Surface Pro 3 won't succeed, but it's a damn good effort.Microsoft's third swing at reinventing the laptop and the tabl...
Good The Surface hardware is beautiful as always, but now it has functionality to back it up. The combo of new hinge, Type Cover lock-bar-thingy, and a bigger screen make the Surface Pro finally laptop enough. Instead of offering a vague glimpse at the future...
Bad It's not exactly a flaw but Microsoft doesn't include Type Cover with the devices it sells; that's an extra £110. And considering that it's basically mandatory, the Surface Pro 3 is actually, sneakily, £110 more expensive than Microsoft would have you bel...
Bottom line How often do you carry around your laptop—open—by the corner. A lot? Like, a lot? Then yes, maybe. Not a lot? Then no, probably not. The Surface Pro 3 is definitely a great device, but do you really need its superpowers?The bigger question is Now that the...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Last week Microsoft unveiled its Surface Pro 3, a tablet it claims is powerful enough to replace a laptop. But how well does it work as a tablet? I've been using a Nexus 10 daily since its release; lets see how the Surface Pro 3 and Nexus 10 compare in ou...
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Digitaltrends.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
If at first you don't succeed, get better and keep trying. This is the tactic that helped Microsoft win a near monopoly in the PC market, own the gaming space with Xbox, and become the default office suite around the world. Microsoft hasn't lit up the sal...
Good Thinnest, lightest Core Intel tablet we've seen, Great keyboard, Sharp 12-inch screen works well as a laptop display, Comfortable touchpad, Stylus works great, MicroSD card support...
Bad Still not comfortable in your lap, Too heavy as a tablet, Windows 8 desktop apps don't scale well with resolution, Windows 8 still a disjointed experience, Proprietary charging port, OS takes up 20GB of free space...
Bottom line There's a lot to like about the Surface, and Microsoft is going out on a limb to create a premium product to showcase Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, for the $1,000 to $2,000 asking price, we think many of you would be better off just buying a nice laptop...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a powerful new entry in the tablet market, and with a whopping 12in screen, it's a new rival for the Galaxy NotePro 12.2, Samsung's 12in Android tablet designed with productivity and multitasking in mind. Here, we put the two...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air: the same, but different When Microsoft first launched the Surface tablets it pitched them squarely against Apple's market-leading iPad . And that was reasonable: after all Apple launched the iPad as a 'new category of device' t...
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techadvisor.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
During the launch of the Surface Pro 3 , Microsoft freely admitted that it hadn't quite got it right with the original Surface Pro and even the Surface Pro 2. It claimed the Surface Pro 3 is the first tablet that can truly replace your laptop, so in our S...
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macworld.co.uk
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro 3, the latest addition to its Windows tablet line-up. In a change of tune from the first Surface tablets that were pitched directly against the iPad, Microsoft has described the Surface Pro 3 as a tablet that can re...
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macworld.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
CIO.com's senior writer Sarah White puts this updated Surface Book with Performance Base through its paces to see what this thoroughbred device can do...
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techwalls.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
I've been always a fan of Microsoft Surface Pro devices because they are simply the best tablet-laptop hybrid available in recent years. I tried some other 2-in-1 devices like the HP Pavilion x360 and Lenovo Yoga Pros but they never could replace either m...
Good Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review – Can the Best Hybrid Replace your Laptop and Tablet?, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review – Can the Best Hybrid Replace your Laptop and Tablet?, 2014-11-11, Tuan Do, The best tablet-laptop hybrid you can buy, TechWalls Rating, D...
Bad No SD card slot, The expanded kickstand causes bigger footprint, The keyboard cover is sold separately, Steep price, Desktops apps are not optimized for touch interface, The Surface Pro 3's pricing starts at $799. To answer the question in the title, I wi...
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hardwareslave.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
Microsoft entered the laptop/tablet market a while ago with mixed success and to be honest, it was a little deserved and a very late entry to boot. Microsoft are not a new company and indeed very good at coming back from the dark side, just look at Window...
Bottom line It's a piece of nerd porn, though it's expensive. It won't replace your laptop or tablet completely, and if you are happy to put up with a non mature product and have deep pockets, you may end up loving this. It is not quite there yet though.1 2 3 4 5 6«...
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onmsft.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
The original Surface Pro was Microsoft's first attempt at replacing your current PC, but it always fell short when it came to being an actual PC, so I was reluctant when Microsoft claimed that the Surface Pro 3 was the “tablet that can replace your laptop...
Bottom line 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 depends entirely on who you are as a person and what you wa...
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computerworld.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
With Windows 10 out but customized hardware only starting to appear, there may never be a better time to buy a discounted Windows 8.1 machine -- whether you intend to keep Win 8.1 or upgrade for free to Windows 10. With an eye toward making the upgrade, I...
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umpcportal.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
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 trade-show and I had a flight to the IDF conference 2 days later...
Bottom line I could use the Surface Pro as my only PC and it makes a fantastic hot-desking solution if you're prepared to set up a USB 3.0 dock or DisplayPort screen and USB hub but there are two major considerations. 1) The Surface Pro 3 isn't the best hot-desking s...
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pocketables.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
I was loaned a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for an experiment. This was to report on a piece of software designed for tablets, the Surface Pro 3 being the primary tablet the software was going to be targeted at. I'm not writing about that software yet due to g...
Bottom line I think as Windows tablet hardware, this is it. They've done well.  If you're a fan of Windows 8.1, this is a pretty decent upper middle of the line tablet.There are better performers for the money, and lighter performers too, but the Surface seems to hav...
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gearlive.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has switched up its strategy on its tablet PC, aiming to make it the best Windows laptop for the average consumer. This is the third attempt from the company at reinventing the laptop, bringing tablet parity into the prod...
Bottom line It took Microsoft a few tries, but the Surface Pro 3 finally lives up to the vision that Microsoft had for the PC tablet line from the start. It pairs perfectly with Windows 8.1, and will work even better when Windows 10 is released with all of its touch-...
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techworld.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is the first - and only - laptop/tablet hybrid to get it (almost) completely right.The Surface Pro 3 is a truly brilliant example of product design – an exceptional tool for designers, artists, photographers, art and creative dir...
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maximumpc.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
When the original Surface Pro launched, no one quite knew how to classify the hybrid. Was it a tablet that was trying to be a laptop? A laptop trying to be a tablet?Well, call us contrarians: We're going to come right out and say the Surface Pro line is n...
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gottabemobile.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
For years, it's been the belief of most that hardware is only as good as the software running on it. Make no mistake, this is true. It's why Apple's iPhone first took off and is still popular. It's why millions of users install Microsoft Office on their m...
Bottom line If this sounds a lot like a glowing review, then I haven't managed to fool you. Since purchasing the Surface Pro 3 last fall, I've become a Microsoft hardware convert. It's not the coolness factor that has me convinced, its Microsoft's attention to detail...
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techspective.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 13Super slim ultrabooks, and next-generation devices like a Surface Pro 3 tablet bring many advances to computing technology. There are also some tradeoffs, though, to enable vendors to pack an entire computer into a slim...
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techspective.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:29
30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 12There is one Surface Pro 3 accessory that is indispensable in my opinion: the Type keyboard cover. As far as I'm concerned, the Type cover should be bundled with the Surface Pro 3 by default instead of sold as an optional...
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techspective.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 11One of the defining features of the Surface Pro 3—in fact arguably THE defining feature—is the fact that it's a tablet. It is thin, and light, and designed for portability. In order to be functional as a mobile device it...
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techspective.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 10The Start button—or lack thereof—has been a controversy since Microsoft launched Windows 8. It has continued to evolve through Windows 8.1 and now throughout the Windows 10 Technical Preview builds. The Start button, or m...
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techspective.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 9The 30 Days with Surface Pro 3 series is about the device itself—as the name implies. The operating system, however, plays a significant role in the 30-day experience. With that in mind, I've decided to officially shift ge...
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techspective.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
30 Days with Surface Pro 3: Day 8When it comes to devices like the Surface Pro 3, or even hybrid 2-in-1 devices like the Dell Latitude 13 7000 2-in-1, there is a tradeoff made between functionality and size. In the interest of keeping the Surface Pro 3 th...
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booredatwork.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Before getting down into the positives and negatives of the Surface Pro 3 you have to understand that it is almost a flawless product. My complaints of the Pro 3 center around minor enhancements and questionable business practices by Microsoft, but ultima...
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techworld.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Many Apple fans were hoping for an iPad Pro this year, but it didn't happen. What they did get was a successor to the iPad Air. Here we compare the iPad Air 2 with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 so you know which is the best device to buy.The only facet the Su...
Bottom line Which is best all comes down to what you want to do with a tablet. For entertainment, web browsing, email, social networks, games, photography and video, the iPad wins. It's also a lot cheaper than the Surface Pro 3. A lot. If you need a tablet that's als...
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techworld.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Google has launched a new product into the tablet market: the Nexus 9. It's a good-looking all-rounder, but is it powerful enough for you? That's where the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comes in, bringing the portability and touch capabilities of a tablet but a...
Bottom line Taking a look over the specs and features of both tablets, it should quickly become clear to you which of these devices is most suited to your needs. If you like the idea of having a tablet that can replace your laptop, enabling you to use full versions o...
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gizmodo.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Need to edit photos and videos in the field? How about the forest or up the side of a mountain in Iceland? All while filing stories as you go? We do, and we've been dragging the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 around to get that job done. Here's how it perfor...
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gottabemobile.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
Microsoft took a page from Apple's popular Mac v. PC ad campaign with Jonathan Hodgman and Justin Long. You know the ads: the two stand in front of a white background and Justin Long represents the Mac as he sympathetically pokes fun at Hodgman as the woe...
Bottom line One of the Surface Pro 3 commercials makes a big deal out running Adobe Photoshop on the tablet. That's big plus in comparison to the Apple iPad Air, but the MacBook Air runs the beefy photo editing app just as well. This one point of comparison seems...
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technabob.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:30
As somebody who has to produce content on the road all of the time, I've got a whole lot of devices in my backpack – an ultrabook laptop, an iPad, lots of cables and chargers, and still often find myself less productive when traveling than I do when at my...
Bottom line the Surface Pro 3 is a fantastic piece of hardware. It's fast, lightweight, runs Windows applications, has very good battery life, a really sharp display, and it's beautifully crafted. Plus, it works however you like to work, thanks to its wide variety...
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neowin.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
It's hard to believe that it has been three months since the Surface Pro 3 was announced in New York . That event, which took place on May 20th, was when I first got my hands on the latest tablet from Microsoft and since that date, my own usage has been a...
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recombu.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Microsoft is hoping to entice those keen on their tablets and ultrabooks away from the norm and embrace its latest tablet-cum-laptop, the new Surface Pro 3 .The journey of Microsoft's Surface tablets has been rocky and uncertain since the very beginning...
Good Beautiful, slim design, Powerful hardware, Stunning screen, Excellent software compatibility...
Bad Type Cover is an essential accessory, Heavy for handheld use, Convoluted form factor, Expensive...
Bottom line Microsoft is hoping to entice those keen on their tablets and ultrabooks away from the norm and embrace its latest tablet-cum-laptop, the new Surface Pro 3 . The journey of Microsoft's Surface tablets has been rocky and uncertain since the very beginnin...
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zdnet.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Since its debut in 2012, Microsoft's Surface family of Windows tablet/laptop hybrids has generated plenty of coverage and opinion, but only moderate sales . Reviews of the x86-based Surface Pro devices running Windows 8.x have generally commented favourab...
Bad The Surface Pro 3's premium pricing could be an issue for many potential buyers, and the fact that the Type Cover remains a £109.99 (inc. VAT) optional extra is particularly egregious. Given that Microsoft touts the Surface Pro 3 as "the tablet that can r...
Bottom line As a hybrid tablet/laptop, the Surface Pro 3 is, generally, very impressive. The design changes Microsoft has implemented are largely successful — a bigger 3:2 aspect-ratio screen, a thinner and lighter chassis, useful stylus/OS integration, an improved a...
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pcworld.com_techhive.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
A few years ago, it was easy to scoff at the idea of using tablets for productivity. The hardware was too weak, and the software was too limited, so turning a tablet into a work device made sense only for a few fringe users.But things have changed since A...
Bottom line Spending $750 for an Android tablet seems exorbitant. But the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro offers a larger screen, excellent battery life, and access to the Android and Samsung app stores...
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techworld.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:31
Photography is a profession that's closely tracked developments in the world of computing, from the first days of desktop publishing to today's world of high-resolution digital photography and its associated cloud services.Before digital photography, the...
Bottom line Photoshop CC 2014 was centre stage at the Surface Pro 3 launch, and together they're a travelling photographer's dream companion...
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mobiletechreview.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
As you'd expect from a tablet, the Surface Pro 3 has a touch screen, and even better, it works with the included pen for precise note taking and drawing with palm rejection. Macs lack touch screens; surprisingly iPhone and iPad DNA still hasn't mutated Ap...
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notebookcheck.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
In light of this, we ask ourselves: What makes a perfect Surface? While better performance is invariably a valuable proposition, Microsoft's cleverly-designed tablets have always been able to go toe-to-toe with their Ultrabook counterparts in that departm...
Good Impeccable build quality, Thinner and lighter than Surface Pro 2, Improved Type Cover with magnetic, High-resolution, 3:2 aspect screen, Good brightness and color reproduction, Features Intel Core CPUs, Great battery life, Doesn't wobble when tapped, New...
Bad Performance is constrained by thermal limitations under load, Gets hot when stressed moderately, Still only somewhat comfortable on the lap, Impossible to maintain, repair, or upgrade, Serves as a better replacement for tablets than notebooks, Expensive e...
Bottom line The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Upon their third attempt, Microsoft has finally struck a balance between portability, usability, and power that adds up to their most versatile tablet to date , and in fact, one of the only products of its type that even exist...
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neowin.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
Reviewing gadgets is a lot of fun but it can be an overwhelming experience too. The amount of time that goes into using a product and then thinking through all the use-cases and trying to simulate (or at least try to empathize with) those can be cumbersom...
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techwelike.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
I was at the launch for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 a couple of months back. I was sold at the event with all of the things Panos said Pro 3 could do, but I wasn't convinced on everyday reliability and functionality. I spent a couple of months with it and...
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mobiletechreview.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the latest in MS' line of tablets with the brains of a laptop. It's a power user tablet that's on many folks' wish lists, even if it isn't entirely practical as a laptop replacement, because it's just so darned sexy and cool...
Good Stunning thinner and lighter design, lovely display, much improved kickstand, full laptop performance...
Bad Type Cover keyboard not included in price, limited ports on tablet. Fan can get loud...
Bottom line Once again we applaud Microsoft: the Surface Pro 3 is a glimpse into the future of computing, and it's both exquisitely good looking and perfectly put together. While the MacBook Air continues on with a solid but stale design and computing paradigm, Micro...
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anandtech.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
I can't believe it's only been sixteen months since I published our review of the original Microsoft Surface Pro. It feels like longer but that's likely because Surface RT made its sale debut a few months prior to that, and both devices were announced in...
Bottom line When I reviewed the first Surface Pro I was intrigued by the idea, but felt it needed a few more iterations to get to the right point. In less than two years what we have in front of us looks very different than Microsoft's original vision for the platfor...
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newatlas.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:32
Microsoft's Surface lineup is only two years old, but it's already been on quite the roller coaster ride. When the company first announced the tablet/laptop hybrid, reactions were cautious, but also unmistakably intrigued. But that buzz fizzled quickly, a...
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windowscentral.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Microsoft has big goals and a new message for the Surface Pro 3. Instead of attempting to compete with the all-popular iPad from Apple, they're targeting laptop owners and wannabe in-betweeners. Emblazoned everywhere is their new motto: "The tablet that c...
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wired.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
WIREDIncredibly thin, light, and fast-bootable for a full-tilt Windows computer. Forget...
Good Incredibly thin, light, and fastbootable for a fulltilt Windows computer. Forget apps; it runs fulldesktop software. Durable build and attractive physical design. Its 12inch, highresolution touchscreen is great for watching movies and working in desktop m...
Bad Hardware is a bit too big and heavy to use as a handheld tablet. Pricey compared to laptops with similar specs. App ecosystem lags behind those of iOS and Android. Type Cover should be included with the tablet, not sold as a 0 extra. Most Type Cover color...
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neowin.net
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
First impressions are a critical part of our lives. From interviews for your dream job to meeting a significant other, the first 30 seconds of interaction can define an entire relationship. So when Microsoft said that its Surface Pro 3 is the Ultrabook- a...
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chipchick.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
It was not all that long ago that Microsoft debuted the Surface Pro 2 . Yet here they are, just 9 months later, releasing the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft has clearly listened to users feedback with this latest Surface. To that effect, the Surface Pro 3 truly...
Good Some might want to pick up the Surface just for its improved pressure sensitive Pen, beautiful 2K display, new kickstand positions, excellent and improved build quality, top notch performance, Improved trackpad on TypeCover, Microsoft's cloud ecosystem wi...
Bad Type Cover keyboard is not included, offers only a single USB 3.0 port, Surface Pro 2 accessories and its power adapter are not compatible, experienced some issues where the Surface Pro 3 drained power while in sleep mode...
Bottom line Can the Surface Pro 3 replace the need to carry around both a tablet and laptop? Pretty much, yes. But is it right for you? Well, users just need to be realistic with their expectations… to that effect, the “lapability” of the Surface Pro 3 – while it...
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ubergizmo.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
The third time's the charm they say, and it is well known that if Microsoft works long enough on a product, they'll get it right. When the Surface Pro 3 launched, that's exactly what I thought: finally, there's a Windows tablet that is barely heavier than...
Bottom line The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an amazing and unique computer, there's no question about it, and if you know its strengths, it will serve you very well. Like any extreme computers, you can't just get one and expect it to feel like an ordinary laptop. The...
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technobuffalo.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Microsoft knows you don't own its gadgets. At the company's Surface Pro 3 event in May, an impassioned Panos Panay paused in the middle of unveiling its bold new device, and quietly scanned the room. What he saw was a sea of Apple logos: MacBook Airs, iPa...
Bottom line The Surface Pro 3 isn't a laptop in the traditional sense, and that's both good and bad. Good because Microsoft is ushering us closer than over to a future beyond traditional clamshell laptops. Bad because the Pro 3 still isn't quite perfect—but it's damn...
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Pocketnow.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Back in March of 2013 we reviewed the original Surface Pro, and established that it can most certainly replace your laptop provided you adapt to the small 10″ screen, buy the Type Cover keyboard instead of the Touch Cover, and learn to use the stylus inst...
Good Largest application ecosystem of any tablet operating system, Huge hardware compatibility ecosystem (ancient printers still automatically install), More enterprise & business features than any other tablet (Active Directory support, Bitlocker encryption...
Bad New stylus requires 3 nonrechargeable batteries inside it which will need to be replaced someday, Intel Core CPU generates some heat when under heavy use, Capacitive home button is very prone to accidental presses now that it is on the right bezel, Using...
Bottom line The Surface Pro 3 loses a few points for having batteries in the stylus and an awkward capacitive start button in the bezel, but everything else makes the Surface Pro 3 the best tablet PC we've ever used. The large screen and super thin body combined with...
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slashgear.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
The Surface Pro 3 is something special. Microsoft has refused to give up on its concept of one device that's both a tablet and ultrabook, and its ramped up the trash-talk, too, calling out the MacBook Air and iPad by name when it launched the third-genera...
Bottom line I'm frankly astonished by how attached to the Surface Pro 3 I've become in the time I've been using it. The previous two iterations were classic examples of spending considerable time and effort on beautifully delivering a flawed idea: too limited in si...
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tabletpcreview.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
It's tempting to claim that the third time is the charm in regards to the Microsoft Surface Pro line of Windows 8 tablet and notebook hybrids. After all, the Surface Pro 3 has a larger display than its two predecessors, with a higher resolution, and is bo...
Good Great build; it's thin, light, and sturdy, Superb display quality, 3:2 display ratio perfectly suited for Windows 8.1, As a tablet, its productivity potential is unmatched...
Bad Keyboard cover sold separately, Some annoying design quirks...
Bottom line Like its predecessor, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the perfect device for the specific user that needs power in an impossibly thin and light design. It's not cheap, however, and the added cost of a proper keyboard cover and Office stings...
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computerworld.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
But is this also true about the Surface Pro 3 , the third iteration of Microsoft's tablet line? Microsoft touts the Surface Pro 3 as a device that, when equipped with an added Surface Pro Type Cover, does double-duty as a productivity tablet and a true la...
Good Excellent 12in. screen, very good keyboard cover, useful stylus and handwriting recognition, lightweight...
Bad Expensive, Windows 8 lacks many apps, keyboard cover costs $130 extra...
Bottom line The new Surface Pro Type Cover, which doubles as a cover and a keyboard, is a big improvement over the previous version.To begin with, I always had an issue with the touchpad on the Surface Pro 2's Type Cover: It was small and not recessed, difficult to f...
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hothardware.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Early last week, Microsoft unveiled the third iteration of its Surface Pro tablet, the aptly named Surface Pro 3. Unlike previous revisions to the product, the new Surface Pro 3 can be considered a major overhaul. Not only does the new device feature more...
Good Great Performance, Thin and Light, Excellent Screen, Precise Stylus Input, Very Good Battery Life, Premium Build Quality...
Bad Relatively Pricey...
Bottom line The Surface Pro 3 with Type Cover Attached - Find It @ Amazon.ComWe really like the Surface Pro 3--for the most part. The device's form factor and accessories make it somewhat different to work with than a standard laptop or more rigid convertible device...
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venturebeat.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
It took several tries, but Microsoft has finally delivered a device that lives up to the bold promise of its Surface line.The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's third try since 2012 at unifying tablets and laptops — but with some key differences from its predec...
Bottom line When it comes to technology and features, the Surface Pro 3 is a winner. But Microsoft also has to fight against the perceived failure of past Surface models as well as Windows 8's lukewarm reception and Windows Phone's slow start. Critics have always...
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engadget.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
It didn't last long, but there was a moment earlier this week when I was sure Microsoft would unveil its own laptop. At a press event, Surface chief Panos Panay took the stage to remind the reporters in attendance how they once said tablets would make lap...
Good Remarkably thin and light for a machine with laptop guts, Easier to use as a standalone tablet, Fast performance, Gorgeous, high-res display, Keyboard can be propped up at a more comfortable angle...
Bad Flimsy keyboard is inferior to what you'd get on a proper laptop; worse, it doesn't even come in the box, Not that comfortable to use in the lap, Middling battery life...
Bottom line The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's biggest and best tablet yet, but it needs a better keyboard to truly replace your laptop...
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pcworld.com_techhive.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Through every iteration, Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet has edged closer to becoming a true laptop replacement. Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 3 takes several small steps in that direction—along with one giant, game-changing leap. Sure, you'll still need...
Good Larger screen offers 38 percent more real estate for getting work done, New Type Cover is much more stable than previous models, Battery life now quoted at eight, not six hours...
Bad Prices may still give one pause, especially versus a notebook, Microsoft eliminated free OneDrive cloud storage from Surface Pro 3, Stylus holder is awkwardly placed...
Bottom line Microsoft's Surface lineup just keeps getting better and better, with an improved screen for desktop use and an upgraded Type Cover for the road...
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anandtech.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Earlier today Microsoft announced its 3rd generation Surface Pro device, aptly named the Surface Pro 3. This is the first Surface model to deviate from the 10.6" 16:9 form factor of all four previous devices (Surface Pro, Surface RT, Surface Pro 2, Surfac...
Bottom line There's a lot more work to do on Surface Pro 3, including substantial battery life testing and continued usage. If there's anything in particular you guys want to see us touch on, leave it in the comments below...
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techreviewsource.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Touted by Microsoft as the single-device replacement for a laptop and a tablet , the larger Surface Pro 3 ($1,299 as tested) is only partially successful as the ultimate mobile PC. Sure, it is a much better laptop replacement than previous Win 8 slate tab...
Good Clear, bright, 12inch, 2,160by1,440resolution display. 10finger multitouch support. Infinitely adjustable, fullfriction kickstand. Pressuresensitive stylus included.
Bad Heavy and bulky for a slate tablet. Type Cover costs $130 extra. Integrated pen storage is flimsy. Only one USB 3.0 port. Kickstand still digs into your legs when used in your lap. Doesn't work with lastgeneration Surface accessories. Performance is not b...
Bottom line With its 12-inch, high-resolution display, full-friction kickstand, and Surface Pen, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet aims to be the only mobile PC you need. But will you ditch your laptop? We're not so sure...
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arstechnica.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
A Qualcomm-powered 8-inch tablet was in the works, but it was delayed at the last minute.Since the first iteration of the Surface range, the Surface RT , was released back in 2012, the biggest challenge has been categorization. The devices themselves have...
Good Beautiful design, Beautiful screen, Packs so much into so little, Neat OneNote integration...
Bad The dearth of USB ports, The touchpad remains mediocre, Some people will find it expensive...
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computershopper.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
First we saw Dell's Venue 11 Pro Windows tablet, then came Samsung's Android-equipped Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 , and now Microsoft has unveiled an unexpected Surface sequel—the 12-inch Surface Pro 3.The latest Surface is a strong evolutionary jump on the lapt...
Good Thinnest and lightest Surface Pro to date, Attractive 3:2 screen, More versatile kickstand, Premium look and feel...
Bad Still heavy as a tablet, Keyboard adds $130 to the price, Runs hot under heavy workloads...
Bottom line Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 sports a larger, higher-res screen and a more versatile keyboard and kickstand, as well as better battery life. It's undoubtedly the best Surface yet, but it still isn't an ideal laptop replacement for everyone. Read More…...
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theverge.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
That's both good and bad. It's good because the Surface Pro 3 is indeed a futuristic machine, a marvel of engineering that combines tons of crazy features into a thin and light package. It's bad because, well, in 2001 we had almost no way of knowing that...
Good Thin and light, Greatly improved kickstand, High-resolution screen...
Bad So-so battery life, Some software bugs, No full SD card slot...
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pcmag.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Touted by Microsoft as the single-device replacement for a laptop and a tablet, the larger Surface Pro 3 ($1,299 as tested) is only partially successful as the ultimate mobile PC. Sure, it is a much better laptop replacement than previous Win 8...
Good Clear, bright, 12-inch, 2,160-by-1,440-resolution display. 10-finger multi-touch support. Infinitely adjustable, full-friction kickstand. Pressure-sensitive stylus included.
Bad Heavy and bulky for a slate tablet. Type Cover costs $130 extra. Integrated pen storage is flimsy. Only one USB 3.0 port. Kickstand still digs into your legs when used in your lap. Doesn't work with last-generation Surface accessories. Performance is not...
Bottom line With its 12-inch, high-resolution display, full-friction kickstand, and Surface Pen, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet aims to be the only mobile PC you need. But will you ditch your laptop? We're not so sure...
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Laptopmag.com
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2018-01-31 10:25:33
Do consumers want a tablet that can double as a laptop? Microsoft thinks so, which is why it's trying to sell just such a hybrid for a third time with the Surface Pro 3. The new 2-in-1 device sports a larger and sharper 12-inch touch screen and a more lap...
Good Stylish design, Crisp, high-res touch screen, Improved kickstand, Strong performance...
Bad Keyboard not included, Runs a bit hot, Below average battery life...
Bottom line The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet has a larger and sharper screen, more versatile kickstand and better pen integration, but it's a pricey laptop replacement...
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infoworld.com
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2019-12-07 10:57:48
With Windows 10 out but customized hardware only starting to appear, there may never be a better time to buy a discounted Windows 8.1 machine -- whether you intend to keep Win 8.1 or upgrade for free to Windows 10. With an eye toward making the upgrade, I...
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onmsft.com
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2019-12-08 14:20:25
The issue is so important to the market that Microsoft made a video demonstrating how the Surface Pro 3 works well in these sorts of postures (the Surface Pro 4 is identical in this respect):In my experience, the video is actually fairly accurate. I've de...
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