Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12-inch

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a bestselling 2015 12-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its thin and light design, new kickstand mode, high-res display, fast performance, and digital pen optimization. On the downside, it doesn’t include the keyboard cover in the base price, it doesn’t have a proper slot for the digital pen, and many users have reported an uncomfortable design for laptop use despite the new design improvements. All in all, the Surface Pro 3 is an excellent Windows 8 tablet packing sufficient features to compete with powerful laptops, although to become a proper productivity machine it needs a better keyboard.

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Pros

  • Thin and light design
  • New kickstand mode
  • High-res display
  • Fast performance

Cons

  • Doesn’t include the keyboard cover
  • Lacks a proper slot for the digital pen

Bottom Line

Packing high-end components in a slim frame, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is one of those tablets that can actually replace your mid-range laptop, but it will need a better keyboard to do so.


  • Weight: 1.76 lbs
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.5GHz
  • Display Size: 12
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Battery Life: 9 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    Engadget May 23, 2014

    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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  • 81
    Cnet May 22, 2014

    While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.

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  • 90
    Techradar March 30, 2015

    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.

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Full Specifications

RAM 4GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
Weight 1.76 lbs
Battery Life 9 hours
Connectivity 1 x USB 3.0, 802.11ac/802.11a/b/g/n
Internal Storage 64GB
Removable Memory microSD card reader
Display Size 12
Display Resolution 2160 x 1440
Display Type IPS
Display Technology ClearType
Front Camera 5 MP
Rear Camera 5 MP
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4200
Additional Features microSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 11.50 x 7.93 x 0.36
Warranty 1 year

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