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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9776 reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The portability and performance also get good opinions. The GPS navigation and connectivity get critical views. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, performance, portability, screen, size

connectivity, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the durability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas the connectivity and storage get less positive views.

performance, portability, usability, screen, durability

price, reliability, camera, storage, connectivity

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro 3, i5-4300U CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win8.1 Pro 64-bit - New for 2014Microsoft Surface Pro 3, i5-4300U CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win8.1 Pro 64-bit - New for 2014

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2043 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the connectivity and reliability, and the GPS navigation and price get mixed comments.

usability, performance, portability, screen, design

reliability, connectivity

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 8.1) - Free Windows 10 UpgradeMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 8.1) - Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the performance.

performance

82% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5)Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5)

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Surface Pro 3 Review

 

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...

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Jun, 2014

Expert review by: charles mclellan (zdnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: Impressive hybrid tablet, but keyboard should be bundled

 

If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop and even -- if you add the optional docking station -- a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market. It won't be for...

High-quality 12-inch screen ; Slimmer and lighter than the 10.6-inch Surface Pro 2 ; Multi-angle kickstand ; Improved Type Cover keyboard and touchpad ; Good performance and battery life ; Useful Surface Pen/OneNote integration

Type Cover is an extra-cost option ; Surface Pen has no proper 'home' on the tablet ; Only one USB 3.0 port ; Lacks a full-size SD card slot ; Runs warm and activates fan more than previous model

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...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

 

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...

Surface Pro 3 is easily the best design Microsoft has put forward. If you were intrigued by the previous designs, this is the first one that should really tempt you over. I was a fan of the original Surface Pro, and with Surface Pro 3 I think Microsoft...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

 

With the lines continuing to blur between laptops and tablets, Microsoft introduces its newest take on the growing hybrid sub-genre with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. While most hybrids continue to placate to the mainstream consumer market, Microsoft's...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Surface Pro 3 Review

 

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...

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...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: A legitimate work PC in tablet clothing

 

A number of small changes make a world of difference. In all, Microsoft has made the choice between a traditional notebook and a Windows tablet far more difficult.

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

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

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.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

 

Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don't let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person...

Thin and light ; Greatly improved kickstand ; High-resolution screen

So-so battery life ; Some software bugs ; No full SD card slot

The ideal physical form for Windows

May, 2014

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Surface Pro 3 review: Has Microsoft finally made a tablet to replace your laptop?

 

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 Pano

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

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

The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's biggest and best tablet yet, but it needs a better keyboard to truly replace your laptop.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

Surface Tension

 

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 can probably replace your laptop. The big question is: Are you willing to pay the price and make some compromises in order to let it? The latest productivity-minded tablet PC out of Redmond is an outstanding piece of...

Incredibly thin, light, and fast-bootable for a full-tilt Windows computer. Forget apps; it runs full-desktop software. Durable build and attractive physical design. Its 12-inch, high-resolution touchscreen is great for watching movies and working in...

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 $130 extra. Most Type Cover...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

 

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 wants to be everything to everyone, but it's not there yet. It sacrifices tablet features to be a good laptop, and laptop features to be a good tablet, but ends up somewhat disappointing on both ends.

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,...

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Design

Kids tablet:No / Yes

Networking

2G: No
4G: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Docking station included: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
Magnetometer: Yes
Position location: No

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector type:Microsoft Surface Cover
Headphone Out:No / Yes
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
Coprocessor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor ARK ID:75114 / 76308 / 76609
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
UART: Yes

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes