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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9990 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and connectivity.

usability, performance, portability, screen, size

connectivity, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro, 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the durability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but the connectivity and storage get critical reviews.

performance, portability, usability, screen, durability

price, reliability, camera, storage, connectivity

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2068 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Opinions about the GPS navigation and price are different. There are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, performance, portability, screen, design

reliability, connectivity

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the performance.

performance

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

Sep, 2019

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 : 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

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

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 : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

 

The Surface Pro 3 reviewed here is a 2014 product. It was replaced by 2015's Surface Pro 4 , which remains the company's top-end tablet.

The Surface Pro 3 is thinner and lighter than the previous two versions, despite having a larger 12-inch display and higher screen resolution. A new kickstand makes it easier to set up and use, and the keyboard cover remains a best-in-class example....

That excellent keyboard cover is not included in the base price, and its improved touchpad still doesn't measure up. The chassis lacks pen storage, and even with tweaked kickstand and keyboard hinges, the Surface Pro 3 still doesn't fit perfectly on...

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

May, 2014

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

 

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.

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.

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...

The pen's top-mounted button feels like the one on a traditional ballpoint pen. When you click, it automatically wakes the tablet and opens OneNote on a new blank document. Clearly, Microsoft designed the system with note-taking in mind. The Surface...

May, 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 : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

 

Stylish design; Crisp, high-res touch screen; Improved kickstand; Strong performance ; Keyboard not included; Runs a bit hot; Below average battery life ; The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet has a larger and sharper screen, more versatile kickstand and...

Keyboard not included; Runs a bit hot; Below average battery life ; 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.

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.

May, 2014

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

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Hands On, Display & Performance Preview

 

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,...

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.

May, 2014

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