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Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2823 reviews of Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the connectivity, while there are some negative opinions about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015) 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 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface 3 Bundle (Surface 3 10.8 inch Black/Silver Tablet (Intel Atom Z8700, 2Gb RAM, 64Gb SSD, Integrated Graphics, BT/CAM, LTE, Windows 10Microsoft Surface 3 Bundle (Surface 3 10.8 inch Black/Silver Tablet (Intel Atom Z8700, 2Gb RAM, 64Gb SSD, Integrated Graphics, BT/CAM, LTE, Windows 10

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 468 user reviews of Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and usability also get good reviews. There are some less positive views about the connectivity and GPS navigation.

performance, usability, portability, price, size

reliability, touch screen, GPS navigation, connectivity

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Atom, Windows 8.1) - Free Windows 10 UpgradeMicrosoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Atom, Windows 8.1) - Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: M Freitas (geekzone.co.nz)

Microsoft Surface 3 review

 

Microsoft's 12-inch Surface Pro 3 was well received. As a fully featured tablet with digital ink support and with enough power to replace a laptop for work and play the only thing that could make it a miss was the price tag - not a bad one for a full...

Either way, this is certainly a device to consider if you are a student or have a need for constant travels but can't leave the office behind.

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9
Continuous video playback time:10

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):3.5
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Gaming tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:27.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1280
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:214
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:HD Graphics / HD Graphics 5300
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum graphics adapter memory:8

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
Video messaging:Y / Yes

Networking

3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,850,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
WAP: No
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:Y / Yes

Other features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Full HD: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT): No
Kids tablet: No
Processor Socket:BGA1380
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 64
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Keyboard supplied:N / No / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus pen:No / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / No / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Magnetometer:Y / Yes
Position location:N / No / Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Phone features

Speakerphone: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector type:Microsoft Surface Cover
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Y / Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts 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
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
Number of execution units:16
PCI Express configurations:2x1,1x2
Processor ARK ID:85475
Processor boost frequency:2.4
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L3
Processor code:SR27M
Processor codename:Cherry Trail
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:X7-Z8700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:17
Processor Series:Intel Atom x7 series
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2
Stepping:C0
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Office 365 Personal 1yr\nOneDrive Cloud / Office 365 Personal\nOneDrive Cloud / OneDrive cloud
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 MOBILE / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Platform:Windows
Trial software:1 year of Office 365 Personal with OneDrive cloud storage / Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Included memory card size:64
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage Media:Flash / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.7 / 187 / 26.7 / 8.7
Height :18.7 / 187 / 26.7 / 8.7
Weight:622 / 641
Width:18.7 / 26.7 / 267