Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft last month announced its another innovation in tablet. The tablet is named as ‘Microsoft Surface Pro 3’ which surly replaces your laptop. Microsoft took a very big step and gives surety that this product by Microsoft will definitely get success in the market. Before revealing Surface Pro 3, Microsoft first and second generation Surface Tablets were considered to be the best Tablet but still had some flaws and at that time most of the people like to use touch screen laptops or Ultrabooks.

Surface pro 3
Surface pro 3

This tablet was announced on May 20, 2014 but the models will be released on June 20, 2014 in US and Canada. Surface Pro is considered to be the best tablet of Microsoft in Surface family. Since it is considered to be the best it has lots of new featurezs and specifications that proves this statement true that this tablet will replace your laptop.

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Specifications of Surface Pro 3


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gas 12 inch display with the resolution of 2160×1440 pixels. The display uses clear Type Full HD plus technology which provides you better display environment. The resolution is so good that no pixel will be visible. With this good display and resolution Surface Pro 3 easily compete with many tablets and many 13 and 14 inch screen laptops.

This tablet has multi touch feature so you can feel and enjoy each and every touch with this tablet and this multi touch                           feature makes the tablet easy in use.

Dimensions and weight

The dimensions of this tablet are 292.1 mm×201.4 mm×9.1 mm. Surface Pro 3 is the lightest and thinnest tablet in pro family. The weight of this tablet is 1.76 lbs (800 gms).


This tablet is powered by fourth generation Intel Dual Core 1.6 Hz processor with i3, i5 and i7 options. All the Intel Processor options are available in this tablet. i3 is low spectrum processor and i7 is high end processor. In the previous members of Pro family only Intel Core i5 processor is available. Processor of this tablet consists of TPM chip for enterprise security.When we talk about RAM of the tablet then RAM in this tablet is 4GB upon 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage and 8 GB upon 256 GB or 512 GB of internal storage.

Battery Life

Battery life of other Surface Pro tablets is low. This time Microsoft tries to improve the Battery life of this tablet which is up to 9 hours of web browsing. Corporate Vice President of Microsoft announced that it is possible that the device remains active for one year in standby. Microsoft found many solutions to improve the battery life of this tablet like Windows 8.1 pro operating system and by reducing the booting time.

Camera And Audio

Surface Pro 3 has rear facing camera of 5.0 MP and front facing Camera of 5.0 MP which provides you better quality of pictures and better Quality of video calling. There is one feature lack in this tablet i.e. flash. When we talk about Audio feature it consist of Stereo Microphone and Stereo speakers. You can enjoy Dolby sound for millions of songs and playlists.


The price is different for different processors. For 64 GB/ Intel i3, price is $799.00. For 128 GB/ Intel i5, price is $999.00. For 256 GB/ Intel i5, price is $1299.00. For 256 GB/ Intel i7, price is $1549.00. For 512 GB/ Intel i7, price is $1949.00.

Other Features include:

  • One of the interesting feature of this tablet is that you can easily switch from tablet to laptop with a multi position Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover. You will feel comfortable with this tablet because of Magnetic stability.
  • The another features in Surface pro 3 is Stylus. You can enjoy real pen for natural writing and drawing. You can instantly capture your idea by opening One Note document and by clicking on Surface pen.
Surface Pro 3 stylus
Surface Pro 3 stylus
  • The port includes in this tablet are USB 3.0, Micro SD card reader, Headset jack, Mini Display port and Cover port.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Surface pro 3:


  1. Surface Pro 3 is thin and light tablet with the features of laptop.
  2. Display is very amazing and provides you very high resolution.
  3. Performance of this tablet is very fast.
  4. New Kickstand make this tablet easier to use.


  1. Battery is not so good.
  2. You still not feel comfortable on the lap with Surface Pro 3.

This tablet gives tough competition to MacBook Air. People believe that no other tablet or other brand can compete with Apple products. But this time Microsoft hit its best product in the market with lots of features and ability to give tough competition to MacBook Air. It also has some better quality features than Surface Pro 2.

Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air vs Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air vs Surface pro 2
Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air vs Surface pro 2

By seeing the feature of Surface Pro 3, MacBook Air and Surface Pro 2, I keep Surface Pro 3 on the top of the list. It contains all the features that we want in our laptop or tablet. I think this time Microsoft’s new innovation will definitely hits the market with the great success.

Author: Kriti Jain