Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet

Last updated date: March 11, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.4

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We looked at the top 1 Microsoft Surface Tablets and dug through the reviews from 7 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Alphr, PC World, Tech Radar, Influenster, Art's Art Reviews, Computer Critique and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Microsoft Surface Tablet you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 91 expert reviews, the Microsoft Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet placed 2nd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.5
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
859 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Despite the last generation display,users like the display,citing it as a sharp and vibrant.
- BestReviews
The Surface Pro 3 makes a great first impression – it’s exactly what we’ve come to expect from Microsoft hardware. The clean, unfussy design oozes luxury, and while we prefer the moody, all-black exterior of the Surface Pro 2, there is something rather alluring about the Surface Pro 3.
- Alphr
One year of Office 365 Personal included, Surface Pro 3 can legitimately cover your notebook and tablet needs in a single package.
- PC World
April 27, 2015 | Full review
Microsoft has improved just about every facet of the Surface Pro 4’s design while addressing complaints of battery life and even issues some might not have even noticed – like a hinge that could have titled even further.
- Tech Radar
Another big feature for this tablet is the fact that it can be converted into a laptop through the use of some accessories. The Type Cover gives the tablet a keyboard and the Surface Dock gives your tablet extra ports to connect devices to your tablet/laptop.
- Art's Art Reviews
Wrapped in magnesium sleek frame with silver coloured back Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the lightest and slimmest member of the Surface Pro family with a weight of just 1.8 pounds
- Computer Critique
July 16, 2014 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Numerous users advised saved up for the newer Pro 4. Microsoft doesnt include the keyboard.
- BestReviews
It’s not the perfect laptop, particularly not for the price
- Alphr
Limited only to Microsoft Office, Web browsing, some basic games and apps.
- PC World
April 27, 2015 | Full review
Vastly improved or not, taking away the Surface Pen from the package is a tough sell. Not providing any sort of bundling incentive for any of the Surface Pro accessories is now a bigger issue than just refusing to include the Type Cover, and Microsoft is only making it more difficult for newcomers to jump that fence.
- Tech Radar
One bad thing about the stylus is that it has a AAAA battery that'll you will have to switch out every month or two. This battery gives the stylus it's weight
- Art's Art Reviews

From The Manufacturer

The tablet that can replace your laptop. Surface Pro 3 is in a category of its own. With a stunning 12" display in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a laptop in an incredibly lightweight, versatile form. It may just be the ultimate device.*

Overall Product Rankings

1. Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 18
2. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
3. Microsoft Surface Pro 5th Gen
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 11
5. Microsoft Surface Go
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 14
6. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 10
7. Microsoft Surface RT
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Microsoft Surface 2
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 7

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