Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.eight-Inch, 64 GB, Intel Atom, Windows 10)

Microsoft Surface three Tablet (10.eight-Inch, 64 GB, Intel Atom, Windows ten)

Solution Description
Microsoft Surface three is the best productivity device for school, house, and on the go. It characteristics a 10.8″ Full HD touchscreen display with 1920 x 1280 resolution and is quick, responsive, and can run everything you need to have. With a thin, light frame that weighs significantly less than 1.five pounds, it’s the excellent size to take with you anyplace. The optional Surface Pen (sold separately) feels just like an actual pen so it is easy to draw, take notes, or write music. Windows 8.1

Price: $319.99

  • Windows eight.1, 10.8-Inch Display.
  • Processor Quad Core Intel Atom Z8700 1.6Ghz (two.4 GHz burst speed) Processor.
  • 64 GB Flash Storage, two GB RAM.Surface three has up to 10 hours of battery life for video playback so you can perform, browse, play, or watch all day extended.
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
  • Bluetooth four.

Tested: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review

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Even even though the Surface Book is obtaining a lot of focus for its special design and style, the new Surface Pro 4’s refinement of Microsoft’s proven tablet-laptop hybrid is just as impressive. The device is every bit an improvement more than last year’s model, packing an Intel Skylake processor into a chassis that is even thinner than the Atom-based Surface tablet. Its screen, keyboard, and stylus are also much better, and we test it in the hands of operating artists.

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Microsoft Surface Pro four (128 GB, four GB RAM, Intel Core i5)

Product Description
Microsoft Surface Pro four is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Featuring a 6th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB memory and a 128GB solid state drive, it is a lot more effective than its predecessor yet lighter than ever prior to at 1.73 pounds. The remarkable 12.3″ touchscreen PixelSense show with 2736 x 1824 resolution has very higher contrast and low glare. Use the integrated Surface Pen to mark-up presentations, sign documents, take notes and a lot a lot more. Functionality and versatility for pros, creatives, and a lot more.

Cost: $649.99

  • Surface Pro 4 powers via every thing you want to do, even though becoming lighter than ever just before
  • The 12.3 PixelSense screen has really high contrast and low glare so you can operate by way of the day with no straining your eyes
  • keyboard is not integrated and required to be bought separately
  • Characteristics an Intel Core i5 6th Gen (Skylake) Core
  • Ships in Consumer packaging.

53 Responses to Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.eight-Inch, 64 GB, Intel Atom, Windows 10)

  1. Patrick Sonier says:

    Just bought this for school. Wasn’t sure about it because I’ve always been an Apple enthusiast, but after watching your video, I’m excited to get it and set it up. I haven’t used Microsofts OS since Windows XP because I switched to Mac OS when that was released, so there’s a learning curve. Thanks for the video.

  2. Imran Zaheer says:

    It does not come with a keyboard?

  3. Michael Bahh says:

    Why are Microsoft products 3 – 4 times more expensive?

  4. Zoe Leah says:

    Between a SP4 i7 8GB RAM and Surface Book i5 8GB RAM with dGPU. Which would be better in video editing using softwares like After Effects, Premier Pro?

  5. user8123 says:

    1,703 of 1,767 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I love it, but you might not., October 28, 2015

    By Joshua Oh (California) –

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    This review is from: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5) (Personal Computers)

    It seems like the big question right now is, “Do I get the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface Book?”

    I’ll explain why I chose the Surface Pro 4, but first, a quick about me. I am a college student majoring in EECS and I commute 4 hours a day by bus so having a light backpack is important to me.

    The S.Book is almost two times heavier than the SP4. It packs much more computing power than the SP4, but as an EECS major, I don’t need the extra power that the S.Book has. I don’t plan to play any intensive games or render/animate things so the SP4 fits my needs better. The S.Book also has a $400 higher price tag ($270 if you get the Type Cover for the SP4) that I’m not willing to pay for unneeded performance. I haven’t tried the S.Book’s keyboard, but the SP4’s keyboard feels great to type on and other reviewers have said both keyboards are amazing. Reading textbooks or other PDF’s feels much more natural with the SP4’s tablet form. The S.Book without the keyboard only has a battery life of 3 hours, and although it can be used with the keyboard ‘wrapped’ around the back, I think that it’ll only be a hassle for me to deal with. I’d rather not deal with having to detach the S.Book every time I want to use it in tablet mode. If you plan to render/animate things you should probably consider going with the Surface Book. Otherwise, I highly recommend the Surface Pro 4 for doing everyday/light to medium tasks.

    Now onto the actual Surface Pro 4 Review.

    I love the SP4. In the past year, I’ve owned an iPad Air, MacBook Pro, and the Razer Blade 2015. The SP4 fits my needs the best by far.

    The SP4 replaces both my textbooks and notebooks. For me, this is a big deal because I no longer have to carry around my notebooks, textbooks, and supplemental writing materials (highlighters, etc). The Surface Pen tips can be replaced with other pen tips to change the writing “feedback” feeling but the stock pen tip feels great. OneNote keeps all my notes organized and being able to access them from any device is incredibly convenient. Using the Surface Pen for writing on textbooks and PDF’s is also very useful.

    I’ve been getting ~7-9 hours of battery life on the SP4 which is more than enough to get me through a school day. The screen is not too small like the iPad, neither is it bulky like a laptop. The screen resolution is high and text/videos are crisp and easy to read/watch. The magnet on the left side of the SP4 is surprising strong and holds the Surface Pen well. The magnet on the right side is significantly weaker (maybe because all the I/O ports are on this side) but it can hold the pen well. The kickstand works perfectly and stays in the position I set it to. The SP4 Type Cover feels great and protects your screen when you aren’t using it.

    Gaming shouldn’t be the main reason you buy the SP4, but it could run some games if you decide to do so. I did try running StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm and the SP4 handled it pretty well. I wouldn’t even bother trying to run more demanding games such as GTAV on the SP4. That being said, the gaming experience was rather unpleasant. You should consider the Surface Book if you plan to game on-the-go frequently.

    Software-wise, I don’t have much to comment on. It looks and performs exactly like Windows 10 should on a normal desktop or laptop. I’ve never used the Microsoft Store and don’t intend to so I don’t know much about the apps that are available on the SP4.

    The only con I found with this device is the fact that it only has a single USB port. It’s inconvenient when I’m using the SP4 with a mouse and I need to use my flash drive. I haven’t had any overheating issues and I can’t find any issues with the build quality.

    In closing, I don’t think anyone else offers the performance and quality that the Surface Pro 4 has in the same lightweight and thin chassis. It is incredibly versatile and it has replaced many heavy and cumbersome objects in my bag.

    I’ll update this review as I continue to use the SP4. Feel free to leave questions/comments and I will try my best to answer them.

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  6. The Timmy says:

    i buy i7

  7. [Witty Youtube name] says:

    Can I… Can I have one of those?

  8. Yuna Pham says:

    Is it good for excel spread sheet

  9. JJasmine says:

    I just want to get this so i can draw on it…and i need a laptop too
    But i’m not sure if i should just get a cintiq and a super cheap laptop instead ahh:/

  10. CrazyNuttella says:

    dude I will get this for my birthday gift

  11. Shenzi Fan says:

    I really want one of these

  12. Diana Carvalho says:

    Sold! Awesome review. Thanks.

  13. Jason Hatherlee says:

    I’m looking for photography work on the go. I notice this has USB 3.0 while my DSLR is 2.0. Will the 2.0 cable work fine with the 3.0 port? I know it would be slower, but would it still work? I need to know if I can get my photos from DSLR to computer. Thanks.

  14. user8293 says:

    1,149 of 1,254 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    MUST READ. HONEST REVIEW., January 3, 2016

    By Twitchside

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    This review is from: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 16 GB RAM, Intel Core i7e) (Personal Computers)

    Currently, I have owned 4 Surface Pro 4s, 3 of which being replacement devices. These replacement devices came recommended by Microsoft Customer Service because they were unable to fix the defective Surface Pro 4 unit before it. It was unfortunate that 3 of the 4 Surface Pro 4s had glitches, bugs, and defects. This negative experience lasted from November 2015 to April 2016, far too long to say the least, but this negative experience has had it’s end. During that time, I went from “disappointed yet hopeful” to “totally giving up”. And though I had given up, Microsoft Customer Service had not. They reached out to me, apologizing to me once more for my less than perfect experience, and assured me that, if given another chance, they could provide a replacement device that worked. I decided to give it one more try. Microsoft kept that promise. After replacing the 3rd defective unit, I can announce with confidence that the 4th and current Surface Pro 4 works flawlessly. No glitches. No Bugs. No problems. A Premium Device.

    I have seen more and more positive reviews on from other buyers. The overall score has gradually improved from 3.6 out of 5 stars to 3.8. That may be slight, but it’s the first true rise it’s had since it’s fall. It may just be that Microsoft has finally got all those glitches and bugs under control, and now is a safest time as any to invest in the Surface line. For those still experiencing defects with your Surface Pro 4, don’t give up, Microsoft Customer Service will work with you to provide a fully functioning working unit, as they have done for me. Give them a call, go to your local Microsoft Store, or email them at

    It should be noted that with each Surface Pro 4 unit, ALL the latest updates and drivers from Microsoft for the Surface Pro 4 were installed first, before any other action was taken. All third party programs, software, and setups were completed once the updates were current and the latest drivers were installed. Software and programs I use include Adobe Creative Suite and Anime Studio Pro 11. I purchased the i7 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM Surface Pro 4 unit.

    Here is my review for my current Surface Pro 4 device:

    July 1st, 2016. My Current and 4th Surface Pro 4:

    When I first heard the announcement for Surface Pro 3 during Microsoft’s Conference on May 20th, 2014, I was intrigued. Microsoft had truly caught my attention, for the Surface Pro 3 looked like a serious contender to Apple’s Mac line; however, I opted to not buy one and chose instead to follow the rumors and updates for the Surface Pro 4 from that time until the day of it’s official announcement on October 6th, 2015. The Surface Pro 3 had been a success in the business and scholastic world, yet it had not reached all of my expectations. I wanted a Surface Pro that had a “retina” display, a more powerful processor, higher SSD storage, higher RAM, better battery life, a better keyboard, an upgraded Surface Pen, and a more fluid OS. Needless to say, when the Surface Pro 4 and Book were officially announced, I was terribly excited. On paper, they met those expectations.

    The Surface Pro 4 offered the latest intel processors (up to an i7-6650U Skylake), Intel Iris 540 graphics, up to 16GB RAM, and up to a 1TB Solid State Drive Storage. It has a 12.3 screen (slightly larger than the Surface Pro 3), with a high resolution “Retina” display, which they have named the “PixelSense display”. The display has a resolution of 2736 x 1824 or 267 PPI. The wireless is the latest 802.11ac. I had recently purchased a Linksys 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router, so this excited me greatly. The latest Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. 9 Hours of battery life. An updated Surface Pen. And equally important, their new OS Windows 10 with Windows hello, a more traditional start menu, Cortana, and so many other OS specific features.

    Again, when the Surface Pro 4 and Book were announced, I was terribly excited. Expectations met, I placed a preorder immediately. My current Surface Pro 4 has fulfilled all those expectations, with the exception of the battery life, ranging from 5-6 hours in battery saver mode with video playback, and not the marketed 9hr life. Though, I have noted that those utilizing a Surface Pro 4 with a smaller processor (i3 – i5) have reported better battery life. I purchased the Surface Pro 4 with an i7 intel processor. So if you are in school, frequent long trips, or have extended business hours away from a power outlet, you should plan on having a battery pack for the occasional plug-in charge (like the Lizone 40000 mAH/148h on

    Aside from a lesser battery life than marketed, the Surface Pro 4 works like a champ. I have been using Adobe Creative Suite Software for photo and video editing and Anime Studio Pro 11 with ease. Windows 10 has been updated to near…

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  15. shourov abir says:

    I needed a android tablet its not mac its windows,microsoft should make an android model!!!

  16. Cameron Carson says:

    My sons birthdays next week, hes a computer gamer, and I thought I would give him a laptop, is this good for video games and his youtube videos?

  17. Chady says:

    bruh your room is so cool and that review was a so confident


    I need something either like this or a laptop good for art stuff. I can go up to £660 any recommendations?

  19. ripperx444 says:

    I got the updates surface pro and its sick. I love it. I never used a tablet before other than messing around at a store so I bought this thinking I would return it after not liking it. Man I was wrong. The screen is amazing. The battery is amazing. Seriously the battery is amazing. I am really curious about the fanless i5.

  20. Ferensa Arnes says:

    he’s so out of breath….

  21. Ryan Cabili says:

    A lot of people are asking if "Surface Pro "/ touch Screen laptops are recommended for their daily use. Simple , it depends if you can afford it or what are you going to with it. If your a college student who is just going to type in Microsoft word and spreadsheets and probably just access facebook, do you think you need it? If you want to look cool and showoff in a coffee shop and can afford it then go ahead do it.According to the review, it empahsizes pressure sensitivity , lagging etc, In my opinion this is mostly use by graphic designers for portability. I I have a Samsung Pc slate and I love it for my type of work, designing . Planning to buy this Surface pro 4 for my upgrade.

  22. Ashok Thorat says:

    Purchased Surface Pro 4 (core i5, 4 G/128G) for 900 USD in Taiwan that includes the keyboard, pen and 1 year office 365.
    Works well and the pen function is great. Resolution, speed, and functioning are very good. Before I purchased this, I had hands on the competitive similar products such as Lenovo Mixx 520 and Asus transformer pro. Asus was good, but bit expensive and battery life less. I was confused between surface pro 4 and Asus transformer pro. But, due to better battery life I chose surface pro 4.

  23. LIQUID SNAKE says:

    im worried about photoshop 😧

  24. Cindy Guns says:

    Where i live it freaking costs 9444$

  25. Syncro Van says:

    I would expected more about video editing and graphic in general.

  26. NAS ART INC says:

    WILL I BE ABLE TO USE STUFF LIKE AUTOCAD , SONY VEGAS PRO14 and FILMORA ON THIS THING? some people told me these hybrids are great for web surfing or drawing , but it cant handle heavy softwares and the battery life isnt so good

  27. hesmail says:

    Is there a difference between Th2-00001 and Th2-00019 and also between i7 and i7e. I see these different ones on ebay so its confusing.

  28. user7600 says:

    727 of 773 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Surface Pro 4 With Doc, Fantastic So Far…, November 8, 2015

    By Jimmy Wright

    This review is from: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5) (Personal Computers)

    Wow, reading some of the reviews here, I’m left wondering if I purchased the same device. I purchased my Surface Pro 4 from Costco the weekend it was introduced and have been extremely impressed with the device thus far. My initial concern with the model Costco sells was the I5 processor 4GB of RAM & the 128 GB storage, but the concerns about processor & RAM have yet to prove to be a limitation (I’m not a gamer but it plays the couple of games I downloaded Asphalt 8 & Modern Combat with NO ISSUES at all) . The reason I opted to buy from Costco (Love You Amazon Prime) was because, for the $1149, the unit came with the type cover, 1 Yr of Office 365 (which gets you 1TB of cloud storage), and I could buy the 3 Yr Square Trade warranty (which is awesome) for $99.

    I have read allot about various issues with battery drain, touch pad issues, screen flicker etc. and have to say I have had none of these. The facial recognition (which was not available upon release of the device) was updated in the 1st firmware update a couple of days after the official release. This works flawlessly, although there have been some reports that it drains the battery somewhat. That being the case I simply reverted back to the pin login, until I can confirm that any issues have been resolved.

    I also purchased the new dock and have it working fine with 2 Dell E2414Hr 24-Inch LED Monitors (just purchased from Amazon), printer & wireless mouse & keyboard. Windows 10 found all devices fine, and there were no driver issues. I read some reports of dual monitors not working, but after about 30 minutes of fiddling with the Windows set-up, I was able to get everything working fine (I needed to set-up one of the external monitors as primary, then extend it onto the second external monitor).

    One note & the pen are a wonderful addition and if you are into drawing, or note taking, then the pen (if you can hang onto it) is a refreshing tool to explore a creative outlet.

    I have been monitoring Microsoft’s updates and they seem vigilant about getting updates out promptly to address any issues there might be.

    When I bought this device I thought it would be a tablet that can maybe double as a half way decent laptop, after about two weeks of use I am wondering if it can’t also replace my desktop. It’s an absolute breeze to carry around, and the magnetic power/docking plug seamlessly integrates with the unit making it an absolute cinch to move from office to home.

    The only modification I have made to the device is adding the “SmoothScroll” extension to Google Chrome. I did find the touch-pad a little clunky in Chrome.

    Reviews are a double edged swords where very often it is only the disgruntled that post their comments (or bogus reviews), I hope this offers a counter balance based on my experience.

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  29. Dimas Aditjondro says:

    This or the MBP 2015? Ain’t considering the ’16 one cause that shit is expensive. For graphic design and editing purposes.

  30. Kwan Wanchai says:

    Can you use Lightroom on surface pro 4 ?? Thank you kindly

  31. THE SYA786 says:

    Who buy this how long you use it? Sp4 is worth it? Thanks

  32. christyn arriazola says:

    Can you do a video on the Samsung galaxy book?

  33. Quoc Vu Ly says:

    Three months ago, I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 from Amazon, a brand new Surface Pro 4.

    After buying this Surface Pro 4, my job have been being effected a lot, and I think Microsoft should stop selling this kind of terrible laptop/tablet, recall all Surface Pro 4 they had sold, and they should test their products more carefully before sell it.

    My first Surface Pro 4 got dead touchscreen issue after a few week. The touch function didnt work totally after that, and I had to use it as a laptop. I tried many ways to resolved the problem, but it did not work, even reset to the factory mode.

    The battery of the device then stopped working too (plug-in, not charging), and it immediately turns off when I unplug the charge cable.

    I had contacted Microsoft Support Team in the USA, they asked me to return my SP4, then they would sent me a replacement. I had to spend 120USD for two-way shipping (Vietnam – USA), because they sent me a free shipping FeDex label use for US domestic only, and I’m living in Vietnam.

    I have just received the new Surface Pro 4 yesterday. But I’m very dissappointed, this second SP4 is a another faulty device, it has "phantom" touch problem. This happened right after I started the device for the first time, it’s automatically touch the screen by itself every few minutes, at the same place (about 4cm on the right of the screen center). I have to disable touch drivers if I want to use this device.

    Yesterday, I contacted to Microsoft Support Team again, they tried to remote control my device, used some tool to fix it, but it’s not work. They asked me to reset the device. I did, but the issue still occurs. I can’t understand that why they did not check the quality of this replacement before sending. I’m sorry to say that Microsoft is trying to defraud me.

    They have no any solution for my case, so they asked me to contact Microsoft Support Team in Singapore for a replacement again.

    This morning, I contacted Microsoft Support Team in Singapore. Singapore Team told me that they could not send me a replacement because I’m living in Vietnam. They asked me to give them an address in Singapore that they can send a new replacement, or I have to fly to Singapore. Oh my God!!! Of course I denied, I dont want to spend any cent for this nightmare device!!! That’s enough.

    Singapore Team gave me another solution, that I must send my device to US again, then they will refund, but they told me they were not sure how much I would receive.

    After talking with Singapore Team, I contact to US Team again (just 1 hour ago), but USA Team denied to process any refunds (even Singapore Team promised), the only solution they offer that is I have to return this nightmare device to US again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AAAAAAA…. Crazy!!!!!!

    Be aware if you are thinking about buying a Microsoft Surface. Take my experience as a costly lession.

  34. JeikoNYAN says:

    i have an old dell laptop, like 6y ears old, with a pentium p6200 cpu which is almost 50% weaker than the current m core cpus. I used and still use that laptop for browsing, word, visual studio (mainly c++) and even light gaming. So either i’m really behind times or these people who say that m core cpus these days are really not enough are full of BS

  35. Dani over says:

    These product shots make me appreciate how well other channels do it.

  36. Rachael Ranney says:

    Dumb question, but I can still hook up a cd rom to the Surface Pro 4 right?

  37. THE SYA786 says:

    What shoud I get for study macbook air or This one thanks for helping

  38. Mauricio Roque says:

    I know this video is old but I was wondering
    What would be better for a med student? A Surface Pro 4 or a Macbook Pro?

  39. Rtfav87 says:

    As usual, great review, Norm.

  40. Idiotic says:

    hes really good but breathes really hard

  41. bucolic says:

    I was planning to buy this product at the i5 4gb ram version. I’m a student and I will be doing some light gaming on it. Is the ram enough???

  42. Lance Domhoff says:

    Don’t be afraid to buy the Core M is fantastic . When someone says don’t buy something usually is paid to say….. just saying.

  43. Arien Van Stralen says:

    I’ve been kinda waiting for technology to catch up to my expectations as an artist. I’m happy with the Intuos Pro but i’d love to be able to do stuff on the go. This is getting darn close. Sucks about the latency with Photoshop though. That’s a deal breaker for me. Latency is soooo important. Also, no USB C port? Shame. I’ll keep waiting

  44. Gilbert Magnaye says:

    is this good for university students ?

  45. nour mostafa says:

    so …. can this be a really good one for computer science students? btw this is a really good review:)

  46. Ani Guru says:

    how much is it

  47. mikakami93 says:

    why buy convertible laptop when Surface is here

  48. Bilal Attique says:

    thank you for a detailed review. I’ll be getting SP4 model next month but I’m totally bogged down on the i7/8GB or the i5/8GB. Nature of my work is photo editing and graphic art in Adobe Lightroom 6 and Adobe Photoshop CC. Not sure if i should get the i5 or the i7 .please help

  49. l_naitsirhc_christian_l says:

    My son is making me write this comment, can the surface run applications such as clash of clans or things like that’s?

  50. Mel Guna says:

    Nice review! I had no idea that I had a MicroSD Card Slot! However, the Surface is an x64-bit, not an x-86 (0:17).

  51. Leonhard Euler says:

    I hate how you "pop" the "s". It sounds so ugly.

  52. Reen Arman says:

    So im planning on buying this but my parents want me to buy a macbook. What are some advantages and disadvantages of buying the mirosoft surface pro 4. I really like it but my parents think apple is the best thing ever. Please respond

  53. World Politics says:

    how much expandable is its memory

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