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Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3215 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the GPS navigation and reliability get less positive reviews.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

reliability, GPS navigation

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas the connectivity and GPS navigation get critical opinions.

performance, usability, portability, price, size

reliability, touch screen, GPS navigation, connectivity

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

Oct, 2019

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Surface 3

 

In essence, the Surface 3 is a thinner, lighter, smaller and cheaper version of the Surface Pro 3. It has a 10.8-inch screen and weighs just 887g with the keyboard attached (622g without), but it's less powerful than many of the laptops it aims to...

Great screen ; Near all-day battery life ; Nice size and weight for a hybrid ; One-year Office 365 ; Versatile and fun to use

Not as fast as similar price laptops ; Essential accessories cost extra

May, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (t3.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

 

Microsoft's third Surface Pro is out to replace your laptop

Good screen ; Lots of power ; Keyboard accessory is great

Not great battery life ; Expensive higher-spec versions ; Keyboard not included

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 overview

 

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 3 512GBI7 8.1PRO CI-7 8GB 12IN FULL HD PEN

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Microsoft Surface 3 Net-tablet PC overview

 

EDU SRFC3 10.8IN ATOM X7-Z8700 32GB 2GB W8.1 DE

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface 3 review

 

The latest affordable Surface loses its shallow vibe

Intel Atom CPUs have stepped up ; Very good screen ; Top-notch build quality ; Strong keyboard cover

Processor has its limits ; Screen black level could be better ; Small size makes it less flexible ; Kickstand simpler and therefore less useful than the Pro’s

Full-fat Windows makes the affordable version of the Surface a far more tempting proposition

May, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface 3 review: Sensible, affordable, but still on the fence

 

Microsoft is a software company at heart, which has seen the Windows operating system maker not always taking like a duck to water when it comes to hardware. From the uncomfortable Microsoft Band, to the flurry of budget Lumia handsets following the...

Solid build quality, the most affordable and sensible Surface yet, small and light as a laptop-replacement, now Surface Pen compatible (sold separately)

Keyboard is an additional expense, slightly reflective screen, not the most powerful, chunky as a tablet, no infinite position flip-stand

The Microsoft Surface 3 might not be the biggest or most powerful of the Surface family, but it is the most sensible one to date. Now that might make it sound kind of boring, which isn't really far from the truth.

May, 2015

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Surface 3 review

 

The Microsoft Surface 3: thinner, lighter, quieter, cheaper

Display ; Design ; Build quality ; Portable

Keyboard ; Storage ; Price ; Kickstand

If you want the cheapest and most portable Surface tablet money can buy for lightweight computing tasks, the Surface 3 fits the bill. Power-hungry users should consider the low-end Surface Pro 3 instead.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Microsoft Surface 3 Review: In Depth

 

The Surface Pro 4 may be Microsoft's new star player, for most users the Microsoft Surface 3 should still offer everything you're after. Here's our review.

Versatile design ; Excellent software compatibility ; Attractive screen ; Good connectivity

Type Cover is an essential accessory ; Heavy for handheld use ; Weak on-screen keyboard

As we inspected the Surface Pro 4 ahead of the Surface 3, despite the latter launching back in the first half of the year, it’s more a case of deciding whether or not the stripped back Surface experience of the 3 is still valid as we move into 2016..

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface 3 review

 

The Surface Pro 3 is a great feat of engineering, but not everyone needs the power of a Core i7 for browsing the web, sending emails and creating documents in Office 365. So a Core M-based tablet running full-blown Windows 8.1 (rather than the...

Objectively, the Surface 3 is the best compromise between a laptop and tablet. It's a highly portable gadget which can run full Windows programs and it costs less than the Surface Pro 3.It's not exactly cheap by the time you've added the keyboard and...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Surface 3 vs Nexus 9 comparison review

 

Microsoft's Surface 3 has arrived as a cheaper alternative to the Surface Pro 3, but how does it compare to the Google Nexus 9 which also has a keyboard dock? Find out in our Surface 3 vs Nexus 9 comparison review.

The Nexus 9 is the cheaper option here and will suit those who a tablet for enjoyment but also need to do the occasional bit of light work. However, the Surface 3 is the better package for working with a more suitable design comprised of the kickstand...

May, 2015

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