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Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1511 reviews of Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. The storage and price get mixed opinions, and many are less positive about the GPS navigation and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, screen, 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 94/100 = 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.

May, 2020

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. Comments about the size and price are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts 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.

May, 2020

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 (t3.com)

Microsoft Surface 3: A blueprint for small and light 2-in-1 tablets?

 

Despite not being as feature-packed as the Surface Pro 3, it has a few tricks up its sleeve.

Design ; Size and weight ; Fanless (quiet)

Skimps on storage ; Mediocre power ; Poor keyboard

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 (whathifi.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 overview

 

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

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 hands-on review: You can now buy Microsoft’s TWO new Surface Laptops

 

One of our favourite laptops is back, now with two sizes to choose from - and it finally supports USB Type-C

Now, obviously I’m excited about both, but if I had to choose between which of the two I’d like to review first, it would have to be the 15in Surface Laptop 3. It's not just about that larger display and fabric-free keyboard, though. What I’m most...

Oct, 2019

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

Price comparison for Microsoft Surface 3 (Windows 8.1, 2015)

  Store     Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Ultra-Thin 13.5”...
Clean, elegant design - thin and light, starting at just 1.2 kg, Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry and...
£912.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5-Inch Notebook (Silver)...
Most powerful Surface laptop yet, with quad-core powered, 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
£1599.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8 inch Tablet (Intel Atom...
10.8 inch Full HD touchscreen display with Windows 10 operating system
£229.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pen - Platinum
Tilt the tip to shade your drawings just like you would with a graphite pencil
£64.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Dock Station (2x HD Video ports...
All the ports you need - with two high-definition video ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, four high-speed USB...
£132.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface GO 10-Inch Tablet-PC - (Silver)...
Our smallest, lightest Surface yet, new 10” Surface Go starts at just 522g and fits easily in your bag...
£420.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Type Cover (Purple)
Type in comfort From typing long documents to navigating complex software
£79.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pro Signature Type Cover - Red
Work your way anywhere. Surface Pro signature type Cover is uniquely designed to adjust to virtually any...
£146.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface GO 2 10-Inch Tablet-PC - (Silver)...
Starting at just 544g (not including Type Cover), with new 10.5” touchscreen.
£399.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (2014) - Core i5 1.9GHz, 4GB...
Core i5 1.9GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
£336.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Microsoft 12.3" Intel® Core™ i7 Surface Pro 6 - 256...
Your laptop, your way Say hello to the ultimate laptop. Whether you're taking it to the office or using it...
£1318.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Microsoft 10" Surface Go - 128 GB, Silver
Our Everyday range of laptops are ideal for simple and reliable tasks. The Microsoft  10” Surface Go  is...
£516.00 TO SHOP

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