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Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 3

from  $349.98+
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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Microsoft's Surface 3 is the purest distillation of its hybrid tablet/laptop concept yet. It packs in a healthy amount of functionality for its $499 price, though be ready to pay another $130 for its keyboard.

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Pros
  • The lightest Surface yet
  • Extremely versatile as both a tablet and laptop
  • Runs all Windows software
  • Stylus support is a nice bonus
Cons
  • Keyboard is another $130
  • Entry model has only 2GB RAM
  • Not powerful enough for anything beyond basic computing

Reviews

79
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 8

90
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 6
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows
Screen size
10.822
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Maximum battery life
Tablet
Windows
10.822
Internal, Memory card
Yes
Up to 1020

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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Engadget

79
 

User Reviews

90
markahuna
I really like the Surface, it's every bit as useful as my Surface Pro 2 &...read more
90
montymazer
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
markwang125
Honestly, this is an excellent device. Sure, it may not be the fastest thing...read more
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