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

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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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.

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
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Scores

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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79
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Design and form factor

90
 

Features

71
 

Durability

80
 

Ease of use

65
 

Storage capacity

75
 

Battery life

83
 

Portability (size / weight)

86
 

Display

88
 

How It Stacks Up

82

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82
 

Critic

88
 

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83
 

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90
 
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74
 

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74
 

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81
 
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How It Stacks Up

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