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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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The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's biggest and best tablet yet, but it needs a better keyboard to truly replace your laptop.

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Pros
  • Remarkably thin and light for a machine with laptop guts
  • Easier to use as a standalone tablet
  • Fast performance
  • Gorgeous, high-res display
  • Keyboard can be propped up at a more comfortable angle
Cons
  • Flimsy keyboard is inferior to what you'd get on a proper laptop; worse, it doesn't even come in the box
  • Not that comfortable to use in the lap
  • Middling battery life

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Critic Reviews 14
85
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 62
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Tablet
Form factor
Slate
Screen size
1222
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i3
System RAM
41
Maximum battery life
Up to 920

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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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79
 

User Reviews

70
eca637
With Microsoft's quest to have a tablet replace a laptop, they've churned out...read more
90
geeky
Bought this on impulse, but I really really love it so far. Can't wait to see...read more
90
marcusmann
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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