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

Surface Pro 3 review: Has Microsoft finally made a tablet to replace your laptop?

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

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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Scores

Engadget

79
 

User Reviews

70
eca637
With Microsoft's quest to have a tablet replace a laptop, they've churned out...read more
90
Siri325
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
nerva2940
the SP3 is incredibly underrated. for the power you get, it's the most portable...read more
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7.6
Average Critic Score

Display

9.1
 

Expandability

8.0
 

Battery life

6.5
 

Noise

6.0
 

Design and form factor

8.2
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.2
 

Speed and features

7.5
 

How It Stacks Up

87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

85
 

User

90
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
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How It Stacks Up

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87
 

Critic

85
 

User

90
 
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75
 

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87
 
81

Engadget

81
 

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78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
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