Microsoft Surface Pro 3: A Christmas Season Review

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3: A Christmas Review

Has Microsoft finally gotten it right with the Surface Pro 3? Let’s have a look…

Most of us have a tablet. Most of us have a laptop or desktop computer. And, most of us would love to have the tablet and the computer be the same machine. That way, we don’t have to figure out how to share files and information between multiple devices because it’s all on one device.

Many companies have attempted solutions to this problem. Collectively, they are called “2 in 1” devices because they serve as both a tablet and a computer all in one.

Most attempts have fallen short. They are not true tablets nor true laptops. Many suggest that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 finally puts all that to rest and we agree.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 makes an amazing Christmas gift this year.

What do we love most about the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at The Christmas Store Online?

The first thing you will notice is the screen. The Surface Pro 3 packs an amazing resolution of 2160/1440 which tops even the MacBook Air and, at 12′, it’s a sizable solution. Secondly, this thing is super fast. It has won many PC Magazine awards for speed but we put it through true usability tests and were not found wanting. This baby was screaming! Thirdly, when we wanted to use this in a true desktop scenario, we connected to the docking station (recommended) and got the true desktop experience without many of the limitations that we have experienced with other “2 in 1” hybrid attempts.

Then, when we slipped it out of the dock and took “on the road” it became a tablet that we could use for anything. It felt like an iPad but with a bigger better picture. And, we had all of our files with us instead of back on the desktop or laptop at home.

As most of you know, we do “real world” tests and use the machine just like normal people do. And, we think that this Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (though somewhat pricey — but remember it’s 2 for the price of 1) is the best answer for those who no longer want to have both a tablet and a laptop.

This is definitely one of the top Christmas sellers!

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 : Customer Reviews

There are many people commenting on The Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Take a look below and some of the latest comments and see for yourself what the real users of this “2 in 1” device are saying.

In a review on June 23, 2014 entitled Massive improvement over its predecessor. Amazing computer., DP21 wrote, “Pros-1. Big beautiful and responsive display.2. Very fast and fluid.3. Very thin and light design.4. Much improved keyboard.5. Kickstand is better than ever.Cons-1. Only a single USB port.2. Can get pretty hot with intense use.3. Price.4. The app store is still very limited.5. Battery life is still not optimal for tablet use.Last year I purchased the Surface Pro 2 as soon as it came out and I was a big fan of it. I put up with some of the limitations it came with because I liked the portability and flexibility that it provided. I am happy to say that the Surface Pro 3 has improved on a lot of those limitations. It is an overall better experience. In this review I intend to give you an idea of what it feels to use the Surface Pro 3 and at the same time compare it with the Surface Pro 2 in case you are deciding to purchase that one.Pros-1. As soon as you take a look at…”

This reviewer gave Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) a 4.0 star rating.

In a review on June 19, 2014 entitled Surface Pro 3 is the Future, C. vu wrote, “I currently own Surface 2, MacBook PRO 15 inch, and an iPhone 5 so I am not bias to either side (replacing the MacBook Pro/S2 with the SP3). Choose the product that is best featured, not best brand – this drives competition and consumer quality. I am going to list PROs and CONs organized into significant and common. Significant PROs/CONs is a term for uniqueness or high-end / setback or low-end. Common is a term for similar features or specifications amongst its peers. Most comparisons are between the SP3 12″ to MacBook Air 11.6″ (2013) model (due to its public familiarity, size, and prestige). The MacBook Air 11.6″ (2014) model improves with a slight faster CPU clock (0.1 GHz) and PCIe SSD almost making it the same MacBook Air – refer to TechnoBuffalo (2014) for technical specifications of the MacBook Air 11.6″ 2014 model, thus it is safe to compare SP3 with the MacBook Air 2013 model. Everything will be cited (loosely APA format) for viewers to check credibility…”

This reviewer gave Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) a 5.0 star rating.

In a review on June 2, 2014 entitled The Surface Pro 3 is Amazing, Sean Ong “Sean” wrote, “Customer Video Review Length:: 7:52 MinsIn this video I show off my favorite uses for the Surface Pro 3. This tablet is absolutely amazing in what it can do, and I’d say this is hands-down the BEST tablet and computer that money can buy. Do check out my other Surface Pro 3 videos on YouTube to learn more about this device! Enjoy. this video.Quick pros and cons from my time with the Surface Pro 3:Pros:1. It’s REALLY slim and portable.2. I LOVE the larger screen size. So roomy, yet doesn’t feel too big or bulky.3. The battery life is amazing. I’ve not counted the hours – but I use it as I would any other tablet and I’ve never noticed my battery die on me.Cons:1. My Surface Pro 3 does go into a “deep sleep” mode (hibernate, perhaps?) when not in use overnight or for a while. When this happens, it takes a few seconds to start up vs the instant on when it just goes to sleep. I’d expect a true tablet replacement to have instant on/off…”

This reviewer gave Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) a 5.0 star rating.

Based on all 346 reviews, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) has achieved an average rating of 4.3 STARS out of 5!

The Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft is finally a viable solution to combine your tablet and your laptop and makes a great Christmas gadget gift for the techno-lover in your home!

Buy the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 on sale now.

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