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Microsoft - Surface 3 - 10.8" - Intel Atom - 64GB - Wi-Fi + 4G LTE Unlocked - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really Happy with Surface Tablet over iPad

    Posted
    dlumber330
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had an old iPad that needed upgrading and was concerned about switching. I've had this tablet for about 4 weeks now. Although using a windows-based tablet took some getting used to, I'm happy I switched. I'm not really a gamer type, and haven't used this for any gaming. I use my tablet mostly for basic browsing on the road, and the ability to do basic work in Word and Outlook. This is far more functional for actual work than an iPad is. Cost-wise, by the time you buy the stuff to get this tablet the way you want it (keyboard, possibly a protector, the stylus, etc), it costs about the same as a comparable iPad. Pros: can use for actual work, can save documents on the surface, magnetically attached keyboard is much more ergonomic and easy to use for higher volume typing, having the lte data contract allowing for use anywhere (I wish this were available on the Pro models), beautiful display/graphics. Being able to have a fully functional version of outlook on my tablet and sync it with my office outlook is great. Cons: the battery life isn't very good, and it takes a long time to charge back up. Even from a full charge, basic surfing and having a few things open will start to noticeably drain the battery. A couple of hours of use and i'm into the 70s in the battery. I'm topping off the battery pretty much every day (which I didn't do with my iPad as much). Switching everything from apple (passwords, etc) is a pain as it needs to be done manually, but it is worth it in the end. Sometimes it's a little slow to respond on start up when pressing the power key (as most windows based computers can be).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Rated 1 Star Only Because 0 Wasn't an Option

    Posted
    HappyCarnivore

    I have been using this device for several months now. It runs Windows 10 HOME EDITION, which I did not realize does automatic updates which cannot be shut off. I have set the device to do the unwanted updates in the middle of the night so as not to interfere with my work, but this setting is ignored. Numerous times during the work day I have needed the Surface 3 when I was on the road meeting with clients, only to turn it on and see that it is updating and it "could take a while." I have just been notified that it will shut down in a few minutes for another Windows update, so will be unusable for who knows how long. This thing is basically an expensive toy, absolutely worthless to me since it cannot be relied on to be available for use when I need it. Don't waste your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's new but so far I'm very happy!

    Posted
    RCBudden
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought it to take the place of a terrible Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet and this surface is far supreior in every way. I would have liked to have gotten one of the Pro models but I needed something that had both WiFi and braodband and this is the only one in that line that offers both. This is also my first experience with Win 10 and I'm quite pleased with it so far. All that said I'd highly recommend it to others in fact I have and so far two friends have gotten them, and from Best Buy too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tablet for a newbie

    Posted
    Toni
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Good tablet for someone looking for something lighter and easy to move around instead of a laptop. Although the size is a little big for carrying around it is still manageable. Now, the battery though, if it could hold its charge that would be great. It does what you want a laptop to do with all the Microsoft programs. Also beware, it tends to freeze up quite a bit not sure why, but it can be annoying. Otherwise it's an okay device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally Surfaced

    Posted
    Buy411
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    After waiting 3 versions I finally found a surface worth scratching with a solid design, good battery life, HD screen resolution, and built in 4G, this tablet allows for both mobile work and play for students or professionals. An added bonus is the standard micro USB charging design that allows sharing with most phones and devices if you ever leave yours behind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Its Ok

    Posted
    Rubeus6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Tablet ran well, not nearly as powerful as my Android tablet. BUt I guess my biggest issue was running windows 10 and not having much in the way of storage space. Not alot you can do with only 64gigs of space. And yeah I know I can use jump drives and such. But this review isn't really about that. I really liked the tablet, but I didn't really feel it was worth the price after playing with it a bit. I ended up returning it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love hate relationship

    Posted
    LuLaRoeAndiWittwer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    80% of the time it runs amazing with no problems. 20% of the time it will not connect to any internet via WiFi or 4gLTE. Right now the internet is not working at all and nothing on Google is working to get it repaired. I've had it for a month. It's a bit problematic and if I only recommend it to a computer savvy buyer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    Mspuppet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This tablet is very compact with a lot of power. Its great for getting on the go Microsoft work done on the go. Battery life is good and the screen size is perfect. You can also add memory with an sd card. Also it can be used with your mobile phone plan yet it is more like a computer than a regular tablet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely TERRIBLE performance - rip off

    Posted
    BadPurchase

    Bought surface 3 plus keyboard. First one wouldn't turn on after 1 week. Replacement - excessively slow, locks up constantly, worst performing electronic equipment I've ever bought. Keyboard stops functioning routinely - have to pull off and put on again. Touch screen not very responsive. Never, never buy one of these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet!

    Posted
    Celticlass
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    I use this tablet away from the office to access documents, send Outlook emails, create presentations, etc. The keyboard makes it easier than just using the touch screen. The screen quality is EXCELLENT and the compact size is better for me not having to lug around my laptop every day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet

    Posted
    MamaW
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This tablet performs all of the functions of my laptop and more. I do suggest that you download the Anniversary Update of Windows 10...without it, you can't use your Pinterest Account and a couple of other apps on Microsoft Edge. Super fast, love the pen and the capabilities of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great smaller Surface

    Posted
    Willow
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought the Surface 3 because I could get a SIM card for it. I have other Surface models and this one is smaller and lighter. The kickstand has 3 positions. It is great for traveling. Good screen resolution and has a non priority charger connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tablet for gift

    Posted
    Keith
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Purchased as a birthday gift for my wife. Needed system update in order to work with the detachable keyboard, but super help from the Geek Squad solved that. High performance and superior graphics. My wife loves it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for school

    Posted
    Jkiepe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought this as a tablet that I could take on road trips and get work done st the same time. Small enough to carry where ever and large enough to still use the key board

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great profuct

    Posted
    Rovk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have been using it for two months and it has worked perfectly. I had few issues with getting a SIM card that I could use when I travelled to East Africa, but the local technician was able to cut it to size. Nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Windows based Tablet

    Posted
    TouchDown
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have the LTE version of the Surface 3. The only complaint I have is when I lose internet connectivity via wifi, the tablet has a difficult time switching from wifi to cellular and vice-versa.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surface for Business use

    Posted
    Fastjack1001
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is an excellent computer for business use requiring high speed internet remotely. I would highly recommend this product but ensure that you have proper registration to your wireless data provider.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic upgrade of my old Surface

    Posted
    Keum58
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I loved my old Microsoft Surface I purchased about 3-4 years ago. But it was definitely time for an upgrade. Hence, my purchase of Microsoft Surface 3. So far, it has met or exceeded my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surface 3 has everything we wanted

    Posted
    Mhunter865
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We were looking for a WIndows friendly 4G tablet/laptop and this fits that bill. It's a bit smaller than I wanted for a laptop but my husband is perfectly delighted with it as a tablet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm happy with it, but I could use more help.

    Posted
    Kendy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am not a techy guru. BUT I do like the windows 10 and the touch screen. I could use a good tutorial session or two. I use it often, but I am aware that it could do a lot more for me, then it does now.

    I would recommend this to a friend