Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, Windows 8.1 Pro, 12", 256GB, Wi-Fi, Silver

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This tablet will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it launches globally on Wednesday 29 July*. Click here to discover everything you need to know about Windows 10 (opens in a new tab).

Surface Pro 3 blurs the lines between tablet and laptop, packing full laptop specs into a lightweight, versatile form. Featuring a breathtaking 12-inch display, 4th generation Intel Core processor and a long battery life, Surface Pro 3 delivers power, portability and productivity. It’s the tablet that can replace your laptop.

Powered by Intel
The Surface Pro 3 performs like a laptop thanks to its Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM. Designed to take on the most complex of tasks, such as editing music, high resolution photos and HD videos, the i7 will help you run all of your favourite laptop and desktop programs with ultrafast and responsive performance. It features an automatic ‘Turbo Boost’ that will enhance your processing power and help the Surface Pro 3 stay fast and responsive, even when you’re running more demanding programs. Intel’s fourth generation processors include Intel HD graphics technology, delivering astonishing graphics without the need for a dedicated graphics card.

Work Anywhere
An integrated kickstand and huge battery life makes the Surface Pro 3 easy to take with you and use anywhere. Featuring multiple positions, the kickstand can be easily adapted to your situation, letting you work comfortably at a desk, browse with ease on the sofa or take in a movie on a plane. You’ll be able to use the Surface Pro 3 all day too, thanks to the battery which can last for up to 9 hours of web browsing. With such great battery life, you’ll find yourself tethered to a power socket less and enjoying the freedom to work where you please.

Full HD Plus Touch Display
With a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels, the Surface Pro 3’s 12-inch display squeezes in as many dots as possible to deliver a breathtaking picture. Bright, vibrant and full of details, the Surface Pro 3’s screen is ideal for watching movies and editing images. Touch screen technology will let you get hands on with your apps, while the new Surface Pen delivers the most natural and accurate writing and drawing experience yet, letting you take notes, mark up presentations, sign documents or get creative with art apps.

A Full Suite of Connections
The Surface Pro 3 features the latest technology to help you connect with the rest of your technology. Built-in Wi-Fi that’s compatible with superfast ‘ac’ routers will let you hook up to your home network and browse the internet at your leisure. Bluetooth 4.0 LE will let you wirelessly transfer data and stream media to other Bluetooth devices without draining your battery, while a full size USB 3.0 port and micro SD card slot will let you hook your Surface up to other peripherals and storage devices. You can even connect your Surface Pro 3 to a monitor, TV on projector by using the Mini DisplayPort and a compatible cable.

Surface Pro 3 comes with 256GB of flash storage, however, the system software takes up a significant amount of this, leaving approximately 211GB available for storing your own files and programs.

Software Included:
Skype Wi-Fi
OneNote MX
Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle
Fresh Paint
Note Anytime

Get the full laptop experience by purchasing the Surface Pro Type Cover, a slim keyboard cover that will transform your Surface Pro 3 into a premium laptop.

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*Windows 10 will launch globally on Wednesday 29 July - we're sorry that our summer technology catalogue has the wrong date printed.

Accessories Included
Surface Pen and 36w power supply
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 9 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Yes - 4.0
Camera (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
5 megapixel HD camera
Camera (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
5 megapixel HD camera
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H201.4 x W292.1 x D9.1 mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
VaporMg magnesium grey
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Headphone socket
Location Services
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
microSD (up to 128GB)
Model name / number
Surface Pro 3 i7 256GB
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Windows 8.1 Pro
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) Information The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
1x USB 3.0, 1x mini DisplayPort
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Dual-core Intel Core i7-4650U
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
1.7GHz to 3.3GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
2160 x 1440 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
ClearType Full HD Plus 10 point multitouch display with 3:2 aspect ration
Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
SIM Card Type Information The size of SIM card required
Wi-Fi Only
Stereo speakers with Dolby sound
Touch Screen
Voice Recognition
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by its ok, dont really umderstand all the good commenta ive had this now for a few days and....its ok...nothing more, battery life im luck to get 3-4hrs not 7 not 8 not 9 performance(i have i7/8gb/256gb) is acceptable. It could be excellentI was really looking forward to getting one, but I havetp sayI am pretty disapponted, sorry aboit tje spelling i amusing the onscreen keyboard which is pretty rubbish. Big shame! 22 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great tool it does as it claims and replaces tablet and laptop. Pity they charge extra for keyboard cover as this is essential not a nice to have 18 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Great product that has replaced my laptop. The only down side is I have to get a new bag as the Surface is lightweight, I can't tell if its in the bag or not. 04 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surface Pro 3 256Gbyte, i7 Absolutely excellent product from Microsoft. I purchased mine from Norwich John Lewis store, very helpful sales person, I have had it a week now, it is really everything you want from a tablet.... it does everything my old iPad 2 did, plus all of the uses you expect from a proper laptop. Light, rugged, incredible 12" sceen, very impressed. 04 October 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good product if works. Unfortunately I had to take it back as the first one was dead, but I got it replaced and second one is working fine. I bought it for drawing and for that it's pretty good. Pluses: It is powerful, can run whatever software I need (including Photoshop) without any problems or performance issues. Battery is very good, I can use it all day no problem. When I am not using it, battery does't loose significant power. N-trig digitizer pen works fine out of box. Screen is brilliant and it's size is big enough. Wifi is strong and has no issues. Minuses: Glass is a little slippery for drawing but you can use to it. For some programs the screen resolution is too high, hard to see the menu items. Only four stars because of the issue with the first one, but it's a new product so this happens sometimes. 30 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surface Pro 3 - Brilliant Got this a few days ago now and it is simply brilliant! Its small, thin and excellent in the hand. Constructon is stellar if a little heavier compaired to Android tablets, but they are not full PCs and don't have the power of this device. Screen is the best I've used, no Apple product can touch it. I went with the i7 processor and I've no complaints with the performance. Faster than my Dell laptopk Dell i7 - a Vmware VM starts up and is ready in just 4 seconds (compaired to 23 seconds on my laptop). I use vSphere and Workstation on it for VMs, with no issues. Photoshop CS6 starts in 4 seconds too. Office 2013 and Visio 2013 work flawlessly. Before buying I was worried about heat. It does run a little hot when CPU is fully taxed for prolonged periods, but for general work use and play there are no issues at all. Note that to get the heat related throttling issues, you need to be doing 3D gaming for prolonged periods. Anything less than this however and there are no problems. I have it sitting on my desk right now and the temperature is 38 degrees centigrade. Pen is amazing and gets loads of use for drawing, diagrams and notes. Replaces the mouse easily enough and can be used as a workstation while sitting on the couch (without the optional keyboard). The optional backlit keyboard is good, can be used 100% of the time if need be, but often the on-screen keyboard is good enough. So only gets used when sitting at a desk. Battery life is on an average work day between 4 - 8 hours, dependant on use. Charges fairly quickly though. Not a fan of Windows 8.1 on my desktop PC, but on this it makes sense and works very well (surprised!!!) For gaming it is fine. Speedy enough for most games, but the native resolution is too high, so turn down for gaming. Videos are a joy to watch and sound is good. In short this device will change the way you work and play, its that good. Don't bother waiting for Broadwell (as I was going to do), this does the job perfectly. 06 September 2014
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