Surface 3 Performance Test: Can it replace your laptop?

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Surface 3 Performance Test: Can it replace your laptop?

We've admired its beauty, but looks can only get you so far. After unboxing the Surface 3 last week, what we really wanted to know was if the device is actually a capable computer. Equipped with an Intel Atom processor, it isn't exactly built for horsepower, but Microsoft has still designed the device to be your go-to everyday machine.

We love the Surface 3 design, and it's genuinely useful thanks to its portability and ease of use. But with a starting price of $500, the pricing doesn't really match the performance. You'll have to buy a Surface 3 Type Cover to really get the most out of the Surface 3, which will set you back an additional $129; a Surface Pen is another $50. When you add it all up, the price hits $679 pretty darn quick.