Microsoft Surface Pro 3  vs Acer Iconia W700 

Released June, 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

  • 12"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 3
8.8 Out of 10
If you have short legs, it's definitely easier to use Surface 2 on your lap with the keyboard thanks to the combination of the new kickstand, the lighter weight and the more rigid keyboard covers; the Surface 2 balances more securely and isn't heavy enough to pull away from the magnetic connector so you can hold it on your lap by the pressure of your fingers on the keys, the way you can with a normal laptop.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
Released October, 2012

Acer Iconia W700

  • 11.6"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8 Pro
Front view of Acer Iconia W700
9.5 Out of 10
It’s an IPS panel resulting in near flawless viewing angles, and its near-Retina like resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 means everything is sharp and detailed.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Surface Pro 3 vs Iconia W700


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Acer Iconia W700 

TabletRocket recommends the Acer Iconia W700  based on its battery life.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 

TabletRocket recommends the Microsoft Surface Pro 3  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Surface Pro 3 vs Iconia W700

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Surface Pro 3
48.8 fps
Iconia W700
37.3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Surface Pro 3
107.5 fps
Iconia W700
66.2 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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Significantly faster graphics 48.8 fps vs 37.3 fps More than 30% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly lighter 798 g vs 1,043 g Around 25% lighter
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Much thinner 9 mm vs 13 mm More than 30% thinner
More RAM 8 GB vs 4 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly smaller 201 x 292 x 9 mm vs 190 x 295 x 13 mm Around 30% smaller
Higher resolution 2160 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 50% higher resolution
Sharper screen 216 ppi vs 189 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Front view of Acer Iconia W700

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Acer Iconia W700

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Much longer battery life 8.37 hour vs 3.77 hour Around 2.2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Slightly more storage capacity 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Slightly faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Reviews Word on the street

Surface Pro 3  vs Iconia W700 

But Windows 8 and Windows RT didn't have a fraction of the iOS and Android apps, the kickstand didn't always hold it up in your lap and not everyone like Windows 8 enough to see Surface as a real iPad competitor.
Surface Pro 3

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Surface Pro 3  vs
Iconia W700 
Size 12" 11.6"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2160 x 1440 1920 x 1080
PPI 216 ppi 189 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No No


Has a GPS No No
Has a light sensor Yes No


Surface Pro 3  vs
Iconia W700 
Internal storage 64 GB 128 GB
RAM capacity 8 GB 4 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 5 MP 5 MP


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.8 GHz

form factor

Weight 798 g 1,043 g
Size 201 x 292 x 9 mm 190 x 295 x 13 mm
Thickness 9 mm 13 mm
Battery life 3.77 hour 8.37 hour
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