Microsoft Surface Pro 3  vs Dell Venue Pro 11 

Released June, 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

  • 12"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Even if you didn't use another monitor, the Surface's IPS display is one of the best I've ever seen on a small Windows computer.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)
Released November, 2013

Dell Venue Pro 11

  • 10.8"
  • 256 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8.1
Front view of Dell Venue Pro 11
When using a low-power chip such as the Atom, you'd be right to expect excellent battery life.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)

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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Much more RAM 8 GB vs 2 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Bigger screen 12" vs 10.8" More than 10% bigger screen
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Higher resolution 2160 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 50% higher resolution
Thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm 10% thinner
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Nov, 2013 Release date 7 months later
Slightly sharper screen 216 ppi vs 203 ppi More than 5% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Back view of Dell Venue Pro 11

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Dell Venue Pro 11

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Much more storage capacity 256 GB vs 64 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly longer battery life 10 hour vs 3.77 hour Around 2.8x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly faster processor 2.4 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera

Features Key features of the Surface Pro 3  vs Venue Pro 11 

screen resolution

Surface Pro 3
2160 x 1440
Venue Pro 11
1920 x 1080


camera resolution

CPU Frequency

Surface Pro 3
1.7 GHz
Venue Pro 11
2.4 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Surface Pro 3  vs Venue Pro 11 

The 10.6-inch display is small, especially for a full Windows laptop, but it's crisp and bright and has a full 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution.
Surface Pro 3

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Surface Pro 3  vs
Venue Pro 11 
Size 12" 10.8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 2160 x 1440 1920 x 1080
PPI 216 ppi 203 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.4 GHz

form factor

Weight 798 g 726 g
Size 201 x 292 x 9 mm 177 x 280 x 10 mm
Thickness 9 mm 10 mm
Battery life 3.77 hour 10 hour


Surface Pro 3  vs
Venue Pro 11 
Internal storage 64 GB 256 GB
RAM capacity 8 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 5 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 8 MP


Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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