Microsoft Surface Pro 3  vs Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 

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
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)
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Released June, 2013

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8 Pro
Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
8.3 Out of 10
Certainly a compact (0.39” / 9.9mm thin) and lightweight (19.93 oz / 565 grams) slate, it’s something that doesn’t occupy much space in a backpack – making it travel friendly and easy on the spine!
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Surface Pro 3 vs ThinkPad Tablet 2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, reviews.cnet.com and trustedreviews.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

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 ThinkPad Tablet 2

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Surface Pro 3
48.8 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Surface Pro 3
107.5 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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Much faster graphics 48.8 fps vs 2.8 fps Around 17.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Bigger screen 12" vs 10.1" Around 20% bigger screen
Significantly more RAM 8 GB vs 2 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 32 GB (SDHC) 64x more maximum capacity
Significantly sharper screen 216 ppi vs 155 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 2160 x 1440 vs 1366 x 768 Around 3x higher resolution
Significantly higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 2 MP More than 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Jun, 2013 Release date a year later
Thinner 9 mm vs 9.8 mm Around 10% thinner
Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Reasons to consider the
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

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Much longer battery life 8.7 hour vs 3.77 hour More than 2.2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Significantly lighter 565 g vs 798 g Around 30% lighter
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Around 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Smaller 164.6 x 262.6 x 9.8 mm vs 201 x 292 x 9 mm Around 20% smaller
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 ThinkPad Tablet 2 

7.9
7.8
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

8.0
8.0
More importantly, the advantages Windows RT brings to the table aren’t exclusive to Microsoft’s Surface tablet, and with some ‘full-fat’ Windows 8 tablets offering a similar feature set at around the same price, we can’t say that Surface is blowing us away.
Surface Pro 3

8.5
7.5
In contrast to the Surface RT's 1366 x 768 resolution display, this is undoubtedly sharper with its visuals, since every single detail has definition – whereas some jagginess was evident with the Surface RT's display.
Surface Pro 3

8.3
7.0
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

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
7.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface Pro 3  vs
ThinkPad Tablet 2 
Size 12" 10.1"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2160 x 1440 1366 x 768
PPI 216 ppi 155 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No

processor

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.8 GHz

form factor

Weight 798 g 565 g
Size 201 x 292 x 9 mm 164.6 x 262.6 x 9.8 mm
Thickness 9 mm 9.8 mm
Battery life 3.77 hour 8.7 hour

storage

Surface Pro 3  vs
ThinkPad Tablet 2 
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 8 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 5 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 8 MP

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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