Microsoft Surface Pro 3  vs

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)
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Released May, 2015

Microsoft Surface 3

  • 10.8"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8.1
View of Microsoft Surface 3

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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More RAM 8 GB vs 4 GB 2x 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 rear camera 5 MP vs 3.5 MP Around 45% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Higher resolution 2160 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1280 More than 25% higher resolution
Slightly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Lighter 621 g vs 798 g More than 20% lighter
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Significantly higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly more storage capacity 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Newer May, 2015 vs Jun, 2014 Release date 10 months later
Smaller 187 x 267 x 8.7 mm vs 201 x 292 x 9 mm Around 20% smaller

Features Key features of the Surface Pro 3  vs

screen resolution

Surface Pro 3
2160 x 1440
Surface 3
1920 x 1280

memory

camera resolution

CPU Frequency

Surface Pro 3
1.7 GHz
Surface 3
1.6 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Surface Pro 3  vs

8.5
8.0
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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface Pro 3  vs
Size 12" 10.8"
Resolution 2160 x 1440 1920 x 1280
PPI 216 ppi 213 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 Yes

processor

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.6 GHz

form factor

Weight 798 g 621 g
Size 201 x 292 x 9 mm 187 x 267 x 8.7 mm
Thickness 9 mm 8.7 mm

storage

Surface Pro 3  vs
Internal storage 64 GB 128 GB
RAM capacity 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 5 MP 8 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 3.5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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