Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3 

Released October, 2011

Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate

  • 11.6"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 7 Professional
Front view of Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate
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Released June, 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

  • 12"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 3
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by TechRadar (Jul, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate

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Much longer battery life 7 hour vs 3.77 hour More than 85% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much newer operating system Windows 7 Professional vs Windows 8.1 Pro Newer windows OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Supports voice commands Yes vs No (Windows) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Slightly more storage capacity 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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Much thinner 9 mm vs 13 mm More than 30% thinner
Much sharper screen 216 ppi vs 135 ppi 60% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
More RAM 8 GB vs 4 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB (microSD) 16x more maximum capacity
Lighter 798 g vs 898 g More than 10% lighter
Significantly higher resolution 2160 x 1440 vs 1366 x 768 Around 3x higher resolution
Significantly higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Smaller 201 x 292 x 9 mm vs 296.2 x 183.9 x 13 mm More than 25% smaller
Higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 3 MP More than 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Slightly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Features Key features of the Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs Surface Pro 3 

screen resolution

Surface Pro 3
2160 x 1440

camera resolution

CPU Frequency

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs
Surface Pro 3 
Size 11.6" 12"
Technology TN LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1366 x 768 2160 x 1440
PPI 135 ppi 216 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 + HS Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No

processor

Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.7 GHz

form factor

Weight 898 g 798 g
Size 296.2 x 183.9 x 13 mm 201 x 292 x 9 mm
Thickness 13 mm 9 mm
Battery life 7 hour 3.77 hour

storage

Series 7 11.6" Slate  vs
Surface Pro 3 
Internal storage 128 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 2 MP 5 MP
Rear camera 3 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS No No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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