Product Comparison: Microsoft Surface 3 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4


General Specifications
Brand
Microsoft
Microsoft
Model
Surface 3 Tablet
Surface Pro 4
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Microsoft Surface 3 is the perfect productivity device for school, home, and on the go. It features a 10.8" Full HD touchscreen display with 1920 x 1280 resolution and is fast, responsive, and can run everything you need. With a thin, light frame that weighs less than 1.5 pounds, it’s the perfect size to take with you anywhere.
Surface Pro 4 is ultrathin, fast, and versatile, the perfect balance of portability and power. With 6th Gen Intel Core processors and up to 1TB of storage, it’s built to run professional-grade software. And the PixelSense Display has stunning color and contrast that comes to life with Surface Pen and touch.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Screen Size
10.8 in.
12.3 in.
Storage Capacity
64 GB
128 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Microsoft Surface 3 64GB Multi-Touch Tablet
  • The 64G drive is fine if you use the online version of Office 365 but it would fill up quickly if you installed the regular version. I am happy that it has expandable storage and I have been considering adding a 128GB MicroSD card to the slot in the back.
  • This is a great lightweight tablet that is small enough to use while traveling rather than lugging the larger laptop. While the screen is smaller it is easy to use and has some very good features.
  • Problem is that it removes me from the wifi I use and I have to repeatedly sign in my Wifi and then disconnect and connect in order to have Wifi. Other times I have to restart it to get wifi connection.However, overall it is really good.
  • Bluetooth connects easily with my cheapo earphone. And the Razor kb and mouse connect flawlessly as well via USB 2.4 donglewhen needed.
  • I like the size and it seems sturdy and well built, probably why it’s a little on the heavy side.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet-PC
  • Size is perfect for watching videos, and carrying everywhere.
  • It is really snappy and fast due to the SSD. it is good quality and feels durable.
  • Performance is what you would expect from SSD drives
  • Love the size. Perfect for a college student or for anyone.
  • Great size, performance and quality. I love the detachable key board and touch screen. Light and compact.
Size & Weight
Height
10.5 in.
11.5 in.
Width
7.4 in.
7.9 in.
Depth
0.34 in.
0.33 in.
Weight
21.9 oz.
1.69 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS ClearType Full HD Plus
IPS
Pixel Density
214 ppi
267 ppi
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1200
2736 x 1824
What customers say about "Display"
Microsoft Surface 3 64GB Multi-Touch Tablet
  • The clarity of the screen is bright and offers maximum viewing.
  • I like it because it's lite and has great color screen and just enough power
  • The screen is beautiful and extremely scratch-resistant.
  • Upgrade from my Surface Pro 2. I like the smaller screen so didn't want to upgrade to the pro3 or pro4 models but wanted a model with Windows10. Lovin this unit
  • The resolution on paper isn't the highest, but this thing has a high quality screen so everything is bright (WAY brighter than my much more expensive Lenovo Yoga 900) and images and fonts are very crisp.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet-PC
  • The display is exceptionally easy to read.
  • The display is both bright and sharp; that's a good thing.
  • Fast and Easy to go with! Very sensitive touch screen!
  • The screen is absolutely beautiful; text is sharp and clear, colors are correct, and the resolution is high.
  • Display is a lot better than expected and shows crystal clear images.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
3.5 MP
5 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
8 MP
What customers say about "Camera"
 
Processor
Processor Model
Intel Atom x7-78700
Intel Core m3
Number of Cores
4
2
Processor Speed
1.6 GHz
0.9 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Microsoft Surface 3 64GB Multi-Touch Tablet
  • The Surface delivers quick speed when opening windows and shifting between different programs.
  • It is powerful enough for light gaming, preparing documents, and surfing the web. Based on the performance of the Surface 3, I am considering replacing my own laptop with a 4 or a Pro.
  • The processor is adequate, at best, but lags at times, including during online browsing.
  • This is a great product is a little bit heavy but it works great, I am really happy to have it and I am enjoying using it, it is very fast and reliable.
  • A little slow and and sometimes the touch screen is a little non responsive.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet-PC
  • I really enjoy the quick processor that come with it. There is no lag to anything that you click on. You don't have to worry about the screen freezing or anything like that.
  • This surface pro with core M processor was very easy to set up, is super fast despite being a core M processor and has a very long battery life! Just as long as my iPad Pro.
  • I was worried about the ‘Pro M’ processor, as all I’ve had is the i7 in the past, I’m not worried any longer! This surface is exactly what I was looking for.
  • The M processor isn't the best, but for web surfing and checking Facebook, it's a no brainer.
  • This Surface Pro simply has no guts. An intel M processor and 128GB, makes it a computer that my kid would have grown out of quickly. Feels like you're paying for the name "Surface Pro".
Features
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Windows 10 Pro
Maximum Usage Time
10 hours
9 hours
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
Built-in stereo speakers with Dolby audio, Full-size USB 3.0 port, Kickstand, Mini DisplayPort
TPM chip for enterprise security, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, Stereo microphones, microSD card reader, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port
What customers say about "Features"
Microsoft Surface 3 64GB Multi-Touch Tablet
  • The product arrived on time and after some charging, worked right away. It did not have Windows 10 installed, which the post claimed. It was Windows 8.1. So I upgraded to Windows 10 fairly easily, but performance was downgraded a little bit.
  • Windows 10 takes some getting used to but I had it on my old laptop and can say that with the same operating system this little Surface runs more smoothly and as fast as my i5 laptop with similar memory.
  • Slightly smaller than my Pro 2 but longer battery life, everything else seems similar so no problem in saying its a great system
  • Windows 10 takes some getting used to but I had it on my old laptop and can say that with the same operating system this little Surface runs more smoothly and as fast as my i5 laptop with similar memory.
  • Some imperfections in the build quality, which is disappointing. Spots on the screen and jagged casing surrounding the tablet. Disappointing, but remains to be seen if it impacts functionality.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet-PC
  • The pen is great I don't need to get my greasy fingerprints all over the device and clean it every 5 seconds.
  • The surface pen is amazing to use on the screen when taking notes or for just doodling
  • Perfect size and the sound is awesome too.
  • Changed from Mac, happy so far. It's quick and has great battery life. I would recommend
  • Battery life is around 8 hours, but it is way better than my laptop that only lasted around 2 and a half hours.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
NFC Technology
No
No
Charging Interface
Micro USB
Micro USB
Accessories
Included With Unit
Micro USB power supply
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
Other Information
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