Product Comparison: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3


General Specifications
Brand
Microsoft
Microsoft
Model
Surface Pro 2
Surface Pro 3
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The new Surface Pro is more viable as a laptop replacement, but it hasn't made much progress as a standalone tablet. Ultimately, it's at its best in laptop mode, but it's still not always as comfortable to use as a proper Ultrabook.
Surface Pro 3 comes with Windows 10, so you can use all your favourite touch apps and desktop software, like Office, and even ask Cortana† to remind you about important events.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE
Screen Size
10.6 in.
12.3 in.
Storage Capacity
128 GB
128 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 128GB, Haswell i5 Processor, 10.6" Full HD Display, Windows 8.1 Pro, Dark Titanium
  • I love the Surface Pro2 great size and very intuitive. It's replace my laptop.
  • It is really fast and responds well in most functions. Perfect size for traveling.
  • I added the matching keyboard, a 200GB microSD card to boost the internal storage to 300GB+ (It took some fancy fiddling to get the card to be seen as non-removable storage BTW)
  • I like using Surface Pro because it's compact, yet powerful enough to manage Photoshop or any other tasks I can do with my home pc when outside of my office.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10
  • The screen size is great, I like it more than my IPad.
  • It runs full windows 10. It is so light weight and the size is perfect for holding.
  • Super fast, touchscreen is great and the 12.3” screen is the perfect size
  • I really like my Microsoft surface pro because is really fast for it size. I like it professional look.
  • This was the perfect size for my college age daughter. She wanted something less bulky and the touchscreen is a bonus. It does everything she needs for school.
Size & Weight
Height
10.81 in.
11.5 in.
Width
6.79 in.
7.9 in.
Depth
0.35 in.
1.1 in.
Weight
1.49 oz.
1.7 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS
IPS
Pixel Density
208 ppi
267 ppi
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
2736 x 1824
What customers say about "Display"
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 128GB, Haswell i5 Processor, 10.6" Full HD Display, Windows 8.1 Pro, Dark Titanium
  • The screen is amazing. It feels so good to go from my laptop screen which is 1366x768 to a screen considerably smaller that's still somehow 1920x1080.
  • Excellent computer, very fast, awesome display, very clear and sensitive.
  • I also enjoy the 1080p screen to watch netflix. I also take it to the university and I get compliments.
  • When I received it the display port was not functional. Other than that theres a few issues with the Display panel. I guess you get what you pay for...
  • Screen is a bit on the tiny side, would have liked a bigger one, but that's okay. Still pleased.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10
  • The pressure sensitivity is perfect. And if it isn't for you it can be adjusted. The screen is crisp and clear with great resolution.
  • The screen is crisp and clear with great resolution.
  • The tablet looks great! The picture is very clear. The resolution is beyond impressive.
  • The screen resolution is fantastic and the speakers are very good
  • It is a well made device but the resolution seems off. When looking at the desktop the resolution seems very sharp but when you run outlook the resolution gets worse.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
3.5 MP
5 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
5 MP
8 MP
What customers say about "Camera"
 
Processor
Processor Model
Intel Haswell i5
Intel Core i5
Number of Cores
2
2
Processor Speed
1.6 GHz
1.9 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 128GB, Haswell i5 Processor, 10.6" Full HD Display, Windows 8.1 Pro, Dark Titanium
  • Overall great, refurbished, came with the newer 4300 processor. Few very minor wear marks, otherwise great.
  • What a deal. An i5 processor and 128 GB of ram for very little money. It is built like a tank and took Win10 in minutes. It is very fast, runs long enough and the touch screen is excellent.
  • I received the Surface today and was quite happy with how well the refurbished product looked. Works quite fast and is very responsive.
  • It's kinda slow but for the money, I think it's worth it.
  • It works but with extremely slow rebooting.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10
  • I believe the 4gb. RAM and 128gb. SSD with a 128gb SD card is perfect for an average person that needs a laptop that has Windows 10 and likes the freedom of a tablet. The speed and easy of setup is nothing to be afraid of.
  • The intel i5 processor gives you all the power of a full laptop with the versatility and portability of a tablet.
  • It's fast and easy to use. Coming from a MacBook and I like this surface pro so much more. It doesn't have the fastest of the processors but it does the job with no lag. Highly recommend it
  • Shut down and reboot is VERY quick (i5, 4GB RAM).
  • I purchased on Black Friday for extremely low price and realized it’s processor was the slowest on the market. I now know why it was such a good price!
Features
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Maximum Usage Time
6 hours
13.5 hours
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
TV-out via HDMI port, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, microSD card reader, Mini DisplayPort
High -resolution 12.3" PixelSense™ Display with stunning screen that response to your touch, Exceptional power and performance, microSDXC card reader, Mini DisplayPort, 3.5mm Headphone jack, Cover port, New fanless cooling system3, Dual microphones, 1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium, GPS / GLONASS, Nano SIM Tray and Embedded SIM (eSIM)
What customers say about "Features"
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 128GB, Haswell i5 Processor, 10.6" Full HD Display, Windows 8.1 Pro, Dark Titanium
  • Speaker holds up really well for its teeny tiny size.
  • The speakers sound surprisingly great. Overall a great buy.
  • The WIFI works well, The sound is clean and loud...
  • Very responsive, the stylus is comes with is absolutely wonderful and works beautifully with paint tool sai. Oh, and the screen is amazing.
  • Once the battery on this thing finally does wear out, you can't change it and it'll basically just be a brick.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10
  • The speakers are loud enough to enjoy movies and music.
  • The best part of the Surface Pro 3 is the Stylus Pen that comes with it. You feel like you are writing old school with pencil and paper. The feel is almost perfect.
  • The battery life is very strong. You get a standard 6-8 hours depending on what you are doing. And it charges fully in about an hour.
  • I am an artist and it is a fairly good drawing tablet. The pen is responsive, the pen pressure can be adjusted, and there are different tips you can buy for the surface pen to equal that of different leads. I've created substantial works of art with this tablet.
  • The tablet sometimes does not respond to the touch of your finger on screen. While this is a minor inconvenience (or it may be the amount of pressure I use with my pen and finger), it can be a tad annoying.
  • When drawing on the tablet using the stand past 60 degrees, if you are resting your hand on the tablet lightly, it will not support your hand and will lower.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
NFC Technology
No
No
Charging Interface
Micro USB
Micro USB
Accessories
Included With Unit
Power Supply
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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