Product Comparison: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Microsoft Surface 3


General Specifications
Brand
Microsoft
Microsoft
Model
Surface Pro 3
Surface 3 Tablet
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
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.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE
Screen Size
12.3 in.
10.8 in.
Storage Capacity
128 GB
64 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
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.
Size & Weight
Height
11.5 in.
10.5 in.
Width
7.9 in.
7.4 in.
Depth
1.1 in.
0.34 in.
Weight
1.7 oz.
21.9 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS
IPS ClearType Full HD Plus
Pixel Density
267 ppi
214 ppi
Screen Resolution
2736 x 1824
1920 x 1200
What customers say about "Display"
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.
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.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
3.5 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
8 MP
What customers say about "Camera"
 
Processor
Processor Model
Intel Core i5
Intel Atom x7-78700
Number of Cores
2
4
Processor Speed
1.9 GHz
1.6 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
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!
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.
Features
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Maximum Usage Time
13.5 hours
10 hours
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
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)
Built-in stereo speakers with Dolby audio, Full-size USB 3.0 port, Kickstand, Mini DisplayPort
What customers say about "Features"
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.
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.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
NFC Technology
No
No
Charging Interface
Micro USB
Micro USB
Accessories
Included With Unit
Power Supply
Micro USB power supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
Other Information
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