Product Comparison: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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General Specifications
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4
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.
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
12.3 in.
12.3 in.
Storage Capacity
128 GB
128 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 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
11.5 in.
11.5 in.
7.9 in.
7.9 in.
1.1 in.
0.33 in.
1.7 oz.
1.69 oz.
Display Type
Pixel Density
267 ppi
267 ppi
Screen Resolution
2736 x 1824
2736 x 1824
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 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.
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
5 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
8 MP
What customers say about "Camera"
Processor Model
Intel Core i5
Intel Core m3
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
1.9 GHz
0.9 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 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".
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows 10 Pro
Maximum Usage Time
13.5 hours
9 hours
Water Resistant
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)
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 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 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.
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
Micro USB
Micro USB
Included With Unit
Power Supply
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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