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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2: specs comparison

0. phoneArena 20 May 2014, 11:57 posted on

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has just gone official and it is one of the largest tablets out there with a massive, 12-inch display…

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posted on 20 May 2014, 12:01 9

1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Paying nearly $2,000 for the best option... you really can't compare the Surface to any tablet out there. With that money, I'll op in for a gaming laptop...

posted on 20 May 2014, 12:09 13

6. Sauce (unregistered)


This is a joke. Id rather spend $1200 on a macbook pro or any other good laptop, than this silly Surface

posted on 20 May 2014, 12:20 2

12. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Totally agree. At that price tag... only people who really have the need for that kind of mobility and performance will buy it.

posted on 20 May 2014, 13:04 2

48. sgodsell (Posts: 3888; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Why compare all 3 tablets? First of all for the majority of the population's needs would be fulfilled with an inexpensive Android tablet or the Apple iPad w/3g or the Samsung Tab Pro w/3g. If you want PC gaming and Microsoft development then go for a surface pro. (However if you want the Gaming and development then you could save a bundle and buy a much cheaper laptop and buy an iPad and/or Samsung tablet as well. Two for the price of one.

posted on 20 May 2014, 13:14 1

53. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I still don't quite get your point to my comment o.O I'm a bit lost. Most of my tech needs are fulfilled by my Z2 and the rest are by my computer. But only someone who really needs to pick up their laptop more than 10 times a day would need a tablet at the price tag. A doctor, for example, would be a good candidate for a Pro 3.

posted on 20 May 2014, 19:45

84. Mrmark (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


They are not going to mass produce the higher priced products .... I don't think that was there goal.... More so for the option !

posted on 20 May 2014, 12:28 1

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Thank you.

posted on 20 May 2014, 12:35 4

24. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Why do these damn trools keep comparingit it big notebooks ? why not compare it with a desktop while you are at it ?

Is competes against ultrabooks , like the Air... stop with the BS just because you envy it....

posted on 20 May 2014, 12:52

43. Sauce (unregistered)


My Macbook Pro 13 inch is just as portable.
Not to mention the MB Air...... Heck, my 2007 HP sh*t laptop is just as portable.

You're drunk. Go home.

posted on 20 May 2014, 13:06 5

50. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


a rMBP is just as portable as the surface Pro 3 the same way the Surface Pro 3 is as portable as the iPad AIr.

You're just a plain idiot. No cure for that....

posted on 20 May 2014, 20:18

85. kryme (Posts: 370; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


dont think they can find home... they way too drunk... hope they not driving

posted on 20 May 2014, 21:01 1

88. 14545 (Posts: 1604; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Based on what exactly? all of them are heavier for one. 2, of those 3 options only one runs full windows. I'm sorry, your "silly" macOS will never compete with windows. Or even linux for that matter. I would take either anyday over the apple option. Then, with the HP option, it doesn't have a pen. Sure, you may not use it, but I do. Also, I know MANY people that do. I'm far from a windows apoligist, as I *HATE* W8 with metro, but the Surface, especially in it's current form isn't a bad option. If they had released the 3 about 2 months ago I would have bought it over the Ativ tab 7 that I ultimately decided on after my Asus U35JC decided to self incinerate. As it was the best option with a pen at the time. 10.1 was never a good size for a full windows laptop.

posted on 20 May 2014, 12:44 11

35. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Surface Pro 3 is way better than the MacBook at that price as it offers better specs and a better and more useful OS overall, as OS X is a closed and almost restricted platform which is starting to show its age in terms of the UI & is not for the average Joe, who wants good browsing, gaming and software.
But of course, iFans will disagree.

posted on 20 May 2014, 12:50 2

41. Sauce (unregistered)


I'll take OSx

ANY DAY

over that bathroom tiled impractical overly cluttered piece of crap OS.

posted on 20 May 2014, 13:13 9

52. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You do know that you have desktop right i mean sure a man of your tech savy knows that desktop mode is there. right?

posted on 20 May 2014, 21:36 2

89. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I like the "bathroom tiles", you like the icons from the 90s. Fair enough!

posted on 20 May 2014, 13:56

59. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Bathroom tiles!lol and gaming on crap intel GPU lol. Lol lol lol.

posted on 20 May 2014, 14:26 2

67. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


If you are buying a laptop to play games then 17In is the way to go, so a tablet would not be for anyone.

Then again those laptops have 2hr battery life and heat love. To each their own.

posted on 20 May 2014, 14:33

70. sgodsell (Posts: 3888; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


And you don't think Windows 8.1 is not closed or restricted? Ever since Windows 8. Windows is has become very restricted. You just have to make a new app using the modern UI. That will tell you how closed and restricted Windows has become.

posted on 20 May 2014, 14:55 1

73. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


i can install desktop apps on my laptop , i must have some kind of alien windows 8.1... /s

posted on 20 May 2014, 15:14

75. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


"Offers better specs" .... Go home you're drunk bro :) Don't just compare RAM and ROM to start writing your philosophical and artistically subtle comments

posted on 20 May 2014, 17:34 1

79. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


The mac is the joke around here. You have to think bout this not too many files can be READ on the MAC. Plus the MAC is over price for a laptop. and with the SURFACE PRO 3 you can expand the memeory with a SD CARD and options too choose frome 799-1,200 for power house users.

posted on 20 May 2014, 19:13

83. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The MBA and MBP are not overpriced in their segment, so you need to check again. As for files, with the exception of .exe executables, there aren't any "files" you can't read on a Mac. For that matter, the MBA and MBP run Windows better than similarly priced and specced PC competitors.

posted on 20 May 2014, 22:49 1

90. greatoneiw (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


mac book pro ???
really ???
u even play games?
u write codes?
i assume you're buying it just for showing off the brand cause playing music and movies and surfing the internet is clearly already achievable for you by what ever you're using right now !

posted on 20 May 2014, 12:02

2. oboboy14 (Posts: 51; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


My Toshiba p870, with pretty high specs and add-ons and a 17 inch screen, cost about half as much as the new surface. I'd like a surface, but as a tablet, not a laptop.

posted on 20 May 2014, 12:36 5

25. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


and a desktop will be even more powerfull , your point ??

posted on 20 May 2014, 13:46

56. oboboy14 (Posts: 51; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


My point is that Microsoft is trying to get people to ditch laptops for their surface. My laptop, with a larger screen, better specs, and additional features (multiple usb ports, hdmi port, harman-kardon speakers, etc) is cheaper than their top of the line model. My comment was to indicate that I would rather use the surface as a tablet, not as a laptop, which it seems is the direction that Microsoft is heading. Does that answer your question?

posted on 20 May 2014, 14:14

62. hulk_14 (Posts: 71; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


My point is that before I started reading what people - like you - are writing in internet I was not aware that there are so many idiots in the world.!

My desktop pc is cheaper than your notebook and is more powerfull than your notebook so you are an idiot as you bought this overpriced crap!

posted on 20 May 2014, 15:09

74. oboboy14 (Posts: 51; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


'Writing in internet'? Is internet a language? And I'm not sure why you're calling me an idiot, as my comments weren't ever meant to offend anyone. But I'm sure 15 year olds like yourself have a difficult time controlling what you think and do. I hope it gets better for you when you get older. Have a great day! Oh, and desktops aren't portable, that was my other viewpoint. Desktops are more powerful yes, but not portable.

posted on 20 May 2014, 14:17

64. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


not sure if you think that " microsoft is trying to make people change from heavy duty laptops to a SP3"
They presented their target pretty well, ultrabooks; they compared it on stage against the MB air ..

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