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Microsoft Surface 2 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 20 May 2014
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (RT 8.1)Windows (8.1 Pro) 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches (292 x 201 x 9 mm) 
Weight23.84 oz (676 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
28.16 oz (798 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
Body material Metal 
Tablet dock Yes 
Features USB 
Display
Physical size10.6 inches12.0 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels2160 x 1440 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

208 ppi216 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FeaturesAutofocus  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Front-facing camera3.5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

NVIDIA Tegra 4 (T40)Intel Core i7 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15  
Graphics processorYesIntel HD Graphics 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM8192 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB512 GB 
Maximum User Storage 450 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 36 days (861 h)
  
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersLoudspeakerStereo speakers 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 11  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, ac 
USBUSB 3.0USB 3.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBFull-size USB 
Features USB Host 
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncMini DisplayPort 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recordingYes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201320 May 2014 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months12 Months 
MSRP price$ 449$ 1949 

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