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

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

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2: spec comparison
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. However, Microsoft aims for the Surface Pro 3 to be much more than a regular tablet - it wants customers to use this as the one cross-over device that would come in lieu of using both a laptop and a tablet.

In order for this to happen, though, the Surface Pro 3 has to be good first as a tablet. Let’s see how it fares against its most obvious competitors: the 9.7-inch Apple iPad Air and the 12.2-inch Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

In terms of specs, the Surface Pro 3 is truly outstanding - it ships with a 4th generation (Haswell) Intel Core chip with the performance of a full-blown laptop. Even the basic model ships with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and the highest-end model reaching a configuration with a blazing-fast Core i7, 8 gigs of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. Here are all the models of the Pro 3 that you'd be able to get:

  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM - $799
  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM - $999
  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM - $1,299
  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM - $1,549
  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM - $1,949

Put simply, even the most affordable Pro 3 is much more powerful than the iPad Air and the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, but hey, we should not forget how much more expensive even that 'affordable' model is compared to those tablets. Right below we compare the Core i7 Surface Pro 3 with the Note Pro 12.2 and iPad Air in greater detail, take a look at the huge difference. Have specs convinced you to order a Surface Pro 3? Let us know what you think about it in the comment section below.

Display
Size
9.7 inches
12.2 inches
12.0 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
Super Clear LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
71.65 %
71.57 %
72.88 %
Features
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor
Hardware
System chip
Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Intel Core i7
Processor
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
 
GPU
PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330
Intel HD
RAM
1GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
128GB
64GB
512GB
OS
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4)
Windows (8.1 Pro)
Battery
Capacity
8820 mAh
9500 mAh
 
Music playback
 
131.00 hours
 
Video playback
 
11.00 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
 
 
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Recording format
H.264, MOV
 
 
Features
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
 
 
Front
1.2 MP
2 MP
5 MP
Video capture
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Design
Dimensions
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
11.64 x 8.03 x 0.31 inches (295.6 x 204 x 7.95 mm)
11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches (292 x 201 x 9 mm)
Weight
16.86 oz (478.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
26.56 oz (753.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
28.16 oz (798.0 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
 
Back: Metal
Features
 
Stylus
Stylus
Buyers information
Price
$ 929
 
$ 1949

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