Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 2 vs Surface Pro: specs comparison

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has just been announced, and it marks yet another step forward for the company's tablet line. Naturally, the Surface Pro 3 improves upon the characteristics of its predecessors in every way - from the design, through the internals, to the screen and input methods. The Surface Pro 3 is yet another beautiful tablet by Microsoft, but it looks like with that third installment in the series, the company from Redmond is aiming higher than ever - the Pro 3 is a tablet designed to make the laptop obsolete - once and for all.

While that surely sounds like a rather imposing goal, we wouldn't really be so fast to jump to any conclusions. Yes, it's a beautiful tablet; yes, it's powerful; yes, it's lighter than a laptop, but will it blend? No, no, no, that's totally not the point of this article - please, don't get us wrong. The point is... while the Surface Pro 3 would definitely blend, it's so big that it will probably never fit inside that blender! And there we go, talking about blenders again... OK, this obviously isn't going to get any better, so let's just get right to the action, shall we?

Ahem, ladies and gents, please enjoy our specs comparison featuring the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro!

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Microsoft Surface Pro

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Display

Size

12.0 inches
10.6 inches
10.6 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.88 %
65.22 %
65.22 %

Features

Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Intel Core i7
Intel Core i5 4200U
Intel Core i5 3317U

Processor

 
Dual-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 22 nm
Dual-core, 1700 MHz, 64-bit

GPU

Intel HD
Intel HD 4400
Intel HD 4000

RAM

8GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR3
 

Internal storage

512GB
64GB
64GB

OS

Windows (8.1 Pro)
Windows (8.1 Pro)
Windows (8 Pro)

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 MP
 
1 MP

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (29 fps)

Front

5 MP
Yes
Yes

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches (292 x 201 x 9 mm)
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)

Weight

28.16 oz (798 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)
31.99 oz (907 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)
32.00 oz (907 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
 
 

Features

Stylus
Stylus
Stylus

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 1949
$ 899
$ 899


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Surface Pro 3
  • Display 12.0 inches
    1440 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 512GB, microSDHC
  • OS Windows 8.1 Pro
Surface Pro 2
  • Display 10.6 inches
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • OS Windows 8.1 Pro
Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6 inches
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 1 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Intel Core i5, RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • OS Windows 8 Pro

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