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

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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!

Display

Size

10.6 inches
10.6 inches
12.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.22 %
65.22 %
72.88 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Intel HD 4000
Intel HD 4400
Intel HD

RAM

 
8GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
64GB
512GB

OS

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

1 MP
 
5 MP

Video recording

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

Front

Yes
Yes
5 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches (292 x 201 x 9 mm)

Weight

32.00 oz (907.2 g)
the average is 16.3 oz (464 g)
31.99 oz (907.0 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: Metal

Features

Stylus
Stylus
Stylus

Buyers information

Price

$ 899
$ 899
$ 1949


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