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 (22 nm)
Intel Core i7
Processor
Dual-core, 1700 MHz, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit
 
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 18.5 oz (529 g)
31.99 oz (907.0 g)
the average is 18.5 oz (529 g)
28.16 oz (798.0 g)
the average is 18.5 oz (529 g)
Materials
 
 
Back: Metal
Features
Stylus
Stylus
Stylus
Buyers information
Price
$ 899
$ 899
$ 1949


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