Microsoft Surface RT vs Microsoft Surface 3

Display

Display size

10.6 inches
10.8 inches

Resolution

1366 x 768 pixels
1920 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

148 ppi
214 ppi

Screen-to-body

65.59 %
69.59 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30
Intel Atom x7 Z8700

Processor

Quad-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Quad-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Nvidia ULP GeForce
Intel HD

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC
microSDXC

OS

Windows (RT)
Windows (8.1)

Battery

Type

Not user replaceable
User replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

1 megapixel
8 megapixels

Features

 
Autofocus

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features

Video calling
 

Front

Yes
3.5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)
10.51 x 7.36 x 0.34 inches (267 x 187 x 8.7 mm)

Weight

24.00 oz (680 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
21.92 oz (621 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Tablet dock

 
Yes

Cellular

Data Speed

 
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n; Multiple antennas, MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Full-size USB, USB 2.0
USB 3.0

Features

Charging
OTG, Charging

HDMI

Micro HDMI (Type D)
 

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

OTA sync
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

Voice recording
 

Shopping information

Warranty period

12 Months
 

MSRP price

$ 500
$ 699
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