Apple Macbook Vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Spec Comparison

Surface Pro 3 vs macbook

Apple today announced the new Macbook which will directly take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. Both these device will cost almost same for the 265GB model, that is $1299. Let us take a look at the spec comparison of both.

Technical specs

Operating system Windows 8.1 Pro Mac OS X Yosemite
Exterior Dimensions: 7.93 in x 11.5 in x 0.36 in,

Weight: 0.79 kg Casing: Magnesium,

Color: Silver

7.74 in x 11.04 in x 0.52 inch

Weight: 0.92 kg

Color: Gold, Space Grey and Silver

Storage 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB 256GB, 512GB
Display Screen: 12-inch ClearType Full HD display,

Resolution: 2160 x 1440,

Aspect Ratio: 3:2,

Touch: Multitouch input

Screen: 12-inch IPS display,

Resolution: 2304 x 1440,

Aspect Ratio: 16:10,

No Touch input.

Pen input Pen input and pen (included with purchase), Pen features 256 levels of pressure sensitivity None
CPU 4th-generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 Processor,

System memory: 4GB or 8GB memory

Options TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security

1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache

Configurable to 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache.

8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

Wireless Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
Battery Up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life Up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life
Cameras and A/V 5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones  Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio-enhanced sound 480p FaceTime camera

Stereo speakers

Dual microphones

Ports Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port, Charging port One USB-C Port. For all other ports, need to buy adpaters.
Sensors Ambient light sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope Magnetometer None
Power supply 36W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging) Built-in 39.7-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

29W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port

Warranty One-year limited hardware warranty One-year limited hardware warranty

Apple has also re-designed the touchpad and keyboard experience on this Macbook. Surface Pro 3 also has a Type Cover accessory which can be attached to it. Boasting one of the thinnest mechanical keyboard available, Surface Pro Type Cover has the speed and functionality of a classic laptop keyboard. It’s also backlit so you can continue working after the lights go out. Easy attach and disconnect lets you set up and get going right away.

Microsoft Store is now also offering free sleeves with Surface Pro 3 devices. Order before it goes out of stock. Find the links below.

Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $799
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $899
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,199
Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,449
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,849
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