Microsoft Surface 3 Vs Apple iPad Air 2 Specs Comparison

Earlier today, Microsoft announced the new Surface 3 device which comes with the ability to run desktop software, a USB port, and an integrated Kickstand. Surface 3 has the looks and performance to turn heads. With its 10.8-inch screen and thin, light frame, it’s just the right size to slip under your arm or in your purse and take anywhere. Surface 3 is the perfect productivity device for school, home, and on the go. Read the full tech specs of the device here.

Take a look at the tech specs comparison of Apple iPad Air 3 and Microsoft Surface 3.

FeatureMicrosoft Surface 3
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Apple iPad Air 2iPad Air 3
ProcessorQuad Core Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700 processor (2MB Cache, 1.6GHz with Intel Burst™ technology up to 2.4GHz)Apple A8X chip
Display size10.8”9.7”
Display Resolution/Pixel Density1920 x 1280 // 227 ppi2048 x 1536 // 264 ppi
Size and DimensionsLength: 187 mmWidth: 267 mmThickness: 8.7 mmWeight: 622 gLength: 240 mmWidth: 169.5 mmThickness: 6.1 mmWeight: 437 g

Storage64GB and 128GB16GB, 64GB and 128GB
RAM2GB or 4GB2GB
ConnectivityWi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)Bluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)Bluetooth 4.0
LTEYes (Optional)Yes (Optional)
Primary camera8MP Auto-focus8MP Auto-focus
Secondary camera3.5MP wide angle1.2MP
Main video camera1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
Secondary video camera1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)720p (HD, 1280 x 720)
Expandable memory card typeMicroSDNot available
USBUSB 3.0Not available
StylusSurface PenNot available
Built-in Kickstand3-position KickstandNot available
Native keyboard AccessoryType CoverNot available
SensorAmbient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, MagnetometerAmbient light sensor, Accelerometer, Three-axis gyro,
Power And BatteryUnknown battery capacity10 hours of video playback.6480 mAh10 Hours of general usage
Video Calling/Audio CallingSkypeFaceTime
Built-in AppsInternet Explorer 11Xbox VideoMailSkype

Bing/Bing Smart Search

Clock

Xbox Store

Photos

Windows Store

People

Maps

Calender

Camera

Xbox Music

OneNote

OneDrive

Movie Moments

Xbox SmartGlass

Reading List

Xbox Games

Alarm

Calculator

Fresh Paint

SafariNewsstandVideosPhoto Booth

Mail

Messages

Siri

Clock

iBooks

iTunes Store

Reminders

Game Center

Photos

App Store

Contacts

Maps

Calendar

Camera

FaceTime

Music

Notes

First Party AppsMicrosoft WordMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft PowerPointMicrosoft Outlook

MSN News

MSN Weather

MSN Finance

MSN Health And Fitness

MSN Cooking

MSN Travel

MSN Sports

MSN Translator

iPhotoiTunes UiMoviePodcasts

GarageBand

Find My iPhone

Pages

Find My Friends

Numbers

Remote

Keynote

iTunes Trailers

ColorsSilverSpace Gray, Silver, Gold
App PlatformRuns millions of Windows desktop programs and touch apps from the Windows Store, and you can run them side-by-side.Only runs apps from the App Store, and only one at a time.
Price64GB Model: $49964GB Model : $599

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