Microsoft Surface 3 Vs Surface Pro 3 Spec Comparison

Microsoft yesterday announced the new Surface 3 device which is thinner, smaller, lighter, and less-powerful than the Surface Pro 3. Also, it starts at $499 and comes with 10.8 inch screen running a full Windows 8.1 OS. It also includes 1 year subscription to Office 365.

Surface 3 features the same beautiful design and premium materials as Surface Pro 3 in a more compact and efficient package. It is thin (just 8.7 mm) and light (1.37 pounds or 622 grams) and has a 10.8-inch screen. Compared to the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 it is slightly smaller and it feels great when you’re using it as a tablet.

Check out the spec comparison between Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 below,

Surface 3

Surface Pro 3

SoftwareWindows 8.1
Runs desktop software like browsers, iTunes, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Elements (sold separately).
Windows 8.1 Pro
Runs desktop software like browsers, iTunes, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop (sold separately).
Screen10.8” ClearType Full HD Plus Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
12”ClearType Full HD Plus Display
Resolution: 2160 x 1440
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: multi-touch
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of video playbackUp to 9 hours of web browsing
Storage Options64GB or 128GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB
ProcessorQuad Core Intel Atom x7 processor 1.6Ghz (2.4Ghz burst speed)4th Gen Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 processors
4GB or 8GB memory options
TPM Chip for enterprise security
Kickstand3-positionMulti-position
Surface Pen1Compatible (sold separately)Included
OfficeLimited time offer§ 1-year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal\ (included) – a $69.99 value – plus OneDrive cloud storage.Microsoft Office 365 (sold separately)
Dimensions & Weight10.52 x 7.36 x 0.34 in (267.1 x 187 x 8.7 mm)
1.37 lbs (622 g)
7.93 in x 11.5 in x .36 in (201.3 mm x 292 mm x 9.1 mm)
1.76 lbs (800g)
Network & WirelessWi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Technology
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Technology
PortsFull-sized USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Cover port
Micro USB charging port
Full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
microSD card reader
Headset jack
Cover port
Camera, Video & Audio3.5 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus
Stereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby audio
Two 5MP HD cameras, front and rear-facing, with 1080p HD video recording
Stereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Following Surface 3 models are now available for pre-order from Microsoft Store,

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