Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Vs Google Chromebook Pixel Specs Comparison

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Google today released their new Chromebook Pixel to compete with high-end Windows Ultrabooks. Take a look at the comparison of Chromebook Pixel specs against Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. Read more about Chromebook Pixel here.

Technical specs

ProductSurface Pro 3Chromebook Pixel
Operating systemWindows 8.1 ProChrome OS
ExteriorDimensions: 7.93 in x 11.5 in x 0.36 in,

Weight: 0.79 kg Casing: Magnesium,

Color: Silver

8.8 in x 11.7 in x 0.6 inWeight: 1.5 kg Casing: Aluminum

Color: Silver

Storage64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB32GB, 64GB
DisplayScreen: 12-inch ClearType Full HD display,Resolution: 2160 x 1440,

Aspect Ratio: 3:2,

Touch: Multitouch input

Screen: 12.85-inch display,Resolution: 2560 x 1700,

Aspect Ratio: 3:2,

Touch: Multitouch input

Pen inputPen input and pen (included with purchase), Pen features 256 levels of pressure sensitivityNone
CPU4th-generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 Processor,

System memory: 4GB or 8GB memory

Options TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security

5th-generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7 Processor,

System memory: 8GB or 16GB memory

WirelessWireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technologyWireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
BatteryUp to nine hours of Web-browsing battery lifeUp to 12 hours of Web-browsing battery life
Cameras and A/V5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras

Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio-enhanced sound

Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones

720P HD Wide Angle camera with Blue Glass

Stereo speakers

Dual microphones

PortsFull-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port, Charging portTwo USB-C Ports, Two USB 3.0 ports, Headset jack.
SensorsAmbient light sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope MagnetometerNone
Power supply36W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)Built-in 59-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery60W USB-C Power Adapter
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
PriceStarts at $799Starts at $999

As you can infer from the comparison table below, Surface Pro 3 hardware has many advantages over Chromebook Pixel like weight, camera, stylus support to name a few. Also, Chromebook Pixel has some advantages like improved battery life due to new Intel CPU, 16GB RAM option and new Type-C ports. But when you look at the overall value of the devices, Surface Pro 3 beats Chromebook Pixel hands-down. The main reason is the Chrome OS which powers Chromebook Pixel. Chrome OS is a glorified web browser with few offline capabilities. Just like the previous Chromebook Pixel, this one will also be tougher for Google to sell.

If you are interested in Surface Pro 3, Microsoft Store is now offering free sleeves with Surface Pro 3 devices. Order it before it goes out of stock. Find the links below.

Surface Pro 3Estimated 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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