Surface 2 vs. Surface Pro 3 – Full Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface 2 and Surface Pro 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface 2 vs. Surface Pro 3

Key Features
What's new
  • Better design It’s now thinner (8.9mm), lighter (522g), and new platinum magnesium exterior.
  • Better performance Better single-core and multi-core performance and much better graphics performance (72 graphics cores).
  • Better battery Up to 10 hours of video playback.
  • New kickstand Now in two angles, original 22-degree, and new 55-degree.
  • Better display Higher display resolution with Full HD (1920 x 1080) display.
  • Optional mobile broadband It comes with optional 4G LTE support.
  • More Full-size USB 3.0 port, 3.5MP front, and 5MP rear camera, new thinner backlit type cover.
  • New Design It’s now thinner (9.1mm), lighter (800g), and new platinum magnesium exterior.
  • Better display New 3:2 aspect ratio, bigger and better 2K 12” ClearType pixel-free display.
  • Better performance It’s now 10% faster than Surface Pro 2 with the new range of 4th Gen Intel processors up to Core i7.
  • New Inking Supports It now supports a new Surface Pen with 256 pressure sensitivity, tail eraser, and remote Bluetooth activation.
  • Better Battery It has 20% more battery life than Surface Pro 2 up to 9 hours.
  • More Better 5.0MP front and rear-facing camera, new Surface Connect Port (charging and docking), new type cover with two typing angles.
What's missing
  • Can't run desktop apps You can't run desktop apps (x86 or x64) on this device. The only way to get apps is through the Windows Store.
  • No Windows 10 The latest OS you can get is Windows RT 8.1 Update 3
  • Platinum color only No longer available in black color.
Replace old charging connector with new Surface Connect port
AvailabilitySurface 2Surface Pro 3
Released20132014
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 23, 2013
  • Pre-ordered: September 24, 2013
  • Released: October 22, 2013
  • Introduced: May 20, 2014
  • Pre-ordered: May 20, 2014
  • Released: June 20, 2014
PricingSurface 2 Wi-Fi
  • $449 - 2 GB | 32 GB
  • $549 - 2 GB | 64 GB
Surface 2 4G LTE
  • $679 - 2 GB | 64 GB
Starting at 799$
Surface 2 Price
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$509.00
Was: $549.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Touch Screen Tablet STQ-00001 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Solid State Drive Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y Bundle + Signature Type Cover Keyboard + Deco Gear Power Bank + Lexar 64GB Card
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Touch Screen Tablet STQ-00001 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Solid State Drive Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y Bundle + Signature Type Cover Keyboard + Deco Gear Power Bank + Lexar 64GB Card
By Microsoft
$599.00
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$359.98
Surface Pro 3 Price
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
By Microsoft
$379.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$384.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 QL2-00015, 12-inch, Intel Core i5-4300U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Keyboard (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 QL2-00015, 12-inch, Intel Core i5-4300U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Keyboard (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$489.99
DisplaySurface 2Surface Pro 3
Size10.6 Inches12 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2M Pixels)
  • Density: 208 PPI
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • ClearType Full HD Display
  • Touch: 5 points multi-touch
  • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 (3.1M Pixels)
  • Density: 216 PPI
  • ClearType Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
  • Surface Pen support
ExteriorSurface 2Surface Pro 3
Size Comparison
Dimensions10.81” x 6.79” x 0.35” (275 mm x 172 mm x 8.9 mm)
Width: 10.81” (275 mm)
Height: 6.79” (172 mm)
Thickness: 0.35” (8.9 mm)
11.50” x 7.93” x 0.36” (292 mm x 201.3 mm x 9.1 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.93” (201.3 mm)
Thickness: 0.36” (9.1 mm)
Weight
  • Surface 2: 1.15 lbs (522 g)
  • Surface 2 with Keyboard: 1.7 lbs (771 g)
  • 1.76 lbs (800 g)
Colors
Silver
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys.
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12).
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys.
    • LED backlighting.
  • Trackpad:
    • Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad.
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Supports up to three-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Surface Charging Port
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Cover port
  • 1 x Nano SIM card slot (Surface 2 with LTE only)
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Internal SpecsSurface 2Surface Pro 3
Processor
  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40
    4 cores, 1.70 → 1.90 GHz, 2MB Cache,
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 11.5W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.90 → 2.90 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4650U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.70 → 3.30 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40
    NVIDIA GeForce ULP graphics
    72 Graphics Cores, 672 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y
    Intel® HD Graphics 4200
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 850 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4200
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4650U
    Intel® HD Graphics 5000
    40 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
Memory2GB of RAM
4GB 8GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
  • 32GB64GB
    eMMC
64 GB128 GB256 GB512 GB
SSD
ConnectivitySurface 2Surface Pro 3
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible.
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Optional LTE
  • Nano SIM Tray
  • 2G GSM (Quadband: 850/900/1800/1900)
  • 3G UMTS (Bands 1, 2, 5)
  • 4G LTE (Bands 4, 7, 17)
BatterySurface 2Surface Pro 3
Size31.5 Wh42.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of video playbackUp to 9 hours of web browsing
Power Supply
  • 24W proprietary power supply
  • 36W proprietary power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 31W
SoftwareSurface 2Surface Pro 3
OS
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Upgradable Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT with OutlookMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface 2Surface Pro 3
Camera
  • 3.5MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 5.0MP rear-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
Audio
  • Dual microphones
  • Stereo speakers with digitally enhanced for fuller sound
  • Front and rear-facing microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio enhanced sound
MiscSurface 2Surface Pro 3
InkingSupports Surface Pen
256 levels of pressure
N-trig Active Pen technology
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
In the box
  • Surface 2
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • Surface Pro 3
  • Surface Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Casing: Magnesium
  • Kickstand: 2 positions
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 150 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
Surface 2 Price
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$509.00
Was: $549.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Touch Screen Tablet STQ-00001 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Solid State Drive Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y Bundle + Signature Type Cover Keyboard + Deco Gear Power Bank + Lexar 64GB Card
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Touch Screen Tablet STQ-00001 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Solid State Drive Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y Bundle + Signature Type Cover Keyboard + Deco Gear Power Bank + Lexar 64GB Card
By Microsoft
$599.00
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$359.98
Surface Pro 3 Price
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
By Microsoft
$379.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$384.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 QL2-00015, 12-inch, Intel Core i5-4300U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Keyboard (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 QL2-00015, 12-inch, Intel Core i5-4300U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Keyboard (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$489.99

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