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

Surface 2 picture

Surface 2

Surface Pro 3 picture

Surface Pro 3

Key Features
What's newNew 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 new range of 4th Gen Intel processors up to Core i7.
Better Inking It now supports new Surface Pen with 256 pressure sensivity, tail eraser, and remote bluetooth activation.
Better battery It has 20% more battery life than Surface Pro 2 up to 9 hours.
New kickstand It has new full-friction multi-position hinge up to 150-degrees.
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 missingReplace old charging connector with new Surface Connect port
Availability
IntroducedSeptember 23, 2013May 20, 2014
Pre-orderedSeptember 24, 2013May 20, 2014
ReleasedOctober 22, 2013June 20, 2014
PricingSurface 2 WiFi
• $449 - 2 GB | 32 GB
• $549 - 2 GB | 64 GB

Surface 2 4G LTE
• $679 - 2 GB | 64 GB
Intel® Core™ i3
• $799 - i3 | 4 GB | 64 GB

Intel® Core™ i5
• $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 GB
• $1,299 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB

Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,549 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $1,949 - i7 | 8 GB | 512 GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSWindows RT 8.1• Windows 8.1 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT with OutlookMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size10.6 inches12 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 (208 PPI), 2M Pixels2160 x 1440 (216 PPI), 3.1M Pixels
Technology• ClearType Full HD Display
• Aspect ratio: 16:9
• Touch: 5 point multi-touch
• ClearType Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support
Internal Specs
CPUNVIDIA Tegra 4 T40
4+1 cores, 2MB Cache, 1.90 GHz Single Core, 1.70 Quad-Core
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 1.50 GHz, 11.5W

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 2.90 GHz, 15W

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4650U
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.30 GHz, 15W
GraphicsNVIDIA Graphics
72 graphic cores, 672 MHz
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y
Intel® HD Graphics 4200

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4650U
Intel® HD Graphics 5000
Memory2 GB of RAM
4GB8 GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
32 GB 64 GB
Storage
64GB128GB256GB512GB
SSD
Network• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
• Optional LTE
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Battery
Size31.5 Wh42.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of local video playbackUp to 9 hours of web browsing
Power Supply24W power supply36W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions10.81” x 6.79” x 0.35” (275 mm x 172 mm x 8.9 mm) 11.05” x 7.93” x 0.36” (292 mm x 201.3 mm x 9.1 mm)
WeightTablet Only 1.15 lbs (522 g)
With Keyboard 1.7 lbs (771 g)
1.76 lbs (800 g)
Casing• Magnesium
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
• Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 150 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
Silver
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad• Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyboard.
• Three-finger multitouch gesture trackpad
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyboard.
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 microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
Camera & Audio
Camera• 3.5MP front-facing camera
• 5.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
• 5.0MP rear-facing camera with 1080p 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
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Surface PenNot Supported• Support Surface Pen
• N-trig Active Pen techonolgy
• 256 levels of pressure
Surface DialNot SupportedCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction
SecurityN/AHW 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
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty