Surface Pro 1 vs. Surface 3 – Full Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Pro 1 and Surface 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Pro 1 vs. Surface 3

Surface Pro

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Surface 3

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Key Features
What's newWindows 8 Pro You can do everything as you've ever done on your PC.
Laptop class performance powered by 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB, and up to 128GB of SSD storage.
Touch & Inking It support 10-point multitouch and Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity.
Kickstand Comes with integrated kickstand easy to switch between tablet and laptop mode.
Detachable Touch & Type Cover Be more productive with full-size keyboard doubling as a protective screen cover.
More Magnet charging connector, Full-size USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, HD front and rear camera,
What's missing
Availability
IntroducedJune 18, 2012March 21, 2015
Pre-orderedNot available for pre-orderedMarch 21, 2015
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2013May 5, 2015
PricingIntel® Core™ i5
• $899 - i5 | 4 GB | 64 GB
• $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 GB
Surface 3 WiFi
• $499 - 2 GB | 64 GB
• $599 - 4 GB | 128 GB

Surface 3 4G LTE
• $599 - 2 GB | 64 GB
• $699 - 4 GB | 128 GB
Software
Pre-Installed OS• Windows 8 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
• Windows 8.1 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trial1-Year Microsoft Office 365 Personal
Display
Size10.6 inches10.8 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 (208 PPI), 2M Pixels1920 x 1280 (214 PPI), 2.4M Pixels
Technology• ClearType Full HD Display
• Aspect ratio: 16:9
• Touch: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support (1st Gen)
• ClearType Full HD Plus Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support
Internal Specs
CPU3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3317U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 2.60 GHz, 17W
Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700
4 cores, 4 threads, 2MB, 1.60 GHz up to 2.40 GHz
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000Intel® HD Graphics
Memory
4GB
Dual Channel Memory
2 GB 4 GB
1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
64GB128GB
SSD
64 GB128 GB
eMMC
Network• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
• Optional LTE
Battery
Size42 Wh27.5 Wh
Battery Life7-15 days of idle lifeUp to 10 hours of local video playback
Power Supply48W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port13W Micro USB power supply
Exterior
Dimensions10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53” (275 mm x 173 mm x 13.46 mm)10.52” x 7.36” x 0.34” (267 mm x 187 mm x 8.7 mm)
Weight2 lbs (910 g)Tablet Only 1.37 lbs (621 g)
With Keyboard 1.95 lbs (884 g)
Casing• VaporMg
• Kickstand with 1 position @22-degree
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
• Magnesium
• Kickstand with 3 positions
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
Dark Titanium
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 Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Micro USB charging port
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
• 1 x Nano SIM card slot (Surface 3 with LTE only)
Camera & Audio
Camera• 720p HD LifeCam front-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
• 720p HD LifeCam rear-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
• 3.5MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
• 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio• Single microphone
• Stereo speakers
• Single microphone
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio enhanced sound
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Compass
• Ambient light sensor
• Proximity sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
• Digital compass
Surface Pen• Support Surface Pro Pen (Included with purchase)
• 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
• Wacom Active Pen technology
• Can be attached to charging port
• Support Surface Pen
• N-trig Active Pen techonolgy
• 256 levels of pressure
Surface DialCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interactionCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction
SecurityN/AN/A
In the box• Surface Pro
• Surface Pro Pen
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface 3
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty