Surface Pro 1 vs. Surface Pro 3 – Full Specs Comparison

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

Surface Pro 1 vs. Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro

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Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 picture
Availability
IntroducedJune 18, 2012May 20, 2014
Pre-orderedNot available for pre-orderedMay 20, 2014
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2013June 20, 2014
ConfigurationsIntel® Core™ i5
• $899 - i5 | 4 GB | 64 GB
• $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 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 OS• Windows 8 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
• Windows 8.1 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trialMicrosoft 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: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support (1st Gen)
• ClearType 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
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
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 40004th 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
Memory
4GB
Dual Channel Memory
4GB8 GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
64GB128GB
SSD
64GB128GB256GB512GB
SSD
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
Battery
Size42 Wh42.2 Wh
Battery Life7-15 days of idle lifeUp to 9 hours of web browsing
Power Supply48W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port36W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53” (275 mm x 173 mm x 13.46 mm) 11.5” x 7.93” x 0.3” (292 mm x 201.3 mm x 9.1 mm)
Weight2 lbs (910 g)1.76 lbs (800 g)
Casing• VaporMg
• Kickstand with 1 position @22-degree
• 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
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 Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
Camera & Audio
Camera• 720p HD LifeCam front-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
• 720p HD LifeCam rear-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
• 5.0MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video
Audio• Single microphone
• Stereo speakers
• Front and rear facing microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio enhanced sound
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Compass
• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
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/AHW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
In the box• Surface Pro
• Surface Pro Pen
• 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