Surface Pro X vs. Surface Pro 3 – Detailed Specs Comparison

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

Surface Pro X vs. Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro X

Surface Pro X picture

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 picture
Key Features
What's newNew Pro Design It's the thinnest Surface Pro ever at just 7.3mm thin, 13” edge-to-edge PixelSense display.
Always Connected Surface Pro X comes with blazing fast LTE connectivity as standard.
Microsoft SQ1 Custom made by Microsoft partnership with Qualcomm for delivering best performance and battery life.
Windows 10 on Arm It's not Windows RT! It can run most desktop apps in 32-bit emulator.
More Removable SSD storage, Fast Charging, Daul far-field studio mics, 2 x USB-C ports, 2W stereo speakers, 4K rear camera, and all Surface Pro base features.
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 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 missingNo microSD card reader
No Headset jack
Currently can't emulate native 64-bit applications
Replace old charging connector with new Surface Connect port
Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)May 20, 2014
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2019May 20, 2014
ReleasedEarly November 2019June 20, 2014
PricingStarting at 999$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 OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
• Windows 8.1 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size13 inches12 inches
Resolution2880 x 1920 (267 PPI), 5.53M Pixels2160 x 1440 (216 PPI), 3.1M Pixels
Technology• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass
• 10nm Oleophobic Coating
• ClearType Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support
Internal Specs
CPUMicrosoft® SQ1™
ARM based processor, 8 cores, 7W, 3.00 GHz, integrated 9 teraflops AI engine
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
GraphicsMicrosoft® SQ1™
Microsoft® SQ1™ Adreno™ 685 GPU, 2.1 teraflops of graphics processing power
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
Memory
8 GB 16 GB
LPDDR4X RAM
4GB8 GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB
Removable SSD
64GB128GB256GB512GB
SSD
Network• Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
• Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem: up to Gigabit LTE Advanced Pro5 with nanoSIM and eSIM support. LTE Bands supported: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66
• Assisted GPS and GLONASS support
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Battery
Size?42.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours of typical device usageUp to 9 hours of web browsing
Power Supply• 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
• Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in under one hour)
36W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions11.3” x 8.2” x 0.28” (287 mm x 208 mm x 7.3 mm) 11.5” x 7.93” x 0.3” (292 mm x 201.3 mm x 9.1 mm)
Weight1.70 lbs (774 g)1.76 lbs (800 g)
Casing• Mechanical features: Anodized aluminum body
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• 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
Matte Black
Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadNot included

Keyboard
• Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
• Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
• 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
• LED backlighting

Trackpad
• Precision glass trackpad.
• Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
• Supports five-finger multitouch gesture.

Surface Slim Pen Storage
• Magnetic dock
• Automatically wireless charge Surface Slim Pen
• Three-finger multitouch gesture trackpad
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyboard.
Ports• 2 x USB Type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Nano SIM
• 1 x Surface Type 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• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
• 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video/4K video
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
• 5.0MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video
Audio• Dual far-field Studio Mics
• 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• 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 Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Paper feel
• 0.1mm precision
• Support Surface Pen
• N-trig Active Pen techonolgy
• 256 levels of pressure
Surface DialSupports off-screen interactionCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction
Security• Firmware TPM
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
In the box• Surface Pro X
• Power supply
• SIM card access tool
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface Pro 3
• Surface Pen
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
Warranty• 30-day return policy
• 90 days of free technical phone support
• One-year limited hardware warranty
• Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
One-year limited hardware warranty