Microsoft has unveiled their latest surface device device called as Surface 3 Pro in an event held on 20th May 2014. Microsoft is claiming that the new device will be a game changer which can replace your laptops.
The new Surface Pro 3 has a better build quality which makes it as a premium device along with a better designed touch and type covers & surface pen.
The use of touch and type covers will resemble it as a powerful laptop which is equally productive like a laptop with this small form factor.
Microsoft is aiming the new Surface 3 Pro to be a competitor for the Apple iPad Air and their iOS ecosystem. We will see a specification comparison here between these devices along with a low priced Dell Venue 8 Pro which is just another Windows 8.1 device.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Vs Apple iPad Air Vs Dell Venue Pro 8
|Microsoft Surface Pro3||Apple iPad Air||Dell Venue 8 Pro|
|Price (128GB)||$799||$799||$299* (for 64GB)|
|Size||11.5” x 7.93” x 0.3” (292mm x 201.3mm x 9.1 mm)||6.6” x 9.4” x 0.29” (240mm x 169.5mm x 7.5 mm )||137">8.5” x 5.12” x 0.35” (216mm x 130mm x 8.89mm)|
|Weight||1.76lbs 800gms||1lbs 469gms||0.87lbs 394.62gms|
|Display||12” multitouch 3:2||9.7” multitouch||8” multitouch|
|Resolution||2160 x 1440||2048 x 1536 @264ppi||1280 x 800|
|Battery||up to 9 hrs||up to 10 hrs||up to 8 hrs|
|RAM||4GB / 8GB||4GB / 8GB||2 GB|
|Storage||64GB / 128 GB/ 256 GB / 512 GB||16GB / 32 GB/ 64 GB / 128 GB||32 GB / 64GB|
|Processor||Intel 4th Gen i3/i5/i7||Apple A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor||Intel Atom|
|Wireless||Wifi ac/a/b/g/n, bluetooth 4.0||Wifi ac/a/b/g/n dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO, bluetooth 4.0||WiFi a/g/n, bluetooth 4.0|
|Ports||USB 3.0, Card reader, Headset, MiniDisplay, Cover||Headset, Lightning||MicroUSB, Headset, Card reader|
|OS||Windows 8.1 Pro||iOS 7||Windows 8.1|
|Camera||5.0 MP rear & front||5.0 MP rear & 1.2 MP front||5.0 MP rear & 1.2 MP front|
|Speakers||Stereo with Dolby sound||Stereo||Stereo|
|Sensors||Ambient light, accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer||Ambient light, accelerometer, 3 axis Gyroscope|
Surface Pro 3 comes with Multiple kickstand positions & Surface Pen which helps to a better placement and drawing options for the users. The options will be more to the customer when more devices are released in this year from Apple and others. If you want to get a comparison with iPad Mini vs Microsoft Surface vs Amazon Kindle.