With Microsoft claiming that Surface Pro 2 is its best among the two; we present our readers with a thorough comparison to enable them to make their own choice!
Surface Pro 3: 11.50×7.93×0.36 inches, 800 g
Surface Pro 2: 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches, 900g
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 weighs slightly lesser than Surface Pro 2. While Pro 2 is 900g, the weight of Pro 3 is 800g.
Surface Pro 3: 12 inch 2160×1440
Surface Pro 2: 10.6 inch, LCD 1920 x 1080p
Both Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 2 are equipped with Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer sensors; while Surface Pro 2 has a higher ppi of 216 in comparison to Surface Pro 2′s 207.82. Surface Pro 3 is a 2160 x 1440, while surface pro 2 is 1920 x 1080 LCD.
Surface Pro 3: Intel 4th generation Core i3, i5, or i7
Surface Pro 2: Intel Haxwell Core i5 4200 U
Surface Pro 3 comes out with an optional 4GB or a higher 8 GB RAM while its predecessor has only a 4GB option with 1.6 GHz. Surface Pro 3 also offers alternatives to its users between i3, i5 or i7 processors at the time of purchase.
Surface Pro 3: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Surface Pro 2: Intel 4400
Surface Pro 3 brings forth its graphics processor of HD quality Intel 4400, while Surface Pro 2 has an Intel Graphics processor 4400 of type DDR3.
Surface Pro 3: Windows 8.1 Pro
Surface Pro 2: Windows 8
Surface Pro 3 utilizes a Windows 8.1 PRO OS that delivers lightning speed of work with the CPU specifications. On the other hand, Surface Pro 2 runs on the Windows 8 OS.
Surface Pro 3: 5 MP
Surface Pro 2: 5 MP and 3.2 MP
Surface Pro 3 is a little ahead of its predecessor by providing its users with a 5 MP camera for both front and rear use, while Surface Pro 2 has a 3.2 MP front camera and 5 MP back camera.
Surface Pro 3: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 4 GB or 8 GB RAM
Surface Pro 2: 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB, 64 GB, 4GB RAM DDR3
Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 2 provide its users with a similar storage capacity of optional 64 GB, 128GB, 256 GB or 512 GB. Surface Pro 3 provides an internal memory of 4GB or 8GB though, as mentioned above.
Surface Pro 3: WiFi, Bluetooth
Surface Pro 2: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
Both the devices provide the connectivity option of WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 with Surface Pro 3 providing ports such as Mini-Display Port, headphones, micro-SDXC, USB 3.0 and Cover port, while Surface Pro 2 has ports like Proprietary data connections USB 3.0 and Mini Display.
Surface Pro 3: 42 Wh
Surface Pro 2: 48 Wh
Among the two devices, Surface Pro 2 has a higher battery capacity of 48 Wh, while Surface Pro 3 has a 42 Wh battery. Both the devices come with a one-year manufacturing warranty as well.
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