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Surface 2 vs Surface 3 vs Surface Pro 3, what’s the difference?

Surface 2 vs Surface 3 vs Surface Pro 3, what’s the difference?

April 8, 2015 8:20 am0 comments

The announcement of Surface 3 has confirmed Microsoft’s bid for its own line of tablets, which are more intended to serve as a reference platform (just like Google does with Nexus on Android) rather than competing directly with their partners, though some models (such as the Surface Pro 3) are selling quite well.

With Surface 3, Microsoft left behind the adventure that was the Surface RT (ARM architecture and Windows RT) that hasn’t worked well since its launch. It was the cause of discussions with their partners; it generated doubts in users by not running x86 applications and $900 million in losses due to poor marketing.

But all that was left behind, and the commitment for the Intel x86 chips line and Windows 8.1 is clear with this Surface 3 model, and the next one which will be the Surface Pro 4, seeking to aim higher after the Surface Pro 3, which must surely be the model chosen to release Windows 10.

In case you have doubts with the features of each Surface, we’ve recovered a couple of tablets prepared by the Winsupersite blog that allow us to distinguish at a glance the differences of each model.

Between the Surface 3 and Surface 2 the most prominent difference is what we mentioned before, x86 architecture and Windows 8.1 against Windows RT and ARM architecture. Surface 3 also improves the stylus support, as it’s now somewhat lighter, with more storage capacity, a better front camera and Wi-Fi connectivity updated to the latest AC version. I personally believe that there’s not much different except in one aspect, the price, which is less expensive than the Surface 2.

In the comparison between the Surface 3 and Pro 3 models things change as the latter is more powerful with Intel Haswell and has a larger screen with higher resolution. It includes a Surface Pen and offers greater storage capacity. The advantage of Surface 3 is definitely the lower price range, derived from its smaller screen. Here we leave you with specs table:

Surface 3 vs Surface 2

Surface 3 vs Surface 2

Surface 3 vs Surface 3 Pro

Surface 3 vs Surface 3 Pro

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