Dell XPS 13 9333 vs. Surface Pro 3 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between early 2013 Dell XPS 13 (9333) and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Laptop Comparison

Dell XPS 13 9333

Dell XPS 13 9333 picture

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 picture
Key Features
What's newNew 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 missingReplace old charging connector with new Surface Connect port
Availability
ReleasedAvailable Late 2013
Updated Late 2014 (minor processors upgrade)
June 20, 2014
Software
Pre-Installed OS• Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
• Windows 8.1 64-bit
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Home
• Windows 8.1 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps• Microsoft Office 30-days trial
• McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Microsoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size13.3 inches12 inches
Info13.3-inch FHD non-touchscreen
1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, Non-touch support, 350 nits luminance.

13.3-inch FHD touchscreen
1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, touch support, 350 nits luminance.
• 2160 x 1440 (216 PPI), 3.1M Pixels
• ClearType Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support
Internal Specs
CPU4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4010U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 2.60 GHz.

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4210U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 2.70 GHz.

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 4MB SmartCache, 1.80 GHz up to 3.00 GHz.

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4510U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 4MB SmartCache, 2.00 GHz up to 3.10 GHz.
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
Graphics4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4010U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.00 GHz

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.00 GHz

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4210U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.00 GHz

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.10 GHz.

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4510U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.10 GHz.
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
4GB8GB
1600 MHz Dual-channel DDR3L-RS
4GB8 GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB
mSATA (supports Intel Rapid Start Technology)
64GB128GB256GB512GB
SSD
Network• Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260: 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
• Bluetooth 4.0
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Battery
Size6-cell smart lithium-ion (55 WHr)42.2 Wh
Battery Life• Up to 11 hours 17 minutesUp to 9 hours of web browsing
Power Supply45 W power adapter (19.50VDC/2.31A)36W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
DimensionsFront 12.44 x 8.07 x 0.24 in (316 x 205 x 6 mm)
Rear 12.44 x 8.07 x 0.71 in (316 x 205 x 18 mm)
11.5” x 7.93” x 0.3” (292 mm x 201.3 mm x 9.1 mm)
WeightNon-touchscreen 2.95 lb (1.34 kg)
Touchscreen 3.03 lb (1.37 kg)
1.76 lbs (800 g)
Colors• Carbon fiber composite base
• Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™
• Magnesium palmrest with soft touch paint
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad• Full-size backlit chiclet keyboard with 1.3mm key travel
• Glass integrated button touchpad with gesture support, 3.81 x 2.31 in (96.8 mm x 58.8 mm).
• Three-finger multitouch gesture trackpad
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyboard.
Ports• 2 x Full-size USB 3.0 with PowerShare
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort.
• 1 x headset jack
• 1 x AC power
• 1 x Battery gauge button and indicator
• 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
CameraFront facing camera
Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
• 5.0MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video
Audio• Realtek ALC3661
• Two speakers (1W average output)
• Dual array microphones
• Front and rear facing microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio enhanced sound
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Security-HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security

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