Dell XPS 13 9343 (Early 2015) vs. Surface Pro 3 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between early 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Laptop Comparison

Dell XPS 13 9343

Dell XPS 13 9343 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
ReleasedAnnounced at CES 2015
Available Early 2015
June 20, 2014
Software
Pre-Installed OS• 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 AG non-touchscreen
1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, Non-touch support, anti-glare.

13.3-inch QHD+ touchscreen
3200 x 1800, 276 PPI, 60 Hz, IGZO2 IPS, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits luminance, 72% color gamut, Touch support.
• 2160 x 1440 (216 PPI), 3.1M Pixels
• ClearType Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support
Internal Specs
CPU5th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-5010U
Broadwell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB Cache, 2.10 GHz

5th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-5200U
Broadwell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB Cache, 2.20 GHz up to 2.70 GHz.

5th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-5500U
Broadwell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 4MB Cache, 2.40 GHz up to 3.00 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
Graphics5th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-5010U
Intel® HD Graphics 5500, 300 MHz up to 900 MHz

5th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-5200U
Intel® HD Graphics 5500, 300 MHz up to 900 MHz

5th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-5500U
Intel® HD Graphics 5500, 300 MHz up to 950 MHz.
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 GB
M.2 SATA (6 Gbps)
64GB128GB256GB512GB
SSD
Network• 2x2 Wi-Fi: Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
• Bluetooth 4.1
• Miracast capable
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Battery
Size4-cell smart lithium-ion (52 WHr)42.2 Wh
Battery Life• Up to 15 hours on FHD panel
• Up to 11 hours on QHD+ panel
Up 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 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.35 in (304 x 200 x 9 mm)
Rear 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.60 in (304 x 200 x 15 mm)
11.5” x 7.93” x 0.3” (292 mm x 201.3 mm x 9.1 mm)
WeightNon-touchscreen 2.6 lb (1.18 kg)
Touchscreen 2.8 lb (1.27 kg)
1.76 lbs (800 g)
Colors• Platinum silver with black carbon fiber palmrest.
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad• Full-size backlit chiclet keyboard with 1.3mm key travel
• Precision touchpad, seamless glass integrated button, 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm).
• Three-finger multitouch gesture trackpad
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyboard.
Ports• 1 x Mini DisplayPort.
• 2 x Full-size USB 3.0 - 1 port with PowerShare
• 1 x headset jack
• 1 x Full-size SD card reader 3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
• 1 x Noble lock slot
• 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 ALC3263 with Waves MaxxAudio
• Two speakers (1W x 2 = 2W total)
• 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• Noble lock slotHW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security

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