Surface Pro 3 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2014 Surface Pro 3 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Surface Pro 3
Released2014
Release Date
  • Introduced: May 20, 2014
  • Pre-ordered: May 20, 2014
  • Released: June 20, 2014
PricingStarting at 799$
Generations
Surface Pro 3 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (256 GB, Intel Core i5)(Windows 10 Professional 64 bit) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (256 GB, Intel Core i5)(Windows 10 Professional 64 bit) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$230.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (1631) Silver - 256GB, 12in, Windows 8, Intel Core i5 - Renewed
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (1631) Silver - 256GB, 12in, Windows 8, Intel Core i5 - Renewed
By Microsoft
$219.63
$238.00 8% OFF
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$370.99
$399.99 7% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5 Inch Touch-Screen 256GB SSD i5 8GB with Windows 10 Pro (WiFi, 1.2GHz Quad-Core i5) Black (Metal) PKU-00022 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5 Inch Touch-Screen 256GB SSD i5 8GB with Windows 10 Pro (WiFi, 1.2GHz Quad-Core i5) Black (Metal) PKU-00022 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$299.00
$339.00 12% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (12-inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10) + Microsoft Surface Type Cover (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (12-inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10) + Microsoft Surface Type Cover (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$288.00

Exterior

Surface Pro 3
Dimensions11.50” x 7.93” x 0.36” (292 mm x 201.3 mm x 9.1 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.93” (201.3 mm)
Thickness: 0.36” (9.1 mm)
Weight
  • 1.76 lbs (800 g)
Colors
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Supports up to three-finger multitouch gesture.

Display

Surface Pro 3
Size12 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 (3.1M Pixels)
  • Density: 216 PPI
  • ClearType Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
  • Surface Pen support

Ports

Surface Pro 3
Ports
Surface Pro 3 Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking Station
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Under Kickstand (1)
  • 1 x microSD card slot

Internal Specs

Surface Pro 3
Processor
  1. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 11.5W
  2. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.90 → 2.90 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4650U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.70 → 3.30 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Pro 31
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y33653.16%
2
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U58292.09%
3
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4650U632100.00%
0632

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Pro 31
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y78263.27%
2
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U1,23499.84%
3
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4650U1,236100.00%
01,236
Integrated Graphics
  1. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y
    Intel® HD Graphics 4200
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 850 MHz
  2. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4200
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
  3. 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4650U
    Intel® HD Graphics 5000
    40 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
64 GB 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
SSD

Connectivity

Surface Pro 3
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology

Battery

Surface Pro 3
Size42.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 9 hours of web browsing
Power Supply
  • 36W proprietary power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 31W

Software

Surface Pro 3
OSWindows 8.1 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 10
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Pro 3
Camera
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 5.0MP rear-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
Audio
  • Front and rear-facing microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio enhanced sound

Misc

Surface Pro 3
InkingSupports Surface Pen
256 levels of pressure
N-trig Active Pen technology
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
In the box
  • Surface Pro 3
  • Surface Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 150 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

Key Features

Surface Pro 3
At Glance
Released in Mid
2014
3:2 2.1K
12”
1440p 60Hz
Weight
1.76 lb
0.80 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-4650U
2C/4T, 1.70 → 3.30 GHz
Geekbench 5
632
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,236
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® HD Graphics 5000
40 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
8GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3
Surface Pro 3 Ports

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Pro 3 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Pro 3.

Good battery life of up to 9-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Pro 3 lasts up to 9 hours of battery life.

Up to 9 hours of web browsing

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Pro 3.

Not supports Windows 11
RequirementsSurface Pro 3
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i3-4020Y → Intel Core i7-4650U
4GB RAM4GB → 8GB
64GB Drive64GB → 512GB
2 Cores CPU2 cores
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Pro 3 is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Pro 3
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed1600 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

13% larger display

Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch screen size 13% larger than the 10.6-inch Surface Pro 2.

Display size
Surface Pro 3
12-inch
Surface Pro 2
10.6-inch
About 12% lighter

Surface Pro 3 weighed 1.76 pounds, 12% lighter than the 2 pounds Surface Pro 2.

WeightSurface Pro 3Surface Pro 2
Pound
1.76 lbs.
2 lbs.
Kilogram
0.80 kg
0.91 kg

FAQs

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