Surface Pro 3 Vs MacBook Air Vs IPad Air

  • May 23, 2014
Surface Pro 3 Vs MacBook Air Vs IPad Air

Here is a comparison of Microsoft’s new Pro 3 tablet with iPad Air and Macbook Air

Surface Pro 3MacBook Air (11-in.)MacBook Air (13-in.)iPad Air
Operating SystemWindows 8.1OS X MavericksOS X MavericksiOS 7
Screen Size (in.)1211.613.39.7
Screen Area (sq. in.)66.4657.4975.5845.17
Aspect Ratio3:216:916:94:3
Screen Resolution2160-by-14401366-by-7681440-by-9002048-by-1536
Pixel Density216 ppi135 ppi128 ppi264 ppi
ProcessorIntel Core i3 – i7Intel Core i5 or i7Intel Core i5 or i7Apple A7
Memory4 or 8 GB4 or 8 GB4 or 8 GB1 GB
Base Storage64 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB
Maximum Storage512 GB512 GB512 GB128 GB
Battery LifeUp to 9 hoursUp to 9 hoursUp to 12 hoursUp to 10 hours
Front Camera5 megapixels0.92 megapixels0.92 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Rear Camera5 megapixelsNoneNone5 megapixels
USB Slots122None
SD Card Slot?MicroSDFull SDFull SDNone
Video OutMini DisplayPortThunderboltThunderboltNone
LTE Connectivity?NoNoNoOptional
Keyboard Included?NoYesYesNo
Runs Office?YesYesYesSubscription-only
Weight (Tablet Only)1.76 lbs.N/AN/A1 lb.
Weight (with Keyboard)2.41 lbs.2.38 lbs.2.96 lbs.N/A
Thickness (Tablet Only)0.36 in.N/AN/A0.29 in.
Thickness (with Keyboard)0.56 in.0.68 in.0.68 in.N/A
Base Price (Tablet Only)$799N/AN/A$499
Base Price (with Keyboard)$929$899$999N/A
Max Price (Tablet Only)$1949N/AN/A$929
Max Price (with Keyboard)$2079$1649$1749N/A