Taking notes has never been this easy. Or fun. Type notes just like you would on a laptop, or handwrite them as naturally as you would on paper with the included pressure-sensitive Surface Pen. With a keyboard that folds back, Surface was designed to feel like a notebook in your hand. Use OneNote as your digital notebook and easily share your notes with classmates. You can even record lectures with the rear-facing 5MP camera while you type on the split screen.
Up all night
Surface Pro 3 stays charged for those all-night cram sessions. You might be wired, but it doesn't have to be. It's also great for those jam-packed days of back-to-back classes when you don't have time to plug in. And when it's time for some entertainment, you'll have plenty of juice for cranking tunes and playing games for hours on end.
Unleash your creativity
Make it your mobile drawing studio. Use it to create movies. Design the next architectural masterpiece. Highlight PDFs directly on screen with the Drawboard app from the Windows Store. It's got the muscle to run heavy-duty creative programs like AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, and many more. If you can dream it, you can build it with Surface Pro 3.
Surface Pro 3 vs. MacBook Pro
Laptop & Tablet
Get work Done
Capture the Moment
Surface Pro 3
Substantially thinner and lighter, weighs .79 kg
10-point, multi-touch screen
Detachable keyboard3 and touch screen makes Surface Pro 3 a tablet when you want and a laptop when you need it
Runs entire Office Suite1 and thousands of programs created for the Windows platform
High-quality Pen that delivers a natural writing and drawing experience
Two 5MP HD front- and rear-facing cameras
13-inch MacBook pro tips the scales at 1.57 kg
No touch screen. Non-detachable keyboard available
Runs Office, but can't run many software programs you may need to get work done
No pen and no pen support
One 720p HD front-facing camera
Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions: 7.93 x 11.5 x 9.14 mm • Weight: .79 kg • Casing: VaporMg • Colour: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home
64GB, 128GB, 256GB or 512GB2 • 64GB has >36GB available disk space • 128GB has >96GB available disk space • 256GB has >211GB available disk space • 512GB has >450GB available disk space
Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
CPU & Wireless
4th generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 Processor options • System memory: 4GB or 8GB • TPM Chip for enterprise security • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
Cameras, Video & Audio
Two 5MP HD cameras, front and rear-facing • Stereo microphones • Stereo speakers with Dolby sound
Full-size USB 3.0 • microSD card reader • Headphone jack • Mini DisplayPort • Cover port
Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer
2-year limited hardware warranty5
Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 20g +/- 2.0g
Flipboard • Skype Wi-Fi • Skype • OneNote MX • Solitaire • Mahjong • Sudoku/Microsoft Number Puzzle • Fresh Paint
In the box
Surface Pro 3 • Surface Pen • 36-watt power supply • Quick Start Guide • Safety and warranty documents
How does the Surface Pro 4 differ from the Surface Pro 3?
A: Surface Pro 4 features a larger PixelSense display and the latest Intel 6th generation Intel processors for increased power and performance, while being thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 3.
Can I run everything on Surface Pro 3 that I can on my laptop or desktop?
A: Yes, Surface Pro 3 is a full laptop replacement.
How does the magnet on the keyboard work?
A: The magnet is designed to increase the on lap typing experience. Simply connect the magnet to the bottom of the device.
Does Surface Type Cover and Type Cover 2 work on Surface Pro 3?
A: Surface Pro 3 works best with Surface Pro 3 Type Cover, however your Touch and Type Cover 2 will click in and work with Surface Pro 3.