Larger screen, lighter form
Featuring a gorgeous 12-inch display encased in a sleek magnesium frame, Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest and lightest in our Pro family. Refined to its essential elements, Surface Pro 3 is as beautiful as it is functional so you can stay productive from anywhere. Just slip it into your bag or backpack and go.
Run your favourite programs and apps
Pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Pro, you can install your favourite desktop software, including the full Microsoft Office Suite1 and thousands of programs created for the Windows platform like iTunes and Adobe Photoshop. Surface Pro 3 also has a 4th generation Intel Core processor which delivers blazing-fast performance.
Offering unmatched versatility, you can go from tablet to laptop in a snap with the multi-position Kickstand and Surface Pro 3 Type Cover.3 Magnetic stability keeps the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover steady, so you can work just as comfortably on your lap as at your desk. Plus, you can easily connect your peripherals and transfer files via a full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader and Mini DisplayPort.4
Behold the most natural writing and drawing experience on a tablet thanks to the new Surface Pen. Use the Pen to mark up presentations, sign documents, or enjoy art apps. You can also open a blank OneNote document with a click of the Surface Pen to instantly capture your next idea–even if your device is in sleep mode.
Use the multi-position Kickstand for a hands-free way to watch films on the brilliant Full HD display. Enjoy Dolby audio as you stream millions of songs for free or install iTunes and you’ll be able to download and play all of your iTunes-purchased music and movies. Easily integrate all your social content with free apps like Facebook and Twitter, or stay productive with pre-installed apps like OneNote and Skype.
Surface Pro 3 vs. MacBook Air
Thinking about making the switch? Learn more.
Laptop & tablet
Get work done
Capture the moment
Surface Pro 3
Substantially thinner and lighter than MacBook Air—weighs 2.4 pounds with cover attached
Detachable keyboard3 and touchscreen goes from laptop to tablet in a snap
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 Air tips the scales at 2.96 pounds
No touchscreen and keyboard is non-detachable
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 8.1 Pro
Dimensions: 292.1 x 201.4 x 9.1 mm • Weight: 1.76 lbs • Casing: VaporMg • Colour: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home
Storage and RAM
64GB version with 4GB RAM2
Screen: 12" ClearType Full HD Plus Display • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
CPU & Wireless
4th generation Intel Core i3 Processor • System memory: 4GB • 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
1-year limited hardware warranty6
Dimensions: 135mm (length), 9.5mm (diameter) • Weight: 18g
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
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 Type Cover, however your Touch and Type Cover 2 will click in and work with Surface Pro 3.
I've heard PCs get viruses and Macs don't, so when I buy a Surface Pro 3 do I have to worry about getting viruses?
A: The reality is that most computers, including Macs, can get malware. A combination of safe web browsing habits and antivirus software can help protect you and your computer. Your Surface comes with Windows Defender and SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer to help protect you from malware, so you don’t need to purchase antivirus software.
Is Surface Pro 3 compatible with iTunes?
A: Yes, when you download and install iTunes on your Surface Pro 3, you'll be able to download and play all of your iTunes-purchased music and movies. Just authorize Surface Pro 3 to play your iTunes content and you'll be good to go!
Is Surface Pro 3 compatible with iPhone?
A: Yes, your iPhone and Surface Pro 3 will get along really well. If you use iCloud to back up your photos and other content, iCloud for Windows will make that content available to Surface Pro 3. If you've been manually syncing your iPhone with your MacBook via iTunes, you can do the same with Surface Pro 3. Simply download iTunes to your Surface Pro 3, plug your iPhone's sync cable into the USB port of Surface Pro 3, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Is Surface Pro 3 compatible with iCloud?
A: Yes, you can use iCloud with your Surface. You might also want to consider using OneDrive to back up your iPhone photos and sync them (and your documents) between your iPhone and other devices. OneDrive comes with 15GB of free storage and works on PCs, Macs, tablets, and mobile phones.