In early May Microsoft announced the release of the Surface 3 as the latest addition to the Surface family. Starting at just $549 the Surface 3 is being positioned as the lighter, lower-cost alternative to the Surface Pro 3.
Besides the lower price point and visibly smaller form factor, there are a few other key differentiators between the two devices. To say that one is better than the other would be false; the real question that you need to answer is what are the key features you need to get your job done?
- Power: If you depend on your device to run tasks that require increased processing power without skipping a beat, you will want an Intel® Core™ i7, Core i5 or Core i3 so the Surface Pro 3 is right for you. The Surface 3 comes standard with the latest Intel® Atom™ x7 processor which has greater graphics performance.
- Portability: The ability to work on the go without having to sacrifice productivity is a battle all road warriors wage. The Surface 3, powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ processor, brings double the graphics performance over the previous generation. In addition to the 10.8” Display, the Surface 3 weighs less than 1.4 lbs., making it the ultimate tool when portability is priority.
As 1 of only 21 resellers authorized in the U.S. to sell Microsoft Surface, UDT is ready to help you decide which device will meet your top priorities. And when the time comes to make the move, we can also provide guidance on device buy-back programs which will reimburse up to $350 for eligible trade-ins.
So depending on how you use your device and where you are going with it, either the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or Surface 3 will enable you to get your job done.
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