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Surface Book vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3: Which One to Buy?

Compare Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 3, then find out the one suit for you

Surface Book vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3

"I plan to buy a Microsoft Surface tablet, but the question comes out. A few days ago, a new tablet Surface Pro 4 and a 2-in-1 tablet/laptop Surface Book were announced. So, which Surface device to buy becomes a tangled thing. Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, or the older Pro 3? Maybe a thorough comparison is helpful."

On the October 6th Windows 10 devices event, Microsoft announced a host of new products, including the new iteration to its Surface-series – Surface Pro 4 and a brand-new 2-in-1 laptop Surface Book. Then, some Surface Pro 3 owners wonder if they should upgrade. And some people who are looking for a Surface device wonder which one is worthy purchasing? So this article focusing on "Surface Book vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3" will make you clear about the similarities and differences among them and then help you pick out the one suit for you best.

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Surface Book vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3: Everything to be Compared Here

From the table below, we can easily compare the specs, features of Surface Book, Pro 4 and Pro 3.

  Surface Book Surface Pro 4 Surface Pro 3
Release date October 25, 2015 October 26, 2015 June 20, 2014
Type 2-in-1 laptop 2-in-1 detachable tablet 2-in-1 detachable tablet
Starting Price $1499 $899 $799
Operating system Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Pro Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (available to free upgrade to Windows 10)
Display 13.5", 3000 x 2000 (267 ppi), 3:2 aspect ratio 12.3" (31 cm) 2736x1824 (267ppi) Pixel Sense display with 3:2 aspect ratio 12.0" (30 cm) 2160x1440 (216 ppi) eDP ClearType HD screen with 3:2 aspect ratio
Design (dimensions, weight without keyboard, color) 8.67 x 12.3 x 0.30 inches; 726g; silver 11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches; 766g for Core M, 786g for Core I; silver 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches; 800g; silver
Camera 5MP Front; 8MP Rear 5MP Front; 8MP Rear 5MP Front; 5MP Rear
Storage Solid-state drive: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB PCI-Express SSD: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB 64, 128, 256 or 512 GB
RAM 8GB, 16GB 4GB, 8GB, 16GB 4GB, 8GB
Processor Up to 6th-gen 2-core Intel Core i7, Intel HD 520 or Nvidia GeForce GPU 6th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, or i7, Intel Iris 540 GPU Up to 5th-gen 1.7GHz 2-core Intel Core i7, Up to Intel HD 5000 GPU
Ports 2x USB 3.0, 1x SD card reader, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1x SurfaceConnect (charging and docking), 1x headset jack 1x full-size USB 3.0, 1x microSD card reader, 1x Headset jack, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1x SurfaceConnect (charging and docking) 1x USB 3.0, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1x Micro USB, 1x headset jack, 1x charging port
Battery Up to 12 hours of video playback Up to 9 hours of video playback Up to 9 hours Web browsing
Surface Pen   Comes in different colors, supports interchangeable tips and 1,024 levels of pressure Has 256 levels of pressure. You can pay $60 for the new Surface Pen for using on the Pro 3
Keyboard trackpad   Glass, bigger than that of Pro 3 Plastic. Good news: Pro 3 users can pay extra $130 to get the new trackpad
Networking 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0

If you are still confused after reading the Surface Book vs Surface Pro 4 vs Pro 3 comparison, the following information may be of assistance.

Reasons to buy Surface Book

Reasons to buy Surface Pro 4

Reasons to choose Surface Pro 3

1. Surface Book has larger display and higher resolution than Pro 4 and Pro 3.
2. Surface Book features 8MP rear camera while Surface Pro 3 has 5MP only.
3. Surface Book has the longest battery life.
4. 1TB storage capacity is available.
5. Surface Book features 6-generation Intel (Skylake) processors (up to Core i7). It has a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GPU – good news for gamers.

1. Surface Pro 4 possesses larger and higher-resolution screen than that of Pro 3.
2. Surface Pro 4 is thinner and lighter than Pro 3.
3. Surface Pro 4 has 8MP rear camera just like Surface Book.
4. Surface Pro 4 applies 6th-gen Skylake Processors while Pro 3 takes 4th-gen Intel chips.
5. 1TB storage capacity is selectable.
6. Surface Pro 4 offers 16GB of RAM, while Pro 3 doesn't.

1. Surface Pro 3 is the cheapest one among the three Surface devices.
2. Surface Pro 3 is compatible new Surface Pen stylus.
3. Surface Pro 3 is compatible with new keyboard trackpad.
4. It is available to free upgrade to Windows 10 OS.

Watch Movies or Videos on the Surface Device You Choose

No matter which Surface device you choose after making Surface Book vs Surface Pro 4 vs Pro 3, you will find that it is a good video player mainly thanks to its large and high-resolution screen and long battery life. But you can make a better video playback experience using WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. This tool enables you to

- Free download movies videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Metacafe and other 300+ video-sharing sites to enrich your digital file collection;
- Convert any videos to Surface Book/Pro 4/Pro 3 playable file formats;
- Convert/compress any HD/4K UHD/8K FUHD videos to Surface Book/Pro 4/Pro 3;
- Edit videos (trim, crop, merge, etc.) for playing on your Surface.

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