Microsoft unveils the Surface Pro 3 in an event in New York and said that, it is a replacement of Apple MacBook Air. Already in earlier post we compared Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Microsoft Surface Pro 2, Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and now in this post we are comparing Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with MacBook Air in terms of specifications and sharing discounted pricing too. The starting model of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ships with 4GB of RAM & 64GB of internal storage while the high-end model comes with Core i7, 8GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage. Below you find the basic details of all three models of Surface Pro 3:

  • 4th gen Intel Core i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM – $799
  • 4th gen Intel Core i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM – $999
  • 4th gen Intel Core i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM – $1,299
  • 4th gen Intel Core i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM – $1,549
  • 4th gen Intel Core i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM – $1,949

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the Apple MacBook Air have similar features but pricing is different and MacBook Air is less costly when compared with high-end version of Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

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Discounted Pricing of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air

Online Store Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Apple MacBook Air
Amazon U.S. Not Available $949 (Buy Now)
Amazon India Not Available INR 79,900 (Buy Now)
Flipkart Not Available INR 76,000 (Buy Now)

Comparing Specifications of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air

Features Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Apple MacBook Air
Display 12.0-inch LCD display with resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels at 216ppi, 3:2 aspect ratio 13.3-inch display with resolution at 1440 x900  pixels at 128ppi, 16:10 aspect ratio
Processor Intel Core i3/i5/i7 (Haswell) processor coupled with Intel HD Graphics 4400 Intel Core i5 or i7 (Haswell) coupled with Intel HD Graphics 5000
Operating System Windows 8.1 OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Memory 4GB or 8GB RAM 4GB or 8GB
Built-in Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB or 512GB 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
Camera Dual 5MP, 1080p cameras 720p FaceTime HD
Ports USB 3.0 (1), microSD, Mini Display Port USB 3.0 (2), SDXC, Thunderbolt (Mini Display Port)
Connectivity 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Dimensions 292 x 201 x 9 mm 325 x 227 x 3 mm
Weight 1.76 pounds without keyboard 2.96 pounds
Battery Up to 9 hours of web browsing 8820mAh, Up to 12 hours web-browsing
Price $799-$1949, depending on configuration $999 – $1749, depending on configuration

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