38points

Lenovo ThinkPad 10

53points

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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80 facts in comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
38
points
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
53
points
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad 10 better than Microsoft Surface Pro 3?

  • 1.88x faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 1.7GHz
  • 1.54x more battery power
    ?

    8520mAhvs5547mAh
  • 192g lighter
    ?

    598gvs790g
  • 0.2mm thinner
    ?

    8.9mmvs9.1mm
  • 1.6x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    8MPvs5MP
  • Has an HDMI output
    ?
  • Has NFC
    ?
  • 24.4mm shorter
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    177mmvs201.4mm

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro 3 better than Lenovo ThinkPad 10?

  • 35% higher resolution
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    2160 x 1440pxvs1920 x 1200px
  • 4GB more RAM memory
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    8GBvs4GB
  • 18.81% bigger screen size
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    12"vs10.1"
  • 384GB more internal storage
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    512GBvs128GB
  • 2.5x more megapixels (front camera)
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    5MPvs2MP
  • Supports 64-bit
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  • 1 newer USB version
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    3vs2
  • Has a gyroscope
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Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Buy used:

$349.99

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 QL2-00015, 12-in...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 QL2-00015, 12-inch, Intel Core i5-4300U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Keyboard (Renewed)
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$495.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
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$399.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel C...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$429.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-inch FH...Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-inch FHD (1920x1280), 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD, Intel Atom 1.6Ghz, Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit)
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$369.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet PC - Inte...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet PC - Intel Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Windows 10.1 (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$419.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 15" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
Amazon logo
$2,288.10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) - Black
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$875.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (12-inch,...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (12-inch, 256 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10) + Microsoft Surface Type Cover (Renewed)
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$499.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 walmartRefurbished Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tabl...Refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10) + Microsoft Surface Type Cover
walmart logo
$479.00

Design

1.weight

598g

790g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

8.9mm

9.1mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.height

177mm

201.4mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

265.5mm

292.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.Has a detachable keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1200px

2160 x 1440px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.screen size

10.1"

12"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.has branded damage-resistant glass
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
4.has an IPS screen
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
5.has a touch screen
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 1.6GHz

2 x 1.7GHz (Intel Core i7-4650U)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

4GB

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

128GB

512GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i7-4650U)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.Has integrated graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i7-4650U)
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

5MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

2MP

5MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has a flash
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
4.has a CMOS sensor
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has touch autofocus
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

1.battery power

8520mAh

5547mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a battery level indicator
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has wireless charging
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
5.has a removable battery
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.Supports widgets
Lenovo ThinkPad 10 (Windows 8.1)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
4.has NFC
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Lenovo ThinkPad 10 (Windows 8.1)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
6.The browser has word wrap
Lenovo ThinkPad 10 (Windows 8.1)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Miscellaneous

1.uses multithreading
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i7-4650U)
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
2.has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) front camera
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
A dual-lens or multi-lens camera takes two or more photos and overlays the captured images. Multi-lens front cameras produce sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and are great for selfies.
3.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
A multi-lens camera captures two or more images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Buy used:

$349.99

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 QL2-00015, 12-in...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 QL2-00015, 12-inch, Intel Core i5-4300U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Keyboard (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$495.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$399.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel C...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$429.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-inch FH...Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-inch FHD (1920x1280), 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD, Intel Atom 1.6Ghz, Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit)
Amazon logo
$369.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet PC - Inte...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet PC - Intel Core i5-4300U 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Windows 10.1 (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$419.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 15" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
Amazon logo
$2,288.10
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) - Black
Amazon logo
$875.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (12-inch,...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (12-inch, 256 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10) + Microsoft Surface Type Cover (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$499.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 walmartRefurbished Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tabl...Refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet (12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10) + Microsoft Surface Type Cover
walmart logo
$479.00

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