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Microsoft Surface Go

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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103 facts in comparison

Microsoft Surface Go vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than Microsoft Surface Pro 3?

  • 268g lighter
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    522gvs790g
  • 0.8mm thinner
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    8.3mmvs9.1mm
  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • 1.6x more megapixels (main camera)
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    8MPvs5MP
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.1vs4
  • 26.4mm shorter
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    175mmvs201.4mm
  • 47.1mm narrower
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    245mmvs292.1mm
  • 33.53% less body volume
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    355.86cm³vs535.3433540000001cm³

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro 3 better than Microsoft Surface Go?

  • 44% higher resolution
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    2160 x 1440pxvs1800 x 1200px
  • 6.25% faster CPU speed
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    2 x 1.7GHzvs2 x 1.6GHz
  • 20% bigger screen size
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    12"vs10"
  • 384GB more internal storage
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    512GBvs128GB
  • Has a compass
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  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1
  • Has dynamic frequency scaling
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  • Has integrated graphics
    ?

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$289.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) (Renewed)
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$379.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10"...Microsoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10" WiFi + 4G LTE, Silver (Renewed)
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$430.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 128...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Pentium 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix Digital Pen - Black
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$729.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bun...Microsoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bundle 10" Touchscreen PixelSense Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y 128GB SSD Windows 10
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$621.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional...Microsoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional JTS-00001-10 - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD (Renewed)
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$599.77
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go JTS-00001-10" - Pen...Microsoft Surface Go JTS-00001-10" - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
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$599.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 In...Microsoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 Inch - Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
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$675.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonSurface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4G...Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4GB, 128GB SSD) with Surface Signature Type Cover – Platinum
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$629.00
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Penti...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Pentium Gold 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC Platinum + Surface Go Signature Type Cover Ice Blue + Microsoft 365 Personal 1 Year Subscription For 1 User
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$554.99

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Buy used:

$359.99

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel C...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) (Renewed)
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$408.99
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
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$1,999.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 128GB WiFi Tablet 10...Microsoft Surface 3 128GB WiFi Tablet 10.8" Intel Atom - Silver (Renewed)
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$314.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 10.8in Touchscreen 4...Microsoft Surface 3 10.8in Touchscreen 4 GB Memory 128 GB SSD WiFi + 4G LTE Tablet Bundle GL4-00009 (Tablet + Type Cover) (Renewed)
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$379.00
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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$524.00
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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$519.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
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$669.99
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)
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$449.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280...Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
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$399.99

Design

1.weight

522g

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

8.3mm

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.Stylus included
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

175mm

201.4mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.width

245mm

292.1mm

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

Display

1.resolution

1800 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"

12"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.has branded damage-resistant glass
Microsoft Surface Go
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
Microsoft Surface Go
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
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an LED-backlit display
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 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

8GB

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
Microsoft Surface Go
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
Microsoft Surface Go
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.semiconductor size

14nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

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)

5MP

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.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a CMOS sensor
Microsoft Surface Go
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.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Go
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
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Microsoft Surface Go
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 life

9h

9h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Go
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
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Microsoft Surface Go
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)
Microsoft Surface Go
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
Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10)
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
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10)
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
Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10)
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.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
2.uses multithreading
Microsoft Surface Go
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.
3.has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) front camera
Microsoft Surface Go
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.
4.mini DisplayPort outputs

0

1

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.
5.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Microsoft Surface Go
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.
6.Has S/PDIF Out port
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$289.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$379.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10"...Microsoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10" WiFi + 4G LTE, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$430.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 128...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Pentium 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix Digital Pen - Black
Amazon logo
$729.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bun...Microsoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bundle 10" Touchscreen PixelSense Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y 128GB SSD Windows 10
Amazon logo
$621.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional...Microsoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional JTS-00001-10 - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$599.77
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go JTS-00001-10" - Pen...Microsoft Surface Go JTS-00001-10" - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
Amazon logo
$599.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 In...Microsoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 Inch - Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Amazon logo
$675.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonSurface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4G...Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4GB, 128GB SSD) with Surface Signature Type Cover – Platinum
Amazon logo
$629.00
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Penti...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Pentium Gold 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC Platinum + Surface Go Signature Type Cover Ice Blue + Microsoft 365 Personal 1 Year Subscription For 1 User
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$554.99

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Buy used:

$359.99

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel C...Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128 GB, Intel Core i5) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$408.99
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
$1,999.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 128GB WiFi Tablet 10...Microsoft Surface 3 128GB WiFi Tablet 10.8" Intel Atom - Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$314.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 10.8in Touchscreen 4...Microsoft Surface 3 10.8in Touchscreen 4 GB Memory 128 GB SSD WiFi + 4G LTE Tablet Bundle GL4-00009 (Tablet + Type Cover) (Renewed)
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$379.00
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
$524.00
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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$519.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
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$669.99
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
$449.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280...Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
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$399.99

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