Surface Pro 2 vs. Surface Pro 3 – Three Factors in Pro 3’s Struggle

For those who were deciding to purchase a laptop, they should consider the Microsoft Surface device.

The Surface Pro series offers the feel of a tablet as well as a laptop. In fact, the Surface Pro handsets offer a better replacement for laptops. The Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 handsets offer greater productivity and entertainment anywhere. Both the handsets offer the user with features such as Microsoft Office to create Power Point presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word docs. Additional features such as Outlook can be used to check email and Skype to stay in touch with family and friends. Both tablets are the best for browsing the web, streaming movies, TV shows and playing games.

Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 2 is a great handset for students, professionals and home. The 10.6-inch display of the tablet works exceptionally well for split-screen and multitasking functions. Having a battery life up to 10 hours, the user can live through the day without having to charge the tablet again. The handset weighs one and a half pounds. It comes in 32GB and 64GB internal memory variants having Wi-Fi and 4G LTE features.

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 incorporates a massive 12-inch display. The handset comes with state of the art 4th-gen Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processor variants. Microsoft claims the tablet is a perfect replacement for your laptop. The Pro 3 is lightweight and portable. The tablet comes equipped with revolutionary S Pen, offering a natural drawing and writing experience. The Pro 3 offers the user with SSD (solid slate drive) variants of 64 Giga Byte, 128 Giga Byte, 256 Giga Byte and 512 Giga Byte.

Despite the Surface Pro 3 being exceptionally engineered and well designed, the handset is claimed to be a replacement for your laptop. However, the Pro 3 struggles in the mobile market.

The three primary reasons for the Pro 3 to struggle are Microsoft, Windows 8 and Price.


Microsoft has suffered in the recent past. Fumbles, such as Windows Me, Windows BOB, Windows Vista, Kin smartphone, Zune Music Platform and more; all have a sad story to tell. However, the company is also challenged marketing wise. Microsoft can create a great product, but the success mantra is the company’s ability to edge past established handsets and to promote the handset in an effective manner.

Windows 8

A majority of people have used the Windows 8 OS. However, the number of complaints made regarding its functionality has been very surprising. It is a matter of adapting the change. A dedicated 15 minutes for understanding the various aspects of Windows 8 OS, would be helpful to those who complain.

However, for Microsoft, perception is reality. The OS came with a few changes that kindled fire against Windows 8 OS. However, most issues have either been removed or rectified. Yet, the Windows 8 OS is considered a flop show.


The Surface Pro 3 handset comes at an exorbitant price. It is one of the biggest hurdles in the path of success for the handset. The handset begins at $800. The Core i5 variant having 256GB SSD is available for $1300.

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