Surface Pro 3 vs ElitePad 1000 head-to-head review

Ports and Connectivity

The tablets take a different approach to connectivity. The Surface Pro 3 relies on the ports integrated into its chassis whereas the ElitePad has just one proprietary connection and needs an Expansion Jacket.


HP has loaded up the ElitePad 1000 with enterprise features to attractive business deployments. The tablet ships with HP Credential and Password Manager software, drive encryption, TPM 1.2 and NFC with Secure Elements.

The device is also bundled with Absolute Data Protect software to help IT admins locate, lock and wipe devices.

Meanwhile, the Pro 3 includes a TPM chip but, aside from the basic Windows Defender software, there's no nothing to help IT admins secure or manage devices.

Winner: ElitePad 1000. It's setup for enterprise deployment.

Khidr Suleman is the Technical Editor at IT Pro, a role he has fulfilled since March 2012. He is responsible for the reviews section on the site  - so get in touch if you have a product you think might be of interest to the business world. He also covers the hardware and operating systems beats. Prior to joining IT Pro, Khidr worked as a reporter at Incisive Media. He studied law at the University of Reading and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism and Online Writing at PMA Training.