82points

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular

51points

Microsoft Surface Go

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Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular vs Microsoft Surface Go

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
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points
51
points

Why is Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular better than Microsoft Surface Go?

  • 2.15x faster CPU speed
    2 x 2.34GHz & 2 x 1.1GHzvs2 x 1.6GHz
  • 45.64% higher resolution
    2048 x 1536pxvs1800 x 1200px
  • 21.66% higher pixel density
    264ppivs217ppi
  • 0.8mm thinner
    7.5mmvs8.3mm
  • 44g lighter
    478gvs522g
  • Supports widgets
  • Has NFC
  • 5.5mm shorter
    169.5mmvs175mm

Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular?

  • 6GB more RAM memory
    8GBvs2GB
  • 3.09% bigger screen size
    10"vs9.7"
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 4.17x more megapixels (front camera)
    5MPvs1.2MP
  • Has branded damage resistant glass
  • 2nm smaller semiconductor size
    14nmvs16nm
  • Has a detachable keyboard
  • Has an LED-backlit display

Design

1.thickness
?

Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

7.5mm

8.3mm

2.weight
?

Best

Acer Iconia W510-1674

0.51g

478g

522g

3.Has a stylus
?

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.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
4.width
?

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

240mm

245mm

5.height
?

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

169.5mm

175mm

6.volume
?

Best

Asus VivoTab RT 32GB

0cm³

305.1cm³

355.86cm³

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2048 x 1536px

1800 x 1200px

2.pixel density
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

521ppi

264ppi

217ppi

3.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

9.7"

10"

4.has branded damage resistant glass
?

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
6.has an IPS screen
?

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, which has increased brightness and lower production costs.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

Performance

1.CPU speed
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

8 x 2.36GHz

2 x 2.34GHz & 2 x 1.1GHz (Apple A10 Fusion)

2 x 1.6GHz

2.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
3.RAM
?

Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

2GB

8GB

4.Has integrated LTE
?

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
5.internal storage
?

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

128GB

128GB

6.Supports 64-bit
?

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 applications.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

Cameras

1.megapixels
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

24MP

8MP

8MP

2.front camera megapixels
?

Best

Huawei Honor Tab 5

8MP

1.2MP

5MP

3.has a CMOS sensor
?

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.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
4.video recording (main camera)
?

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.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

5.has a flash
?

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (64GB / 4GB RAM)

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
6.has touch autofocus
?

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
2.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

3

2

1

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
4.Has a radio
?

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

For example

Lenovo Tab P10

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

Battery

1.wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
2. longer battery life
?

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.

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

38h

10h

9h

3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
5.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Google Pixel Slate (8th Gen Intel Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD)

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

Features

1.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
?

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.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
2.Supports widgets
?

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.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
4.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

For example

TrekStor Surftab Ventos 7.0 HD 8GB

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
5.Has sharing intents
?

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
6.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Apple iPad mini (2019) WiFi 64GB

5

4.2

4.1

Miscellaneous

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
?

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
2.Has Bluetooth
?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
?

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go
4.has a VGA connector
?

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

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Microsoft Surface Go
5.Has S/PDIF Out port
?

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

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Microsoft Surface Go
6.Has an optical disc drive
?

An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to use CDs and DVDs for reading and/or writing data.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

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