83points

Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular

44points

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

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

  • 0.8mm thinner
    7.5mmvs8.3mm
  • 44g lighter
    478gvs522g
  • 5mm narrower
    240mmvs245mm
  • Supports widgets
  • Has NFC
  • 5.5mm shorter
    169.5mmvs175mm
  • 14.26% less body volume
    305.1cm³vs355.86250000000007cm³
  • Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics

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 an LED-backlit display
  • Has a detachable keyboard

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Design

1.thickness

7.5mm

8.3mm

Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

2.weight

478g

522g

Best

Acer Iconia W510-1674

0.51g

3.width

240mm

245mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

4.Weather sealed
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Microsoft Surface Go

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Archos 101 Saphir

5.height

169.5mm

175mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

6.volume

305.1cm³

355.86cm³

Best

BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook

0cm³

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Display

1.resolution

2048 x 1536px

1800 x 1200px

Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2.pixel density

264ppi

217ppi

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

521ppi

3.screen size

9.7"

10"

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

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

4.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

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

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

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

6.Has an AMOLED display
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5" LTE (64GB / 4GB RAM)

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Performance

1.CPU speed

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

2 x 1.6GHz

Best

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

8 x 2.36GHz

2.has an external memory slot
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Microsoft Surface Go

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.

3.RAM

2GB

8GB

Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

4.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

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

5.internal storage

128GB

128GB

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

6.Supports 64-bit
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Microsoft Surface Go

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.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

8MP

8MP

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

24MP

2.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.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

3.has a CMOS sensor
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Microsoft Surface Go

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.

4.front camera megapixels

1.2MP

5MP

Best

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite LTE (32GB / 3GB RAM)

8MP

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

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

For example

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

6.has manual white balance
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Microsoft Surface Go

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

For example

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite LTE (32GB / 3GB RAM)

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

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
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Microsoft Surface Go

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

3.number of microphones

2

1

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

Best

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

3

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

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Alcatel 1T 10

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Battery

1.wireless charging
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Microsoft Surface Go

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

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

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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

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)

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

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5. longer battery life

10h

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.

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

38h

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Features

1.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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Microsoft Surface Go

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.

2.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

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

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 a HDMI output
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Microsoft Surface Go

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

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

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.

6.Bluetooth version

4.2

4.1

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

5

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Miscellaneous

1.Has an optical disc drive
Apple iPad 9.7" (2018) WiFi + Cellular
Microsoft Surface Go

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)

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
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Microsoft Surface Go

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

6.Has S/PDIF Out port
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Microsoft Surface Go

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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