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Apple iPad Air (2019)

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124 facts in comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Go

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
78
points
Apple iPad Air (2019)
49
points
Microsoft Surface Go

Why is Apple iPad Air (2019) better than Microsoft Surface Go?

  • 1.72x higher resolution
    ?

    2224 x 1668pxvs1800 x 1200px
  • 3.56x faster CPU speed
    ?

    2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 1.6GHz
  • 21.66% higher pixel density
    ?

    264ppivs217ppi
  • 5% bigger screen size
    ?

    10.5"vs10"
  • 58g lighter
    ?

    464gvs522g
  • 128GB more internal storage
    ?

    256GBvs128GB
  • 2.2mm thinner
    ?

    6.1mmvs8.3mm
  • 40% more megapixels (front camera)
    ?

    7MPvs5MP

Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than Apple iPad Air (2019)?

  • 5GB more RAM memory
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    8GBvs3GB
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • Is a multi-user system
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  • 5.6mm narrower
    ?

    245mmvs250.6mm
  • Has a detachable keyboard
    ?
  • 55 more languages supported
    ?

    111vs56
  • Has an LED-backlit display
    ?

Price comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Buy used:

$351.12

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 10.5" (Early 2019) 256GB,...Apple iPad Air 10.5" (Early 2019) 256GB, WiFi Only - Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$609.85
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray,
Amazon logo
$274.90
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad 9.7in with WiFi, 32GB-Silver ...Apple iPad 9.7in with WiFi, 32GB-Silver (2017 Newest Model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$278.91
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 9.7in WiFi 16GB...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 9.7in WiFi 16GB Tablet - Space Gray - MD785LL/A
Amazon logo
$215.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cel...Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cellular ) - 64GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$459.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7...Apple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7in) Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$365.92
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air MD785LL/A (16GB...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air MD785LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black with Space Gray)
Amazon logo
$189.00

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$265.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go Amazon(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pe...(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB)
Amazon logo
$323.83
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 in 1 PC Tablet Ed...Microsoft Surface Go 2 in 1 PC Tablet Education Bundle 10" Touchscreen, 8GB RAM -128GB SSD, Win 10, USB Type C, Keyboard, Mouse and Digital Pen Included - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$589.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional...Microsoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional JST-00001-10in - Pentium Gold, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$334.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$399.94
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 16 GB R...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 16 GB RAM, Intel Core i7e) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$504.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro (5th Gen, 1796) In...Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen, 1796) Intel Core M 4GB RAM / 128GB, 2017 model (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$399.99
Microsoft Surface Go aliexpressStylus Pen Microsoft Surface Surface pen...Stylus Pen Microsoft Surface Surface pen 4096 Tablet Pen For Microsoft Surface Go Pro 5/ 4/ 3/ Book 142mm Wireless
aliexpress logo
$96.00
Microsoft Surface Go walmartNEW 10'' Microsoft Surface Go, Intel Pen...NEW 10'' Microsoft Surface Go, Intel Pentium, 4GB Memory, 64GB Storage, MHN-00001
walmart logo
$517.00

Design

1.weight

464g

522g

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

6.1mm

8.3mm

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
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
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

174.1mm

175mm

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

250.6mm

245mm

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

266.14cm³

355.86cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.resolution

2224 x 1668px

1800 x 1200px

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.pixel density

264ppi

217ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

10.5"

10"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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.has an IPS screen
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
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.
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
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.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHz (Apple A12 Bionic)

2 x 1.6GHz

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

3GB

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
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
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

256GB

128GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), 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
Apple iPad Air (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
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 apps.
6.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPad Air (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
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.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

8MP

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)

7MP

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
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has touch autofocus
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
6.has a built-in HDR mode
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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.
4.Has a radio
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.Supports fast charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
2.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.
3.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.has a removable battery
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
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)
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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.
3.Supports widgets
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10)
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
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10)
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.Bluetooth version

5

4.1

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Miscellaneous

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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.
2.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
3.has a VGA connector
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.
4.Has an optical disc drive
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.
5.Has S/PDIF Out port
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
6.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple iPad Air (2019)
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.

Price comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Buy used:

$351.12

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 10.5" (Early 2019) 256GB,...Apple iPad Air 10.5" (Early 2019) 256GB, WiFi Only - Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$609.85
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray,
Amazon logo
$274.90
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad 9.7in with WiFi, 32GB-Silver ...Apple iPad 9.7in with WiFi, 32GB-Silver (2017 Newest Model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$278.91
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 9.7in WiFi 16GB...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 9.7in WiFi 16GB Tablet - Space Gray - MD785LL/A
Amazon logo
$215.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cel...Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with ( Wi-Fi + Cellular ) - 64GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$459.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7...Apple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7in) Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$365.92
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air MD785LL/A (16GB...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air MD785LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black with Space Gray)
Amazon logo
$189.00

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$265.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go Amazon(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pe...(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB)
Amazon logo
$323.83
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 in 1 PC Tablet Ed...Microsoft Surface Go 2 in 1 PC Tablet Education Bundle 10" Touchscreen, 8GB RAM -128GB SSD, Win 10, USB Type C, Keyboard, Mouse and Digital Pen Included - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$589.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional...Microsoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional JST-00001-10in - Pentium Gold, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$334.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$399.94
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 16 GB R...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 16 GB RAM, Intel Core i7e) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$504.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro (5th Gen, 1796) In...Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen, 1796) Intel Core M 4GB RAM / 128GB, 2017 model (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$399.99
Microsoft Surface Go aliexpressStylus Pen Microsoft Surface Surface pen...Stylus Pen Microsoft Surface Surface pen 4096 Tablet Pen For Microsoft Surface Go Pro 5/ 4/ 3/ Book 142mm Wireless
aliexpress logo
$96.00
Microsoft Surface Go walmartNEW 10'' Microsoft Surface Go, Intel Pen...NEW 10'' Microsoft Surface Go, Intel Pentium, 4GB Memory, 64GB Storage, MHN-00001
walmart logo
$517.00

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