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Apple iPad Air (2019)

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6

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125 facts in comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
78
points
Apple iPad Air (2019)
69
points
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Why is Apple iPad Air (2019) better than Microsoft Surface Pro 6?

  • 1.5x faster CPU speed
    ?

    2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHzvs4 x 1.9GHz
  • 320g lighter
    ?

    464gvs784g
  • 2.4mm thinner
    ?

    6.1mmvs8.5mm
  • 40% more megapixels (front camera)
    ?

    7MPvs5MP
  • 0.9 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4.1
  • 26.9mm shorter
    ?

    174.1mmvs201mm
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
    ?
  • Supports fast charging
    ?

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro 6 better than Apple iPad Air (2019)?

  • 34.53% higher resolution
    ?

    2736 x 1824pxvs2224 x 1668px
  • 13GB more RAM memory
    ?

    16GBvs3GB
  • 1.14% higher pixel density
    ?

    267ppivs264ppi
  • 17.14% bigger screen size
    ?

    12.3"vs10.5"
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 744GB more internal storage
    ?

    1000GBvs256GB
  • Is a multi-user system
    ?
  • 4.5h longer battery life
    ?

    13.5hvs9h

Price comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Buy used:

$347.75

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray,
Amazon logo
$299.99
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)
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$449.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 10.5-inch (3rd Gen) Table...Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch (3rd Gen) Tablet A2152 (Wi-Fi Only) - 64GB / Space Gray (Renewed)
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$549.85
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Gold (La...Apple iPad mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Gold (Latest Model)
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$394.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (...Apple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (Renewed)
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$299.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7...Apple iPad Pro Tablet (128GB, Wi-Fi, 9.7in) Gray (Renewed)
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$389.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad with WiFi, 128GB, Gold (2018 ...Apple iPad with WiFi, 128GB, Gold (2018 Model) (Renewed)
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$381.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonNew Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256G...New Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (2nd Generation)
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$899.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) walmartApple iPad Air 2, 9.7in, Wi-Fi, 16GB, Sp...Apple iPad Air 2, 9.7in, Wi-Fi, 16GB, Space Gray (MGL12LL/A) (Refurbished)
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$164.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) aliexpressNew Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Dis...New Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Display A12 Chip TouchID Super Portable Supporting Apple Pencil IOS Tablet Super Slim
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$586.00

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Buy used:

$728.49

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
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$745.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB)  - Black
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$829.97
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB)
Amazon logo
$1,183.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" (2736 x 18...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" (2736 x 1824) Touch Screen - Intel 8th Gen Core i5 (up to 3.40 GHz) - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - with Keyboard and Surface Pen - Black
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$960.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$712.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB)
Amazon logo
$1,224.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Scre...Microsoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Screen (2736 X 1824) Tablet PC | Intel Core M3 | 4GB Memory | 128GB SSD | 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC | Card Reader | USB 3.0 | Camera | Windows 10 | Platinum
Amazon logo
$585.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 aliexpressUltra Slim Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard F...Ultra Slim Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard For Microsoft Surface Pro 7 / Pro 6 / Pro 5 / Pro 4 For ios Android Windows Tablet PC
aliexpress logo
$34.40

Design

1.Stylus included
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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.
2.weight

464g

784g

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.
3.thickness

6.1mm

8.5mm

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.
4.height

174.1mm

201mm

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

250.6mm

292mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

2224 x 1668px

2736 x 1824px

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

267ppi

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"

12.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has a touch screen
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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)

4 x 1.9GHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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

16GB

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 Pro 6
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.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPad Air (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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

256GB

1000GB

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.
6.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad Air (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7-8650U)
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.

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 Pro 6
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a front camera
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
6.has a CMOS sensor
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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 Pro 6
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

2

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 Pro 6
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 Pro 6
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.Battery life

9h

13.5h

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.
2.Supports fast charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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.
3.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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 Pro 6
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.is a multi-user system
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Windows 10 Pro)
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.
2.Supports widgets
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Windows 10 Pro)
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.
3.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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.
4.Has sharing intents
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Windows 10 Pro)
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.
5.USB version

2

3

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
6.has a HDMI output
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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.

Price comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Buy used:

$347.75

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) Amazon(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space...(Renewed) Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray,
Amazon logo
$299.99
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
$449.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 10.5-inch (3rd Gen) Table...Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch (3rd Gen) Tablet A2152 (Wi-Fi Only) - 64GB / Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$549.85
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Gold (La...Apple iPad mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Gold (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$394.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (...Apple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$299.99
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
$389.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonApple iPad with WiFi, 128GB, Gold (2018 ...Apple iPad with WiFi, 128GB, Gold (2018 Model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$381.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) AmazonNew Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256G...New Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (2nd Generation)
Amazon logo
$899.00
Apple iPad Air (2019) walmartApple iPad Air 2, 9.7in, Wi-Fi, 16GB, Sp...Apple iPad Air 2, 9.7in, Wi-Fi, 16GB, Space Gray (MGL12LL/A) (Refurbished)
walmart logo
$164.99
Apple iPad Air (2019) aliexpressNew Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Dis...New Apple iPad Air 2019 10.5" Retina Display A12 Chip TouchID Super Portable Supporting Apple Pencil IOS Tablet Super Slim
aliexpress logo
$586.00

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Buy used:

$728.49

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
Amazon logo
$745.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB)  - Black
Amazon logo
$829.97
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB)
Amazon logo
$1,183.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" (2736 x 18...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" (2736 x 1824) Touch Screen - Intel 8th Gen Core i5 (up to 3.40 GHz) - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - with Keyboard and Surface Pen - Black
Amazon logo
$960.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$712.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB)
Amazon logo
$1,224.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Scre...Microsoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Screen (2736 X 1824) Tablet PC | Intel Core M3 | 4GB Memory | 128GB SSD | 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC | Card Reader | USB 3.0 | Camera | Windows 10 | Platinum
Amazon logo
$585.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 aliexpressUltra Slim Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard F...Ultra Slim Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard For Microsoft Surface Pro 7 / Pro 6 / Pro 5 / Pro 4 For ios Android Windows Tablet PC
aliexpress logo
$34.40

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