87points

Apple iPad Air (2019)

77points

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

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Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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Apple iPad Air (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
87
points
Apple iPad Air (2019)
77
points
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

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

  • 2.4mm thinner
    6.1mmvs8.5mm
  • 320g lighter
    464gvs784g
  • 40% more megapixels (front camera)
    7MPvs5MP
  • 26.9mm shorter
    174.1mmvs201mm
  • 41.4mm narrower
    250.6mmvs292mm
  • 0.9 newer Bluetooth version
    5vs4.1
  • 46.65% less body volume
    266.14cm³vs498.882cm³
  • Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics

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

  • 34.53% higher resolution
    2736 x 1824pxvs2224 x 1668px
  • 14GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs2GB
  • 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
  • The browser has word wrap
    ?

Design

1.thinner
?

Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

6.1mm

8.5mm

2.lighter
?

Best

Acer Iconia W510-1674

0.51g

464g

784g

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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
4.narrower
?

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

250.6mm

292mm

5.shorter
?

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

174.1mm

201mm

6. less body volume
?

Best

Asus VivoTab RT 32GB

0cm³

266.14cm³

498.88cm³

Display

1. higher resolution
?

Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2224 x 1668px

2736 x 1824px

2. higher pixel density
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

521ppi

264ppi

267ppi

3. bigger screen size
?

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

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

10.5"

12.3"

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.

For example

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

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Performance

1.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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
2. more RAM memory
?

Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

2GB

16GB

3.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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
4. more internal storage
?

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

256GB

1000GB

5.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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
6.Uses big.LITTLE technology
?

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking e-mail will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Cameras

1. more megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

24MP

8MP

8MP

2. more megapixels (front camera)
?

Best

Huawei Honor Tab 5

8MP

7MP

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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
4. better video recording quality (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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
6.has touch autofocus
?

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

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
2. more microphone(s)
?

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

Best

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

3

2

2

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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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

Huawei MediaPad T3 10 (16GB / 2GB RAM)

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
5.Has dedicated media keys
?

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

For example

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Battery

1.has 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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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

13.5h

3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
6.Supports fast charging
?

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.

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
2.Is a multi-user system
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
3.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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
4.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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
5.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 Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
6.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 Air (2019)
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