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Apple iPad mini (2019)

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122 facts in comparison

Apple iPad mini (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Go

Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go

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

  • 45.64% higher resolution
    ?

    2048 x 1536pxvs1800 x 1200px
  • 3.56x faster CPU speed
    ?

    2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 1.6GHz
  • 1.5x higher pixel density
    ?

    326ppivs217ppi
  • 128GB more internal storage
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    256GBvs128GB
  • 213.8g lighter
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    308.2gvs522g
  • 2.2mm thinner
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    6.1mmvs8.3mm
  • 40% more megapixels (front camera)
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    7MPvs5MP
  • 0.9 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4.1

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

  • 5GB more RAM memory
    ?

    8GBvs3GB
  • 26.58% bigger screen size
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    10"vs7.9"
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • Is a multi-user system
    ?
  • Has a detachable keyboard
    ?
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • 55 more languages supported
    ?

    111vs56

Price comparison

Apple iPad mini (2019)

Buy used:

$250.20

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 128GB, Gold - WiFi (R...Apple iPad Mini 4, 128GB, Gold - WiFi (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$349.95
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray, (Re...Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray, (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$287.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 128GB, Space Gray - W...Apple iPad Mini 4, 128GB, Space Gray - WiFi + Cellular (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$339.99
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad mini 7.9 inches (Early 2019 )...Apple iPad mini 7.9 inches (Early 2019 ) 256GB, WiFi Only - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$489.99
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, 128GB...Apple iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, 128GB - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$289.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (...Apple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$281.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Sp...Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$314.99
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Silver - WiFi (...Apple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Silver - WiFi (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$335.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad 9.7in with WiFi, 32GB 2017 Ne...Apple iPad 9.7in with WiFi, 32GB 2017 Newest Model- Gold (Gold)(Renewed)
Amazon logo
$309.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) walmartApple iPad Mini 2nd Gen 7.9" Tablet w/ R...Apple iPad Mini 2nd Gen 7.9" Tablet w/ Retina Display (16GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) (Frustration-Free Packaging)
walmart logo
$149.97

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$289.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$379.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10"...Microsoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10" WiFi + 4G LTE, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$430.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 128...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Pentium 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix Digital Pen - Black
Amazon logo
$729.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bun...Microsoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bundle 10" Touchscreen PixelSense Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y 128GB SSD Windows 10
Amazon logo
$621.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional...Microsoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional JTS-00001-10 - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$599.77
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go JTS-00001-10" - Pen...Microsoft Surface Go JTS-00001-10" - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
Amazon logo
$599.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 In...Microsoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 Inch - Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Amazon logo
$675.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonSurface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4G...Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4GB, 128GB SSD) with Surface Signature Type Cover – Platinum
Amazon logo
$629.00
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Penti...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Pentium Gold 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC Platinum + Surface Go Signature Type Cover Ice Blue + Microsoft 365 Personal 1 Year Subscription For 1 User
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$554.99

Design

1.weight

308.2g

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 mini (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

134.8mm

175mm

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

203.2mm

245mm

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

Display

1.resolution

2048 x 1536px

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

326ppi

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

7.9"

10"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPad mini (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 mini (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.has a touch screen
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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 mini (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 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 mini (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 mini (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 mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Apple iPad mini (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a front camera
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad mini (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 mini (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 mini (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 mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.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.
2.Supports fast charging
Apple iPad mini (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.
3.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Apple iPad mini (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 mini (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 mini (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 mini (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 mini (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 mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Apple iPad mini (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.The browser has word wrap
Apple iPad mini (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Miscellaneous

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple iPad mini (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 mini (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 an optical disc drive
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.
4.Has S/PDIF Out port
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
5.has a VGA connector
Apple iPad mini (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.
6.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple iPad mini (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 mini (2019)

Buy used:

$250.20

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 128GB, Gold - WiFi (R...Apple iPad Mini 4, 128GB, Gold - WiFi (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$349.95
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray, (Re...Apple iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Space Gray, (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$287.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 128GB, Space Gray - W...Apple iPad Mini 4, 128GB, Space Gray - WiFi + Cellular (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$339.99
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad mini 7.9 inches (Early 2019 )...Apple iPad mini 7.9 inches (Early 2019 ) 256GB, WiFi Only - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$489.99
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, 128GB...Apple iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, 128GB - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$289.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (...Apple IPad Air 2 WI-FI 64GB Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$281.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Sp...Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$314.99
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Silver - WiFi (...Apple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Silver - WiFi (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$335.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) AmazonApple iPad 9.7in with WiFi, 32GB 2017 Ne...Apple iPad 9.7in with WiFi, 32GB 2017 Newest Model- Gold (Gold)(Renewed)
Amazon logo
$309.00
Apple iPad mini (2019) walmartApple iPad Mini 2nd Gen 7.9" Tablet w/ R...Apple iPad Mini 2nd Gen 7.9" Tablet w/ Retina Display (16GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) (Frustration-Free Packaging)
walmart logo
$149.97

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$289.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$379.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10"...Microsoft Surface Go KCH-00001 128GB 10" WiFi + 4G LTE, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$430.00
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 128...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Pentium 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix Digital Pen - Black
Amazon logo
$729.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bun...Microsoft Surface Go with Type Cover Bundle 10" Touchscreen PixelSense Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y 128GB SSD Windows 10
Amazon logo
$621.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional...Microsoft Surface Go Win 10 Professional JTS-00001-10 - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$599.77
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go JTS-00001-10" - Pen...Microsoft Surface Go JTS-00001-10" - Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
Amazon logo
$599.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 In...Microsoft Surface Go LTE KFY-00001-10 Inch - Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Amazon logo
$675.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonSurface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4G...Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core m3, 4GB, 128GB SSD) with Surface Signature Type Cover – Platinum
Amazon logo
$629.00
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Penti...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Intel Pentium Gold 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC Platinum + Surface Go Signature Type Cover Ice Blue + Microsoft 365 Personal 1 Year Subscription For 1 User
walmart logo
$554.99

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