86points

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

49points

Microsoft Surface Go

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
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105 facts in comparison

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018) vs Microsoft Surface Go

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
86
points
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
49
points
Microsoft Surface Go

Why is Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018) better than Microsoft Surface Go?

  • 1.84x higher resolution
    ?

    2388 x 1668pxvs1800 x 1200px
  • 5.11x faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 2.49GHz & 4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 1.6GHz
  • 21.66% higher pixel density
    ?

    264ppivs217ppi
  • 10% bigger screen size
    ?

    11"vs10"
  • 54g lighter
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    468gvs522g
  • 872GB more internal storage
    ?

    1000GBvs128GB
  • 2.4mm thinner
    ?

    5.9mmvs8.3mm
  • 1.5x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    12MPvs8MP

Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)?

  • 2GB more RAM memory
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    8GBvs6GB
  • 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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  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • 3.5mm shorter
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    175mmvs178.5mm
  • 2.6mm narrower
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    245mmvs247.6mm
  • Has a detachable keyboard
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Price comparison

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018) AmazonApple iPad Pro 2018 (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256...Apple iPad Pro 2018 (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$718.99

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$297.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$409.99
Microsoft Surface Go Amazon(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pe...(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB)
Amazon logo
$499.77
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 128GB)
Amazon logo
$495.00
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
$594.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD Full HD(19...Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD Full HD(1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
Amazon logo
$299.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go JST-00001-10 Inch- ...Microsoft Surface Go JST-00001-10 Inch- Pentium Gold, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD
Amazon logo
$399.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$479.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 10" Touchscreen Tab...Microsoft Surface Go 10" Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Pentium 4415Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win10 Pro, 1080P Webcam, Microphone, USB-C, Bluetooth w/Type Cover - Black
Amazon logo
$554.99
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
$399.00
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
$838.88
Microsoft Surface Go aliexpressAJIUYU Tablet Pen For Microsoft Surface ...AJIUYU Tablet Pen For Microsoft Surface Pro 7/6/5/4/3 Go Pro X Stylus Rechargeable pen Book Laptop 3/2 Studio Pressure Pen Touch
aliexpress logo
$31.11
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Go Type Cover, Black, ...Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover, Black, KCM-00001
walmart logo
$99.00

Design

1.weight

468g

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

5.9mm

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 Pro 11" (2018)
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

178.5mm

175mm

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

247.6mm

245mm

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 Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

2388 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

11"

10"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
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 Pro 11" (2018)
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 Pro 11" (2018)
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

4 x 2.49GHz & 4 x 1.6GHz (Apple A12X 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

6GB

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 Pro 11" (2018)
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

1000GB

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 Pro 11" (2018) (Apple A12X 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.semiconductor size

14nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP

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)

2160 x 60fps

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 Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a CMOS sensor
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
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.
6.has a built-in HDR mode
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
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 Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

5

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
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.

Battery

1.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.
2.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has wireless charging
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
5.has a removable battery
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
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 Pro 11" (2018)
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 Pro 11" (2018) (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 Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
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 Pro 11" (2018) (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 Pro 11" (2018)
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 Pro 11" (2018) (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 Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.
4.Has S/PDIF Out port
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
5.Has an optical disc drive
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Go
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.
6.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)
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 Pro 11" (2018)

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018) AmazonApple iPad Pro 2018 (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256...Apple iPad Pro 2018 (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$718.99

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$297.00

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$409.99
Microsoft Surface Go Amazon(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pe...(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB)
Amazon logo
$499.77
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 128GB)
Amazon logo
$495.00
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
$594.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD Full HD(19...Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD Full HD(1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
Amazon logo
$299.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go JST-00001-10 Inch- ...Microsoft Surface Go JST-00001-10 Inch- Pentium Gold, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD
Amazon logo
$399.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$479.99
Microsoft Surface Go AmazonMicrosoft Surface Go 10" Touchscreen Tab...Microsoft Surface Go 10" Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Pentium 4415Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win10 Pro, 1080P Webcam, Microphone, USB-C, Bluetooth w/Type Cover - Black
Amazon logo
$554.99
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
$399.00
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
$838.88
Microsoft Surface Go aliexpressAJIUYU Tablet Pen For Microsoft Surface ...AJIUYU Tablet Pen For Microsoft Surface Pro 7/6/5/4/3 Go Pro X Stylus Rechargeable pen Book Laptop 3/2 Studio Pressure Pen Touch
aliexpress logo
$31.11
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Go Type Cover, Black, ...Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover, Black, KCM-00001
walmart logo
$99.00

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