100points

Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)

70points

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018) vs Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
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points
70
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Why is Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018) better than Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)?

  • 2.6mm thinner
    5.9mmvs8.5mm
  • 617g lighter
    633gvs1250g
  • Has NFC
  • 11.4mm narrower
    280.6mmvs292mm
  • Has a flash
  • 28.69% less body volume
    355.78cm³vs498.882cm³
  • Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
  • Has a built-in HDR mode

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) better than Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)?

  • 10GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs6GB
  • 1.14% higher pixel density
    267ppivs264ppi
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 13.9mm shorter
    201mmvs214.9mm
  • Is a multi-user system
  • The browser has word wrap
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Has a detachable keyboard

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

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2.thickness

5.9mm

8.5mm

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4.6mm

3.weight

633g

1.25kg

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0.51g

4.width

280.6mm

292mm

Best

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14mm

5.height

214.9mm

201mm

Best

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14mm

6.volume

355.78cm³

498.88cm³

Best

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0cm³

Display

1.resolution

2732 x 2048px

2736 x 1824px

Best

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2560 x 3840px

2.pixel density

264ppi

267ppi

Best

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521ppi

3.screen size

12.9"

12.3"

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

Best

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21.5"

4.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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)

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.has an IPS screen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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.

Performance

1.CPU speed

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

2 x 2.5GHz (Intel Core i7-7660U)

Best

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8 x 2.36GHz

2.has an external memory slot
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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.

3.RAM

6GB

16GB

Best

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16GB

4.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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

1000GB

1000GB

Best

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1000GB

6.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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.

Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP

8MP

Best

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24MP

2.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 60fps

720 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.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

3.front camera megapixels

7MP

5MP

Best

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8MP

4.has a flash
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

5.has a CMOS sensor
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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 manual white balance
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

For example

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite LTE (32GB / 3GB RAM)

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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.

Best

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3

4.has a radio
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Alcatel 1T 10

Battery

1.wireless charging
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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

2.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.has a removable battery
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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)

5. longer battery life

10h

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.

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

38h

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
2.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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.USB version

3.1

3

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

3.1

4.Supports widgets
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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.

5.has a HDMI output
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

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

6.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

For example

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite LTE (32GB / 3GB RAM)

Miscellaneous

1.Has Bluetooth
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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