Apple iPad ProMicrosoft Surface Pro 3
Top 33%833 points
Top 33%
Top 38%761 points
Top 38%
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11.88" - 13.25"
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Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 87 facts in comparison

1. resolution

1.8x higher resolution.
2732 x 2048px
Panasonic UT-MB5: 3840 x 3840px
2160 x 1440px
166
0

2. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
12.9"
Wacom Cintiq 22HD: 21.5"
12"
138
0

3. 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 Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
68% have it
134
0

4. thickness

2.2mm thinner.
6.9mm
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro: 4.6mm
9.1mm
112
0

5. weight

77g lighter.
713g
Acer Iconia W510-1674: 0.507g
790g
104
0

6. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
56% have it
92
0

7. has USB mass storage support

It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
88% have it
86
0

8. front camera megapixels

76% more megapixels (photo, front camera).
1.2MP
Linshof Performance Tablet: 8MP
5MP
84
0

9. megapixels

1.6x more megapixels (photo).
8MP
Toshiba Encore 2 10: 15MP
5MP
82
0

10. plays Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
Apple iPad Pro(iOS 9.0)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3(Windows 8.1)
50% have it
72
1

11. 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 Pro(iOS 9.0)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3(Windows 8.1)
84% have it
70
2

12. width

13.6mm narrower.
305.7mm
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: 83.2mm
292.1mm
69
0

13. Is a multi-user system

Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3(Windows 8.1)
47% have it
67
0

14. height

19.2mm shorter.
220.6mm
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1: 87mm
201.4mm
64
0

15. internal storage

384GB more internal storage.
128GB
Microsoft Surface Pro 4: 1000GB
512GB
59
0

16. The browser has word wrap

The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3(Windows 8.1)
66% have it
58
0

17. 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.
Apple iPad Pro
53% have it
55
0

18. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps
51
0

19. 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 Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
19% have it
50
0

20. Bluetooth version

0.2 newer Bluetooth version.
4.2
Asus ZenPad 3S 10: 4.2
4
49
0

21. 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 Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
16% have it
49
0

22. Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics

Apple iPad Pro(iOS 9.0)
36% have it
48
0

23. has touch autofocus

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Apple iPad Pro
28% have it
43
0

24. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Apple iPad Pro
22% have it
43
0

25. every pixel has three subpixels

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.
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
94% have it
41
0

26. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Acer Aspire Switch 12 S: 3
2
40
0

27. Has a fingerprint scanner

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
Apple iPad Pro
6% have it
40
0

28. has a compass

A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
75% have it
38
0

29. USB version

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
2
Acer Aspire Switch 12 S: 3.1
3
38
0

30. has a BSI sensor

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Apple iPad Pro
20% have it
37
0

31. has a child lock

A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
57% have it
36
0

32. 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 Pro(iOS 9.0)
55% have it
35
0

33. Supports bookmarks sync across different devices

Apple iPad Pro(iOS 9.0)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3(Windows 8.1)
80% have it
34
0

34. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
16nm
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 64GB: 14nm
22nm(Intel Core i7-4650U)
34
0

35. has a gyroscope

A gyroscope is a sensor that can be used to either measure or maintain the orientation of a device. Traditionally, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, eg. twisting or rotation.
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
67% have it
34
0

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