79points

Apple iPad Pro

61points

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Comparison winner
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
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104 facts in comparison

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
79
points
61
points

Why is Apple iPad Pro better than Microsoft Surface Pro 3?

  • 2.2mm thinner
    6.9mmvs9.1mm
  • 77g lighter
    713gvs790g
  • Has NFC
  • 13.08% less body volume
    465.32cm³vs535.3433540000001cm³
  • Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • Has touch autofocus

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro 3 better than Apple iPad Pro?

  • 4GB more RAM memory
    8GBvs4GB
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 4.17x more megapixels (front camera)
    5MPvs1.2MP
  • 384GB more internal storage
    512GBvs128GB
  • 13.6mm narrower
    292.1mmvs305.7mm
  • 19.2mm shorter
    201.4mmvs220.6mm
  • Is a multi-user system
  • The browser has word wrap

Top specs and features

Design

1.thickness

6.9mm

9.1mm

Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

2.weight

713g

790g

Best

Acer Iconia W510-1674

0.51g

3.width

305.7mm

292.1mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

4.height

220.6mm

201.4mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

5.volume

465.32cm³

535.34cm³

Best

BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook

0cm³

6.Weather sealed
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Archos 101 Saphir

Display

1.resolution

2732 x 2048px

2160 x 1440px

Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2.screen size

12.9"

12"

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

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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)

4.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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.

5.has an IPS screen
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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.

6.has a touch screen
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.26GHz (Apple A9X)

2 x 1.7GHz (Intel Core i7-4650U)

Best

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

8 x 2.36GHz

2.has an external memory slot
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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

4GB

8GB

Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

4.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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

128GB

512GB

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

6.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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

8MP

5MP

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

24MP

2.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.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

3.front camera megapixels

1.2MP

5MP

Best

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

8MP

4.has a flash
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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

For example

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

5.has a CMOS sensor
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

3

4.has a radio
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Alcatel 1T 10

Battery

1.battery power

10307mAh

5547mAh

Best

Apple iPad 4 128GB WiFi + Cellular

11560mAh

2.wireless charging
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.has a removable battery
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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)

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
2.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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

2

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
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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 fingerprint scanner
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

6.Has sharing intents
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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.

Miscellaneous

1.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

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