79points

Apple iPad Pro

55points

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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84 facts in comparison

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
79
points
55
points

Why is Apple iPad Pro better than Microsoft Surface Pro 4?

  • 1.5mm thinner
    6.9mmvs8.4mm
  • 73g lighter
    713gvs786g
  • Has NFC
  • Has an IPS screen
  • Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has a CMOS sensor
  • Has sharing intents

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro 4 better than Apple iPad Pro?

  • 12GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs4GB
  • 1.14% higher pixel density
    267ppivs264ppi
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 4.17x more megapixels (front camera)
    5MPvs1.2MP
  • 872GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs128GB
  • 13.6mm narrower
    292.1mmvs305.7mm
  • Is a multi-user system
  • 19.2mm shorter
    201.4mmvs220.6mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.thickness

6.9mm

8.4mm

Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

2.weight

713g

786g

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.Weather sealed
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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

For example

Archos 101 Saphir

6.Has a stylus
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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.

Display

1.resolution

2732 x 2048px

2736 x 1824px

Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2.pixel density

264ppi

267ppi

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

521ppi

3.screen size

12.9"

12.3"

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

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

4.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

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

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
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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.has an external memory slot
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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.

2.RAM

4GB

16GB

Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

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

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

4.internal storage

128GB

1000GB

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

5.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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.

6.Has AES
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

Cameras

1.megapixels

8MP

8MP

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

24MP

2.front camera megapixels

1.2MP

5MP

Best

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

8MP

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.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

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

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 4

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
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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 4

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 4

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Alcatel 1T 10

Battery

1.battery power

10307mAh

5087mAh

Best

Apple iPad 4 128GB WiFi + Cellular

11560mAh

2.wireless charging
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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 4

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a removable battery
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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.

2.Is a multi-user system
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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 4

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 sharing intents
Apple iPad Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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.

6.Bluetooth version

4.2

4

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

5

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