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Surface Pro (2017) vs New iPad Pro (2017): Which one to go for?

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Apple has announced iPad Pro (2017) yesterday at WWDC event and Microsoft already has a worthy competitor to it in form of Surface Pro (2017). In this article we are doing side by side comparison between Surface Pro (2017) and iPad Pro (2017) specs to understand which one to go for.

 

 Features Surface Pro (2017)
iPad Pro (2017
Display 12.3-inch PixelSense Display (2736×1824, 267 PPI, touch-enabled) 12.9 inches / 10.5 inch, 2732 x 2048 (264 ppi)
Processor 7th gen Intel Core m3, i5 or i7 Apple A10X
Memory(RAM) 4GB/8GB/16GB LPDDR3 Not known
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 615 (m3),
Intel® HD Graphics 620 (i5),
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
Apple A10X
Security TPM chip,
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Touch ID,

Unlock iPad

Secure personal data within apps

Make purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store

Battery Up to 13.5 hours of video playback Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Storage Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB Solid state drive (SSD) options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Connections 1 x Full-size USB 3.0,
microSDXC card reader,
Surface Connect,
3.5mm Headphone jack,
Mini DisplayPort,
Cover port
Lightning,

iPad Smart Connector,

headset jack

Camera, audio and video Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing),
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video,
Dual microphones,
1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
7-megapixel Front Camera

1080p HD video recording

Retina Flash

ƒ/2.2 aperture

12-megapixel camera
ƒ/1.8 aperture
Digital zoom up to 5x
Optical image stabilization
Six‑element lens

 

Wireless Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
Dimensions 11.50″ x 7.9″ x 0.33″ 12”  x 8.68” x 0.27”
Sensors Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Touch ID

Three‐axis gyro

Accelerometer

Barometer

Ambient light sensor

Weight m3: 1.69 lbs (768 g),
i5: 1.70 lbs (770 g),
i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)
1.57 lbs
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (Office 30-day trial) iOS 10
Price Starts at $799 Starts at $649

Surface Pro (2017) and iPad Pro (2017) both look well-matched in term of specifications. The difference lies in terms of OS and better productivity support in case of Surface Pro (2017) and better camera on iPad Pro (2017). If you want a 2-in-1 device that can work well both as a Tablet and laptop you can go for Surface Pro (2017).

In case you are neck-deep in Apple Eco-system and want a fun device you can go for iPad Pro (2017). It is still not as capable as Surface Pro (2017) in terms of productivity and also lacks touch-support.

Nayan

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Windows, Gadgets and general Technology stuff.
He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites GadgetOx and Nokiapoweruser since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing.

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  • RedGeminiPA

    I know this is a Windows fan site, but I love how you left out all of the iPad Pro specs that are better (at least on par) than the Surface, and leave out some real world usage information that would also be a negative for the Surface: iPad Pro advantages: bluetooth 4.2, 4 stereo speakers, wide color gamut display, cellular models include GPS, 4K video recording with True Tone flash (rear), 1080p recording with Retina display flash (front), real 10+ hours of battery life, dual microphones. Far superior performance with the Apple Pencil compared to the Surface offering. How, exactly does the iPad lack “touch support?” That makes no sense, especially when iPads support up to 5 finger gestures. Oh, and 128GB of storage is no longer available – 64, 256 and 512 are current.

    Surface Pro can rarely get above 10 hours of real use on a charge, it needs secured like any other Windows computer: it can get viruses and malware, which is extremely rare for iOS.

    Yes, the surface runs a desktop OS, which gives far greater flexibility. As much as tech journalists and Apple like to compare these two devices, they’re targeted at different users. iOS 11 will close the gap a little more, but iOS still isn’t a desktop OS.

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