Surface Pro

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.


 FeaturesSurface Pro (2017)
iPad Pro (2017
Display12.3-inch PixelSense Display (2736×1824, 267 PPI, touch-enabled)12.9 inches / 10.5 inch, 2732 x 2048 (264 ppi)
Processor7th gen Intel Core m3, i5 or i7Apple A10X
Memory(RAM)4GB/8GB/16GB LPDDR3Not known
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 615 (m3),
Intel® HD Graphics 620 (i5),
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
Apple A10X
SecurityTPM 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

BatteryUp to 13.5 hours of video playbackUp to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi, watching video, or listening to music
StorageSolid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TBSolid state drive (SSD) options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Connections1 x Full-size USB 3.0,
microSDXC card reader,
Surface Connect,
3.5mm Headphone jack,
Mini DisplayPort,
Cover port

iPad Smart Connector,

headset jack

Camera, audio and videoWindows 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


WirelessWi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technologyWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
Dimensions11.50″ x 7.9″ x 0.33″12”  x 8.68” x 0.27”
SensorsAmbient light sensor



Touch ID

Three‐axis gyro



Ambient light sensor

Weightm3: 1.69 lbs (768 g),
i5: 1.70 lbs (770 g),
i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)
1.57 lbs
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro (Office 30-day trial)iOS 10
PriceStarts at $799Starts 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.