Quick Comparison Guide For Surface Pro (2017) & iPad Pro (2017): While going through the specs & form factor along with other features the new Surface Pro seems to be sleeky & also appearing to be bringing up with what the brand has learned so far. Although Micosoft has tried very well in touting custom silicon for reducing latency between the Display & pen along with the latest Surface Pen too. Microsoft was always very keen in comparing their tablet models with Apple’s, while Apple took on with the Tablet-Laptop hybrid & had also recently launched its Updated iPad Pro at the WWDC 2017.
Specifications, Operating System & Form Factor-Wise Comparison Of Surface Pro (2017) & iPad Pro (2017)
Apple has also been praised for its Pencil as an inking experience provider in the past already while the Surface Pro’s Kaby Lake processors, the new Surface Pen & the new Digitizer have also took several good remarks among the users.
If the OS is to be compared, the Surface goes through the Microsoft’s OneNote in the Note Taking Apps section another feature like Adobe Photoshop requires a desktop OS like the Windows 10, while the iOS being a mobile OS specifically designed for the mobile phone & tablets is also capable but relatively to lower extents.
We will now let you all to go through the comparative chart of Surface Pro iPad Pro (both 2017) that has been purposefully prepared to give an instant Guide for easy & thorough Comparison between the two:
|Features||Surface Pro 2017||iPad Pro 2017|
|Dimension||11.5 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches||12 x 8.68 x 0.27 inches|
|Weight||1.69 Pounds||1.57 Pounds|
|Processor||7th Gen. Intel Core m3, i5, i7||Apple A10X|
|OS||Windows 10||iOS 10|
|Screen Resolution||2763 x 1824||2732 x 2048|
|Display||12.3 inches||12.9/10.5 inches|
|Graphics||m3 & i5: Intel HD 620; i7: Intel Iris Plus 640||Apple A10X|
|Storage||128GB, 265GB, 512GB, 1TB + microSD expansion||64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Front Camera||5 MP (Face Authentication)||7 MP|
|Rear Camera||8 MP||12 MP|
|Ports||Full USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect, headset jack||Lightning, iPad Smart Connector, headset jack|
|Battery||13.5 hours||10 hours|
|Price||$799 to $2,699||$649 to $1,229|
The Surface Pro being based on a desktop OS can very easily run any such program that is available on Windows desktop & is also leveraged with developer tools like Visual Studio. Thus whether you use the i5 or the i7 based Windows OS it being not purposefully made to play games but can run them with much ease.
On the other hand the iPad has always been the best in tablets but unfortunately can’t run such programs & can be used as. Pure tablet while having some inking & documentation capabilities like note making & the MS Office.
Both the tablets coming with the same price have different capabilities. The Surface Pro comes along with an individual kickstand which supports to stand without any external cover support while with the iPad you necessarily need an cover to make it stand that too in an awkward shape. The Surface Pro comes with an deatachable keyboard having an trackpad for easy navigation & the cover isn’t required at all unlike the iPad Pro.