Today we will compare two rival tablets, the larger Apple iPad Pro that came in November 2015, and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which was announced in October 2015. Both convertible tablets support a stylus (Microsoft has included it in the box) and a attachable keyboard, which can be purchased from each manufacturer’s official store.
The iPad Pro measures 304.8×220.5×6.9mm and weights 723 grams. The tablet looks like an ordinary iPad, with a simple aluminum body and rounded edges and corners, which is available in colors such as Space Gray, Silver or Gold.
On the other hand, the Surface Pro 4 is thicker and heavier, as it measures 292.10×201.42×8.45mm and weights 786 grams, but its exterior is made of sturdy magnesium, so it’s more resistant to hits.
The iPad Pro has an IPS LCD display of 12.9-inch that supports a resolution of 2732×2048 at 265 ppi. The Surface Pro 4 has a smaller display of 12.3-inch that supports a resolution of 2736×1824 pixels at 267 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The iPad Pro features an Apple A9X chipset, a dual-core Twister processor clocked at 2.26GHz, a PowerVR Series 7XT graphics card and 4GB of RAM. The Surface Pro 4 comes in three variants, as follows:
- Processor: m3 (900 MHz up to 2.2 GHz), i5 (2.4 up to 3.0 GHz), or i7 (2.2 up to 3.4 GHz)
- Graphics Card: HD 515, HD 520 and Iris 540
- RAM: 4GB, 8GB or 16GB.
The iPad Pro has been released with an internal storage of 128GB while the Surface Pro 4 comes in four internal storage variants of 128GB, 256GB, 5128GB and 1TB.
The iPad Pro sports a primary camera of 8MP that features autofocus, face detection, self-timer, geo-tagging, panorama, burst mode and a secondary camera of 1.2MP. The Surface Pro 4 has a primary camera of 8MP that features geo-tagging, autofocus, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP.