Let’s see how the Apple iPad Pro compares to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

First, the DESIGN and FEATURES.

iPad Pro:

The iPad Pro (image from www.apple.com)

The iPad Pro (image from www.apple.com)

– still brings the same classic iPad design with its smooth corners and edges and measures 5% longer, 10% wider, and 18 % thinner than the Surface Pro 4
– features a 12.9 inch Retina display (the biggest display size ever made on any of the iPad generations) with 2732 x 2048 resolution at 264  ppi (pixel per inch) density
– comes in 3 different hues for customized use
– has a side connector that’s used to attach the tablet to the Smart Keyboard

Surface Pro 4:

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

– still has its signature built-in adjustable kickstand for easy transition from tablet to laptop mode. The iPad Pro on the other hand, relies on the Smart Keyboard to prop up the tablet for work mode.
– improves its design with a larger 12.3 inch display with 2736 x 1824 resolution at a 267 ppi density
– while its sharp corners and edges bring a more industrial feel in to the design, the Surface Pro 4 only ships in a silver color option
– brings a USB 3.0 port, a mini Display Port, and a Micro SD card slot that the Apple iPad Pro doesn’t have

Next is USER INTERFACE AND NAVIGATION.

iPad Pro:
– utilizes Apple’s most-advanced operating system to date, the iOS 9, which endows this tablet with convenient multitasking features such as Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture

Surface Pro 4
– takes advantage of the Windows 10 operating system which was made to work for the Surface Pro 4. But it’s better for desktop-style work compared to tablet apps because it doesn’t have nearly as many apps like the iPad Pro

Now we go to ACCESSORIES

iPad Pro:
– can be used with the Smart Keyboard for typing
– Apple introduces the Pencil which is arguably one of the best in the market for its accuracy when it comes down to finite drawing and writing and pressure sensitivity for broader strokes.

Surface Pro 4:
– can be used with the Type Keyboard which features a trackpad. There’s even a version of it with a built-in fingerprint sensor, though it’s $30 more expensive.
– also has its own stylus though it’s not as finite as the Apple Pencil; but its killer eraser feature is really something. Plus, it magnetically attaches to the Surface too.

And, CELLULAR OPTION

iPad Pro:
– gives you the option of buying an LTE-capable iPad Pro 128GB for syncing and quick access of  your data wherever you are

Surface Pro 4:
– doesn’t support such capability

It’s nice to know one is different from another. And that’s the beauty of being different from each other. This comparison is just to show you what one has, has not, does and doesn’t do over the other.

It’s still up to you to choose the device that best meets your needs.

Sigfred Hermosa

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