Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – The Ultimate Convertible Device Face-off
This is a heavy weight match between Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Apple’s iPad Pro, the Surface Pro 4 and the iPad Pro are both premium devices that can be used as a laptop and tablet, declaring a supreme champ here is no easy task, so we’ll let you decide based on this one-on-one face-off.
Both the Surface Pro 4 and the iPad Pro have the same dimensions, the iPad Pro has 12.9-inch Retina display screen while the Surface Pro 4 has a 12.3-inch PixelSense display.
Performance and OS
For the Microsoft model, you can opt for Intel Core M3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors with 4GB of RAM but it can go up to 16GB of RAM, as far as storage options, users have the 128GB option, the 256GB, 512GB and even the 1TB.
The iPad Pro on the other hand is fired-up by an A9X processor coupled with 4GB of RAM, as far as storage choices, the latter only comes in 32GB and 128GB, as far as OS, the iPad device runs on iOS 9 whereas the Surface Pro 4 runs on Windows 10.
Both of these devices come with a fancy keyboard as well as a stylus, ihe iPad model has a Smart Keyboard (minus the touch pad), but if you want it, it can be yours for an extra $169.
The Surface Pro 4 on the other hand has a Type Cover with trackpad and a fingerprint sensor support, it can be yours for $129, besides the latter elements, the Surface Pro 4 also has a glass trackpad and a mouse, which to be honest is big plus for so many users.
As for the Apple Pencil, this retails for $99 while the Surface Pen can be yours straight out of the box, as far as color choices, the iPad comes in Gray, Silver or Gold whilst the Surface Pro 4 is available only in a Silver hue.
Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Value
The Core M3 Surface coupled with 4GB of RA and 128GB storage retails for $899, the version with Core i7, 16 GB of RAM and 1TB of storage can be purchased for $2,699, 32GB version of the iPad costs $799 whereas the model that contains the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil retails for $1,347. Expect the latter to be up for grabs in November.