Quick comparison: Surface Pro 3 versus iPad Pro

Apple surprised almost no-one in the techsphere with the announcement of the iPad Pro. Thanks to numerous leaks, we were ready for it. And then we got to see it.

As it turns out Microsoft must be on to a good thing with the Surface Pro 3, because Apple reinterpreted a number of features we’re already used to for it’s new, larger iPad. There’s a keyboard dock, a pen, sorry, Pencil and the ability to run apps side by side to name a few.

The iPad Pro isn’t set to hit store shelves until November, so real-world comparisons will have to wait. And hopefully by then there’ll be a new Surface Pro to talk about.

In any case, here’s a quick look at the two spec-to-spec. As is often the way with Apple products, there’s still some unknown factors right now. But here’s what it looks like so far.

Category Surface Pro 3 iPad Pro
THE Windows 10 Pro iOS 9
sýna 12-inches 2160×1440 12.9-inch 2732×2048
Processor Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Apple A9X
geymsla 64/128/256/512GB 32/128GB
Vinnsluminni 4GB or 8GB unknown
LTE No cellular version LTE version available
microSD engin
framan myndavél 5MP 1.2MP
aftan myndavél 5MP 8MP
rafhlaða 42Wh 3850mAh
mál 292 mm x 201.3 mm x 9.1 mm 305.7 mm x 220.6 mm x 6.9 mm
þyngd 800 grams 713 grams (723 grams for LTE)
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 4.2
Pen Yes (Included) Yes ($ 99 extra)
Lyklaborð Yes ($ 129 extra) Yes ($ 169 extra)
Verð from $ 799 from $ 799

The biggest difference has to be right at the top: The operating system. One runs a mobile OS, one a full desktop OS. You’re also going to be spending over $ 1000 to get the ‘fulliPad Pro experience with Pencil and keyboard, which is a lot, however you look at it. The Surface Pro 3 is at least marginally cheaper.

We’ll be able to talk more when the iPad Pro is on sale. Maybe against the Surface Pro 3, maybe it’s successor. Time will tell. Be sure to sound off in the comments with your own thoughts!

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