|Microsoft Surface Pro 3|
As much as one can criticize or praise the new iPad Pro, the fact is that the new Apple tablet should be viewed from the standpoint of Microsoft Surface Pro 3, it is the true rival, and Apple's goal with this new iPad Pro . The question is, which of the two is better?
Best of all is that eventually you who decides what is best. Our only task is limited to compare the two devices and give you all the information. Let's go talk about some of the differences between them.
Display: The great features of iPad Pro is the screen, which leaves behind the 10-inch Air iPad to reach 12.9 inches, with which almost becomes a MacBook. This screen size is higher than the Surface Pro 3, since the screen is 12 inches. However, a longer or shorter size does not have to be something postivio or negative. From my point of view, because it is a large tablet, almost I prefer to be 12.9 inches. But more relevant in the case of the screen is the resolution: 2,742 x 2,048 pixels in the case of the iPad Pro, with a pixel density of 265 pixels per inch, 2,160 x 1,440 pixels in the case of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with a pixel density of 216 pixels per inch. Indeed, the screen iPad Pro is of higher quality than the Surface.
Processor: When speaking of the technical components of the device, we find that the iPad Pro has an Apple A9X processor, similar to the iPhone 6s, although improved, while the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is available with three processors, Intel Core i3, i5 and i7. Processors Surface Pro 3 are higher level than the iPad Pro, as they are level processors of a computer. In fact, the MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro feature Intel Core i5 and i7. To this it should be added that the iPad Pro has a RAM of 4 GB, while the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a RAM of 4 GB for the basic version, but you can select a version with memory of 8 GB.
Operating System: Determinant for me is also the operating system. While Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has Windows 10, the Pro iPad has iOS operating system 9. The latter is designed only for tablets and smartphones, while Windows 10 is designed for computers, tablets and smartphones, and in this case we can offer a closer look at the experience of a computer.
Battery: Apple could have gotten your iPad Pro has greater autonomy than the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Although this can not be confirmed until you can not analyze, the fact is that based on what they say the two companies on their devices. The iPad Pro has more autonomy than 10 hours, the Surface Pro 3, and 9 hours.
Connectivity: Although both devices have the same wireless Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, yes I would highlight the fact that the iPad Pro Lighting has only one outlet, and a magnetic socket for the keyboard. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a device like a computer, and includes USB 3.0 jacks, headphones, Mini Display Port and microSD card reader.
Cameras: Although not as relevant in a tablet, especially large one, I must say that the two tablets have two cameras, a main and a front. In the case of IPAD Pro, these cameras are 8 megapixel, in the case of the main and 1.2 megapixels in the case of the front. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has two 5 megapixel cameras (main and front).
Price: Although the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has different versions and different configurations, will take as reference the basic version that is the most similar to the iPad Pro, Intel Core i3, 4 GB RAM and a processor internal memory of 64 GB. Its price is 859 euros. The iPad Pro, with an internal memory of 32 GB, is priced at $ 800, the same in American currency as the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, so it's likely to cost the same in euros, 850 euros. Reaching the 128 GB version in the case of iPad Pro will have to reach $ 949, about 1,000 euros, while in the case of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will have to spend 1,109 euros, while including and the Intel Core i5 processor. To this must still be added that the price of the additional keyboard in both cases is about 150 euros. The Apple Pencil cost about 90 euros, and the Surface Pen is priced at 50 euros.
What should I buy?
Actually buy either depend mainly on what it is we seek in the device. If we want a device acting as a laptop with almost all the features of a computer, that's the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. The iPad Pro is a special tablet, perhaps for creative professionals who require interface and the operating system of a iPad, but with a large screen. One can say that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a computer within a tablet, while the iPad Pro is a tablet with the format of Microsoft Surface Pro 3.