Product Comparison: Apple iPad Pro 10.5" vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3


General Specifications
Brand
Apple
Microsoft
Model
iPad Pro 10.5(MQDY2)
Surface Pro 3
Origin
China
China
About the Product
No matter the task, the new iPad Pro is up to it — and then some. It offers far more power than most PC laptops, yet is delightfully simple to use. The redesigned Retina display is as stunning to look at as it is to touch. And it all comes together with iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPad Pro. Everything you want modern computing to be. Now even, well, better.
Surface Pro 3 comes with Windows 10, so you can use all your favourite touch apps and desktop software, like Office, and even ask Cortana† to remind you about important events.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE
Screen Size
10.5 in.
12.3 in.
Storage Capacity
64 GB
128 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple iPad Pro 10.5" Wi-Fi 64GB Rose Gold + Quality Photo Accessories 2017 Model
  • I own all the iPad sizes now except the Pro12.9”. To me, the 10.5” iPad Pro is the PERFECT size. Additionally, the optional pencil is the icing on the cake.
  • Great size, not too big and not too small. Excellent with the Apple Pencil.
  • I will never buy a PC again.....perfect size for reading, especially for senior citizens. Great portability.
  • The iPad Pro has just enough memory for someone who uses it primarily to store photos.
  • I would like that it had more memory for the price
  • Only problem I had with it was lack of memory I exchanged for the 256 gig.
  • Great but no WiFi internet connection in my room , router is in kitchen, haven’t had this issue with my three prior iPads
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10
  • The screen size is great, I like it more than my IPad.
  • It runs full windows 10. It is so light weight and the size is perfect for holding.
  • Super fast, touchscreen is great and the 12.3” screen is the perfect size
  • I really like my Microsoft surface pro because is really fast for it size. I like it professional look.
  • This was the perfect size for my college age daughter. She wanted something less bulky and the touchscreen is a bonus. It does everything she needs for school.
Size & Weight
Height
9.8 in.
11.5 in.
Width
6.8 in.
7.9 in.
Depth
0.24 in.
1.1 in.
Weight
16.48 oz.
1.7 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS LCD Retina
IPS
Pixel Density
264 ppi
267 ppi
Screen Resolution
2224 x 1668
2736 x 1824
What customers say about "Display"
Apple iPad Pro 10.5" Wi-Fi 64GB Rose Gold + Quality Photo Accessories 2017 Model
  • The display is one of the best displays I have ever seen.
  • A solid iPad with a great display, very responsive screen, good battery life. Love it thus far!
  • Excellent display, upgraded storage options, faster processor, better cameras and a bigger display in a still-compact size, compared with my old one.
  • Excellent iPad with display and excellent promotion 120 hz.
  • Daughter is an artist and loves the resolution and small size.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10
  • The pressure sensitivity is perfect. And if it isn't for you it can be adjusted. The screen is crisp and clear with great resolution.
  • The screen is crisp and clear with great resolution.
  • The tablet looks great! The picture is very clear. The resolution is beyond impressive.
  • The screen resolution is fantastic and the speakers are very good
  • It is a well made device but the resolution seems off. When looking at the desktop the resolution seems very sharp but when you run outlook the resolution gets worse.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
7 MP
5 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
12 MP
8 MP
What customers say about "Camera"
 
Processor
Processor Model
Apple A10X
Intel Core i5
Number of Cores
6
2
Processor Speed
2.36 GHz
1.9 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Apple iPad Pro 10.5" Wi-Fi 64GB Rose Gold + Quality Photo Accessories 2017 Model
  • The screen is amazing and the processor is lighting fast. Love my new iPad.
  • Glad I purchased the pro faster processor then the cheaper model. Well worth it
  • Just what I needed in a tablet and it’s the pro model too. Better processor.
  • I bought the Ipad Pro 10.5 and it is has been great. The screen is beautiful and very responsive. The processor is super fast.
  • No real changes that I've noticed. Enjoy the faster processor.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10
  • I believe the 4gb. RAM and 128gb. SSD with a 128gb SD card is perfect for an average person that needs a laptop that has Windows 10 and likes the freedom of a tablet. The speed and easy of setup is nothing to be afraid of.
  • The intel i5 processor gives you all the power of a full laptop with the versatility and portability of a tablet.
  • It's fast and easy to use. Coming from a MacBook and I like this surface pro so much more. It doesn't have the fastest of the processors but it does the job with no lag. Highly recommend it
  • Shut down and reboot is VERY quick (i5, 4GB RAM).
  • I purchased on Black Friday for extremely low price and realized it’s processor was the slowest on the market. I now know why it was such a good price!
Features
Operating System
iOS 11
Windows 10
Maximum Usage Time
10 hours
13.5 hours
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording, Four speaker audio, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Ambient light sensor, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, iBeacon microlocation, Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital compass, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Antireflective coating
High -resolution 12.3" PixelSense™ Display with stunning screen that response to your touch, Exceptional power and performance, microSDXC card reader, Mini DisplayPort, 3.5mm Headphone jack, Cover port, New fanless cooling system3, Dual microphones, 1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium, GPS / GLONASS, Nano SIM Tray and Embedded SIM (eSIM)
What customers say about "Features"
Apple iPad Pro 10.5" Wi-Fi 64GB Rose Gold + Quality Photo Accessories 2017 Model
  • If you love iOS then you will adore the iPad. I would recommend this to a friend for sure
  • Many quality apps are available and Apple iOS is smooth/fun to use. The CPU seems fast with no noticeable hiccups. The iPod itself is made of quality materials and feels solid.
  • The screen is just gorgeous and iOS 11 just makes it a whole new experience
  • Very smooth with the new touch pen. Applications much easier to navigate.
  • I figured I would buy this before iPad takes away the headphone jack or Touch ID.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 12-Inch, 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 10
  • The speakers are loud enough to enjoy movies and music.
  • The best part of the Surface Pro 3 is the Stylus Pen that comes with it. You feel like you are writing old school with pencil and paper. The feel is almost perfect.
  • The battery life is very strong. You get a standard 6-8 hours depending on what you are doing. And it charges fully in about an hour.
  • I am an artist and it is a fairly good drawing tablet. The pen is responsive, the pen pressure can be adjusted, and there are different tips you can buy for the surface pen to equal that of different leads. I've created substantial works of art with this tablet.
  • The tablet sometimes does not respond to the touch of your finger on screen. While this is a minor inconvenience (or it may be the amount of pressure I use with my pen and finger), it can be a tad annoying.
  • When drawing on the tablet using the stand past 60 degrees, if you are resting your hand on the tablet lightly, it will not support your hand and will lower.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
NFC Technology
No
No
Charging Interface
Lightning
Micro USB
Accessories
Included With Unit
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
649.00 $


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