Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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Display

Size:

12.9 inches
12.3 inches

Resolution:

2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
1824 x 2736 pixels, 267 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

85.43 %
76.57 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)

Hardware

System chip:

Apple M1
Intel Core-i7

Processor:

Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm

GPU:

Apple 8-core GPU
Intel Iris 540

RAM:

8GB
16GB

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
1000GB

Storage expansion:

microSD

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iPadOS (14.x)
Windows (10 Pro)

Battery

Capacity:

10758 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (PDAF)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features:

Time-lapse video

Front:

12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
5 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm)

Weight:

24.06 oz (682.0 g)
27.73 oz (786.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Metal

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

Right: Volume control

Colors:

Gray

Tablet dock:

Yes

Dock Features:

Keyboard, Backlit keyboard, Touchpad

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Mini Displayport

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Full-size USB, USB 3.0

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, Video out
OTG, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync
Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Buyers information

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 20, 2021
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