Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Microsoft Surface Pro 8

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Display

Size:

12.9 inches
13.0 inches

Resolution:

2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2880 x 1920 pixels, 3:2 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

120Hz
120Hz

Screen-to-body:

85.43 %
84.28 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
HDR support, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple M1 (5 nm)
Intel Core i5 11th Gen 1135G7 (10 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 3100 MHz
Quad-core, 4200 MHz, 64-bit

GPU:

Apple 8-core GPU
Intel Iris Xe Graphics

RAM:

8GB
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iPadOS (14.x)
Windows (11)

Battery

Capacity:

10758 mAh
6200 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (PDAF)
10 MP

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)
Yes

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)
11.30 x 8.19 x 0.37 inches (287 x 208 x 9.3 mm)

Weight:

24.06 oz (682.0 g)
31.43 oz (891.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
2D Face unlock

Keys:

Right: Volume control

Colors:

Graphite, Platinum

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
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.1

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, ax (Wi-Fi 6); MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, Video out
OTG, Video out, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

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

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Buyers information

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 20, 2021
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