Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple iPad 9.7-inch

Display

Size

12.0 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

2160 x 1440 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

216 PPI
264 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.88 %
71.65 %

Features

Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Intel Core i7
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

 
Dual-core, 1850 MHz, Twister, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

Intel HD
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

8GB
2GB

Internal storage

512GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDHC
 

OS

Windows (8.1 Pro)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)

Battery

Capacity

 
8827 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches (292 x 201 x 9 mm)
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

28.16 oz (798 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus
 

Colors

Gray
Gold, Gray, Silver

Tablet dock

Yes
 

Dock Features

USB
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

 
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s)

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Full-size USB, USB 3.0
Lightning

Features

OTG, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

 
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Other features

Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

Warranty period

12 Months
 

MSRP

$ 1949
$ 559
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