Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

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Display

Display size

12.3 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

2736 x 1824 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

267 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

 
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

76.57 %
72.80 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4

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

11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight

27.73 oz (786 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus
 

Colors

Gray
Gold, Gray, Silver

Tablet dock

Yes
 

Dock Features

Keyboard, Backlit keyboard, Touchpad
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Intel Core-i7
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

 
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

Intel Iris 540
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

16 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

1000 GB
128 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

 
8827 mAh

Internet use

 
 

LTE

 
9 hours

Wi-Fi

 
10 hours

Video playback

9.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

 
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

 
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Connectivity

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

USB

USB 3.0
Yes

Connector

Full-size USB
Lightning

Features

USB OTG
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Location

 
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Mini Displayport
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
iPad Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price

 
$ 559
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