Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Apple iPad Air (2019)

Display

Display size

12.3 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

2736 x 1824 pixels
1668 x 2224 pixels

Pixel density

267 ppi
265 ppi

Technology

 
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

76.57 %
79.41 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Intel Core-i7
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

 
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Intel Iris 540
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

16 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

1000 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

microSD
 

OS

Windows (10 Pro)
iPadOS

Battery

Capacity

 
8134 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
7 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)
9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

27.73 oz (786 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
16.37 oz (464 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 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
 

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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

 
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Full-size USB, USB 3.0
Lightning

Features

OTG, Charging
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

 
$ 779
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