Microsoft Surface Pro 7 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

12.3 inches
12.9 inches
12.9 inches

Resolution:

1824 x 2736 pixels, 3:2 ratio, 267 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

76.76 %
85.43 %
85.51 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)
600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Intel Core i3 1005G1
Apple M1
Apple A12X Bionic APL1083

Processor:

Dual-core, 3400 MHz, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Intel UHD Graphics
Apple 8-core GPU
Apple 7-core GPU

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
8GB
4GB

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Windows (10)
iPadOS (14.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity:

10758 mAh
9720 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8
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:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

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

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

11.50 x 7.91 x 0.33 inches (292 x 201 x 8.5 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.4 x 214.9 x 5.8 mm)

Weight:

27.94 oz (775.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)
22.26 oz (631.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock
3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Platinum, Matte Black
Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Mini Displayport
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

GPS, A-GPS
Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 749
$ 999

In The Box:

65W Power supply, Quick start guide, Safety and warranty documents
USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter), 18W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 02, 2019
Apr 20, 2021
Oct 30, 2018
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