Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Apple iPad Pro: It is not about specs, but about superior machine
Microsoftâ€™s Surface Pro 4 is a machine that puts to shame many laptops. The sort of improvement that the tablet has experienced makes it a darling of enterprises. With the launch of the gleaming tablet from Microsoft, things donâ€™t seem to be the same with Appleâ€™s iPad Pro.
There is no denying the fact that the Surface Pro has experienced tremendous improvement over its already very well received Surface Pro 3. It was the previous iteration of the Surface Pro 4 that established the Redmond based tech giant as a threat to Appleâ€™s iPad tablets. Now Surface Pro 4 has clearly established the tab as the market leader that needs to be followed by all other tablet producers including the makers of iPad Pro.
All the reviewers are full of praise for this impressive machine. TechRadar is all praise for Surface Pro 4. â€œHas Microsoft at last crafted a tablet that can reasonably, without considerable compromise, replace your laptop? Short of going back to the drawing board on the battery, this looks as close as itâ€™s going to get,â€ the review says.
The same is true about other reviewers. A report in the Digital Trends says, â€œThe Surface Pro 4 is a microcosm of the change Microsoft is trying to spur inside its own walls. Time and time again, it missed the opportunity to leap on a new trend in consumer technology. But not with Surface. This time, Microsoft is a leader. Itâ€™s setting the trend. And unlike its new competitors, itâ€™s had a few years to work out the kinks.â€
There is no denying the fact that every other tablet pales in comparison of this tablet, most users and critics suggest that it is a machine that can completely replace your laptop. Reviewers are also unanimous that despite iPad Pro being a good product, the same canâ€™t be said about Apple baby. Walt Mossberg of the Verge has this to say â€œYouâ€™d think an iPad guy like me would be over the moon about the iPad Pro, despite its hefty base price of $799 for a Wi-Fi-only model with 32GB of memory, which stretches to $949 with 128GB of memory, and soars past $1,000 with cellular capability. But Iâ€™m not.â€
Another top tech writer David Pierce, of Wired says, â€œFor those of us who still cling to laptops and desktops, the iPad Pro just doesnâ€™t feel like a serious machine for serious work. We need our keyboard shortcuts and our mice, our apps that work just how we like them. We need our accessories. A touch-first interface just doesnâ€™t feel right, and the iPad Pro canâ€™t overthrow our existing workflows and toolsâ€.
While iPad Pro may be better than other tablets from Apple, it is still not a match for Surface pro. The 13-inch MacBook Air features a screen with 1,440 x 1900 pixel resolution, an innovation five years ago, but not now. The 12.3-inch Surface Pro 4 is ahead of the competition with 2,736 x 1,824 screen pixel resolution. Even the 13.5-inch Surface Book has 3,000 x 2,000 pixel resolution screen. As per IGN, the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book are also better in overall performance. In a Tech Radar review, which presented the Surface Book four-and-a-half stars, the Surface Book’s greatest strength was described as being “an all-around terrific device.” It’s bigger storage option of 128GB to 1TB and a 4GB RAM upgradable to 16GB certainly gives it an edge as compared to the current MacBook Air, which has only 128GB or 256GB memory and 4GB RAM.