Microsoft revealed the highly anticipated Surface Pro 6 a couple of days ago and everyone keeps talking about it. Seeing how Surface Pro 6 is in the center of attention on all tech forums, we think that Microsoft’s new device is going to be a success. However, the question that everyone is asking when it comes to Surface Pro 6 is if its better than Apple’s iPad Pro?
Surface Pro 6 vs iPad Pro
The fact that people are pinning Surface Pro 6 against iPad Pro should not come as a surprise since Microsoft and Apple have been competing for a couple of years now. Nonetheless, today we are going to take a better look at the performances, design, and features that these two devices have to offer in order to get an idea of which one is better. With that said, let’s get into it.
Even though some might say that the design doesn’t matter that much in this comparison, we beg to differ. Microsoft and Apple have different approaches when it comes to designing their devices and this plays an important role in today’s comparison.
The new Surface Pro 6 looks great and it’s made from a magnesium material. On the other hand, Apple’s iPad Pro looks even better, but the biggest difference is that iPad Pro uses aluminum material and this makes it weigh in at 1.57 pounds which is a bit lighter than Surface Pro 6 which weighs in at 1.71 pounds (without a keyboard).
Surface Pro 6 is equipped with a 12.3-inches display that offers a pixel resolution of 2,736 x 1,824 and a pixel density of 267ppi. iPad Pro is equipped with a slightly bigger display of 12.9-inches which features a better pixel resolution of 2,732 x 2,048 and a pixel density of 264ppi. From the looks of it, the two devices are close equals when it comes to display.
Leaving the cool looking designs and high-end displays aside, the hardware performance is what really matters in this comparison. To make things even better, this is where we are going to see the biggest difference between Surface Pro 6 and iPad Pro because they are powered by different operating systems and CPUs.
Surface Pro 6 runs on the highly popular Windows 10 while iPad Pro is powered by Apple’s latest iOS 12. Both operating systems ship with their own unique features, but we are not going to get into that.
The real difference between the two devices is that Surface Pro 6 is fueled by the quad-core eight generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Processor that is paired with 8GB/16GB RAM and up to 1 TB of internal storage space.
iPad Pro is equipped with an A10X chip (64-bit architecture) and an embedded M10 co-processor that is paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage space.
While the two devices might seem like they are equals at first glance, no one can deny the fact that Surface Pro 6 offers better hardware performances. Not just that, but Surface Pro 6 also gives customers the option to choose between multiple internal storage space, RAM and processor variants which can help them get the device that fits their needs the most.
iPad Pro is not to be overlooked though. It’s hardware performances are also impressive, but they are not on the same level as Surface Pro 6. In addition, Apple fans don’t have that many customization options other than the internal storage space they get to pick so we have to give it to the new Surface Pro 6.