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Microsoft Surface Pro Apple iPad 2
Global Score
6.276.1
Basic Information
MicrosoftApple
Windows 8 ProiOS 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x
2012-06-182011-03-02
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches
32.00 ounces21.62 ounces
--Black and White
Scratch-Resistant GlassScratch-Resistant Glass
$ 509.00 at Amazon$ 505.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.6 inches9.7 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)1024 x 768 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
208 pixels per inch132 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.25.4
Performance
--Apple A5 chipset
Intel Core i5-3317U (Dual-Core 1700 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
4 GB RAM512 MB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 MHz) GPUPowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPU
8.17.29
Storage
128 GB internal memory64 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC external memory slotNo SD card slot
5.74.4
Camera
1.00 MP0.70 MP + 0.30 MP
--f/2.40 aperture
1280 x 720 (29 fps) (HD) video resolution1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD) video resolution
3.414.73
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM
--Micro SIM
3.24.2
Battery Life
--6944mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1.366.08
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 2.1, EDR
--GPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The Microsoft Surface Pro has a score of 6.27, which is a little bit better than Apple iPad 2's score of 6.1. Microsoft Surface Pro works with Windows 8 Pro OS, while Apple iPad 2 counts with iOS 7.x OS. The Microsoft Surface Pro is a newer tablet than the Apple iPad 2, although it is much thicker and much heavier.

The Microsoft Surface Pro features a more vivid display than Apple iPad 2, because it has a quite bigger screen, a lot higher resolution of 1080 x 1920px and much more pixels per inch in the display. The Microsoft Surface Pro has a quite superior performance than Apple iPad 2, and although they both have the same number of cores, the Microsoft Surface Pro also has more RAM and a better graphics co-processor working at 650 megahertz.

Microsoft Surface Pro counts with a much greater storage to store more apps and games than iPad 2, because it has more internal storage. The iPad 2 takes a lot better videos and photos than Microsoft Surface Pro, although it has a lot lower resolution back facing camera and a lower (HD) video resolution.

Apple iPad 2 features a much longer battery performance than Microsoft Surface Pro.

The Microsoft Surface Pro costs a bit more than the iPad 2, but it's still a great deal, because you can get a better tablet for that extra money.