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Microsoft Surface Pro Apple iPad 3
Global Score
6.276.24
Basic Information
MicrosoftApple
Windows 8 ProiOS 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1
2012-06-182012-03-07
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches
32.00 ounces23.00 ounces
--Black and White
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 509.00 at Amazon$ 290.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.6 inches9.7 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)2048 x 1536 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
208 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.27
Performance
--Apple A5X chipset
Intel Core i5-3317U (Dual-Core 1700 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
4 GB RAM1 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 MHz) GPUQuad core PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU
8.16.75
Storage
128 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC external memory slotNo SD card slot
5.72.5
Camera
1.00 MP5.00 MP + 0.30 MP
--f/2.40 aperture
--35.00mm focal length
1280 x 720 (29 fps) (HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
3.416.16
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--Mobile Hotspot
3.23.5
Battery Life
--11560mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1.368.24
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
--GPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

Microsoft Surface Pro is slightly better than Apple iPad 3, with a overall score of 6.27 against 6.24. Even being the best we are comparing, it must be noted that it's also notably thicker and notably heavier. The Microsoft Surface Pro comes with Windows 8 Pro operating system, and Apple iPad 3 has iOS 7.x operating system.

Apple iPad 3 has a more vivid screen than Microsoft Surface Pro, because although it has a little bit smaller display, it also counts with a higher pixels density and a higher 1536 x 2048 resolution. The Microsoft Surface Pro has a very superior performance than Apple iPad 3, and although they both have a Dual-Core processor, the Microsoft Surface Pro also has a graphics processor and 3 GB more RAM memory.

Apple iPad 3 counts with a much better camera than Microsoft Surface Pro, because it has a much higher 1920x1080 (Full HD) video quality and a back camera with a lot better 5 MP resolution. The Microsoft Surface Pro features a very superior memory capacity for applications, games, photos and videos than iPad 3, because it has 128 GB internal memory.

IPad 3 features a very superior battery performance than Microsoft Surface Pro.

Although Microsoft Surface Pro is a better device, it costs a lot more money than iPad 3, and it doesn't have such a good price and quality relation as iPad 3. So if you need that extra features and specs, you can buy the Microsoft Surface Pro, but if you don't you can save some dollars and get the iPad 3, giving up a couple specifications.