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Microsoft Surface Pro Apple iPad 4
Global Score
6.277.01
Basic Information
MicrosoftApple
Windows 8 ProiOS 7.x, 6.1, 6
2012-06-180000-00-00
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches
32.00 ounces23.35 ounces
--Black and White
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 509.00 at Amazon$ 485.00 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 A6X chipset
Intel Core i5-3317U (Dual-Core 1700 MHz) processor Dual-Core 1400 MHz processor
4 GB RAM1 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 MHz) GPUPowerVR SGX554 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPU
8.17.65
Storage
128 GB internal memory64 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC external memory slotNo SD card slot
5.74.4
Camera
1.00 MP5.00 MP + 1.20 MP
--f/2.40 aperture
1280 x 720 (29 fps) (HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
3.416.27
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--Mobile Hotspot
--LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
--Micro SIM
3.29.4
Battery Life
-- Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1.361.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
--GPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

IPad 4 has a global score of 7.01, which is much better than the Microsoft Surface Pro's 6.27 global score. IPad 4 comes with iOS 7.x operating system, and Microsoft Surface Pro has Windows 8 Pro operating system. The iPad 4 construction is extremely thinner and much lighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro.

The iPad 4 features a sharper display than Microsoft Surface Pro, because although it has a bit smaller screen, it also counts with a higher resolution of 1536 x 2048px and more pixels per inch of display. Microsoft Surface Pro counts with a bit more powerful CPU than iPad 4, and although they both have the same number of cores, the Microsoft Surface Pro also has a much better 650 MHz graphics co-processor and more RAM memory.

Microsoft Surface Pro has a way bigger memory for applications and games than iPad 4, because it has 128 GB internal storage. The Apple iPad 4 has a very superior camera than Microsoft Surface Pro, because it has a lot higher video definition and a back camera with much more mega-pixels. Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad 4 both feature incredibly similar battery durations.

Even being the best tablet in our current comparisson, Apple iPad 4 is also cheaper than the Microsoft Surface Pro.