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Microsoft Surface Pro Apple iPad Air 2
Global Score
6.278.21
Basic Information
MicrosoftApple
Windows 8 ProiOS 8.x
2012-06-182014-10-16
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches
32.00 ounces15.41 ounces
--Gold and Gray
--Aluminium
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 509.00 at Amazon$ 525.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.6 inches9.7 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)1536 x 2048 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
208 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.27.1
Performance
--Apple A8X chipset
Intel Core i5-3317U (Dual-Core 1700 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processor
4 GB RAM2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 MHz) GPUPowerVR GXA6850 GPU
8.17.92
Storage
128 GB internal memory64 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC external memory slotNo SD card slot
5.74.4
Camera
1.00 MP8.00 MP + 1.20 MP
--f/2.40 aperture
--31.00mm focal length
1280 x 720 (29 fps) (HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
--1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD) slow motion video
3.417.15
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--Mobile Hotspot
--LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
--Nano SIM
3.28.8
Battery Life
--7340mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1.365.76
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
--GPS
--Fingerprint ID Scanner
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

IPad Air 2 is way better than Microsoft Surface Pro, with a score of 8.21 against 6.27. The iPad Air 2 is a much newer tablet, and it's also extremely thinner and lighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro. IPad Air 2 works with iOS 8.x operating system, while Microsoft Surface Pro comes with Windows 8 Pro operating system.

The Apple iPad Air 2 features a brighter display than Microsoft Surface Pro, because although it has a little bit smaller screen, it also counts with a higher resolution of 2048 x 1536 and a higher count of pixels per inch in the display. Microsoft Surface Pro has a superior memory for apps and games than Apple iPad Air 2, because it has 128 GB internal storage.

The Microsoft Surface Pro has a bit faster processor than iPad Air 2, because although it has a 32 bits processing unit against 64-bits, it also counts with an extra graphics processing unit, a higher amount of RAM and a larger number of cores. Apple iPad Air 2 counts with a much better battery performance than Microsoft Surface Pro.

The iPad Air 2 shoots way better videos and photos than Microsoft Surface Pro, because it has a way better resolution back facing camera and a much better (Full HD) video definition.

IPad Air 2 is a little more expensive than Microsoft Surface Pro, but you can get a much better tablet for that few more dollars.