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Microsoft Surface Pro Apple iPad Air
Global Score
6.277.71
Basic Information
MicrosoftApple
Windows 8 ProiOS 8.x, 7.x
2012-06-182013-10-22
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches
32.00 ounces16.86 ounces
--Black, Gray and White
--Aluminium
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 509.00 at Amazon$ 519.00 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
6.27.1
Performance
--Apple A7 chipset
Intel Core i5-3317U (Dual-Core 1700 MHz) processor64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1400 MHz) processor
4 GB RAM1 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 MHz) GPUPowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPU
8.18.55
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
--33.00mm focal length
1280 x 720 (29 fps) (HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
3.416.49
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
--8820mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1.366.32
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
--GPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

IPad Air is way better than the Microsoft Surface Pro, getting a 7.71 score against 6.27. The iPad Air works with iOS 8.x OS, and Microsoft Surface Pro comes with Windows 8 Pro OS. IPad Air's design is newer, notably lighter and incredibly thinner than Microsoft Surface Pro. The iPad Air has a bit faster processor than Microsoft Surface Pro, because although it has a worse graphics processor working at 600 megahertz and less RAM, and they both have the same number of cores, the iPad Air also counts with a 64-bit processing unit.

IPad Air has a better screen than Microsoft Surface Pro, because although it has a quite smaller display, it also counts with a higher resolution of 1536 x 2048 and a greater pixel density. The iPad Air features a lot better camera than Microsoft Surface Pro, because it has a way higher 1920x1080 video resolution and a much more mega pixels camera in the back.

Microsoft Surface Pro has a much bigger storage to store more apps and games than iPad Air, because it has 64 GB more internal storage capacity. The iPad Air has a way better battery lifetime than Microsoft Surface Pro.

IPad Air costs a bit more money than the Microsoft Surface Pro, but you can get a much better tablet for that few more dollars.