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Microsoft Surface Pro Apple iPad mini
Global Score
6.276.85
Basic Information
MicrosoftApple
Windows 8 ProiOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6
2012-06-180000-00-00
10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches
32.00 ounces11.01 ounces
--Black and White
--Aluminium
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 509.00 at Amazon$ 235.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.6 inches7.9 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)1024 x 768 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
208 pixels per inch162 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.26.1
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 memory16 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC external memory slotNo SD card slot
5.72.5
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+ (4G), HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
--Nano SIM
3.29.4
Battery Life
--4440mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1.365.36
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
--GPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The Apple iPad mini has an overall score of 6.85, which is slightly better than Microsoft Surface Pro's global score of 6.27. Apple iPad mini is a notably lighter and notably thinner tablet than Microsoft Surface Pro. Apple iPad mini works with iOS 8.x OS, while Microsoft Surface Pro comes with Windows 8 Pro OS.

Microsoft Surface Pro has a superior processing power than Apple iPad mini, and although they both have the same number of cores, the Microsoft Surface Pro also has a higher amount of RAM and a faster graphics processor working at 650 megahertz. The Microsoft Surface Pro counts with a bit sharper screen than Apple iPad mini, because it has a really bigger screen, a lot higher resolution of 1080 x 1920px and more pixels per screen inch.

Microsoft Surface Pro has a superior storage capacity to store more games and applications than iPad mini, because it has 128 GB internal storage. The Apple iPad mini counts with a greater camera than Microsoft Surface Pro, because it has a back camera with way more MP and a much higher (Full HD) video quality.

Apple iPad mini has a really longer battery duration than Microsoft Surface Pro.

Even being the best tablet in this comparisson, the iPad mini is also a bargain compared to others, which makes this tablet a great choice.