Microsoft Surface 3 Vs Apple iPad Pro Specs Comparison

Earlier today, Apple announced a new iPad Pro device which is a smaller version of the iPad Pro which they announced last year. Apple once again took the same marketing message which Microsoft uses, they claim that iPad Pro can replace your laptop. Microsoft announced Surface 3 almost an year back and it still has got the looks and performance to turn heads. Microsoft claims that Surface 3 is the perfect productivity device for school, home, and on the go.

Take a look at the tech specs comparison of Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface 3.

FeatureMicrosoft Surface 3Surface-3-640x384Apple iPad ProiPad Air 3
ProcessorQuad Core Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700 processor (2MB Cache, 1.6GHz with Intel Burst™ technology up to 2.4GHz)Apple A9X chip
Display size10.8”9.7”
Display Resolution/Pixel Density1920 x 1280 // 227 ppi2048 x 1536 // 264 ppi
Size and DimensionsLength: 187 mm Width: 267 mm Thickness: 8.7 mm Weight: 622 gLength: 240 mm Width: 169.5 mm Thickness: 6.1 mm Weight: 437 g
Storage64GB and 128GB32GB, 128GB and 256GB
RAM2GB or 4GB2GB
ConnectivityWi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)Bluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)Bluetooth 4.2
LTEYes (Optional)Yes (Optional)
Primary camera8MP Auto-focus12MP Auto-focus
Secondary camera3.5MP wide angle5MP
Main video camera1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)4K (3840 X 2160)
Secondary video camera1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)720p (HD, 1280 x 720)
Expandable memory card typeMicroSDNot available
USBUSB 3.0Not available
StylusSurface Pen (Optional)Apple Pencil (Optional)
Built-in Kickstand3-position KickstandNot available
Native keyboard AccessoryType CoverKeyboard cover
SensorAmbient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, MagnetometerAmbient light sensor, Accelerometer, Three-axis gyro, Barometer
Power And BatteryUnknown battery capacity, 10 hours of video playback27.5 watt hour, 10 of video playback
Video Calling/Audio CallingSkypeFaceTime
Built-in AppsEdge, Xbox Video, Mail, Skype

Bing/Bing Smart Search

Clock

Xbox Store

Photos

Windows Store

People

Maps

Calender

Camera

Xbox Music

OneNote

OneDrive

Movie Moments

Xbox SmartGlass

Reading List

Xbox Games

Alarm

Calculator

Fresh Paint

Safari, Newsstand, Videos, Photo Booth

Mail

Messages

Siri

Clock

iBooks

iTunes Store

Reminders

Game Center

Photos

App Store

Contacts

Maps

Calendar

Camera

FaceTime

Music

Notes

First Party AppsMicrosoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook

MSN News

MSN Weather

MSN Finance

MSN Travel

MSN Sports

MSN Translator

iPhoto, iTunes U, iMovie, Podcasts

GarageBand

Find My iPhone

Pages

Find My Friends

Numbers

Remote

Keynote

iTunes Trailers

ColorsSilverSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
App PlatformRuns millions of Windows desktop programs and touch apps from the Windows Store.Only runs apps from the App Store.
Price64GB Model: $39932GB Model : $599

As you can see, Surface 3 is behind iPad Pro in some areas like camera, thickness and display resolution. But none of them are deal breakers. Here is the most interesting part, for the price of an entry level iPad Pro which comes with 32GB storage, you can get an 128GB, 4GB RAM, LTE Surface 3 device with Surface Pen.

The following SKUs are available from Microsoft for order,

Order Surface 3 devices here from Microsoft Store.

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