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.

Feature Microsoft Surface 3Surface-3-640x384 Apple iPad ProiPad Air 3
Processor Quad Core Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700 processor (2MB Cache, 1.6GHz with Intel Burst™ technology up to 2.4GHz) Apple A9X chip
Display size 10.8” 9.7”
Display Resolution/Pixel Density 1920 x 1280 // 227 ppi 2048 x 1536 // 264 ppi
Size and Dimensions Length: 187 mm Width: 267 mm Thickness: 8.7 mm Weight: 622 g Length: 240 mm Width: 169.5 mm Thickness: 6.1 mm Weight: 437 g
Storage 64GB and 128GB 32GB, 128GB and 256GB
RAM 2GB or 4GB 2GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)Bluetooth 4.2
LTE Yes (Optional) Yes (Optional)
Primary camera 8MP Auto-focus 12MP Auto-focus
Secondary camera 3.5MP wide angle 5MP
Main video camera 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080) 4K (3840 X 2160)
Secondary video camera 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080) 720p (HD, 1280 x 720)
Expandable memory card type MicroSD Not available
USB USB 3.0 Not available
Stylus Surface Pen (Optional) Apple Pencil (Optional)
Built-in Kickstand 3-position Kickstand Not available
Native keyboard Accessory Type Cover Keyboard cover
Sensor Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Three-axis gyro, Barometer
Power And Battery Unknown battery capacity, 10 hours of video playback 27.5 watt hour, 10 of video playback
Video Calling/Audio Calling Skype FaceTime
Built-in Apps Edge, 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 Apps Microsoft 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

Colors Silver Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
App Platform Runs millions of Windows desktop programs and touch apps from the Windows Store. Only runs apps from the App Store.
Price 64GB Model: $399 32GB 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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