Specs Comparison: Surface Pro vs older Surface devices, the iPad Pro, and the rest of the competition

Microsoft’s Surface Pro device launched today. The company’s latest Surface Pro is a fairly major upgrade over the Surface Pro 4 — and it includes a new hinge, improved design, a new pen, new type covers, along with the usual spec bumps. Microsoft has already released the full technical spec sheet of the Surface Pro, and you’re probably wondering how well the device stacks up against the competition as well as the other Surface devices. At the Microsoft event today, Microsoft’s Panos Panay claimed that the Surface Pro is 1.7x faster than the iPad Pro.

The Surface Pro is obviously a lot more powerful than the iPad Pro, but here’s the full spec comparison:

Note: The following table only compares the entry-level models of all the devices listed

ComponentSurface ProiPad ProMacBook ProMacBook AirMacBook
Display12.3-inch PixelSense Display (2736×1824, 267 PPI, touch-enabled)9.7-inch Retina Display (2048×1536, 264 PPI, touch-enabled)13.3-inch Retina Display (2560×1600, 227PPI)13.3-inch display (1440×900)12-inch Retina Display (2304×1440, 226PPI)
CPU7th gen Intel Core m3A9X chip with 64-bit architecture2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i51.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor
RAM4GB LPDDR32GB8GB LPDDR38GB LPDDR38GB LPDDR3
GPUIntel HD 615PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics)Intel Iris Graphics 540Intel HD Graphics 6000Intel HD Graphics 515
BatteryUp to 13.5 hoursUp to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi?Fi, watching video or listening to musicUp to 10 hours iTunes movie playbackUp to 12 hours iTunes movie playbackUp to 11 hours iTunes movie playback
Storage128GB SSD32GB256GB PCIe-based SSD128GB PCIe-based flash storage256GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage
PortsOne USB 3.0 port, Surface Connect, 3.55mm headphone jack, SD card slotOne lightning connector, headphone jack, no USBTwo Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, 3.55 headphone jack, no SD card slotTwo USB 3 ports, Thunderbolt 2 port, MagSafe 2 power slot, SD card slot, 3.mm headphone jackUSB-C port, 3.55mm headphone jack
Dimensions11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33”9.45″ x 6.67″ x 0.24″11.97″ x 8.36″ x 0.59″12.8″ x 8.94″ x 0.68″11.04″ x 7.74″ x 0.52″
Weight768 grams437 grarms1.37 kg1.35 kg0.98 kg
Operating SystemWindows 10iOSmacOSmacOSmacOS
Price$799$599$1,499$999$1,299

Microsoft also claimed that the new Surface Pro is 2.5x faster than the Surface Pro 3 from 2014. Here’s a table comparing the specs of the Surface Pro with the Pro 4, Pro 3, as well as the Surface Laptop and Surface Book.

Note: Again, the following table only compares the entry-level models of all the devices listed

ComponentSurface ProSurface Pro 4Surface Pro 3Surface LaptopSurface Book (Performance Base)
Display12.3-inch PixelSense Display (2736×1824, 267 PPI, touch-enabled)12.3-inch PixelSense Display (2736×1824, 267 PPI, touch-enabled)12-inch ClearType Display (2160×1440, touch-enabled)13.5-inch PixelSense Display (2256 x 1504, 201 PPI, touch-enabled)13.5-inch PixelSense Display (3000 x 2000, 267 PPI, touch-enabled)
CPU7th gen Intel Core m36th gen Intel Core m34th gen Intel Core i57th gen Intel Core i56th gen Intel Core i7
RAM4GB LPDDR34GB4GB4GB LPDDR38GB
GPUIntel HD 615Intel HD 515N/AIntel HD 620Intel HD 520
BatteryUp to 13.5 hoursUp to 9 hours of battery life for video playbackUp to nine hours of Web-browsing battery lifeUp to 14.5 hours of video playbackUp to 12 hours of video playback
Storage128GB SSD128GB SSD64GB128GB SSD128GB SSD
PortsOne USB 3.0 port, Surface Connect, 3.55mm headphone jack, SD card slotOne USB 3.0 port, Surface Connect, 3.55mm headphone jack, SD card slotOne USB 3.0 port, Surface Connect, MiniDisplay, 3.55mm headphone jack, SD card slotOne USB 3.0 port, one Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect, 3.0mm headphone jack, SD card slotOne USB 3.0 port, one Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect, 3.0mm headphone jack, SD card slot
Dimensions11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33”11.50″ x 7.93″ x 0.33″7.93″ x 11.5″ x 0.36″12.3? x 8.79? x .0.57?9.14″ x 12.3″ x 0.51″
Weight768 grams766 grarms798 grams1.25 kg1.51 kg
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10Windows 10Windows 10 SWindows 10
Price$799$899 (launch price)$799 (launch price)$999$1,499

If you want to get a Surface Pro for yourself, you can pre-order one right here.

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