Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface 3 – Specs

On Wednesday, Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, a 12.9-inch tablet aimed squarely at business users, creative professionals, and the enterprise. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is its strongest competitor in that space, so let’s compare the key specs and look at how the two product lines stack up.

Specs iPad Pro Surface Pro 3
Display Size 12.9" 12"
Resolution 2732 x 2048 2160 x 1440
Display Pixels 5.6 Million 3.11 Million
Processor A9X Chip 4th gen Intel Core
Battery Life 10 Hours 9 Hours
Camera 8 MP iSight 5 MP HD
Stylus Sold seperately Included
Physical Keyboard Sold seperately Sold seperately
Micro SD No Yes
Weight 1.57 lbs 1.76 lbs
USB 3.0 No Yes
PPI 264 216.33
Multitasking Yes Yes
Finish Silver, Gold, Space Grey Silver
Price $799 – $1079 $799 – $1799

The iPad Pro is available with 32GB or 128GB of storage, while the Surface Pro 3 gives the option of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage.

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