The mudslinging has already started! The war is on between Apple iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft. According to the spokes person from Microsoft who is also the Senior Manager – Communications, Dan Laycock says that Apple iPad Pro is nothing more than a companion device. Microsoft says that iPad Pro cannot replace a laptop whereas Surface Pro 4 has all the qualities required to replace a laptop or desktop. For iPad Pro cannot actually be a productive computing device without another computer. Microsoft goes further to say that, you cannot make one to one comparison between Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro.
Technology driven people today carry numerous devices – smartphones, tablet PCs, laptops. Microsoft boasts that Surface Pro 4 could easily replace all these devices and that you just need to carry a single gadget, Surface Pro 4.
However, regardless of what Microsoft might say, users of iPad Pro feel that the device is fully loaded with features and advanced functionalities. iPad Pro could easily handle advanced tasks such as video editing. The large display makes iPad Pro look like a laptop along with the keyboard accessory.
iPad Pro is a versatile equipment, whether you want to use it for entertainment or for productivity purposes, it takes on the challenges pretty well. Considering the size of 12.9 inch retina display, it will make a good gadget for watching your movies on the go. Though Steve Jobs had commented years ago, if you see a stylus, they blew it; Apple seems to be eating its own words when it launched the Apple’s version of the stylus, Apple Pencil for iPad Pro as of the optional accessory.
iPad Pro uses A9X chip and interestingly, it outperforms a standard CPU performance by 1.8 times. The performance of iPad Pro is superior obviously to all the predecessor iPads. You could throw just about any application and nothing will make the device sluggish. iPad Pro takes the challenge pretty well.
As opposed to iPad Pro’s 12.9 inch display, Surface Pro is 12.3 inches. Microsoft also boasts of a high resolution display that is suitable for watching HD movies. Microsoft has also made decisive efforts on increasing the touch accuracy to further enhance the user experience.
The Surface Pen is designed to feel like a real pen to give you better stylus experience. Surface Pro 4 is a worthy contender to Apple iPad Pro. If you are under a dilemma in choosing between the two devices, it is certainly going to be a tough call to make. The best way to go about making a selection is to hold these devices in your hand to experience the actual touch and feel. The features on paper is one thing and actually using them is totally another. Being premium products both of them are priced high, you seriously do not want to live with regrets just because you failed to check out both devices before making your purchase.