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Why Surface Pro 4 is not a competitor to iPad Pro

According to the results of the benchmarks, the A9X processor included in the iPad Pro, more efficient chips not only in low-cost personal computers but also tablet Surface Pro 4. In addition, for the price of a tablet computer Apple’s more affordable than products from Microsoft.

The Surface Pro 4, presented at the beginning of last month, has a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches and a resolution of h pixels. The device went on sale with Intel Core processors of the sixth generation (up to Core i7), up to 128/256/512 RAM and 16 GB of flash memory. Graphics depends on installed processor: it can be 515 HD graphics, HD graphics or Intel Iris 520. The performance of new, allegedly 30% higher than the previous model and is 50% higher than the MacBook Air.

Surface Pro 4 compatible with the updated Surface Pen stylus, equipped with a virtual eraser, as well as with a removable keyboard, which now looks more like a conventional computer keyboard due to the larger distance between the buttons.

Comparing the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro, you may notice that Apple sells new for $799, while Microsoft is asking for your tablet a minimum of $899. Standard configuration is Surface Pro 4 is based on the chip Intel Core M3-6Y30, which gives A9X in both single-threaded and multithreaded calculations, although the processor Apple has to cope with a greater by 1.5 million the number of pixels on the screen iPad Pro with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels.

Of course, if you get the option Surface Pro chipset Intel Core i5, the balance to be in favor of 12.9-inch iPad, but then have to pay as much as $1300.

Compare Apple stylus Surface Pen and Pencil has also proved that the stylus Microsoft loses out to Apple product. It is characterized by a slightly greater delay in rendering on the screen, which is a key characteristic of this kind of accessories.

At the same time, the hardware capabilities of the iPad Pro in many ways are not used at full strength due to the lack of professional apps like Final Cut Pro X for desktop OS X. These programs will appear in the future, but so far this tablet is appropriate to take the enlarged and improved iPad Air 2.

It is iPad and not the Mac is a depressing factor for any Windows based computers, annual sales are constantly declining. Apple sells about 50 million iPads a year, which brings the company from $20 to $30 billion.

See also:

  • 5 reasons to buy a 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • First unboxing and review of the iPad Pro

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