Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)


Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)

Price
EUR: N/AEUR: €1,200
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Body
Form Factor
Candybar, Touchscreen, Tablet PCCandybar, Touchscreen, Tablet PC
Dimensions
201.3 x 292 x 9.1 mm280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm (11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 in)
Weight
800 g682 g (Wi-Fi), 685 g (5G) (1.50 lb)
Build
Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame

Stylus support (Bluetooth integration, magnetic)
Colors
Sky BlueSilver, Space Gray
SIM
Nano-SIM, eSIM
Models
A2379, A2461, A2462
Display
Type
Full HD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsLiquid Retina XDR mini-LED LCD, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 1600 nits (peak)

Wide color gamut

True-tone
Size
12 inches12.9 inches, 515.3 cm2 (~85.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution
2160 x 1440 pixels2048 x 2732 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~265 ppi density)
Multitouch
Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection
Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Network
Technology
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G Bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 A2379, A2461, A2462
5G Bands
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave A2379
Notifications
Alert Types
Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Memory
Internal
8 ROM, GB RAM128GB ROM, 8GB RAM

256GB ROM, 8GB RAM

512GB ROM, 8GB RAM

1TB ROM, 16GB RAM

2TB ROM, 16GB RAM
Card Slot
No
Connectivity
Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps, 5G
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
USB
USB v3.0, USB Host supportUSB Type-C 4 (Thunderbolt 4), DisplayPort, magnetic connector
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
NFC
No
Camera
Main Camera
5 MP, 2592 x 1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flashPrimary: 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF

Secondary: 10 MP, f/2.4, 125" (ultrawide)

Third: TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
Camera Features
Geo-taggingQuad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video
1080p@30fps4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera
5 MP, 1080p@30fps12 MP, f/2.4, 122" (ultrawide)

Features: Face detection, HDR, panorama

Video: 1080p@25/30/60fps, gyro-EIS
Multimedia
Audio Format Support
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC
Video Format Support
MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264
Radio
No
Software
Operating System (OS)
Microsoft Windows 8.1iPadOS 14.5.1
Upgradable
Upgradable to Windows 10Upgradable to iPadOS 14.6
Browser
HTML5
Messaging
Email, Push Email, IM
Hardware
Chipset
Intel Atom x7-Z8700Apple M1
CPU
4th Gen Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 processorsOcta-core
GPU
Apple GPU (8-core graphics)
Sensors
Accelerometer, gyro, compassFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, barometer
Speakers
Yes, Stereo speakers with Dolby audioYes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
Audio Jack
3.5 mmNo
TV Out
Yes via hdmi port
Battery
Battery Type
Non-removable Li-Ion battery, Up to 9 hoursLi-Po (40.88 Wh), non-removable
Charging
Fast charging 18W
Additional Features
Main Features
Built-in Multi-position kickstand

ClearType technology
Features
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Photo viewer/editor

SkyDrive (200 GB cloud storage)

Skype free international calls and Wi-Fi for 1 year
Siri natural language commands and dictation

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