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New 12.9 inch iPad Pro vs Surface Pro X

Apple just announced its refreshed iPad Pro models today, I know there are many others that will compare the new iPad Pro 12.9″ to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7, but we think that the Surface Pro 7 isn’t the 12.9″ iPad Pro’s direct competitor anymore. Sure Apple may have been chasing Microsoft’s Surface Pro convertibles when they designed the first generation iPad Pro but Microsoft hit back with their answer to the iPad Pro with the Surface Pro X.

Surface Pro X

The base configuration of the Pro X

  • 13″ Pixel Sense Display 2880×1920 (267PPI) 3:2 Aspect Ratio
  • CPU: Microsoft SQ1
  • GPU: Microsoft SQ1 Adreno 685
  • Storage: 128, 256 or 512 GB
  • Memory: 8GB (Optional 16GB)
  • x2 USB-C
  • Facial Recognition
  • 5MP fornt camera, 10MP rear camera
  • Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5
  • LTE Modem: Qualcomm Snapdragon X24

$999

Accessories

  • Keyboard and Slim Pen combo is $269
  • Save money & buy keyboard without the pen cradle for $199
  • Surface Slim Pen for $144.99

Total including Keyboard with Slim Pen combo = $1,268

iPad Pro 12.9″ LTE

The 12.9″ with LTE is directly comparable with Surface Pro X

  • 12.9″ Liquid Retina Display 2388×1668 (264PPI) 4:3 Aspect Ratio
  • CPU: Apple A12Z Bionic
  • GPU: Nueral Engine
  • Storage: 128GB (Optional 256, 512GB or 1TB)
  • Memory: Unknown
  • x1 USB-C
  • Facial Recognition
  • 7MP front camera, 12MP+10MP ultra wide Rear Cameras
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5
  • LTE Modem: Unknown

$1,149

Accessories

  • The new magic keyboard is $349
  • Save money & buy iPad Pro Smart Keyboard for $199
  • Apple Pencil is $129

Total including the new Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil is $1,627

If you need this then get that

If you need to use Photoshop and Lightroom, you can choose either machine. If you need Adobe Illustrator choose the Surface Pro X, eventually Adobe will have Illustrator for the iPad, but they don’t right now.

If you want one of these tablets for entertainment duties for apps like Netflix you will find Apps and web apps for every service on both devices.

If you need to be productive, you will find plenty of apps for both from Microsoft’s own Office, to OfficeSuite, Polaris Office, WPS Office and others.


By Platform De.Central

A former industry insider and tech industry enthusiast.

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