In the world of ultraportable 2-in-1 tablets that may work as exhausting as they play, there are however two choices: the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro. And on October 2, Microsoft unvieled not only a refreshed Surface Pro 7, however the brand-new Surface Pro X, an always-on, always-connected pill that appears solely designed to tackle the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. So let’s dive in and see how these two tablets stack up.

Surface Pro X vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Design

With both the Surface Pro X or the iPad Pro, you are getting a contemporary pill with a large show surrounded by slim bezels, all packed in a skinny, light-weight body:

  • Surface Pro X: 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.28 inches
  • iPad Pro: 9.7 x 7 x. 0.23 inches

While the Surface Pro X technically has slimmer facet bezels, the highest and backside bezels are wider. The iPad Pro’s bezels, however, are uniformly spaced across the display screen, giving the bundle extra steadiness and symmetry than the Surface Pro X’s.

The iPad Pro has barely flatter edges, whereas the Surface Pro X’s edges have a little bit of a curve to them.

At 1.4 kilos, the iPad can be a bit lighter than the 1.7-pound Surface.

Around the again, each sport a single digicam lens (the Surface Pro X’s is centered, whereas the iPad Pro’s is within the high left nook). And in fact, the Surface consists of its trademark kickstand that blends into the underside half of the pill when not in use.
Winner: iPad Pro 

Microsoft Surface Pro X Mark Hachman / IDG

The Surface Pro X has a kickstand inbuilt.

Surface Pro X vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Display

Both tablets sport a 3:2 show ratio quite than 16:9. The Surface Pro X’s 23-inch show is ever so barely greater than the iPad Pro’s 12.9-inch. Resolution-wise, the 2 shows are very comparable as properly:

  • Surface Pro X: 2880×1920, 267ppi
  • iPad Pro: 2732×2048, 264ppi

However, the distinction between them is larger than a number of pixels and a tenth of an inch. For one, the iPad’s show has rounded corners that match the gadget and provides the bezels and the display screen a seamless movement. It additionally options two distinctive Apple applied sciences: True Tone, which adapts the dsplay’s shade temperature based mostly on ambient gentle, and ProMovement, which might modify the refresh fee as much as 120Hz to be extra responsive to the touch or stylus enter.

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