iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 – Which One Deserves Your Money?

When the tablet market started going down, Apple and Microsoft were the ones to find a way to still generate profit with their tablets. The two tech giants decided to create hybrid tablets that are able to replace laptops. The devices we are talking about are iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4. The two gadgets fit into the same category because they have been equipped with similar a price tag and hardware specs.

Today we’re going to take the two hybrid tablets and pin them against each other in order to see which one has the upper hand. The comparison is going to be centered on display technology, hardware power and storage space.


The premium Surface Pro 4 model ships with a 12.3 inch panel that offers a high pixel resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels. On the other hand, iPad Pro can be acquired in the 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch variants. The larger model features a slightly higher pixel resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels in comparison with Surface Pro 4. While the difference might not be that big, iPad Pro takes this round because its brightness level is higher featuring 423.8 nits.


Microsoft’s hybrid device is powered by Intel’s Core M3, Core i5 and Core i7 chipsets which are coupled with 4GB, 8GB and 16GB of RAM depending on the acquired model. Apple decided to equip iPad Pro with its own-made A9X processor that’s been paired with 4GB of RAM. Even though iPad Pro’s processor is very impressive, we have to give it to Surface Pro 4 and its higher amount of RAM.

Storage Space

One of the biggest reasons why hybrid tablets are so popular is because they can be used for work and entertainment purposes at the same time. This is why having a large internal storage space is considered as being very important.

Nonetheless, Surface Pro 4 can be acquired in the 128GB and 256GB storage space models while iPad Pro comes in the 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants. We think it’s safe to say that both devices can be considered close equals in the storage department.

One thought on “iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 – Which One Deserves Your Money?”

  1. Both devices are not equal in storage. You failed to point out that the Surface Pro 4 can also be configured with 512 GB and 1 TB storage, as well as up to 16 GB RAM.

    There are other hardware configuration that the Surface Pro 4 contains that iPad Pro does not.

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