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Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Microsoft Surface Pro vs Apple iPad Air 2 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)06Points
Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)
10.6"
TFT

1080x1920

1
MP

1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Dual

N/A
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
17PointsApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Compare Microsoft Surface Pro X
Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)

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Surface Pro (128GB)6 Advantages Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)vsiPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)17 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
+1.7Ghz 64bit Dual-Core1%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
+4GB100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+10.6"9%
Larger screen
vs9.7"
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+USB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
128GB (85GB available)vs+128GB (117GB available)38%
More internal storage for applications and files
907 grams (31.75 ounces)vs+437 grams (15.3 ounces)108%
Lighter
13 millimeters (0.51 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)113%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels52%
Higher resolution screen
208 PPIvs+264 PPI27%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 1MPvs+(back) 8MP8 times
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 1MPvs+(front) 1.2MP33%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
1000000 apps (Windows Store)vs+2100000 apps (App Store)110%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
(front) HD (1280x720)
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+10 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
ModelSurface Pro (128GB)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
Other model namesUltrabook Microsoft Surface Pro, Tablet Surface Pro 1iPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMicrosoftApple
Release dateFebruary, 2013October, 2014
Depth13 millimeters (0.51 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)173 x 274.6 millimeters (6.81 x 10.81 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight907 grams (31.75 ounces)437 grams (15.3 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
Operating systemWindows 8 ProiOS 8.0
Firmware updateWindows 8.1 ProiPadOS 13
HardwareMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Intel Mobile HM77 Express64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processor1.7Ghz Dual-Core Intel Core i5-3317U1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerIntel HD Graphics 4000PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory4GB2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (85GB available)128GB (117GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size10.6" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)208 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
CameraMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)1 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution1280x720 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionfeature not registeredFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x720 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivityMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
USBUSB 3.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro HDMI Type DProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
Active noise cancellationfeature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Dark Titanium
- Digital pen
- Optional Touch Cover with keyboard
- WiFi Direct
- Microsoft Office 2013 RT
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplyMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacityfeature not registered7340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy480 minutes | 8 hours | 0.3 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standby21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateMicrosoft Surface Pro (128GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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