Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Apple iPad Pro: Who's The Boss?

Apple has seen iPad sales shrink over the past couple years, with an especially dramatic decline over the past 12 months. Helping matters is the built-in kickstand, that lets you set your iPad at an angle and start typing. Can they overtake traditional laptop and desktop computers?

Walt Mossberg in his weekly column for The Verge says, "I won't be buying one, and I don't recommend that average users do so either". Cook asked Apples-Tim-Cook-declares-the-end-of-the-PC-and-hints-at-new-medical-product.html">during an interview with the Telegraph. That one costs $949, or $1,079 if you need cellular connectivity, too.

Here is what I learned after using the iPad Pro for 24 hours. That doesn't seem to have changed much in recent years, with Tim Cook lately quoted as saying he thought the Microsoft Surface Book was a "deluded" creation. However, to many tech experts, the Surface Book remains an ultimate product even if it isn't a perfect device.

Market research firm IDC categorizes these devices as "detachables".

The 10,700 mAh batteries could have been bigger but it turned out that the iPad Pro's four self-balancing speakers are so big that they waste what should have been battery space.

The company has been riding on a major wave of success after that event, and today is the day the company unleashes the Apple iPad Pro upon the world.

Moreover, in accordance with Apple's product design theme, the outer shell of the Logitech keyboard case for iPad Pro is made of a woven fabric; with aluminum used for the inner part. That makes it more expensive than the 11-inch MacBook Air ($899) if you include the accessories.

The addition of Microsoft Office apps, especially ones tailored to take advantage of the real-estate and pen input of the iPad Pro, demonstrates Nadella's focus and strategy.

 

Sure, these updates all sound awesome, but the other thing that's changing is the starting price: The iPad Pro will set you back at least $800. It's possible that knowledge of these other companies could give insight into Apple's future plans.

Vanessa Coleman

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