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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs. Apple iPad Pro: Comparison Of Specs

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has been officially announced, and Microsoft promises a bigger update than the previous generation thanks to its transition from dual-core to quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core processors. Of course, as expected, the transition in power comes with a sizeable increment in price. This generation starts at $899 compared to the $799 starting price for the previous generation.

We’ve broken down below what’s inside of Microsoft’s latest 2-in-1 so that you can compare it with its predecessor, as well as the latest Apple iPad Pro. Although both the Surface Pro 6 and iPad Pro are quite different, they both get the work done efficiently and thus, are carefully contemplated by those who are thinking of purchasing a capable 2-in-1 machine.

Take a look at the specs below:

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 6 VS. APPLE IPAD PRO SPECS COMPARISON

Category

Microsoft Surface Pro 6   Apple iPad Pro

Starting price

$899 $649 (10.5-inch), $799            (12.9-inch)

OS

Windows 10 iOS 12

Display

12.3 inches

10.5, 12.9 inches

Processor 8th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7

A10X Fusion

Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth

Ports

Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connector, microSD slot, one USB-A port, headphone jack

Lightning port, Smart connector, headphone jack

Battery life

Up to 13.5 hours

Up to 10 hours

Storage

128, 256, 512GB, 1TB

64, 256, 512GB

Weight

Starts at 775g

469g (10.5-inch), 677g (12.9-inch)

Dimensions (mm) 292 x 201 x 8.5

250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 (10.5-inch), 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 (12.9-inch)

Microsoft is also refreshing its Surface Pro with a new black color. The matte black finish covers the entire Surface Pro 6 and like before you can swap the keyboard for a variety of colors. Color specs for iPad Pro are still not available.