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September 9, 2015

The iPad Pro vs. the competition: Super-size your tablet

by John_A

iPad Pro

Last year Apple embraced the mantra that “bigger is better” for the iPhone. Now it’s done the same with the iPad line, in the form of a larger-screen 12.9-inch tablet. But Apple isn’t the first to make a big tablet, and not even the first to call it “Pro.” How does the iPad Pro compare to other large tablets, like the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the Surface Pro 3? We’ve lined up the specs side by side so you can decide which one you’d rather hold in your lap while you work.

iPad Pro Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Surface Pro 3
Price $799, $949, $1,079 $649 starts at $799
Thickness 6.9mm (0.27 inches) 7.95mm (0.313 inches) 9.14mm (0.36 inches)
Weight 713 or 723g (1.57 or 1.59 pounds) 750g (1.65 pounds) 790g (1.76 pounds)
OS iOS 9 Android 4.4 Windows 10
Display 12.9-inch IPS LCD Retina display 12.2-inch Crystal Clear LCD 12-inch ClearType Full HD
Resolution 2,732 x 2,048 (265 ppi) 2,560 x 1,600 (247 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 ( ppi)
Aspect ratio 4:3 16:10 3:2
Processor Apple A9X 1.9GHz Exynos 5 Octa Intel i3 / i5 / i7
Memory NA 3GB 4 / 8GB
Storage 32 / 128GB 32GB 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 GB
Ports Lightning microSD, HDMI, MHL, USB 3.0 microSD, USB 3.0
Front camera 1.2MP FaceTime, f2.2 2MP 5MP, 1080p
Rear camera 8MP iSight, f/2.4, 1080p video at 30fps 8MP 5MP, 1080p
Cellular radio Optional
GSM/EDGE
CDMA
UMTS/HSPA/
HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
LTE
None None
WiFi Dual band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v4.2 v4.0 v4.0
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
Battery 10 hours 9,500mAh NA
Accessories Smart Keyboard, Apple Pencil S Pen, S Mouse Surface Pen, Surface Pro Type Cover

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Tablets, Mobile, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Lenovo

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