Microsoft is expected to roll out its Surface Pro 4 on October 6, and geeks are already debating about which is better – the Surface Pro 4 or the Apple iPad Pro.

Let’s see how Surface Pro 4 paired with the recently launched Apple iPad Pro and why most preferred it.


Surface Pro 4 will run on Windows 10, while the iPad Pro came with iOS 9.

According to NeuroGadget, Windows 10 is better because it runs as a full desktop and supports desktop applications such as AutoCAD, Lightroom, or Photoshop. In comparison, iOS is a mobile OS and supports only applications that have been created by the developers exclusively for this platform.

Most of the businesses also preferred Microsoft OS, NeuroGadget added.

Connectivity and Expansion

Apple iPad Pro has a single connectivity option, the Lightning port. Surface Pro 4, on the other hand, will most likely carry over Surface Pro 3’s USB 3.0, a microSD slot, and a Mini Display port. These allow users to connect the device to up to three external monitors.

Rumors also indicated that the internal memory of Surface Pro 4 will reach as high as 1TB for specific models.


Surface Pro 4 is rumored to feature Skylake processor, which offers serious performance advantages over its predecessors including the ability to handle 4K video output at 60 frames per second, Business Insider reported.

Apple iPad Pro comes with an A9x chip that is 1.9 times faster than its smaller counterpart and has graphics performance faster than 80 percent of portable PCs, CNET wrote.


Surface Pro 4 pricing is expected to range from £639 ($799) to £1,349 ($1,799), Business Insider noted.

Surface Pro 3 currently costs $699 for its 64GB version. In comparison, the basic variant of the Apple iPad Pro is about $100 more expensive.

Most likely, the upcoming SP4 will have a stylus in the box, while the keyboard will be also cheaper compared to its rival.

The Surface Pro 3 comes with a stylus; whereas you need pay to addition $100 when you buy Apple’s Pencil. The Microsoft Type Cover is also cheaper ($130) as compared to Apple keyboard ($170).