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  • Hey there folks, Lane here with TechnoMaverick. Just last week Microsoft

  • announced some brand new devices and among those was the successor to the

  • Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 4. Also announced was the Surface Book. Not

  • really the scope of this video to discuss that particular device but it is

  • certainly exciting. Let's talk about how the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4

  • compare. So first of all, why compare these two products? They're obviously

  • very different.

  • Well the reason is they have both been designed with productivity in mind and

  • both manufacturers are basically pushing them or marking them as productivity

  • devices. They are both also roughly the same size, they have touch screens and pens

  • that provide excellent digital inking. They also start at very similar

  • price points. So that means that a lot of people are going to be comparing these

  • two devices and wondering which one is right for them. Now

  • first things first we're going to talk about the facts things that we can

  • actually definitively say are similar between these two devices and things

  • that we can say one is better than the other. But stick around because in the

  • second half of the video we're going to be going over some more commentary about

  • these two devices and that's where things really get interesting. So first

  • of all, size. Just a moment ago I said these two devices are roughly the same

  • size and that is pretty impressive considering what the Surface Pro 4 can

  • actually do. So the Surface Pro 4 comes in at .33 inches thick and is weighing in

  • at one point six seven pounds

  • meanwhile the iPad Pro is coming in at .27 inches thick, so five one hundredths

  • of an inch thinner than the Surface Pro 4 and is weighing in at one point by four

  • pounds. So as well a little bit thinner and a little bit lighter. In terms of the

  • other dimensions these two devices don't really compare as well

  • Microsoft is going after the 3:2 aspect ratio which basically they

  • equate that to being like a pad of paper that you would use an 8.5

  • by 11 sheet of paper or like a note pad that you were right on

  • whereas the iPad is going after the more square 4:3 ratio. However both

  • of them have 12 inch class screens The iPad coming in at 12.9 inches and the

  • Surface Pro 4 coming in at 12.3 inches. Now let's talk about hardware components

  • Both of these devices have extremely high resolution displays. You're not

  • going to see a pixel on either of these displays but they don't have exactly the

  • same resolution and again that's mostly due to their aspect ratios. The Surface

  • Pro 4 features a 2736 by 1824 resolution coming in at 267 PPI. While

  • the iPad Pro features a similar 2732 by 2048 resolution display technically

  • superior but again that has to do with the aspect ratio. The iPad Pro is a bit

  • wider when it comes to processing components. The Surface Pro 4 is

  • running a sixth generation Intel Core processor goes all the way from core M

  • up to a core i7 depending on the configuration that you purchased and

  • depending on configuration you purchase you also have integrated graphics

  • available on that hardware. So you can get anywhere between 4 gigabytes of

  • RAM and 16 gigabytes of RAM. Anywhere from 128 gigabytes of onboard storage

  • going all the way up to one terabyte. Couple that with the fact that you also

  • have the option to insert a microSD card technically with support up to 2

  • terabytes although those cards are not exist today.

  • Now the iPad Pro is running Apple's latest generation A9X chipset

  • along with its own proprietary dedicated graphics. Although Apple doesn't give out

  • these numbers it looks like the iPad Pro is using 4 gigabytes of RAM and you

  • can purchase this in configurations of either 32 gigabytes or 128

  • gigabytes of storage with nothing in between and no option to expand the

  • memory. Both of these devices have their own proprietary biometric scanners.

  • The Surface Pro 4 has facial recognition which is said to be enterprise-class

  • security. And the iPad

  • has Apple's excellent TouchID built right into the home button. Now, both

  • manufacturers in the past have really failed to deliver high-quality cameras

  • on these devices which is OK, I mean they're targeting devices people really

  • shouldn't be taking pictures with them, but both of them will be fine for streaming

  • video during FaceTime or Skype calling. The Surface has the latest wi-fi

  • radios along with Bluetooth 4.0. The iPad Pro has a little bit better hardware in

  • terms of connectivity. They also have the latest generation wi-fi radios Bluetooth

  • 4.2 and also the option of purchasing a device with connectivity for 4G LTE and

  • HSPA+. The Surface Pro 4 also features a continuous kickstand hands

  • that will enable you to use the device like a laptop propped up propped up on

  • your desk or in bed or things like that. The iPad Pro does not. The Surface Pro 4

  • features two front facing stereo speakers which have Dolby sound built in

  • if they're anything like the Surface Pro 3 speakers they will be you know

  • pretty good. They do get pretty loud these are said to be louder

  • The iPad Profeatures some very interesting speakers there's actually

  • one speaker in each corner and it will dynamically change the audio depending

  • on how you hold the device to also deliver stereo sound and Apple claims

  • that these speakers are much louder than those in the iPad Air 2. Alright now

  • let's talk about the accessories and in this case is really what makes these

  • devices special these are tablets but they're huge you really need great

  • accessories to make them useful since you're not really going to be holding

  • them in your hands and interacting with them that way most of the time now both

  • of these tablets do have first party accessories available when it comes to

  • Microsoft the ship the device with the surface pen which is entering technology

  • which Microsoft now owns to deliver 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity in the

  • screen using the surface pen which again is included they also have their own

  • first party keyboards which are said to be fantastic we haven't had a chance to

  • get our hands on those yet but my talk claims that it the thinnest and lightest

  • of their

  • type covers yet and then also that it is a better typing experience and that

  • looks to be the case they also have a large trackpad since these services

  • software does support native mouse control Apple has the Apple pencil that

  • can be used in conjunction with the iPad Pro two supposedly deliver really

  • excellent thinking we haven't had a chance to try this out yet and really

  • it's the first time that Apple has ever done this so we'll have to see how great

  • it is I'm guessing that it's going to be really good it's going to be a great

  • experience for artists especially just likely services have been in the past

  • now each of these pens from different manufacturers have their own kind of

  • special unique twist on them

  • the latest generation servicemen from Microsoft does have an eraser on the

  • back end of it so you can just turn the plane around to start of racing and it

  • also has a couple of buttons for selecting and doing other things like

  • launching one note on the Apple pencil does not have a dedicated a racer but

  • it's unique because it offers till sensitivity so you in certain

  • applications will be able to tilt the pencil to one angle to get a different

  • fact this will be most useful when it comes to artistic applications how

  • useful I'm not really sure I know I do a lot of 2d work in Photoshop and I prefer

  • to have more specific control but there are some natural artists out there that

  • try to make digital art that

  • is more natural feeling so that may be a good thing for some artists not really

  • important for most people though when it comes to storage the Microsoft Surface

  • pen can just be magnetically attached to the side of the device will have to see

  • how strong that connection really is apple offers no form of connection at

  • all the servers pen is very superior in terms of its battery life said to last

  • for about a year

  • my current service men with my service pro 3 I've never had to change the

  • batteries and I've had it for a year half so absolutely believe Microsoft

  • claimed the Apple pencil will need to be charged probably every few days by heavy

  • users and the way you charge it is by plugging it into the end of your iPad

  • which seems dangerous for a lot of reasons I imagine people are gonna be

  • breaking that Apple will probably have to find a different way to charge it

  • with a next-generation device now both of these devices when coupled with their

  • pen do support palm recognition so they should be pretty much on par in terms of

  • the artistic experience when you're using these silences when it comes to

  • performance it's difficult to really compare these two devices because

  • they're handling completely different operating systems Windows 10 is a

  • desktop operating system which uses more memory to just keep things going

  • iPad obviously one day mobile operating system so in terms of performance when

  • you're measuring the benchmark it'll be hard to really comparable for both of

  • these devices will perform exceptionally well at the task that they are really

  • designed to do service pro for on the one hand will be excellent for editing

  • photos videos

  • surfing the web creating documents things like that that had pro on the

  • other hand will probably be very good and very fast when it comes to browsing

  • the web watching video is creating digital art and some dedicated

  • applications that are made for that on the iPad pro so they will both perform

  • exceptionally well based on what they're really designed to do so let's start

  • with price because this is where things get really crazy to be fair the Apple

  • iPad pro and does start at a lower price point of the $100 whereas Microsoft's

  • surface pro four starts at

  • $900 however there's a big gap in terms of what you get at $800 Apple's iPad Pro

  • offers only 32 gigabytes of storage and includes no accessories that means even

  • the Apple pencil you don't get that in the box

  • Microsoft Surface pro four starts with 128 gigabytes of storage although it

  • will obviously be closer to about ninety-five after the operating system

  • and Microsoft after they have installed when you take it out of the box but they

  • also do include the surface pen so right off the bat for $100 extra you also get

  • the pen which Apple charges $100 for and you get a lot more storage in reality

  • few if any people should be buying the iPad pro at the $800 configuration 32

  • gigabytes is simply not enough storage for the kinds of things are going to be

  • doing on this device this device has a huge high resolution display

  • applications are gonna take a ton of space and it actually going to be using

  • it to do things like anything movies creating digital art the things that

  • Apple wants to sell this device to New to enable you to do you shouldn't be

  • using a 32 gigabyte model if your gonna be editing movies for instance you're

  • gonna have absolutely no room you're constantly gonna be transferring files

  • on and off of the device so no one who in their right mind would even consider

  • buying a 32 gigabyte model so if you ask me

  • we have to leave that device completely out of the equation that's just for

  • people who maybe are too impatient to wait for the next option to be available

  • if they can't get a pre pre order in for the 128 gigabyte version so you go ahead

  • and purchase the iPad pro in the 128 gigabytes variant and do not include the

  • pencil that actually makes it more expensive than the 128 gigabytes variant

  • of the surface Pro for and again that doesn't include the pen so for $900 you

  • can purchase a service pro for getting 128 gigabytes of storage and have a pen

  • included for $950 you can purchase the