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Surface Book 3 vs iPad Pro: Which one is superior?

Comparing Surface Book 3 vs iPad Pro

Surface Book 3

  • Comes with a 15” or 13.5” touchscreen
  • 10th gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 chip
  • 17.5-hour battery life
  • Assembly quality could be better

The Surface Book 3 model offers the option of a 15” or 13.5” touchscreen. You can get one with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, or Intel Iris Plus Graphics GPU. The graphics capabilities of the device suits higher-end gaming applications.

As far as processing speed is concerned, the device supports multiple options. The 15-inch version has a 10th gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 chip.

The 13-inch version offers a choice of a 10th gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 or a 10th gen Intel Core i5-1035G7 processor. Surface Book 3 15” has 17.5-hour battery life, while its smaller counterpart supports up to 15.5 hours of usage.

The device gives you the option of up to 2TB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage. Regarding screen resolution, you can go with the 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI) or 3240 x 2160, (260 PPI) model. You also have multiple choices for RAM, including the version supporting up to 32GB of random access memory.

Also, Surface Book 3 can detach from the keyboard to function as a tablet.

Microsoft Surface

iPad Pro (2020)

  • A storage capacity of up to 1TB
  • 6GB RAM, and it is powered by an A12Z Bionic chip
  • LED-backlit multi-touch tech
  • The speaker could be better

There are two variants of this gadget: iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch. They are similar in many ways, including storage capacity of up to 1TB. The device has a 6GB RAM, and its powered by an A12Z Bionic chip that boasts 64-bit architecture.

Resolution-wise, iPad Pro 12.9 offers 2732 x 2048 (264 PPI). The display utilizes LED-backlit multi-touch tech. It also uses oleophobic coating as an anti-fingerprint feature.


Surface Book 3 is a different form factor altogether, considering it is a 2-in-1. It is a laptop with the versatility to quickly transform to a tablet on demand. Its processor packs a punch, while the RAM and storage capacity are ideal for applications that require higher computing power.

The device comes with discrete GPUs, which is a significant advantage compared with the iPad. These types of graphics devices have their own random access memory. They do not rely on system RAM to work well with video or graphics-intensive applications.

This post was written by Don Sharpe and was first posted to WindowsReport

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