Comparing the specifications of "Surface Book" and "Surface Pro 4" with Windows 10 to iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and the old Surface terminal of the competing products

The latest tablet PC with Microsoft's Windows 10 "Surface Book"Surface Pro 4Although it was announced, when comparing the specifications of the two models with the front model Surface Pro 3 and the rival products iPad Pro, MacBook etc. It is like this.

How the Surface Book compares to the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and Surface Pro | The Verge

Details of "Surface Pro 4" and "Surface Book" that we first released at the Windows 10 device announcement meeting held on October 6, 2015 can be found by reading the following article.

I actually touched the Windows 10 tablet "Surface Pro 4" which seems to be used as a laptop as well as a barrel Movie - GIGAZINE

Surface Book is a Windows 10-equipped notebook terminal "2 times faster than the MacBook Pro" - GIGAZINE

The tables comparing the specifications of "Surface Pro 4" and "Surface Book" with the old model Surface Pro 3 and Apple's MacBook and iPad Pro are as follows. Surface Pro 4 is the same body size as the previous model Surface Pro 3, but the display has become huge at 12.3 inches, and it has been improved to a thinner and lighter body.

Surface Pro 4Surface Pro 3Surface BookMacBook AirIPad ProMacBook Pro
display12.3 inches12 inches13.5 inches13.3 inches12.9 inches13.3 inches
resolution2736 × 18242160 × 14403000 × 20001440 × 9002732 × 20482560 × 1600
ProcessorIntel Core M3, i5, or i7 (Skylake)Intel Core i3 (1.5 GHz), Core i 5 (1.9 GHz), Core i 7 (1.7 GHz)Intel Core i5 or i7 (Skylake)Intel Core i5 or Core i7 (5250 U, 5650 U)A9XIntel Core i 5 or Core i 7 (5257 U, 5287 U, 5557 U)
RAM4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB4 GB, 8 GB8 GB, 16 GB8 GBunknown8 GB, 16 GB
storage128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB32GB, 128GB128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB
Front camera5 million pixels5 million pixels5 million pixels720 p1.2 million pixels720 p
Rear camera8 million pixels5 million pixels8 million pixelsNone8 million pixelsNone
weight767 g798 g1515 g1343 g712 g1579 g
size292 × 201 × 8.4 mm292 × 201 × 9.1 mm312 × 232 × 23 mm325 × 227 × 17 mm305 × 220 × 6.9 mm314 × 219 × 18 mm
The lowest price$ 899 (about 108,000 yen)$ 799 (about 96,000 yen)$ 1499 (about 180,000 yen)$ 999 (about 120,000 yen)$ 799 (about 96,000 yen)$ 1299 (about 156,000 yen)
stylusActive StylusActive StylusunknownNoneWith optionNone
keyboardKeyboard cover (option)Keyboard cover (option)Isolated keyboardIntegrated main body keyboardWith optionIntegrated main body keyboard

Microsoft positions Surface Book as a "high-end class laptop", with a built-in main GPU on a separate keyboard. Of course it is also possible to remove the keyboard and use only the display part as a tablet terminal. In addition, it seems that the kickstand on the back of the display that was installed in the Surface series has disappeared.

Sales of the Surface series accounted for $ 888 million (approximately 107 billion yen) of Microsoft's second quarter revenue in 2015, more than doubling as compared to the same period last year. It seems that Microsoft's terminal sales are still far below that of Apple's Mac series boasting sales of US $ 6 billion (about 722 billion yen) and iPad series with sales of $ 4.5 billion (about 541 billion yen) Microsoft's spokeswoman commented, "Our company is not trying to be a hardware manufacturer, but we do not have any problems even if we make a profit in the hardware division." However, considering that Apple released iPad Pro and Google released Pixel C after the appearance of Surface, it is no exagardation to say that the Surface series is driving the tablet PC market.

Actual machine review movie that understands the size and function of "iPad Pro" summary - GIGAZINE

A real machine review & movie of Google's new Android tablet "Pixel C" - GIGAZINE

While The Verge commented that "iPad Pro may be a rival model of Surface Pro, but MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with desktop OS will be a more direct competitor," , "It is necessary to add the user's intended use and it is difficult to simply compare the terminals with specs".

in Hardware, Posted by darkhorse_log