Both the iPad Pro 2020 and the Surface Pro 7 are impressive devices that come with an assortment of features. Below you can find a brief comparison between them.
iPad Pro 2020 Vs Surface Pro 7
The iPad Pro looks quite similar to the previous incarnation, retaining the minimalistic design choices and a body casing made from aluminum and glass, with the major improvement being a reduction of the bezel size and a magnetic strip that can hold the Apple Pencil. Surface Pro 7 looks good if a bit updated. The bezels are larger than they should be, but the magnesium alloy case is quite pleasing.
Apple’s push for wireless accessories is present in the form of a single USB Type-C for charging. Microsoft spoils users who enjoy wired connections with a USB 3.1 Type-A port and Magnetic Surface Connect port, which are placed near the USB Type-C input charging port. A microSD and headphone jack are also present.
The Surface Pro 7 delivers a 2736 x 1824 resolution and 267 PPI while the iPad Pro offers a 2732 x 2048 resolution and 267 PPI. Both panels are impressive, but Apple’s finest is considerably brighter at 559 nits versus 395, while also being better at color reproduction.
The top tier configuration available for the Surface Pro 7 comes with Intel I7 chips and 16GB of RAM, outclassing the iPad Pro when it comes to raw power. The graphics side requires more benchmarks, but for now, they seem to be balanced. However, it can be said that both devices can challenge premium laptops without problems.
The main benefit of a closed ecosystem is the ability to perform in-depth optimizations that enhance battery life, with the iPad Pro lasting for 10 hours and 16 minutes on a standard benchmark, outclassing the Surface Pro 7, which ran out of power after 7 hours and 52 minutes.
Both iPad Pro 2020 and Surface Pro 7 are great for different kinds of people. Choose the one which suits your needs best.