Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Apple iPad Pro Vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Vs. Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

If tablet wars was a Street Fighter based video game, Samsung’s fresh-faced Galaxy TabPro S would be entering the ring whilst the tired, battle-weary Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro look on in terror.

Entering the market months after its rivals gives the Galaxy TabPro S one clear advantage: time. But has Samsung used it wisely and capitalised on the now much-publicised problems of its rivals? Here’s how the three tablet/laptop hybrids compare in the numbers war.

Size and Weight

Considering that the devices are selling themselves as on-the-go laptops, portability and versatility are key functions here. The Surface Pro is the most cumbersome of the three, with a thickness of 8.4mm and weighing 786g. Both the iPad Pro (6.9mm, 713g) and the Galaxy TabPro S (6.3mm, 693g) are slimmer and thinner, with Samsung’s latest winning the width war.

The Surface Pro, however, is bulked out by the need for physical connections: a full-sized USB 3 slot and mini Display Port are both included. With the Galaxy TabPro S and iPad Pro you’re limited to one connection each.

Operating System

Both the Surface Pro and the TabPro S run Windows 10, which means getting the full desktop experience on a demi-mobile device. TabPro is actually the first flagship Galaxy device to use Windows: until now, they’ve all been Android. This shift indicates that Samsung is all too aware of the need to have a versatile tablet that isn’t just for big-screen-browsing on the couch. People want something that can double up as thier work laptop too.

Despite the fact that the iPad Pro runs iOS, Apple’s marketing it as a full-on laptop replacement – provided you buy the keyboard accessory. iOS has its limitations when it comes to being a desktop replacement, but there are some really nice multitasking features (Split View, Slide Over etc) that makes the Pro a wonderfully nimble tablet. Check out Ian Morris’ take on the iPad Pro a full-on laptop replacement in the video below.

Power and Battery Life

In terms of raw performance, the Surface Pro 4 is a powerhouse. It comes with differing options for processors (Intel Core M3, i5 or i7)  and RAM, (4GB, 8GB, or 16GB), with all variants comfortably handling programmes like Premiere Pro, with the latter options even running some spec-hungry games. But with great power comes great battery drain. The Surface Pro 4, in my tests, lasted no longer than 3.5 hours after a full charge. It’s not clear what causes the drain, but issues about it continuing to draw power when in sleep mode have been persistent. Microsoft is  reportedly working on a fix.

The iPad Pro isn’t shy in the performance ranks either with its new A9X processor (1.8 times faster than the iPad Air 2), 4GB of RAM and a battery life at around 9 hours- which actually lasts as long as Apple claims.

It remains to be seen how the Galaxy TabPro S is going to stand up in battery tests, but Samsung claims it will last for 10.5 hours. Under the hood there’s Intel’s brand new sixth-generation low-power Core M processor and 4GB of RAM. We’ll find out soon if Intel makes good on its promise that its new chips will do more on less power.

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