Microsoft surface pro 7
Microsoft Surface Pro 7Apple iPad Pro 2020
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PROSPROS
Jump In Processing Power.
Wi-Fi 6 Support.
USB-C And USB-A Ports.
Elegant Kickstand.
Solid Keyboard And Pen Stylus.
Trackpad Support.
Gorgeous Display.
Faster Chipset.
Better Cameras.
LiDAR Scanner.
LTE Support.
Studio-Quality Microphones.
CONSCONS
Minor Updates From Pro 6.
Battery Life.
 Price.
Processor Is Not A Major Upgrade From The Predecessor.

Design

Microsoft Surface Pro 7Apple iPad Pro 2020
Dimensions201.00 x 292.00 x 8.50214.9 x 280.6 x 5.9
Weight790 grams614 grams
MaterialsMagnesium Aluminum AlloyBack: Aluminum
KeysRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
ColorsPlatinum, Matte BlackSilver, Space Gray

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

After unboxing, when I hold the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 in my hand. The first thing I notice is that it’s very lightweight and also the finishing is a little different. The finishing of this device feels good and the build quality of the device is quite durable as well. The other good thing about this device is that it has got quite a unique design in which the back cover becomes the stand. Also, the stand is very durable and it doesn’t seem to come off easily which is a great thing.

Overall, the design, build quality, and toughness of the device is really good. And it looks quite like a desktop which is a great thing.

Apple iPad Pro 2020

The design of the device is very simple from the back but it looks really good. If you ask me to choose between the design of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and the Apple iPad Pro then I would definitely go for the Apple iPad Pro 2020 without a doubt. The finish of the device also feels quite good as well. However, sadly the design of this device is very similar to its predecessor. Also, the build quality of the device feels very premium and also durable. The build quality feels great because the body is made up of metal.

Overall, the design of the device is quite good, build quality is nice and durable and the device feels quite premium and gives a very modernize and simplistic look to the device.

Display

Microsoft Surface Pro 7Apple iPad Pro 2020
Size12.3-inch12.9 inches
Resolution2736×1824 pixels2048 x 2732 pixels
TechnologyPixel senseIPS LCD
Screen-to-body76.76%85.46%
Colors16M
TouchscreenYESYES
FeaturesAmbient light sensorAmbient light sensor

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

This device has got a 12.3-inch display. This display has got a resolution of 2736 x 1824 and it means that it is a 4K display. The color and the contrast of the device is also quite nice as well. The brightness of this display is a little over 400 nits and it means that it’s quite a good display with nice brightness. Also, this is a laminated display which means that there is no air gap between the display and the panel. However, this doesn’t have an anti-glare or OLED display which is not good as it is a really expensive device.

Overall, this is a good display with 4K resolution and nice brightness as well. This display is good for those who want to like drawing, sketching, or things like that.

Apple iPad Pro 2020

The Apple iPad Pro has got a 12.9-inch screen with a liquid retina display. The display has a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels. It has a PPI of 264 which is good enough. This display also has True Tone technology which means that the color of the display would change according to the temperature of the room. This display is also laminated which means that there is no air gap between the panel and the display. This enhances the user experience who loves drawing or sketching.

The other great thing about this display is that it has got 600 nits of brightness which is good enough to use in outdoor lighting conditions without any issues. Other aspects like color reproduction and contrast are also nice and it makes the display a lot beautiful.

Hardware & Performance

Microsoft Surface Pro 7Apple iPad Pro 2020
System chipIntel® Core™ i3-1005G1Apple A12Z Bionic
ProcessorDual-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1 Processor
(Variants Available)
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
GPUIntel® UHD Graphics (i3)Apple GPU
RAM4GB, 8GB, or 16GB6 GB
Internal storage256GB64 bit
Storage expansionYESmicroSDXC up to 512 GB
Device typeTabletTablet
OSWindows 10 HomeAndroid (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

The real-life performance of the device is great. This device is mainly for working professionals. Now, the office apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, and some other apps works very smoothly without any problems. Also multitasking works great as well. Things like photo editing and video editing work fine but I wouldn’t recommend editing high resolution (4K) images or photos because it takes quite a time to render those photos and videos.

Now, if you are a gamer and want this device for gaming then I would like to tell you that this is not a gaming device. However, you can still play games like Fortnite or PUBG but to get a good gaming experience you need to set the graphics to the lowest. However, some low graphics games like Subway Surfer and Temple Run work perfectly fine.

Apple iPad Pro 2020

This device has got four stereo speakers. Two of these speakers are on the top and the other two are on the bottom of the device. The sound quality of these speakers is really great. These speakers are loud, crisp, and clear. Overall, these are really nice quality speakers and I love using these speakers to watch movies, videos, or listening to music.

The Apple iPad Pro 2020 is a great device for everyday users, gamers, and also for working professionals as well. This device is great for multi-tasking, using simple apps like YouTube, Chrome, or other apps at the same time. The performance of this device for everyday use is amazing.

If you are a gamer then also this device is a great fit for you as you can easily play, PUBG, Call Of Duty, or Fortnite in high graphic settings. Even at high graphic settings, you will not notice any lags or stutters at all.

Even editing 4K videos works smoothly without any issues at all. Now, if you are a working professional then also this device is a great choice for you as you can use all the apps without any lags or stutters.

Camera & Battery life

Microsoft Surface Pro 7Apple iPad Pro 2020
RearSingle cameraDual camera
Main camera8-MP12 MP + 10 MP
Video recordingFull HD with 1080p4K video recording @ 24 fps
Front5-megapixel7 MP
Battery CapacityUp to 10 hours36.71-watt hour
Battery TypeLithium polymer

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

The front and the back camera of this device are great. These cameras are good enough for taking pictures like any mobile device. Also, the result is good enough even while doing the video calls. However, these cameras don’t support 4K video recordings, which is a little bit disappointing.

Now, in my video looping test, the battery lasts for a little under 11 hours which is fine. However, if we use it roughly then it will not last for 11 hours it might last for 5 to 6 hours depending on your usage. However, you do get fast charging and according to that, it will charge the device from 0-80% in an hour which is nice.

Apple iPad Pro 2020

The Apple iPad Pro 2020 has got two back cameras. One is 12-megapixel wide camera and the other is 10-megapixel ultra-wide camera. These cameras are really great for taking photos or videos in fact these cameras are better than the one on the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. Also, you can shoot 4K videos from both cameras with optical image stabilization. The front camera can shoot up to 1080p videos which is nice as well. Also, these cameras are great for video calling or for shooting your photos without any issues.

The battery life of this device is around 13 hours according to my video looping test. However, this is not a very accurate test but it can lasts for 5 to 6 hours if the device is used very heavily. However, the battery life of the device depends on its usage.

Which Should You Buy?

Now, if I need to choose from Microsoft Surface Pro 7 vs Apple iPad Pro 2020 then I would definitely go for Apple iPad Pro 2020 without a doubt. The Apple iPad Pro 2020 has got better battery life, better performance, better speakers, and also a great design as well. So, if I need to buy one of these devices then I would definitely go for Apple iPad Pro 2020.

However, if you are a working professional than you could also go for the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 because this device is made for working professionals only.(But if you can, than I would recommend to go for the iPad Pro 2020 )