Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Apple iPad Pro (2017): The Battle Of Two High-End Tablets By Wil P. | Jun 21, 2017 07:11 PM EDT The latest Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro are two of the newest and exciting tablets that are set to hit the market this month. After being introduced by their respective companies, both devices are getting great reviews from tech experts based on their released specifications and features. Many are excited to know who will win the battle between the two high-end tablets this year. Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro are two of the famous product line of tablets in the market. Every released model of both devices is packed with remarkable specs and features making them the highly-anticipated gadgets every year. Now, Microsoft and Apple are once again unveiling new sets of Surface Pro and iPad Pro and as expected will be bringing better attributes. According to Forbes, the latest Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro will be arriving probably at the same time and reports are saying that both devices are the best laptop replacement. Both devices are a tablet in nature but they both offer keyboard bases just like a laptop. Now, it will only boil down who will give the extra key element to surpass the other. The newest Apple iPad Pro will feature an A10X Fusion processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB up to 512GB of internal storage. The iPad Pro will have two variants: a 10.5-inch IPS LCD display (1668 x 2224 pixel resolution) and 12.9-inch IPS LCD display (2732 x 2048 pixel resolution). However, the reported iOS 10.3.2 software of the device is not designed to run the latest Windows 10 operating system. Aside from that, the missing trackpad on Smart Keyboard will make it hard for owners to maneuver around. On the other hand, the latest Microsoft Surface Pro is packed with a 7th generation Intel Core Kaby Lake chipset (m3, i5 or i7) with 4GB to 16GB of RAM and a 128GB to 1TB internal storage. It also has a 12.3-inch PixelSense display (2736 x 1824 pixel) with a 3:2 aspect ratio. But the device already has the latest Windows 10 OS and its Signature Type Cover keyboard has the built-in trackpad. With that, the Surface Pro edges out the Apple iPad Pro as a laptop replacement. Though the latest Microsoft Surface Pro narrowly defeat the Apple iPad Pro in some areas, it will still up to customers who will they buy according to TIME. Some key aspects should also be considered pertaining to the price and convenience between them. The latest Microsoft Surface Pro pricing starts at $799 while the Apple iPad Pro will initially cost $649. Furthermore, the iPad Pro is more handy base on its dimension as against the Surface Pro. With this, consumers will have to choose which is convenient and useful for them.