Apple iPad Air 2 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3

6.67 in
9.45 in
Apple iPad Air 2 tablet
vs

Full Comparison

Display

Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2Microsoft Surface Pro 3Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Display technology
IPS, LED, Retina LCD
IPS, LCD
Screen size
9.70 in
12.00 in
Resolution
2048x1536 px
2160x1440 px
Pixel density
264 ppi
216 ppi
Touchscreen
yesYes
yesYes
Proximity sensor
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2Microsoft Surface Pro 3Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Height
9.45 in
11.50 in
Width
6.67 in
7.91 in
Depth
0.24 in
0.35 in
Weight
0.96 lb
1.76 lb

Platform

Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2Microsoft Surface Pro 3Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Operating system
iOS 8.1
Windows 8.1
CPU Cores
4
2
Cpu Frequency
1.5 GHz
1.9 GHz
Ram
2 GB
4 GB

Storage

Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2Microsoft Surface Pro 3Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Maximum memory card size
128 GB
128 GB
Removable Memory
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
microSD

Sensors

Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2Microsoft Surface Pro 3Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Accelerometer
yesYes
yesYes
Ambient light sensor
yesYes
yesYes
Digital compass
yesYes
yesYes

Camera

Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2Microsoft Surface Pro 3Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Front facing camera
yesYes
yesYes
Primary Resolution
1.2 Mpx
5 Mpx
Secondary resolution
8 Mpx
5 Mpx
Video resolution
1080p
1080p
Autofocus
yesYes
yesYes
Rear facing camera
yesYes
yesYes

Connectivity

Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2Microsoft Surface Pro 3Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Bluetooth
yesYes
yesYes
Bluetooth version
4.0
4.0
Headphone Connection
3.5mm
3.5mm

Network

Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2Microsoft Surface Pro 3Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Wi-Fi
yesYes
yesYes

Power

Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2Microsoft Surface Pro 3Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Battery type
Li-Po
Li-Ion
Battery life
10 h
9 h

Often compared to iPad Air 2

Often compared to Surface Pro 3