1. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    Your choices for holiday shopping - Microsoft's Surface 4/Pro 4, Apple's iPad Pro, or Google's Pixel C.

    A quick run through each devices' minimum specs (compared to the current Surfaces for now)

    Surface 3/Pro 3
    Windows 10/10 Pro
    10.8" 1920x1280/12" 2160x1440
    64GB, Intel Atom x7, 2GB RAM/64GB, Intel i3, 4GB RAM
    $499/$799
    Surface Pen $49.99, Surface 3 Keyboard $129.99/Surface Pen included, Surface Pro 3 Keyboard $129.99
    Your Choice: Microsoft vs Apple vs Google-surface-3-3.jpg

    iPad Pro
    iOS 9
    12.9" 2732x2048
    32GB, A9X
    $799
    Pencil $99, Smart Keyboard $169
    Your Choice: Microsoft vs Apple vs Google-apple-ipad-pro-32.png

    Pixel C
    Android 6.0
    10.2" 2560x1800
    32GB, Nvidia Tegra X1, 3GB RAM
    $499
    Keyboard $149
    Your Choice: Microsoft vs Apple vs Google-google_pixel_c_keyboard.jpg

    PICK YOUR POISON
    09-30-2015 02:07 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    PICK YOUR POISON
    Not Google...Not Micro$oft...
    09-30-2015 02:12 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm not interested in any of the three products listed in the OP at all.
    09-30-2015 04:53 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If the iPad Pro shows it can do drawing tablet functions with precision and can eliminate latency issues from such, I'll be buying one on launch day.

    I already have a Surface Pro 3, and would happily replace it with the iPad if it works better (which I really hope it does).

    I have no interest in anything running the Android OS at all.
    Jefe32 and moaningmyrtle like this.
    10-01-2015 02:49 AM
  5. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    It's a toss up between the surface pro or the iPad pro. Leaning more towards the iPad


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    10-01-2015 02:53 AM
  6. taz323's Avatar
    iPad Pro.
    10-01-2015 02:57 AM
  7. W1ck3D86's Avatar
    The surface is a real computer where the ipad pro is just an expensive tablet.
    jlzimmerman, Jefe32 and gg22 like this.
    10-01-2015 03:43 AM
  8. PukeQues00's Avatar
    iPad Pro
    10-01-2015 05:28 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    Your choices for holiday shopping - Microsoft's Surface 4/Pro 4, Apple's iPad Pro, or Google's Pixel C.

    A quick run through each devices' minimum specs (compared to the current Surfaces for now)

    Surface 3/Pro 3
    Windows 10/10 Pro
    10.8" 1920x1280/12" 2160x1440
    64GB, Intel Atom x7, 2GB RAM/64GB, Intel i3, 4GB RAM
    $499/$799
    Surface Pen $49.99, Surface 3 Keyboard $129.99/Surface Pen included, Surface Pro 3 Keyboard $129.99
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    iPad Pro
    iOS 9
    12.9" 2732x2048
    32GB, A9X
    $799
    Pencil $99, Smart Keyboard $169
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    Pixel C
    Android 6.0
    10.2" 2560x1800
    32GB, Nvidia Tegra X1, 3GB RAM
    $499
    Keyboard $149
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    PICK YOUR POISON
    If I had to choose it would be Surface Pro so I had an actual computer. Not interested in buying a jumbo sized phone.
    Jefe32 and gg22 like this.
    10-01-2015 09:32 AM
  10. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Surface Pro 3 of course. It's running full Windows, not a mobile operating system. The stylus is included, the keyboard is cheaper, and there are more configurations for all your needs. At the base the Surface Pro 3 costs the same as an iPad (way cheaper if you get all the accessories) yet has a full Core i processor, 4GB of RAM, and twice the storage (with an SD card port). At the high end the Surface Pro 3 is far more powerful, with far more RAM and storage, and still runs full Windows. Come back when the iPad "Pro" runs Mac OS and has some proper internals than we'll talk.
    10-01-2015 11:00 AM
  11. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I'd go with iPad pro.
    MasterDarque likes this.
    10-01-2015 12:22 PM
  12. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I'll wait until after the Oct 6th Microsoft event in NYC when they unveil the Surface Pro 4.
    10-01-2015 12:37 PM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    The iPad Pro is trying to pay homage to the Surface Pro 3. Like Ed said I would wait to see the Surface Pro 4. My current iPad 2 is on its last legs and I might get a Mini 3 to replace it and get the Surface Pro 4 to replace my current laptop.
    10-01-2015 02:09 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Surface Pro 3 of course. It's running full Windows, not a mobile operating system. The stylus is included, the keyboard is cheaper, and there are more configurations for all your needs. At the base the Surface Pro 3 costs the same as an iPad (way cheaper if you get all the accessories) yet has a full Core i processor, 4GB of RAM, and twice the storage (with an SD card port). At the high end the Surface Pro 3 is far more powerful, with far more RAM and storage, and still runs full Windows. Come back when the iPad "Pro" runs Mac OS and has some proper internals than we'll talk.
    Except the Surface Pro 3 has latency issues with the pen, which causes it to fall short in terms of using it as a replacement for a wacom tablet. If the iPad Pro can better them in this regard, the iPad Pro becomes the better tablet for such usages, which is what it seems to be focused on from my point of view.
    10-01-2015 02:12 PM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Realistically I don't need any of them. If I had to pick I would go with the iPad Pro, not that I'm biased toward Apple or anything 😳
    10-01-2015 02:17 PM
  16. sting7k's Avatar
    I'd like to see how the "real computer" Microshaft Surface benchmarks against the iPad Pro. My money is on the iPad. And what makes a real computer anyway? The OS?
    Don't let the headlines about the iPad Pro besting the Macbook in performance fool you; that was just a single core bench mark.
    A895 likes this.
    10-01-2015 03:24 PM
  17. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    If the iPad Pro were running OSX, maybe, but since it doesn't I'll take the Surface Pro.
    10-01-2015 04:30 PM
  18. Trees's Avatar
    To me the iPad Pro is compelling for the increased RAM alone, and the larger screen size compared to the current iPads will make for a great media consumption experience. Over the past year or so, however, I've stopped using a tablet and found that MacBook Air works best for my use cases. To me the trackpad and keyboard combined with OS X provide a more robust and capable system.

    Along those lines, I'm waiting to see what the Surface Pro 4 brings as I think for the cost I'd prefer to have full laptop capabilities compared to the relatively limited capabilities that a tablet provides. The iPad Pro will likely be quite good, and maybe the lack of (as of today) Bluetooth mouse and external peripheral support won't be as big a deal as it seems today.

    I think Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore could collaborate on a full review comparing iPad Pro, Surface, Windows Ultrabooks, Pixel C or similar Android tablets or Chromebooks,
    leonelfunes32 likes this.
    10-02-2015 07:57 AM
  19. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Apple for me, please. Easy choice.
    10-02-2015 08:47 AM
  20. qbnkelt's Avatar
    iPad Pro.

    I'm leaving Windows behind as far as my personal tech is concerned. The more I use Apple products the more I realise they work for me better than anything else.
    10-02-2015 09:21 AM
  21. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I don't like keeping myself restricted to one company or operating system. I like actually having current knowledge and experience of what's going on with the various platforms.

    Between these three, though, I don't know. I'd like a Surface Pro, but I don't think we know enough yet about either the iPad Pro or the Pixel C for me to be able to say I'd definitely choose it over the other two.
    10-02-2015 12:45 PM
  22. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Can I choose all of the above? I like all three options. I keep my OS-mind open and tend to jump from platform to platform. I think they all provide the end user something different and great. Too bad I don't have the $3-4k to pick up all three!
    leonelfunes32 likes this.
    10-02-2015 02:18 PM
  23. Geodude074's Avatar
    iOS has no file-management capabilities. Because of this, it will never ever be capable of being a productivity OS. The moment you have to deal with multiple file types and need a content management system, iOS will fall on its face.
    A895 and gg22 like this.
    10-02-2015 03:00 PM
  24. firedept10's Avatar
    I would have to go with the Surface Pro. Not a fan of the iPad. Have one and very rarely use it, prefer my MBP when mobile. Not a fan of Google equipment either. Surface because I prefer a full use computer.
    10-02-2015 03:19 PM
  25. swarlos's Avatar
    I'm not interested in any of the three products listed in the OP at all.
    I concur. If anything I would want an iPad Mini 4. /salivates
    nikkisharif likes this.
    10-02-2015 05:08 PM
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