Why the iPad Air 2 is Better Compared to Surface 3

// February 12, 2021

Microsoft, has launch a direct comparison to an Apple device. Recently, Microsoft has announced that it is about to introduce a new tablet called Surface 3 which has similar functions and features to Apple’s iPad Air 2. For business-minded people, they are now considering these two new devices as a big help for their daily transactions and affiliations.

Through product reviews, customer reviews, and other reliable sources, people finally discovered which of these two techs can go far beyond in their industries. For most users, it is the iPad Air 2 that works better compared to Surface 3. There are reasons behind it and these can be proven by closely looking at their specifications and benefits.


iPad Air 2 vs. Surface 3

Even if Microsoft has made its new iPad competitor, there are still obvious distinctions between the products that users may consider.



Microsoft Surface 3 displays 10.8 inches screen with 1920 x 1280 resolution while the iPad Air 2 got 9.7-inch display with 2048 x 1536 resolution. These two tablets take pride of their multi-touch technology.



In terms of lightness or thinness, Apple’s Air 2 remains unbeatable by Surface 3. It measures 6.1 mm in thickness and 0.96 pounds in weight. On the other hand, Microsoft’s new Surface 3 weighs 1.37 pounds and measures 8.7 mm thick.


Battery and Processor

The Surface 3 has 1.6 GHz quad-core Intel Atom chip along with its Intel Burst Technology of 2.4 GHz. The iPad Air 2 is paced with 1.5 GHz triple-core Apple A8X chip, including 64-bit architecture. These tablets last up to 10 hours battery life.


Storage and Operating System

Apple’s Air 2 is operated by iOS 8 while Microsoft’s Surface 3 is operated with Windows 8. The best thing about this Apple’s tablet is that it is packed with hundreds of thousands of specific apps with a million of iOS applications overall. Windows 8.1 only got the most important apps such as iTunes, Firefox, Chrome, Netflix and Microsoft Office. Another great thing about Air 2 is that it has three storage sizes: 128 GB, 64 GB, and 16 GB. The Surface 3 comes only in 128 GB and 64 GB.



Both of these amazing tablets got starting price of $499. However, iPad Air 2’s comparable models got an extra $100. Microsoft’s Surface 3 costs $499 for its 64 GB Wi-Fi only model and $599 for its 128 GB version. Meanwhile, Air 2 got $599 for its 64 GB Wi-Fi only version and $699 for its 128 GB. Since Apple’s Air 2 runs on iOS operating system, it users can enjoy free 5 GB Cloud storage.

Apple’s latest iPad has an improved original design and exceptionally intuitive for usage. Thus, it is always a great advantage not only for businesses, but also for ordinary consumers. It comes with a touch app that can be used for all purposes. Thus, there is no doubt that this latest iPad is still an ideal choice for both parties.


Originally posted 2015-04-10 00:51:04.

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