My wallet is rather unhappy with me now, but it’s only fair to test the most powerful Windows tablet physically. The surface pro surface Microsoft’s flagship tab was recently released running a full version of the windows operating system just like a PC but in tablet form. It’s even got a little built-in kickstand. Let’s get started.
This 2018 surface pro 6 is currently $800 at Best Buy the same price as the 11 inches 2018 iPad pro the base service does come with double the internal storage through. The service is also a tad more significant with a 12.3-inch screen instead of the 11 and a bit thicker at 8.5 millimeters first the 5.9 on the iPad pro-2-millimeter difference doesn’t mean a whole lot to the naked eye. However, they’re both fragile tablets but went to pieces of technology compete.
It’s only natural to compare them; some of the surface pro thickness stems from its massive kickstand. We’ll see what that’s made out of in a second. Still, it’s no flimsy Nintendo switch peg. It holds the surface pro, and any viewing angle you want, let’s start with that durability test awaits sorry. The full file management system just opened up. Let me minimize that before anyone gets jealous.
Let’s start with the scratch test screens made of several materials plastic would scratch level 3 glass and start scratching at a 5 or 6. Sapphire would scratch level 8 glass can have different compositions tempered glass at the same hardness as regular glass but is less prone to fracturing looking at the imprints from my most hardness picks the glass does appear to be a tad thicker than the iPads. However, we can still see the pressure transferring through the lens on the LCD below.
As I was finishing up level 7 scratches, there was a tiny pop. The entire length of the tablet was hit with hairline fractures, not a good start. Each split from the standard seven scratches spiders it out to the four corners.
Hence, a screen protector is probably a good idea with this one the service pro six does not handle scratches or damage very well the side of the tablet has a proprietary magnetic charging port it would be nice to see a U. S. B. C. over here. Still, it has a full-size standard USB port and a mini display port for external monitors and stuff.
All tucked into the middle frame, the bottom of the surface pro 6 has its molecular docking pins little gold circles that connect to a keyboard the surface does allow you to plug a mouse into the USB port just like you would on a real computer. The iPad Pro does not support the amount the frame of the surface pro six is made from. But it’s not energized it’s painted making a slightly more vulnerable to scratches.
I do prefer apple’s layer of anodizing over this paint stuff power button is made from plastic. Along with the volume rocker. Also plastic. Strangely enough, the whole upper side of the tablet is made from plastic. One place the iPad wins is with the camera. The surface pro only has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera tucked under the glass with an 8-megapixel rear camera on the back also protected with this little circle of glass not overly impressive.
It does come with an expandable micro SD card memory slot, though it is a perk I feel like a computer or tablet should adapt itself to the user and not the other way around the front-facing speaker grilles right next to our little headphone. Jack buddy thankfully he’s still around this tablet has little useful perks all over the place each of the 2 front-firing speaker grilles has a little bit of mash over the top. Still, they’re secure these two speakers are probably no match for apples for speakers but of course.
We’re still talking about tablet speakers; tiny speakers are always going to be ten speakers. The back of the surface pro 6 has quite a bit of real estate Microsoft has been taking this tablet has a computer mostly because it is and not so much of a drawing. But it looks like we can still happen. I turn the Microsoft logo into a cute little turtle you know we should name him down the comments the kickstand is made from metal you can see the shiny silver glistening through the paint layer there are two half to the back panel though. So a double session of our areas now in order. We have the same shiny metal cover you for the upper portion.
So the build quality and material are consistent on both paths. What you need the shark I went ahead and change the background to a more suitable aquatic environment for the buddies we just created the service pro six is using a 12.3 inch 1824 by 2736 resolution LCD, which has a few more pixels than apple’s 1668 by 2388.
But who’s keeping track it lasted 12 seconds into the for my lighter and then fully recovered tablets are definitely in a whole different construction class. Cellphones are by far the most abused pieces of technology on the planet.
However, tablets are still mobile and still should be durable. The big test is next to remember the screen has already been cracked from our scratch test when I came into the band, the surface pro has a massive flex but does lockout and incredibly still works trying from the other side.
We get a very twisted tablet. But with no catastrophic damage bending round 2 from the back pops the OCD loose from the side it he said you could see the apparent gap as the screen pops away from the tablet. However, the whole thing is still functioning fits pretty safe to say that the surface pro six can handle quite a bit more abuse than the iPad pro.
It could very well just be a weight issue; the surface weighs 40 percent more than the iPad, and that weight adds to the structure. It’s still incredibly light of course there’s just more structural material inside. Plus, the service doesn’t have flaws built into its weakest points like on the iPad with its massive being near.
The plastic cut out and the crack precisely on top of the middle microphone hole, intentionally adding structural flaws in a mobile product, is a bad idea pretty basic stuff. The surface pro 6 passes the been test the thing that probably helps keep things stable the most though was the kickstand and extra massive metal plates securely built into the tablet itself like a structural break you can’t go wrong with that. Let’s do a quick jump inside.
There’s no question leftover about the build quality fifth. Okay, bro consolidated into one article. Neither these tablets were designed to be opened or repaired successfully. That’s a story for another day.
Warming up with does make it easier to remove the display. Even though it still gets sacrificed in the removal process either way. The exciting thing to me though is that the surface pro six is still holding on to life with its cracked. Lit up display while the iPad gave up the ghost in the very first second-up. Finally, pulling the screen away from the surface pro, we get our first glimpse inside with its massive snaking copper heat pipes and big blocky batteries.
It’s easy to tell if there are more hardware and structure inside the surface pro, then there is inside the very flat elongated guts of the apple iPad Apple went for a thin lightweight design and sacrifice structure in the process. At the same time, Microsoft packed their tablets with guts and metal; not all tablets were created equal and there.
We have it a full computer in tablet form versus a smartphone and tablet form to be the iPad Pro is just an overpowered, excited, flexible Netflix machine.