A New iPad Is Seen Following A Presentation At Apple Headquarters
IN PHOTO: A new iPad is seen following a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California October 16, 2014. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is heavily speculated to launch this year and Apple is also rumoured to come out with a large sized tablet called the iPad Plus or iPad Pro. Even though both the devices have not been officially announced by their respective manufacturers, many tech sites have already published several posts on their expected specifications and features. Here is a comparison between the Microsoft Surface Pro and the iPad Pro on the basis of their specifications that have surfaced so far:

The large-sized iPad is being referred with various names on different tech sites such as iPad Plus, iPad Pro, and iPad Air Plus. According to MacRumors, it is going to be a 12.2-inch device and its thickness will be only 7 mm. What about the Surface Pro 4? IBTimes report published in the previous week states that Surface Pro 4 will come with a 14-inch screen. By hooking up a keyboard, users will be able to use it like a laptop.

The iPad Pro is expected to be powered by A8X processor. The Fuse Joplin states that the processor is 55 percent quicker than the A8 processor that powers up the latest iPhone 6 handsets. As far as RAM is concerned, it is rumoured to feature 2 GB RAM. Design & Trend claims that the Surface Pro 4 will be powered with the latest and power efficient Intel Core M processor and it is expected to feature up to 8 GB of RAM.

The iPad Plus will come preloaded with iOS 8. However, The Fuse Joplin adds that the 12.2-inch iPad may come with an upgraded edition of iOS 8. Microsoft will be unveiling its newest operating system, Windows 10, on Jan. 21. The Surface Pro 4 tablet is expected to come preloaded with the new OS.

The Surface Pro 3 has gained great popularity and it is a serious competitor for iPad Air 2 and all the other Android running tablets available in the market. What do you think about the Surface Pro 4? Will it be able to trounce the iPad Pro? Do let us know your view by posting comments.

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