Tablet Horse Race: iPad Pro, Pixel C, Surface Pro 4 Specs


Chart adapted from CNet. I deleted the MacBook Air column because it’s not a damn tablet.

Both the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4 should do very well.

The Pixel C will be a flop.

Seriously, Google does a flagship tablet when its OS still can’t do multiwindows? Is anyone in charge over there? Anyone at all? With an active intelligence?

Previously here:

Thoughts About Android And Tablets
Rumor: Google Pixel C 10.2″ Tablet With 308ppi



Filed under Android, iOS, Windows Tablets

7 responses to “Tablet Horse Race: iPad Pro, Pixel C, Surface Pro 4 Specs

  1. Robert Jasiek

    I would like to see these rows added:

    Mirroring: Yes | Reduced | Yes
    Silent: Unknown for Core m3 | Yes | Yes
    Battery replaceable: No? | No | No?
    Battery replacement service: ? | Yes | ?
    WLAN range: ? | ? | ?
    WLAN quality: ? | ? | ?

  2. marshmallow can do multiwindows, it enables in dev options
    but, until latest iOS iPad either could not do it while being the best tablet
    it is a tablet not a desktop PC

    If surface 4 will do very well, then why surface1-2-3 were a flop? they are all the same – too expensive tablets with desktop, not tablet OS

    • Microsoft says Surface is now a $3-4B business. That’s a change from the big losses they were taking on it, so I think it’ll continue to sell. The Surface Book will probably outsell the tablet itself.

      Until Google gets off its ass and puts multiwindowing as a *user* option, dev options just don’t count.

    • Robert Jasiek

      Early Surfaces were over-produced and did not sell according to MS’s expectations because a) the display ratio 16:9 was not popular (video only format is not good for work / contents creation), b) early CPUs were not good enough yet for what these tablets were supposed to achieve and c) there were still too many bugs in the hardware details.

  3. FM

    We have reached a time, the first time, when mobile processing can do most of what desktop computers can do. That is the biggest change. However, it is just the start, because of some new technology changes. For tablets, aside from Intel, the Apple A9 series is the first to use FinFet transistor fabrication technology. Samsung, Qualcomm, Nvidia, etc… are not there yet, but will be next year. Samsung has it on the Exynos 7000 series but not on tablets now. That provides a lot of power saving, or performance improvement at the same power level, which is why A9 seems to be the same architecture as A8 series but now faster. The next change is RAM bandwidth, as stacked RAM becomes useable. Wide IO, HBM, HMC support much faster RAM speed than DDR memory. In desktops, GPU cards will support as much as 1 TB/s bandwidth for the high end. Eventually this technology trickles down to tablets which should result in 2-4x RAM speeds in the future.

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