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iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
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Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
10/17/2014 | 3:41:19 PM
Good analogy
Nice anology by the writer: "comparisons between the Surface Pro 2 and the iPad Air 2 are misguided, somewhat like comparing a smart car to a station wagon."
Michael Endler
Michael Endler,
User Rank: Author
10/17/2014 | 3:19:17 PM
Re: Stupid
"Is there anything you can do on an ipad that you cannot do on a surface?"

Well, there are at least 450,000 or so apps that you can run on an iPad that you can't run on a Surface. Among the apps that overlap between the two devices, some aren't as fully featured on Surface and some cost money while the iOS versions are free. You have LTE options with iPads that you don't have with any Surface but the Surface 2. iPads can sync with Macs in useful ways that Surfaces can't--e.g. Continuity. iPads are the only tablets that run iOS 8, which is a subjective distinction, but you're simply trolling if you think that just because you prefer the Modern UI, everyone must prefer the Modern UI.

In any case, I could keep going, but I think I've made my point: There's plenty that you can do on an iPad that you can't do on a Surface. You might not care about the distinctions-- but that's about your needs. Again, it's trolling to define devices purely in terms of what you think is important. All I said is that the Surface Pro 3 has uses that are mostly centered around its laptop mode and the pen, while iPads have a different set of uses. They're both excellent devices for certain needs. It just makes increasingly less sense for us to keep comparing them.

User Rank: Apprentice
10/17/2014 | 3:05:47 PM
Re: Stupid
Anything you can do on an iPad but not on a Surface?  Yes - hold it effortlessly in one hand and run any of the hundreds of thousands of polished, iPad-specific apps.  You can also pick up immediately where you left off on any of your other Apple devices.  If you're not a Windows-8 fan (as many aren't), then you won't want a Surface.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/17/2014 | 2:06:33 PM
The ipad has nothing on the surface.  Desipte the authors pathetic 1000+ word attempt to justify the ipad's purpose in the world, it really just takes the answer to one simple question.  Is there anything you can do on an ipad that you cannot do on a surface?  NO  Is there anything you can do on a surface that you cannot do on an ipad?  Plenty.


You're right...no comparison.

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