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Which display is better? iPad Pro vs. Surface 4

Which display is better? iPad Pro vs. Surface 4
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When Apple unveiled the iPad Pro with its massive 12.9-inch screen, a lot of people made an immediate comparison to the Microsoft Surface Pro and its 12.3-inch screen. However, the comparison goes beyond size.

For the first time, Apple released a stylus, called the Apple Pencil, which competes with the Surface's Surface Pen. Also, the Pro has a new Apple-made keyboard case, which is similar to the Surface's Type Cover. If you want to see more similarities, you can read our full showdown comparing the two. However, now we have some data on how those massive screens compare.

Raymond Soneira over at DisplayMate regularly does in-depth testing on gadget screens, and he's just released the results on the iPad Pro. Overall, he says it's an excellent display with only some oddities in the logarithmic intensity scale and a few color accuracy quibbles earning it an A minus, which is still "very good."

In comparison, the Surface Pro 4's screen earned a solid A, which is an "excellent." The only area it falls behind the iPad Pro is screen reflectivity, with the iPad Pro showing less glare from outside light sources.

Soneira also compared the iPad Pro to its smaller siblings. In his tests, the iPad Air 2 also earns an A minus while the iPad mini 4 got an A. In fact, Soneira says the iPad mini 4 has the best tablet screen on the market.

Of course, screen quality is still subjective, so you shouldn't base your entire buying decision on how they're graded. Take a look at a tablet's full specs, and how it compares to its competitors, with our handy tablet comparison charts.

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