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Apple iPad Air (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Go

Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go

Why is Apple iPad Air (2019) better than Microsoft Surface Go?

  • 1.72x higher resolution
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    2224 x 1668pxvs1800 x 1200px
  • 3.56x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 1.6GHz
  • 21.66% higher pixel density
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    264ppivs217ppi
  • 128GB more internal storage
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    256GBvs128GB
  • 58g lighter
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    464gvs522g
  • 2.2mm thinner
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    6.1mmvs8.3mm
  • Supports fast charging
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  • Has a fingerprint scanner
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Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than Apple iPad Air (2019)?

  • 5GB more RAM memory
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    8GBvs3GB
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • Has a detachable keyboard
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  • Supports widgets
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  • Is a multi-user system
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  • Has an LED-backlit display
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  • Has USB Type-C
    ?

Price comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Buy used:

$341

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) ...Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Gold (3rd Generation) (2019) - (Renewed)
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$294
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Late 2019, 10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, ...Apple iPad Late 2019, 10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB, Gold (Renewed)
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$325
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellu...Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Space Gray (3rd Generation) (2019) (Renewed)
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$350
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Late 2019 (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi +...Apple iPad Late 2019 (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 128GB) - Space Gray (Previous Model) (Renewed)
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$399
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellu...Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Silver (3rd Generation) (2019) (Renewed)
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$374

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$355

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go amazonMicrosoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscre...Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
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$385
Microsoft Surface Go amazonNew Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
amazon logo
$350
Microsoft Surface Go amazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$249
Microsoft Surface Go amazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
amazon logo
$345
Microsoft Surface Go amazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$353
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5 Touch-Scre...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 Touch-Screen Intel Pentium Gold 4GB Memory 64GB Storage Platinum STV-00001
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$350
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Windows 2-in-1 Compute...Microsoft Surface Windows 2-in-1 Computer Go2 LTE M 8GB DDR 128GB SSD Platinum TFZ-00001 (Type Cover Sold Separately)
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$580
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Windows 2-in-1 Compute...Microsoft Surface Windows 2-in-1 Computer Go2 Intel Pentium Gold 8GB DDR 128GB SSD Platinum STQ-00001 (Type Cover Sold Separately)
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$550
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Design

1.weight

464g

522g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

6.1mm

8.3mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.width

250.6mm

245mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.height

174.1mm

175mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

266.14cm³

355.86cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.Stylus included
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
7.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.
8.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
9.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Display

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
3.has an IPS screen
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
4.resolution

2224 x 1668px

1800 x 1200px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
5.pixel density

264ppi

217ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
6.refresh rate

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Air (2019))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Microsoft Surface Go)

The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
7.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
8.has anti-reflection coating
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
9.has an HDR10-enabled display
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The display supports HDR10, which is an HDR (high dynamic range) video technology. Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR) video, HDR10 video has greater contrast and color depth, resulting in more realistic images.

Performance

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
2.RAM

3GB

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.CPU speed

2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHz (Apple A12 Bionic)

2 x 1.6GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
4.has an external memory slot
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
6.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPad Air (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
Microsoft Surface Go
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
7.maximum amount of external memory supported

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Air (2019))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Microsoft Surface Go)

The maximum amount of external storage memory supported by the the device.
8.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPad Air (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
Microsoft Surface Go
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
9.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Apple iPad Air (2019) (Apple A12 Bionic)
Microsoft Surface Go
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.

Cameras

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a front camera
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
6.has a built-in HDR mode
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
7.Can create panoramas in-camera
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10)
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
8.supports slow-motion video recording
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
9.has touch autofocus
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Air (2019))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Microsoft Surface Go)

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
3.Supports fast charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
4.has wireless charging
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
5.charge time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Air (2019))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Microsoft Surface Go)

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
6.operating power consumption

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Air (2019))

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Microsoft Surface Go)

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
7.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
8.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
9.has a removable battery
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has Mail Privacy Protection
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using “tracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
2.has on-device machine learning
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
3.has clipboard warnings
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
4.has location privacy options
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
5.has camera/microphone privacy options
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
6.can block app tracking
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go
Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
7.blocks cross-site tracking
Apple iPad Air (2019) (iOS 12)
Microsoft Surface Go
This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.
8.supports split screen
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Split screen allows you to use two apps side-by-side.
9.has SharePlay
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
SharePlay is a feature within FaceTime that allows you to share your screen, watch movies, or listen to music together (with synced playback controls) during video calls.

Miscellaneous

1.warranty period

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Air (2019))

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple iPad Air (2019)
Microsoft Surface Go
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
3.DDR memory version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
4.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
5.Geekbench 5 result (single)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
6.RJ45 ports

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Air (2019))

0

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
7.mini DisplayPort outputs

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Air (2019))

0

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.
8.DisplayPort outputs

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple iPad Air (2019))

0

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
9.Thunderbolt ports

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0

Thunderbolt is a connection that allows you to attach external peripherals to a computer, and can carry both data and display signals. Using a single port you can connect up to six devices through a hub or daisy chain configuration.

Price comparison

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Buy used:

$341

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) ...Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Gold (3rd Generation) (2019) - (Renewed)
amazon logo
$294
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Late 2019, 10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, ...Apple iPad Late 2019, 10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB, Gold (Renewed)
amazon logo
$325
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellu...Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Space Gray (3rd Generation) (2019) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$350
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Late 2019 (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi +...Apple iPad Late 2019 (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 128GB) - Space Gray (Previous Model) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$399
Apple iPad Air (2019) amazonApple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellu...Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Silver (3rd Generation) (2019) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$374

Microsoft Surface Go

Buy used:

$355

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go amazonMicrosoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscre...Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
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$385
Microsoft Surface Go amazonNew Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
amazon logo
$350
Microsoft Surface Go amazonMicrosoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold...Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$249
Microsoft Surface Go amazonMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
amazon logo
$345
Microsoft Surface Go amazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$353
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Go 2 10.5 Touch-Scre...Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 Touch-Screen Intel Pentium Gold 4GB Memory 64GB Storage Platinum STV-00001
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$350
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Windows 2-in-1 Compute...Microsoft Surface Windows 2-in-1 Computer Go2 LTE M 8GB DDR 128GB SSD Platinum TFZ-00001 (Type Cover Sold Separately)
walmart logo
$580
Microsoft Surface Go walmartMicrosoft Surface Windows 2-in-1 Compute...Microsoft Surface Windows 2-in-1 Computer Go2 Intel Pentium Gold 8GB DDR 128GB SSD Platinum STQ-00001 (Type Cover Sold Separately)
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$550

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