How the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 stacks up against its rivals

NEW YORK - The Microsoft tagline for its Surface Pro tablet is: "the tablet that can replace your laptop". The latest Surface Pro 4, launched on Tuesday (Oct 6) in New York, is better equipped than its predecessor for work as it comes with a newer processor, along with more memory and storage options.

And it has to, because rivals Apple and Google have waded into this space in recent months with new tablets built for productivity. Here's how the new Surface Pro 4 stacks up against the competition: 

  Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Apple iPad Pro Google Pixel C Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Screen 12.3 inches 12.9 inches 10.2 inches 12 inches
Resolution 2,736 x 1,824 pixels 2,732 x 2,048 pixels 2,560 x 1,800 pixels 2,160 x 1,440 pixels
Processor Intel 6th-generation Core M, i5 or i7 A9X Nvidia Tegra X1 Intel Core i3, i5 or i7
Memory Up to 16GB 4GB 3GB 4GB or 8GB
Storage Up to 1TB 32GB or 128GB 32GB or 64GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
Ports Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, 
Mini-DisplayPort
Lightning & Smart connector USB Type-C Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, 
Mini-DisplayPort
Wireless 802.11ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0 802.11ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 Unannounced 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Cellular None LTE Unannounced None
Height 8.4mm 6.9mm 7mm 9.1mm
Weight 766g 723g Unannounced 790g
Battery life Up to 9 hours Up to 10 hours Unannounced Up to 9 hours
Accessories Surface Pen (included)
Surface Pro Type Cover (US$130)
Smart Keyboard (US$169)
Apple Pencil (US$99)
Pixel keyboard (US$149) Surface Pen (included)
Surface Pro Type Cover (US$130)
Price From S$1,338 From US$799 (32GB, Wi-Fi) US$499 (32GB), US$599 (64GB) From US$699 (Core i3, 64GB)
Availability November 19 November End 2015 Now