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  1. Leonel Funes's Avatar
    Your choices for holiday shopping - Microsoft's Surface 4/Pro 4, Apple's iPad Pro, or Google's Pixel C.

    A quick run through each devices' minimum specs (compared to the current Surfaces for now)

    Surface 3/Pro 3
    Windows 10/10 Pro
    10.8" 1920x1280/12" 2160x1440
    64GB, Intel Atom x7, 2GB RAM/64GB, Intel i3, 4GB RAM
    $499/$799
    Surface Pen $49.99, Surface 3 Keyboard $129.99/Surface Pen included, Surface Pro 3 Keyboard $129.99
    surface-3-3.jpg

    iPad Pro

    iOS 9
    12.9" 2732x2048
    32GB, A9X
    $799
    Pencil $99, Smart Keyboard $169
    apple-ipad-pro-32.png

    Pixel C

    Android 6.0
    10.2" 2560x1800
    32GB, Nvidia Tegra X1, 3GB RAM
    $499
    Keyboard $149
    google-pixel-c.jpg

    PICK YOUR POISON
    09-30-2015 12:34 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Surface of course. The others are mere toys that cannot load full Office and browse network drives will still watching Netflix or playing Minecraft.
    ajj3085, Bon Irving, rxc13 and 4 others like this.
    09-30-2015 12:41 PM
  3. SammyD97's Avatar
    Every single reply will say Surface unless you make things fair and post this on Android Central and iMore. I'd go for the Surface btw.
    09-30-2015 12:46 PM
  4. Leonel Funes's Avatar
    Every single reply will say Surface unless you make things fair and post this on Android Central and iMore. I'd go for the Surface btw.
    Way ahead of you - it's on those as well. The responses are interesting
    wpn00b and The Awkward Guy like this.
    09-30-2015 02:04 PM
  5. Gustavo Sanchez's Avatar
    I'd say Surface unless I wanted any possible app to be available on it, then I would go iPad/Pixel. I really am concerned about MS product delivery and execution these days.
    jlwaters11 likes this.
    09-30-2015 02:21 PM
  6. SammyD97's Avatar
    Way ahead of you - it's on those as well. The responses are interesting
    Links please. :)
    09-30-2015 03:15 PM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    Dell XPS 12 probably. InfinityEdge screen will give me 12" in something as portable as the S3 but more powerful.

    Update: well scratch that, Dell messed up with no kickstand so I'll be sticking with my S3.
    Last edited by theefman; 10-02-2015 at 12:27 PM.
    DoctorSaline and venetasoft like this.
    09-30-2015 03:18 PM
  8. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    As an overall package, I prefer the Pixel C. But then again, if I'm looking to get a tablet, I want it to function primarily as a tablet. "Pro" tablets for me don't need to run desktop-py software, but need to have a little more options than simply a touchscreen. Innovative inductive charging of the keyboard when covering the Pixel C, magnetically attaching to the tablet (which automatically turns on the keyboard) without the need for a kickstand, and support for mice, are "pro" enough for me.

    I would've preferred a trackpad on the keyboard and a modified version of Android that supports multiwindow.

    If I wanted an ultrabook, then I would choose the Surface Pro... without a doubt.
    09-30-2015 03:32 PM
  9. Leonel Funes's Avatar
    Links please. :)
    iMore Link
    Your Choice: Microsoft vs Apple vs Google - iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at iMore.com
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 10-02-2015 at 10:31 AM.
    09-30-2015 03:39 PM
  10. Leonel Funes's Avatar
    Wish i never visited Android Central. What a fanboy that moderator is. At least we're honest when things don't look good, but he's all 'Pixel is the best, you know, more apps, mature OS, more apps, cheaper, more apps'. Just f up my nervs.
    I don't think he realises there's cheaper version and that this same cheapest version still runs full damn OS, NOT MOBILE OS ON 12''.
    You noticed it too I guess - I find it quite funny. To me, it's Surface 3 vs Pixel C & Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Pro. I think for most cases, Microsoft wins...
    Jefe32 and Will McClenaghan like this.
    09-30-2015 04:13 PM
  11. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Wish i never visited Android Central. What a fanboy that moderator is. At least we're honest when things don't look good, but he's all 'Pixel is the best, you know, more apps, mature OS, more apps, cheaper, more apps'. Just f up my nervs.
    I don't think he realises there's cheaper version and that this same cheapest version still runs full damn OS, NOT MOBILE OS ON 12''.
    I bolded what is not true at all. If I had a dime for every time I was accused of being an Apple fanboy because I pointed out issues/flaws with the Surface, I'd have enough money to upgrade my Surface 2 to a top-of-the-line Surface Pro 3 and dock.
    Leonel Funes and Bloobed like this.
    09-30-2015 05:41 PM
  12. Sedp23's Avatar
    I prefer having a full pc in a portable form instead of a larger portable phone. Microsoft tablets are better
    to_be_announced and rxc13 like this.
    09-30-2015 05:47 PM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    I use all three. I pick and choose from each company what I like best about them. It works for me. And yes, it is very cohesive. I float between many devices of many different OS's. Very seamless.
    09-30-2015 05:51 PM
  14. Leonel Funes's Avatar
    I bolded what is not true at all. If I had a dime for every time I was accused of being an Apple fanboy because I pointed out issues/flaws with the Surface, I'd have enough money to upgrade my Surface 2 to a top-of-the-line Surface Pro 3 and dock.
    That's true too! Microsoft is far from perfect! It's just that over at Android Central it seems there's a tad mit more fanboyism - but he does give the iPad Pro a break for the Pencil... Like I said, just pick your poison...
    rxc13 likes this.
    09-30-2015 07:14 PM
  15. hasasimo's Avatar
    My choices this holiday season (if it turns out I can comfortably afford them):

    Surface Pro 4 (the larger, 14" variety)
    Gold or Chrome Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (like the Lumia 950 and 950 XL on paper, but design is a deal-breaker)
    Black Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch
    09-30-2015 11:12 PM
  16. OwenDL's Avatar
    Surface, because full OS.
    ajj3085, Bon Irving and rxc13 like this.
    09-30-2015 11:32 PM
  17. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    I think the proof is in the new iPad. Looks a lot like Apple took some things from the Surface Pro 3. Finally having a docking station with their iPad is a sight for sore eyes. Still with the flaws that the Surface Pro 3 or Surface 3 has for that matter, the other two really don't compare. As portable and light as the iPads are, they still run on iOS which though is good for leisure and a small amount of business work, to get the best of both worlds, there really isn't anything better then the Surface series out there. The only issue I have with the Surface series is the price point of the accessories. They are a little high.
    09-30-2015 11:46 PM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I already own a Surface Pro 3 so I've made my decision. However, I can understand the desire to have the other two devices if you are ingrained in those ecosystems.
    worldspy99 and Hans Swolfs1 like this.
    10-01-2015 02:12 AM
  19. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    Way ahead of you - it's on those as well. The responses are interesting
    Don't tell me.. Android Central says Android, imore says iSurface...?

    Edit: That **** on imore who is going to ditch his Surface for an iPad lol
    10-01-2015 03:02 AM
  20. Tsang Fai's Avatar
    People who consider these devices are looking for productivity. So their primary concern is to get things done.

    iPadPro still runs iOS. The good news is there is stylus support and better Office interation.

    Pixel C should even not be compared with Surface. It runs Android and does not support pen. It is just a 10" Android tablet with a tailor made keyboard. It does not look good.

    Some people say they just need a tablet. Well, there are many iPads and Android tablets in the market already. What we focus here is a productivity tablet. These devices are all designed to be productive. But whether they have achieved it is another question.
    920Walker likes this.
    10-01-2015 03:44 AM
  21. Sergey Belikov's Avatar
    Surface of course.
    10-01-2015 03:52 AM
  22. Joshwin's Avatar
    Your order is my choice. Surface will be the first one to choose from. pixel c will be the last device i would ever think to buy.
    Leonel Funes and stnm like this.
    10-01-2015 04:08 AM
  23. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Honestly Ipad Pro because it uses a pencil not a pen.



    ..... just kidding. Obviously surface. Anything else would be uncivilized.
    10-01-2015 07:41 AM
  24. travisel's Avatar
    Lets see hmmm

    Microsoft
    New OS Windows 10
    Surface 4 Pro XL

    New OS Windows 10 Mobile
    Lumia 950 XL

    Now Apple....hmm..nothing
    realwarder likes this.
    10-01-2015 07:47 AM
  25. realwarder's Avatar
    The fact that the Pixel doesn't include a touchpad is a massive hint that it's not trying to be anything other than a tablet. It's a tablet you can occasionally type on. Given that, it's not in the same league as the Surface. And for a tablet, it's expensive.

    People will buy the much cheaper iPads and use a Bluetooth keyboard. Hard for the average family to justify this pricing, especially when most have an iPad. Is it much better? No. Since it's got an Apple logo many will still sell though. The bright lights of the Apple store will jewelry store look has that allure that can't be resisted. (I've only just noticed that is the model used by Apple!)

    Surface will remain a winner though in the crossover space because it is a real PC and a real tablet. Businesses will enjoy the full functionality they offer. So will everyone else. We haven't even seen the new models and already have a winner.
    10-01-2015 08:32 AM
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