Apple iPad Pro 9.7 Goes on Sale
Apple’s smaller iPad Pro has gone on sale in over a dozen countries with Apple calling it the “ultimate PC replacement.” Apple

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro can now be preordered online via the Apple Store. This slate will be available for purchase in the physical stores starting March 31.

Samsung introduced the Galaxy TabPro S recently keeping in mind the demand for 2-in-1 tablets and also to give tough competition to market leaders like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Apple’s iPad Pro series. This new tablet is now being sold in the U.S. via Best Buy. Plus, Microsoft Store will start selling the slate from April 4 onwards.

Here is a comparison of the latest iPad Pro and Samsung’s Windows 10-powered Galaxy TabPro S.

Price, Accessory

Apple iPad Pro will set the buyers back by $599 for the standard 32 GB version with Wi-Fi connectivity. The Wi-Fi + Cellular variant with 32 GB native storage onboard is priced at $729.

The 128 GB Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, on the other hand, can be purchased for $899.99. It is worth noting that Samsung tablet’s base version starts at 128 GB.

Speaking of accessory, the smart keyboard for the iPad Pro has to be purchased separately by paying nearly $150. Contrary to expectations, a detachable keyboard is part of the Galaxy TabPro S device bundle.


The 9.7-inch iPad Pro carries a Retina display bundled with 2,048 x 1,536 pixels resolution. This tablet will apparently offer phenomenal brightness, broader color palette and low reflectivity. It also features a new Night Shift mode and True Tone display technology. The True Tone tech will dynamically correct the white balance.

The Galaxy TabPro S, on the other hand, comes with a humongous 12.0-inch AMOLED display, aided by 2,160 x 1,440 screen resolution. Windows Blog says this slate is a “beautiful, ultra thin, detachable 2-in-1 that is optimized for entertainment and offers productivity without compromise – the perfect device for both consumers and the enterprise.”

Hardware Configurations

The Apple device comes powered by A9X chipset, seen in the 12.9-inch iPad model. However, this chip is underclocked in the smaller sibling. The Samsung slate uses a powerful sixth-generation (Intel Core M) SoC. While the iPad comes backed by just 2 GB of RAM, Samsung has doubled the RAM configuration with a solid 4 GB unit onboard.

The iPad Pro comes equipped with 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB of built-in storage options. The Samsung device can be picked up as 128 GB and 256 GB variants.

Furthermore, the iPad Pro sports a 12-megapixel primary camera unit and a 5-megapixel secondary shooter for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S houses a 5-megapixel sensor at the front as well as the back.

Apple claims the 9.7-inch iPad Pro can offer up to 10 hours of video playback over a Wi-Fi connection. Samsung, on the other hand, says the TabPro S’ 5,200 mAh battery cell can last for up to 10.5 hours.