That’s what you might be led to believe if you read what elite members of the technorati politburo say about Apple’s highly acclaimed iPad Pro and Microsoft’s supposedly hot selling Surface notebook-dressed-as-tablet hybrid. Funny thing. True story. Apple’s iPad Pro topped the Surface whatever in the last quarter. IDC:
Apple sold just over two million iPad Pros while Microsoft sold around 1.6 million Surface devices, a majority of which were Surface Pro and not the more affordable Surface 3. With these results, it’s clear that price is not the most important feature considered when acquiring a detachable – performance is.
Sometimes the problem is the definition. What’s a tablet? A Surface is merely a Windows notebook with a detachable screen and keyboard. An iPad is a true tablet.