The keyboard has a battery that lasts for two months, but Google executives promise you will never have to charge it. Whenever the keyboard is attached, it charges inductively from the tablet. But for now, the basic spec sheets will have to do.
These differences stem from Google’s and Microsoft’s choice of operating systems.
That display, incidentally, boasts a resolution of 2,560 x 1,800 and thus a pixel density of 308ppi and a maximum brightness of 500 nits, and the engine behind it is an NVIDIA X1 chipset equipped with Maxwell graphics, so it ought to be a bit quick.
Following is the Surface 3 coverage presented in chronological order.
It will run on the 6th gen Intel Core M processor without a fan and it should be offered in three choices, the 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost, the 5 and 7. Many of the technology giants are now pushing their monster size tablets on the market and apparently the upcoming variants of the Surface Pro 4 are just the Microsoft’s way of telling how powerful a tablet computer can be.
The demonstration was almost an exact duplicate of the one Microsoft conducted when it first unveiled the Surface tablet.
For those who love to bring their work with them, the new tablet could be a good substitute when a laptop simply isn’t available.
Google is only said that it plans to release the Google Pixel C sometime this holiday shopping season. It sports 3GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. Both the Surface Pro and iPad Pro connect to their keyboards through special physical connections that are pretty well hidden on the tablets. Android holds the advantage in the former case; Windows in the latter.
Of course, neither the iPad Pro nor Pixel C has been released yet, so I can’t say for sure which will be better, nor how they compare to my Surface Pro 3. Built from the ground up by Google, the Android Marshmallow device can be purchased separately ($499 for the 32 GB model), but Google clearly wants everyone to buy it with the optional $149 keyboard.
The phones are priced below the premium devices from Apple such as the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and similar offerings from Samsung. The big difference is of course storage. As far as the form factor is concerned, it is expected to be made out of the same old magnesium alloy, but would be a little thinner and lighter than the Pro 3.
That’s about all we can tell about these two tablets for now. Google has also promised that future Chromebooks and Android devices will use Type C too, so users will be able to cut down on the amount of chargers needed for their various different devices.