Surface Pro 7 vs iPad Pro: which should you buy?

Surface Pro 7 vs iPad Pro
(Image credit: Microsoft, Apple)

You're facing the question of Surface Pro 7 vs iPad Pro if you're looking at getting a tablet with pro appeal. Apple has just updated its high-end tablet with a brand new version that brings the huge power of the company's much-lauded M1 processor, while Microsoft's Windows tablet was updated in 2019 with new chips and USB-C.

These two tablets take very different approaches to the idea of a 'pro' tablet, with Microsoft aiming to mix the flexibility of PC software with a tablet's advantages, while Apple is all-in on customising for touch control and tablet-friendly hardware. If you want to see our in-depth verdict on each of these devices individually, be sure to read our full iPad Pro M1 review and Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review.

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Darren Allan is a freelance journalist for Creative Bloq and TechRadar, with 25 years of experience in digital and magazine publishing as a writer and editor. He has also had a novel published by Little, Brown.