It’s no secret that Samsung and Apple have had an everlasting rivalry for years now. Their most disputed field is that of smartphones, but that’s not the only domain in which the two tech giants compete. It seems that their newer subject of the rivalry has to do with tablets. Today we’re comparing the brand new Apple iPad Pro unveiled this year at the Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, California, with Samsung’s famous Galaxy Book.
But why is this comparison even taking place? Do the two devices stand comparison? Is one better than the other? Let’s find out together today.
The Battle of the Tablets
Both tablets come in a Wi-Fi only version, as well as Wi-Fi + LTE one. The Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 inch variant and a 12 inch one, which is pretty close to the 10.5 inch and 12.9 inch that the iPad Pro comes in. But the iPad Pro also has an older 9.7 inch variant that is still available on the market. But the chipsets is where the true battle begins.
The iPad Pro runs on the new A10X Fusion chipset that was designed specifically for it, and it’s 40 percent faster than the A9X that Apple devices came with before WWDC. Thus, the new iPad Pro will run at around 3GHz, a tremendous amount of power. The Samsung Galaxy Book runs on an Intel chipset paired with Windows as its operating system, which moves it further into the realm of laptops rather than tablets.
But when iOS 11 will launch this fall, Apple tablets will also double up as laptops allegedly. The entire purpose of iOS 11 is to optimize tablets and have them be used as computers as well in the end. But we’ll have to wait for that and see if it’s true or not.