One of the hottest topics when it comes to technology is the cost of the device. However, that isn’t always the case. Nowadays, with the advancement of tech, you may be wondering if you really need to buy a laptop with a top processor or if you should focus on a laptop successor.There are three main types of laptop successors that you can consider. If you have your mind made up and what you want is a laptop, then make sure to buy one at the best possible time. But, if you are willing to look at other options such as maybe buying a Chromebook, and iPad, or even a Surface Pro, then keep reading.
Here we are going to compare some of the most common types of laptop successor. Unlike the best gadgets of 2020, you are looking at something a bit more specific. Namely, we are going to compare the iPad Pro 12.9, The Microsoft Surface Pro X, and for the sake of argument, the Samsung Chromebook Plus LTE. Which is the better system?Let’s find out.
When it comes to price, there is always going to be one device that is more expensive than another. Every technological piece is going to be out of someone’s price range. So for the sake of argument, the average price for an iPad Pro is $1299, and the same can be said for the Surface Pro. The Samsung Chromebook is sitting around $600.If we were going to compare on price alone, then the Chromebook is a clear winner, but that isn’t what we are doing here. We want to see which will succeed better. I-Pad Pro has been a lot of debate regarding the iPad Pro being a suitable laptop replacement. However, it is widely agreed upon that it is definitely a tremendous supplementary device for the mobile individual.
Surface Pro X Experience
The debate on the suitable laptop replacement comes along with the Surface as well. Though the Surface does have an inability to run x86-64-bit apps, which include video and photo editing apps. However, you can run full Windows 10 and get a rather authentic PC experience.
There is a large range of Chromebooks on the market, and Samsung falls in the mid-range. This Chromebook can pretty much do everything that a laptop can do, but it can be sluggish when it comes to some applications.
Each device comes with its own set of specifications. Let’s have a look.
|iPad Pro||Surface ProX||Chromebook|
|12.9 Inch Liquid Retina||13.0 Pixel Sense||12.2 Inch|
|256GB Storage||256GB Storage||32GB Storage|
|Not upgradeable||Upgradable SSD||Cannot upgrade to SSD|
|No storage expansion||No storage expansion||Upgradeable storage|
|Has an optional keyboard||Had optional keyboard||Included|
|Optional Pen||Optional Pen||Yes included|
|Two USB-C Ports||One USB-C Port||Two USB-C ports|
|Facial recognition||Facial Recognition||None|
There is much debate as to what is absolutely necessary for whatever purpose you are going to want to use the device for daily. For example, do you really need LTE, and are you going to run high-end programs. However, for the sake of comparing the devices, it is essential that we use the same parameters, and that is that these devices are going to be used professionally.
There is a lot to be said for each device and its capabilities to replace a laptop on a professional level or even a personal level. Sometimes it really depends on personal preference and what you consider essential. If the budget was the deciding factor, then the Chromebook wins out. It also looks and acts like a laptop would without all the added fluff that you find on a professional laptop.However, if you have a need to run high-end software like CAD or even high-end games, then you are going to want something that is going to be a bit more of a powerhouse with the ability to upgrade SSD. What that would turn out to be is the Surface ProX. Then there is the option of the iPad, which tends to run the middle ground between the two.