Surface Pro vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro: 7 Reasons Surface Pro is Better
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Surface Pro Has a Better, Cheaper Keyboard

Surface Pro Has a Better, Cheaper Keyboard

The Surface Pro Type Cover has more features and costs less than Apple's Smart Keyboard cover. 

The Surface Type Cover has everything you need for a better work experience. Each plastic key has plenty of travel and glows in the dark. A magnetic bar locks the keyboard to the bottom of the Surface Pro’s screen for a more comfortable typing angle when you need it. When you don't need that extra height and support, you can lay the keyboard flat on a table and continue typing. 

There's a trackpad below the keyboard on the Surface Type Cover. If you want to zoom in and out on a web page, pinch your fingers like you do on your iPhone or Android device. With these gestures, you can avoid lifting your fingers from the trackpad every few minutes.

Like Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, there’s no battery inside the Surface Type Cover. This saves you from charging two separate devices. Close the cover and your Surface Pro goes to sleep.

Even with all those things going for it, the best thing about the Surface Type Cover is its price. A black model costs just $129.99 at Microsoft.com and you can purchase one with softer fabric and brighter colors for $159.99.

A Smart Keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad pro costs $169.99 at Apple.com. It has no trackpad and you can’t get one in a fun color that matches your personality. Its fabric keys have less travel than the Surface Pro Type Cover's keys and don't glow in the dark. 

Read: Best Surface Pro Keyboard Alternatives

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