The Great Debate: iPad or Surface

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Apple recently announced the new and larger iPad, Pro which many in the tech community are considering a direct competitor to the Microsoft Windows Surface Pro 3. With Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 available soon, is this a new battleground for Apple and Microsoft? Which of these devices makes more sense for lawyers in their personal or professional lives?.

In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell examine the features of these new devices, leverage Tom’s expertise on both platforms, and help listeners determine which choice might make the most sense for them..

Topics include:

  • Hardware versus ecosystem competitions
  • Which platform app developers are interested in
  • iPad Pro as a productivity tool over content consumption
  • Which is best for heavy Microsoft Office users
  • Screen size, Stylus/Pencil, keyboards
  • Price points
  • The use for artists, architects, doctors, and musicians over lawyers
  • Side-by-side apps and litigation
  • iPad Pro or Microsoft Windows Surface Pro in small and big law firms
  • Are Dennis or Tom going to buy one?
  • In the second half of the podcast, the hosts talk through Dennis’ recent decision to purchase the newest MacBook after a crisis in confidence pushed him to consider the Air or Pro instead. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots: that one tip, website, or observation you can use the second the podcast ends.

    AppleCare+ for iPad extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPad and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage. Just add AppleCare+ during the checkout process.
    FThe 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and iPad mini 3 models with Wi-Fi + Cellular can use either the Apple SIM card or a carrier-supported nano-SIM card. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro includes an embedded Apple SIM card. iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini models with Wi-Fi + Cellular use the nano-SIM card. All other iPad models use a micro-SIM card. Micro-SIM cards cannot be used in devices that use the Apple SIM or another nano-SIM card.

    Surface Pro 4 can handle any task, while seamlessly pairing with your existing IT infrastructure. Built with a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for security, your device is protected by enterprise level encryption. You can also use BitLocker, new Enterprise Data Protection, Trusted Boot, and Windows Defender for malware protection and data privacy. IT can set up Surface like other PCs, by joining it to a domain and managing it using tools already in place like Active Directory, SCCM, and Air Watch.
    Writing with Surface Pen feels as fluid and precise as a ballpoint pen on paper. Use the Surface Pen to open a OneNote or to activate Cortana, your truly personal digital assistant. She offers time, people, and location-based reminders, and even books dinner reservations. Surface Pro 4 also packs the latest facial recognition camera technology. With Windows Hello, Surface Pro 4 knows you’re you, and will sign you in with no password required.