Surface Pro 6 Durability Test! – Is it stronger than the iPad Pro?!

Surface Pro 6 Durability Test! – Is it stronger than the iPad Pro?!


My wallet is rather unhappy with me at the
moment. But it’s only fair to test the most powerful
Windows tablet: the Surface Pro 6. Microsoft’s flagship tablet was just recently
released, running a full version of the Windows operating system just like a PC, but in tablet
form. It’s even got a little builtin kickstand. Let’s get started. [Intro] This 2018 Surface Pro 6 is currently $800
at Best Buy. The exact same price as the 11 inch 2018 iPad
Pro. The big Surface does come with double the
internal storage though. The Surface is also a tad larger, with a 12.3
inch screen instead of the 11. And a bit thicker at 8.5 millimeters, verses
the 5.9 on the iPad Pro. Two millimeter difference doesn’t mean a whole
lot to the naked eye though. They are both very thin tablets. But when two pieces of technology compete,
it’s only natural to compare them. Some of the Surface Pro thickness stems from
it’s massive kick stand. We’ll see what that’s made out of in a second,
but it’s definitely no flimsy Nintendo Switch peg. It holds the Surface Pro at basically any
viewing angle you want. Let’s start with that durability test. Oh wait, sorry. The full file management system just opened
up. Let me minimize that before anyone gets jealous. Let’s start with the scratch test. Screens can be made out of a number of materials. Plastic would scratch at a level 3. Glass would start scratching at a 5 or a 6. And sapphire would scratch at a level 8. But glass can have different compositions. Tempered glass has the same hardness as regular
glass, but it’s less prone to fracturing. Looking at the imprints from my Mohs hardness
picks, the glass does appear to be a tad thicker than the iPad’s, but we can still see the
pressure transferring through the glass onto the LCD below. As I was finishing up the level 7 scratches,
there was a tiny pop and the entire length of the tablet was hit with hairline fractures. Not a good start. Each fracture from the level 7 basically spidered
out to the 4 corners. So a screen protector is probably a good idea
with this one. The Surface Pro 6 does not handle scratches
or damage very well. The side of the tablet has a proprietary magnetic
charging port. It would be nice to see a USB-C over here,
but it does have a full size normal USB port, along with a mini display port for external
monitors and stuff, all tucked into the metal frame. The bottom of the Surface Pro 6 has it’s little
docking pins, the little gold circles that connect to a keyboard. The Surface does allow you to plug a mouse
into the USB port, just like you would on a real computer. The iPad Pro does not support a mouse. The frame of the Surface Pro 6 is made from
metal, but it’s not anodized. It’s painted, making it slightly more vulnerable
to scratches. I do prefer Apple’s layer of anodizing over
this paint stuff. The power button is made from plastic, along
with the volume rocker…also plastic. And strangely enough, the whole upper side
of the tablet is made from plastic. Once place the iPad definitely wins is with
the camera. This Surface Pro only has a 5 megapixel front
facing camera tucked under the glass, with an 8 megapixel rear camera on the back, also
protected with this little circle of glass. Not overly impressive. It does come with an expandable micro SD card
memory slot though, which is a perk. I feel like a computer or tablet should adapt
itself to the user, and not the other way around. The front facing speaker grilles are right
next to our little headphone jack buddy. Thankfully he’s still around. This tablet has little useful perks all over
the place. Each of the 2 front firing speaker grilles
have a little bit of mesh over the top, but they’re definitely secure. These two speakers are probably no match for
Apple’s 4 speakers, but of course, we’re still talking about tablet speakers. Tiny speakers are always going to be tiny
speakers. The back of the Surface Pro 6 has quite a
bit of real estate. Microsoft has been pitching this tablet as
a computer, mostly because it is, and not so much of a drawing easel. But it looks like art can still happen. I turned the Microsoft logo into a cute little
turtle. Let me know what we should name it down in
the comments. The kickstand is made from metal. You can see the shiny silver glistening through
the paint later. There are 2 halves to the back panel though,
so a double session of Art Class with Jerry is now in order. We have the same shiny metal covering up the
upper portion, so the build quality and material is consistent on both halves. What should we name the shark? I went ahead and changed the background to
a more suitable aquatic environment for the buddies we just created. The Surface Pro 6 is using a 12.3 inch 1824×2736
resolution LCD display, which has a few more pixels than Apple’s 1668×2388…but who’s
keeping track. It lasted 12 seconds under the heat from my
lighter and then fully recovered. Tablets are definitely in a whole different
construction class than cellphones. Cellphones are by far the most used pieces
of technology on the planet, but tablets are still mobile and still should be durable. The bend test is next. Remember, the screen has already been cracked
from our scratch test. When I commence the bend, the Surface Pro
has some massive flex, but does lock out, and incredibly still works. Trying from the other side, we get a very
twisted tablet but with no catastrophic damage. Bending round 2 from the back pops the LCD
loose from the side adhesive. You can see the literal gap as the screen
pops away from the tablet, but the whole thing is still functioning. Pretty safe to say that this Surface Pro 6
can handle quite a bit more abuse than the iPad Pro. It could very well just be a weight issue. The Surface weighs 40% more than the iPad. And that weight definitely adds to the structure. It’s still incredibly light of course, there’s
just more structural material inside. Plus the Surface doesn’t have any flaws builtin
to it’s weakest points, like on the iPad, with it’s massive bend near the plastic cutout,
and the crack exactly on top of the middle microphone hole. Intentionally adding structural flaws in a
mobile product is a bad idea. Pretty basic stuff. The Surface Pro 6 passes the bend test. The thing that probably helps keep things
solid the most though was the kickstand. And extra massive metal plate securely built
into the tablet itself like a structural brace…can’t go wrong with that. Let’s do a quick jump inside so there’s no
question left over about the build quality. I’ll keep it all consolidated into one video. Neither of these tablets were designed to
be opened or repaired successfully – that’s a story for another day. Warming up the adhesive does make it easier
to remove the display, even though it still gets sacrificed in the removal process either
way. The interesting thing to me though, is that
the Surface Pro 6 is still holding onto life with it’s cracked, lit up display, while the
iPad gave up the ghost the very first second of the bend test. Finally, pulling the screen away from the
Surface Pro, we get our first glimpse inside. With it’s massive snaking copper heat pipes,
and big, blocky batteries, it’s easy to tell that there’s more hard wire and structure
inside the Surface Pro than there is inside the very flat elongated guts of the iPad. Apple went for a thin, light weight design,
and sacrificed structure in the process, while Microsoft packed their tablet with guts and
metal. Not all tablets are created equal. And there we have it. A full computer in tablet form, verses a smartphone
in tablet form. To me, the iPad Pro is just an overpowered,
hipped up, flexible Netflix machine. It sure does make artwork look good though. Hit that subscribe button if you haven’t already. And come hang out with me on Twitter. Thanks a ton for watching, and I’ll see you
around.

100 thoughts on “Surface Pro 6 Durability Test! – Is it stronger than the iPad Pro?!

  1. Bro I love your voice but I hate your content bc your destroying things I only can dream of

  2. What a piece of garbage

  3. Pls dont hurt it like hell, gimme this if u r not using it

  4. I'm watching this on my surface….

  5. Microsoft has always been the best

  6. Jerry I knew there is an ad at the end of the video but I still watch it so you can get the money. You're welcome

  7. Wooo shocking… You cut your computer with a stanley knife.. . It would be useful to know whether the precarious looking metal stand is engineered to survive accidental force.

  8. So pointless

  9. You're destroying all devices please give me one give away.. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜‘

  10. I wish zack can sing me to sleep everynight

  11. 3.8k App$e fangirls are unhappy that MS made a better product… itโ€™s actually a better iPad then the iPad ?pro?

  12. You are totally incredible man

  13. Over power hyped up flexible Netflix machine ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ iPad

  14. Me: Look at him scratch the metal

    My ears: blyat im ded lol

  15. I feel that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 would be even more durable than this surface

  16. i like to know the durability of stuff but my cheap and poor self kind of want to look away as the stuff gets destroyed ๐Ÿ™

  17. 2:22 fuck fuck fuck fuck fuuuuuuck

  18. windowsturtle

  19. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

  20. But jerry why
    ……

  21. I'm more concerned with computing power. Will the surface pro, iPad pro, or Samsung galaxy Tab s5 do serious things like graphing 3d house plans and stuff? I'm trying to figure out which laptop substitute I must get. Any advice on specs, power, computing, and which?

  22. im so curious, what do you do with devices after destroying them like that?

  23. would name the turtle:
    Squirtle

    and the shark:
    Sharpedo

  24. Pls don't bend it. My dad works for Microsoft

  25. Lucky my mum go me a Macbook instead 0-0, because sometimes my nail scratch the screen on ipads and if I scratched the surface pro it would have a big crack.

  26. Thats my favourate voice

  27. Who even uses the cameras on the surface and ipad

  28. I loved surface until I got a Surface Go. It's absolutely garbage.

  29. i hate the sound when he skreches the metal ๐Ÿ˜›

  30. Draw Freddy FazBear Next

  31. Are Aizavadya ek pathvun de na amhaala.. vaya kashala ghalavto. garibi mdhe divas challe amche.. tu vaaya ghalav changla machine

  32. you could have just give it to me
    in spite of breaking it!!!it just harts

  33. Dude wear a pair of gloves at least

  34. iPad OS changed the game tbh

  35. An absolute waste of time

  36. Not a very flat surface .badum ching

  37. I can believe that you can even think of just buying these expensive things and killing them in front of everyone!

    I subbed

  38. art class with jerry should have its own video lol

  39. Dude wtf I seriously want to kick his ass for forcing me to listen to him grind that stupid box cutter on the device.

  40. A full computer with tablet form=Surface pro
    A smartphone with tablet form = iPad pro

  41. This man hurt me everytime whenever i saw his videos๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  42. Man it hurts….

  43. I cant even express my feelings.

  44. When he scratches technology I bet that the woodchucks are outside chucking wood

  45. Is there a Samsung one of these? Would definitely love to see the inside of the new tab

  46. Gahahah that ipad

  47. I am watching this on a Surface Pro 6…

  48. Let's face it, it's simply a laptop without the keyboard.

  49. WTH?? Free them electronics

  50. I'm going to have nightmares tonight after watching this

  51. The turtle should be named virgin turtle

  52. iPad mini is the best

  53. Please do not distroy it , please give to me

  54. This baldy is mad

  55. 1:10 at least it's not $999

  56. This one hurt more than the rest. I really wish I could replace my old failing Surface pro 3 but is hard to justify with an 18 month old….maybe next year.

  57. I'm going to buy a laptop around $800. It's for school so I want sth that function well with Microsoft apps and is thin and light but also durable . I'd also love it if it looks nice like the pro 6. Any recommendation?

  58. Microtart

  59. Name the turtle Jerr

  60. You sick man

  61. fucking sick

  62. You abusive bas*ard !!

  63. Open up a Nokia 3 model TA-1020

  64. Wow that's crap if it cracks during the scratch test.

  65. Watching this on my first gen iPad Pro ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ธ

  66. XD 4:29

    fell for it

  67. This hurts me on a physical and mental level.

  68. This is torture ,I treat mine like a new born baby

  69. You should name the turtle dickface

  70. you should be arrested immediately. stop destroying techs.

  71. It pains me to see how easy he destroys such a brand new device fresh from the box

  72. Omg these videos hurt my souuuuul

  73. Plz give me some damaged products

  74. that was painful to watch :'(

  75. Name it windy the turtle

  76. Do you ever cut yourself

  77. Omg what a big tablet

  78. the internet explorer is still intact at 7:33 . the internet cant be destroyed .

  79. Yee

  80. Jerry jr. For the title Jessica for the shark

  81. Watching this one from teh Surface Pro 6, promising that I will never do that to it

  82. I give the turtle a 9.98/10

  83. 4:25 Microsoft Surface pen

  84. When you get ads to buy new school clothes that are cute as hell and you finne grab your wallet then you realize you school still mandates uniforms ๐Ÿฅบ

  85. Its really heartbreaking … give that to me before you break it …

  86. With each scratch and break you destroyed a piece of my soul.

  87. I think it's name should be microtle

  88. Name the turtle โ€œ windowsturtleโ€

  89. 1:01 I can think of a similar scenario.
    Have a soda can full and a crush can and compare them both.
    I just thought it was hilarious.

  90. Name the turtle Mike, for Microsoft. And name the shark Ben, because the surface BEN-t a little, but did not die. Please.

  91. Name the shark "Surface Pro Shark"

  92. Try the surface go

  93. Name the turtle ๐Ÿข Freddy. Fred for short

  94. Iโ€™m not even 13 seconds in and I felt squeamish LMAO

  95. Iโ€™m WAAYYY younger than Zack, but I have more hair than him. My family never had any hairy people. Iโ€™m new to the โ€œhairy clanโ€

  96. You should name the turtle Mike row soft

  97. I got mine thrown against a wall ( context not important for now ) and it was fine

  98. We need to name the turtle Wilbur and the shark jaws or we will have failed our parents

  99. I cried because watching such a beautiful device getting fooked is hard to do but thank you for your sacrifice so that we can make informed consumer decisions.

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