The Microsoft Surface Go 2 has an advantage over the iPad when it comes to propping it up, as it has an integrated kickstand on the back that can be used to hold it up on a flat surface.
Apple's iPad, on the other hand, requires a case with a stand to be able to prop it up.
Microsoft has been trying to get its legacy desktop operating system to work on tablets for a long time, but Apple has been catching up to Microsoft's strategy. Apple has been building up while Microsoft has been trying to scale down, and the iPad has been able to offer a more feature-complete platform for productivity. Microsoft is now focusing on its Surface line of devices, which are designed to be more feature-complete for productivity than Apple's iPad.
Microsoft's Surface Pro can't keep up with Apple's iPad Pro anymore - XDA