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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)

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iPad Pro 2018 Review

iPad Pro 2018 Review

Posted   11.06.18
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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Don’t be fooled by its new, even more minimalist design: Apple’s revamped 12.9-inch iPad Pro is overkill, plain and simple. We have a few things for thank for that, like the absurdly fast A12X Bionic chipset (which actually runs faster than some of the full-blown PCs in our office) and the fact that you can now pay for up to 1TB of onboard storage. And let’s not forget Apple’s decision to include a USB-C port instead of its classic Lightning connector — not only does it make it easier to augment the iPad with additional accessories, it also means the Pro can be used to tackle different kinds of tasks more easily. It’s the first iPad we’ve ever tested that could actually potentially replace a traditional computer in someone’s life. That said, shortcomings in iOS and a lack of optimized software mean that this iPad’s best days are still to come.

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Pros
  • New easy-to-hold design
  • Beautiful Liquid Retina display
  • USB-C for flexibility and faster charging
  • Fast performance
  • Up to 1TB of storage
  • Much-improved Apple Pencil
Cons
  • Non-base configurations get expensive
  • iOS 12 feels limited on this ambitious hardware
  • Lots of trial-and-error to find compatible USB accessories
  • No support for external storage

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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
12.9in
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Camera (integrated)
Tablet
IOS
12.9in
Yes

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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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84
 

User Reviews

90
lex
Not a true laptop replacement. Without a proper file system and mouse support...read more
90
Warren
Had mine since launch, as a system it's far more practical use than the older...read more
90
g
This iPad has lived up to or exceeded all my expectations except for two - 1)...read more
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