Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)

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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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iPad Pro 12.9 review (2018): The future of computing?
Superb hardware with a bit of an identity crisis.
Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoNovember 09, 2018

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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iPad Pro

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Critics

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Macworld
There’s never been a better tablet

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Users

34 reviews
80
Tech
It performs very well, although a bit on the expensive side

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Key Specs

FORM FACTOR
Tablet
OPERATING SYSTEM
IOS
SCREEN SIZE
12.9in
CAMERA (INTEGRATED)
Yes

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