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Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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).

Engadget Review

iPad Pros have always been great options for people who need high-powered tablets, and the new 10.5-inch model is no exception. It’s a more exciting update than it might initially seem: The screen is bigger and brighter than before, and the new A10X Fusion chipset makes this model one of the most powerful in Apple’s Pro lineup. Throw in an excellent main camera and the same 10-hour battery life we’ve come to expect, and we’re left with a great — albeit expensive — tablet for users who crave excellent performance. It still won’t replace your laptop, but it might be able to soon. iOS 11 is set to launch this fall, and the update will make these new Pros even better for people who need to multitask.

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Pros
  • Incredibly powerful for an iPad
  • Bigger, better screen
  • Sleek (if familiar) design
  • Great cameras
Cons
  • iOS 11 isn’t out yet
  • Expensive
  • Shorter battery life than some competing tablets
92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
90
The Verge
I don’t think the majority of computer users can be comfortable using an iPad as their main device. For those who can, go out and buy the hell out of this thing ... For the rest of us, my advice is to hold out and see whether iOS 11 changes the calculus.
 
90
Wired
The iPad’s been great for a long time, and the best tablet on the market even longer. But against all odds, it just keeps getting better.
 
90
TrustedReviews
You’re paying for an impressive array of features that simply isn’t available anywhere else. The screen is sublime, there’s more power than you’ll need, and with iOS 11 we’re finally getting a tablet OS that might help make this the primary device for a lot of people.
 
80
TechRadar
We need iOS 11 to land before we can truly work out if this is a great tablet. It offers great audio and video playback... but we need to assess the potential laptop-beating capabilities the new software will offer.
 
90
Fast Company
More than any other maker of computing devices, this company knows that it’s the interaction of hardware and software that matters–which makes this new tablet, excellent though it is, a prelude to the next-generation iPad experience yet to come.
 
100
The Independent
This is the biggest step forward the category has made yet, and the bigger, better display in a slim, lightweight frame are appealing. With apps that take advantage of the machine’s power and imminent operating software upgrades, it just became pretty irresistible.
 
100
Expert Reviews
Slick, lightweight and incredibly powerful, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is the perfect ultraportable.
 
80
Time
If you're committed to Apple, and you're looking for a tablet that can replace your MacBook for certain uses, the new iPad Pro can do the job.
 
90
Business Insider
From the Microsoft Surface to the Samsung Galaxy Book, there's a lot of competition of the iPad in the pro tablet category. But even with its faults, the iPad Pro is the best tablet of the bunch.
 
90
CNET
Apple’s 2017 iPad Pros improve on already excellent drawing, video and photo capabilities, but its true potential won’t be seen until iOS 11 hits later this year.