Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch
Calling it a full-blown laptop replacement is a stretch, but Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best conventional tablet the company has made. It combines the power of the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the thin frame of the iPad Air 2. Additionally, it brings a vibrant, color-accurate screen and the best camera we've seen on an iPad to date. If you need a proper laptop, you should still buy one, but if all you want is a great tablet, the 9.7-inch Pro is the one to get.
- Fantastic screen
- Slim design with excellent build quality
- Strong performance
- Best iPad camera yet
- iOS still isn't great at multitasking
- Only has half the RAM of the larger model
- Optional keyboard is cramped
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- 84AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsMacworld909.7-inch iPad Pro review: Hits the sweet spot betwThe 9.7-inch iPad Pro more portable, takes better video, adjusts your screen's color temperature to match your surroundings, and generally does everything the bigger iPad Pro can do, only for less money.PC Mag80Apple iPad Pro (9.7 inch)The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the most powerful Apple tablet you can comfortably carry, but it can't replace a traditional laptop or 2-in-1 for the most common business tasks.Wired90Review: 12 Ways the 9.7-inch iPad Pro Is DifferentThe iPad Pro does all things iPaddy better than the iPad Air and mini. But aside from the occasional gotta-get-it-done project, it's not up to the task of your whole work life yet. Keep your laptop, but freecycle your old iPad and stick this one on your coffee table instead.The Wall Street Journal80Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Review: Tablet vs. LaptopCan you replace your PC with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro? Absolutely. Is it the “ultimate” replacement? Absolutely not. The iPad is a different kind of computer—simpler, more versatile and portable than a laptop. A real laptop, however, can help you get traditional work done faster. For now.CNET90iPad Pro 9.7-inch review: The best iPad ever has yIt's still not a full-fledged laptop killer, but the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best iPad ever made -- a near-perfect balance of tablet power and portability.Ars Technica809.7-inch iPad Pro review: What makes something â€œFor many active but less-demanding users, the strength of the hardware and the relative simplicity of the software could be enough to recommend it, though for the time being there are things that regular old Windows PCs are just better at than iOS is.Yahoo80iPad Pro 9.7-inch review: A dazzling tablet, but sI hate to break it to Apple. But if it is indeed sad that so many people have old PCs and they want something thin and mobile to replace them, the obvious choice is not an iPad.The Telegraph80New 9.7-inch iPad Pro review: pint-sized but powerApple’s decision to expand the Pro range seems to spell the end of the iPad Air line, which is a shame. But when a regular-sized iPad is as powerful as this, I doubt anyone will be complaining.The Verge90iPad Pro 9.7 review: damn the torpedoesJust because the iPad Pro isn’t a great computer, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great iPad. In fact, the iPad Pro is a stupefyingly good iPad. But if you aren’t sure that you need all those "Pro" features, the iPad Air 2 is still a great iPad, too. And a lot cheaper.USA Today80Small iPad Pro: Powerful, pricey, but no laptop alThe latest iPad Pro is the best standard size iPad Apple has ever produced. That's high praise. But it’s expensive and the way that I work anyway, I’m sticking with a laptop.