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Apple iPad Pro

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

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

The iPad Pro isn't for everyone: It performs well, but iOS 9 isn't as adept at multitasking as a laptop operating system, and the lack of any mouse input can get tiresome. That said, its fast performance and smooth pen input could be useful for creative pros who need a way to stay productive while on the go. The Pro won't replace your computer, but for a certain kind of user, it could be a handy supplement.

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Pros
  • Well-built
  • Robust performance
  • Bright, pixel-dense screen
  • Lighter than you'd expect
  • Smooth, precise pen input
  • Surprisingly good audio
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Expensive, especially with the accessories sold separately
  • Still heavy compared to other tablets
  • No mouse support; none of the keyboards have touchpads
  • Screen angle isn't adjustable on any of the keyboards
  • iOS 9 doesn'tmultitask as wellas desktop operating systems
  • Nowhere to store the Pencil

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88
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

83
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 4
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
12.922
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Tablet
IOS
12.922
Internal storage
Yes

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

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).

Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

90
philthreepio
This is the tablet I wanted the original iPad to be.
70
mbriggs
Should be called the iPad PRO-totype as the CONS seem to outweigh the PROS for...read more
100
bignicholas
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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