Apple iPad Pro
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.
- Robust performance
- Bright, pixel-dense screen
- Lighter than you'd expect
- Smooth, precise pen input
- Surprisingly good audio
- Long battery life
- 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
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (4)
- 88AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsEngadget80iPad Pro review: Big and powerful, but it won't replace your latpopThe iPad Pro isn't for everyone ... 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.Recode70Mossberg: The iPad Pro Canâ€™t Replace Your LaptopThe iPad Pro will no doubt make a lot of Apple users happy, especially if they use it for graphics. But I won’t be buying one, and I don’t recommend that average users do so either.TechCrunch90Review: The iPad Pro And The Death Of A MetaphorThe iPad Pro ... is unapologetically tablety. ... The multi-app experience, on the other hand, is far and away better than on any competing system — and the way that it enables creatives to alternate between the various ‘modes’ is unique to this platform.Wired90Review: Apple iPad ProThe iPad Pro is a fantastic tablet, not to mention the first iPad in ages that has an obvious value next to our giant smartphones. It starts as a big, powerful, beautiful screen, and with the right accessories and apps can be almost any kind of device you want. So, yeah: size matters.Mashable90iPad Pro The ReviewThe Apple iPad Pro is the first workhorse iPad that, if you kick in for the accessories, could change your work life.Yahoo90Apple iPad Pro Reviewed: One Spectacular, Very ProIf you can get past its size and its price — and not everybody can — you will be crazy about the iPad Pro. The screen is vast and flawless. The speakers are shockingly loud and clear. ... And the whole thing is impressively thin and lightweight.TechRadar90iPad Pro reviewA brilliant iPad that takes it into a new realm - I've loved using it, but just make sure you're ready for the larger size and weight.Daring Fireball90The iPad ProIs it a MacBook replacement for me, personally? No. For you? Maybe. For many people? Yes. It brings me no joy to observe this, but the future of mass market portable computing involves neither a mouse pointer nor an x86 processor.The Verge90iPad Pro reviewThis new iPad is powerful, it’s fast, it has a large display, and it never lagged when I was multitasking or switching between apps. It’s not better than my laptop, but makes far fewer sacrifices than I expected.The Independent100iPad Pro review: Is Apple's big new tablet the besThis is the tablet with easily the most wow factor since the original iPad swept us off our feet five years ago.
- 83AVERAGE USER SCORE4 ReviewsErik70May 5, 2016Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 14, 2016Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader70November 28, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Should be called the iPad PRO-totype as the CONS seem to outweigh the PROS for this device. The thing is, just who is the device targeted for? Apple markets it as a laptop replacement, yet puts their phone operating system on it. Before a tablet can replace a laptop, it has to be able to run the same full desktop version of applications as the laptop. And a phone OS simply can't do that. So it kind of feels like Apple is misleading in their marketing for the iPad PRO. Yes it has a big beautiful display. Yes the battery life is very good. But bigger is not always better. While the iPad PRO is a significant upgrade in terms of hardware over previous iPad models, it is simply too big to comfortably use in most cases.I found it impossible to find a comfortable position to hold this device to watch videos or play movies. It almost needs to be propped up on a table before it makes sense. To me, that kind of negates one of the big advantages that a tablet device has over a laptop. Just as no other previous iPad can replace a laptop for most users, neither can the iPad PRO. The only difference between this iteration and previous models is the size. So if you were able to rely solely on the iPad Air as your only machine, then the iPad PRO will also fill the same need. However for most professional users the iPad line of products has been and continues to be for content consumption predominately. For me, I am unable to find a use case scenario for this device and will returning it. I wish that Apple had also updated the iPad Air to include the new processor and display. That would be a more appealing device.Engadget Reader90November 16, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is the tablet I wanted the original iPad to be.
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