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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iPad Pro review: Big and powerful, but it won't replace your laptop

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.

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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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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Model
32GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS

Input

Keyboard
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)

Location

Location support
yes

Media

Media playback
yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Hardware

Processor make
Apple
Model
128GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS
Storage type
Internal storage

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (128 GB) (Flash)
Model
128GB LTE

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS
Storage type
Internal storage

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS

Networking

Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (LTE-based)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (128 GB) (Flash)