The new iPad Pro Tablet from Apple is Simply the Best
The new 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch iPad pro models fare better than Macbook models in terms of GPU core Geekbench 4 test. Apple lent me a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which is the newest size – up from 9.7 inches, which has been the basic screen size for the iPad since it was introduced. Therefore, the answer to the question “can the iPad Pro replace the MacBook Pro” is a no. The professional tablet, which comes in two screen sizes – 10.5 or 12.9 diagonal inches – is incrementally improved from previous models.
Both slates are set to start shipping this month so if you’re torn between the two, here’s a brief comparison touching on the main areas of concern. It is faster, with a brighter display and a higher refresh rate that makes motion look buttery smooth. We’ll share a cheap 10.5-inch iPad Pro case that will keep it protected from scuffs while you save up for a better case. In fact the 13-inch MacBook Pro models were with top-of-the-line specifications with Intel core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and Intel graphics. It is not surprising then that the Surface Pro Gen 5 is created to be a full-on laptop replacement. Meanwhile, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will have a $799 price tag.
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro starts at $649. There’s an 8-megapixel camera at the back and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Personally, that made the iPad Pro worth it for me, and I use mine daily, for everything from checking my mail and RSS feeds in the morning before work, to reading comics and watching movies while in transit. Unveiling the iPad Pro, a souped-up tablet that worked with Apple’s keyboard and stylus, he remarked that people would try the product and “conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones”.
Also impressive is that the weight is nearly the same – the previous 9.7-incher was 0.96 pounds, the new 10-5-incher is 1.03 pounds.
Overall, if you have a first-generation iPad Pro and are happy with it, you may not find a compelling reason to upgrade to a new one.
This is probably the single most important advancement. Or better said, iOS is still trailing behind macOS at satisfying some of the Pro needs – though iOS 11 brings a lot of exciting features to the iPad. While it will get new features with iOS 11, such as a new Files app, and drag-and-drop functionality, these have already been available on PCs for a good while. On the other hand, iOS 11 also boasts some new tricks such as a new application for scanning documents, and it’s also deeply integrated with the Apple Pencil.
Microsoft has been bundling its Surface Pro devices with a Surface Pen stylus for years now, but the Redmond giant used a different approach this year.