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With the new iPad Pro, you get what you need from a computer, along with many incredible things you’d never expect from one. Here are a few reasons why your next computer just might be iPad Pro.

iPad Pro features the A12X Bionic chip with a Neural Engine. Which transforms how you experience photos, gaming, and augmented reality. A12X Bionic also makes iPad Pro faster than most PC laptops and powerful enough to handle the apps you use every day. And even pro apps like Adobe Photoshop CC.

And all that power really travels. iPad Pro is thinner than the thinnest laptop. It weighs barely a pound and has up to 10 hours of battery life to keep you going all day. Stay connected on the go with fast Wi‑Fi and Gigabit‑class LTE. You can even print, project, and send files wirelessly.

iPad Pro does what a computer does, but in more intuitive ways. Use multiple apps at the same time with a few taps. Move objects between apps simply by dragging and dropping, or switch apps with a single swipe.

iPad Pro works with a keyboard when you need one. The full‑size onscreen keyboard lets you respond to an email or write a paper, and it even acts as a trackpad. And if you want a full‑size physical keyboard, just attach the Smart Keyboard Folio for a great typing experience and front and back protection.

 
Specifications:

  • Storage: 64GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
  • Display: (11 Inch Model) Liquid Retina display, 11-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology, 2388-by-1668-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) / (12.9 Inch) Liquid Retina display 12.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology, 2732-by-2048-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • CPU: A12X Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture, Neural Engine, Embedded M12 coprocessor
  • Front Camera: 7-megapixel photos, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Smart HDR, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Rear Camera: 12-megapixel camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Quad-LED True Tone flash, Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Battery: (11-inch Model) Built-in 29.37-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery / (12.9-inch Model) Built-in 36.71-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • OS: iOS 12

Learn More From Apple / From US$799.00

Brand: Apple

Model Number: iPad Pro 2018

Release Date: 7 November 2018

Display Size: 11.0 Inch / 12.9 Inch

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The New iPad Pros Are Making a Case as Apple’s New Entry-Level Computer

It looks like Apple is pinning its hopes on the iPad Pro becoming its entry-level computer. With this year's iteration, the tablet has come a few steps closer to this goal. The revamped hardware, processing power, and the full versions of popular applications all support this. With the added value of the long battery life and stylus input, it's truly a compelling replacement. The only question left is whether what they've done is enough to make people actually purchase it as a productivity machine.
Apple announced the new iPad Pros just before October ended. They're basically a last quarter push for our hard earned Christmas money. With the tablet's value proposition, it may just be able to give the company momentum coming into 2019. A huge chunk of this momentum will be hinged on the iPad Pro’s success as a computer.

Processing Power

The old 10.5-inch iPad Pro launched last year already outperformed the newest Macbook laptops form Apple. This year's new models are promising to double that processing power. It's a bit mind boggling considering the content consumption beginnings of the tablet genre. So all things, considered, the raw power on these new tablets is simply astounding.
This makes it difficult to consider the iPad Pro as merely a tablet in its original sense. It's morphed into a full-pledged productivity device that you can accomplish real work with. With the kind of power that its A12X Bionic processor can give, you can easily edit photos and do some light video editing on this incredible machine. Crunching numbers, even on a massive scale on an spreadsheet, should be a cinch. Don't even ask about word processing because the iPad Pro can most definitely crush that task as well.
The 8-cores should help you do these tasks all at once. It's also helped by an an ample serving of memory. Although it wasn't announced, the device should ship with 4 GBs of RAM. There are even rumors circulating that the top-end model would include 6 GBs. By laptop standards, these numbers are pretty run-of-the-mill. But, we all know what iOS can do with very little of it. With whatever configuration, the iPad Pros should be a multitasking champ.
Speaking of storage, the iPad Pros are also starting to look more like a laptop. It starts with a 64 GB option and maxes out with a whopping 1 TB. This means you can bring all your portfolio with you on-the-go everywhere you go.
The neural engine should also make it faster over time when machine learning fully kicks in. While the complete capabilities of this A.I. function is still mostly unknown, Apple is banking on the tech to make the device future-proof.

Software

But all the processing power goes to waste without proper apps to take advantage of it. This is where Adobe Photoshop currently shines.
Adobe, realizing that the iPad Pros have laptop-grade processors, developed a full version of the photo editing app on the tablet. From a productivity standpoint, this is a huge plus. The portability of the tablet and the fully functioning editing apps make this iPad a photographer's best friend.
It's not merely the availability of the full version of Photoshop that's such an exciting news for tablet owners. It's the possibility of other full versions of productivity apps getting on board the idea that's really exciting.
It shouldn't also be constrained to Adobe products. Full versions of popular editing software from Apple being available on the iPad are also an exciting prospect. Now that Photoshop has done it, other developers might actually consider making full versions of their apps available to the iPad Pro.
These new tablets also have a graphical capacity that's unrivaled in the tablet space. Apple says that it should be able to outperform the XBOX One S. Looking at NBA 2K19 demoed at the launch through the 12.9-inch Retina display is absolutely stunning.
Furthermore, iOS 12 has made all of Apple’s mobile devices look more like their desktops. Navigation-wise, it also feels a lot like desktop now more than ever.

Hardware

The hardware department is perhaps the biggest clue as to the laptop aspirations of the iPad Pro. The new design language being used on this year's iteration turns away from Apple's other mobile devices. They chose to go with a boxy, angular design that's more reminiscent of the Macbook Pro more than anything else in Apple's line-up. The now home button-less front also makes it look like a Macbook Pro.
The materials and design make these new iPad Pros sturdy as ever. Which helps immensely if you're out and about doing work in the field.
Perhaps what makes these new iPad Pros standout as a productivity device the most is the surprising adoption of USB C port. It replaces Apple's proprietary lightning port. This move makes a wide range of professional equipment such as microphones, USB hubs, and external monitors available.
The keyboard attachment is also still stellar as ever Typing on it should feel like a regular laptop. The key travel is great and the spacing is perfect. These should make it a writer's gadget too.
Professionals are going to have a great time looking at the beautiful Retina Display the whole work day. The Pro-motion feature also helps a lot with raising a user's endurance when using the product. Professionals, therefore, can work for longer hours without straining their eyes.

Conclusion

The new iPad Pros are really inching their way closer to laptop territory. And they're doing it extremely well.
With the pricing of the new Macbook Air that also launched with it, the new iPad Pros look like the best option for a productivity-based Apple device. It'll set you back $950 for the tablet, keyboard, and pencil. At this price category, the iPad Pros currently occupy a position that the beloved Macbook Air once held. The now $1,199 Macbook Air has leveled up into something entirely different from what it originally was in Apple's product line-up.
Slowly but surely, the iPad Pro has become the entry-level productivity computer on Apple's product line-up. With this year's hardware, software, and processor improvements, it's definitely making a great case in this regard.
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Lionel
I agree with the review. Game developers will be happy to develop games for iPad with the power that it has. I already foresee the future where there will be a game controller that can be attached to iPad and that will be a game changer for... See more

The All New iPad Pro

It is all new and the old gadgets are not compatible with this brand new device. It has garnered a lot of praises, but it is not friendly to other gadgets that were previously made, even the Pencil.
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Ankara
I don't like the idea that none of the old iPad accessories will work but overall, this is something that any tech-enthusiast, will feel a proud owner of. For that price, it should have very few limitations.
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Jeremiah
I don't know, but I think it is like Apple had done this to get more money from us. Anyhow, I'm sure there are companies out there that will make some devices or apps that will connect old gadgets to the new iPad.

The Amazing Pencil

I'm amazed at how Apple designed and engineered this amazing tool. It may be expensive and it can only be applied with iPad Pro, but the features are simply outstanding.
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Jamiex
It is true that the Apple Pencil is out of this world, in almost all aspects. It is notable that Apple chose to design in a different and unique way, in the end making it stand out. What are the demerits of this accessory?
Lionel
The first Pencil is not as spectacular as the Pencil 2. If I'm not mistaken though, Pencil 2 is an optional device and not bundled with the iPad Pro. It is an additional $129 for owners of iPad Pro if they like to have the Pencil 2.
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The important behind-the-scene info on Apple's new releases

I think the recent iOS updates disabled phones repaired outside Apple's official service providers, so I think we should be more careful with our gadgets, especially if you're planning to get the new ones Apple just announced.
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Baloyi5
I love it the fact that the MacBook Air (in particular) can't be repaired at third party stores plus I also feel like having AppleCare+ is a good thing. A lot of the things listed in the link aren't known to many Apple enthusiasts so thank you... See more
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Ellemae
This new MacBook Air makes me greedy! I love the new design and the colors are amazing. Unfortunately I just bought one about a year ago so I'll wait until the next one, which hopefully will be only a few years from now!
Funflame
You can also get this MacBook Air a few years later when Apple releases another generation. You may be able to get it at a good price by then. With the way they are very protective of their consumers and gadgets, it's probably better to slow... See more
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iPad Pro 2018

Ratings:
Description(s):

With the new iPad Pro, you get what you need from a computer, along with many incredible things you’d never expect from one. Here are a few reasons why your next computer just might be iPad Pro.

iPad Pro features the A12X Bionic chip with a Neural Engine. Which transforms how you experience photos, gaming, and augmented reality. A12X Bionic also makes iPad Pro faster than most PC laptops and powerful enough to handle the apps you use every day. And even pro apps like Adobe Photoshop CC.

And all that power really travels. iPad Pro is thinner than the thinnest laptop. It weighs barely a pound and has up to 10 hours of battery life to keep you going all day. Stay connected on the go with fast Wi‑Fi and Gigabit‑class LTE. You can even print, project, and send files wirelessly.

iPad Pro does what a computer does, but in more intuitive ways. Use multiple apps at the same time with a few taps. Move objects between apps simply by dragging and dropping, or switch apps with a single swipe.

iPad Pro works with a keyboard when you need one. The full‑size onscreen keyboard lets you respond to an email or write a paper, and it even acts as a trackpad. And if you want a full‑size physical keyboard, just attach the Smart Keyboard Folio for a great typing experience and front and back protection.

 
Specifications:

  • Storage: 64GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
  • Display: (11 Inch Model) Liquid Retina display, 11-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology, 2388-by-1668-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) / (12.9 Inch) Liquid Retina display 12.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology, 2732-by-2048-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • CPU: A12X Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture, Neural Engine, Embedded M12 coprocessor
  • Front Camera: 7-megapixel photos, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Smart HDR, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Rear Camera: 12-megapixel camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Quad-LED True Tone flash, Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Battery: (11-inch Model) Built-in 29.37-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery / (12.9-inch Model) Built-in 36.71-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • OS: iOS 12

Learn More From Apple / From US$799.00

Brand: Apple

Model Number: iPad Pro 2018

Release Date: 7 November 2018

Display Size: 11.0 Inch / 12.9 Inch

Found under: Electronics > Tablets

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