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Apple iPad Pro 11 (2022) tablet review: Another power boost for Apple's creative tool

Expensive work fun. The Apple iPad Pro has been the benchmark for professional tablets for years. Compared to the predecessor, the 2022 model gets another power boost from the Apple M2, but the differences are otherwise minimal. Has the small version of the professional tablet evolved sufficiently?

Apple has once again succeeded in creating a new device category with its iPad Pro: a relatively practical, passively cooled device for on the go with extreme power, touchscreen and pen input. It also offers enough performance for complex professional tasks.

The iPad Pro 11 is the smaller and, especially in terms of display, somewhat weaker version, of which the 4th generation was introduced in October 2022. At first glance, the tablet is virtually indistinguishable from its predecessor, but has received a performance update under the hood. 

In the following review, we put the iPad Pro 11 2022 to the test and find out whether professionals should rejoice over the new tablet, or rather reach for the cheaper model from last year.

Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (iPad Pro Series)
Processor
Apple M2 8 x 2.4 - 3.5 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
11.00 inch 4.3:3, 2388 x 1668 pixel 265 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, support for Apple Pencil 2, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB NVMe, 128 GB 
, 114 GB free
Connections
1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, position sensor, barometer, compass, LiDAR
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 5.9 x 247.6 x 178.5 ( = 0.23 x 9.75 x 7.03 in)
Battery
28.65 Wh, 7538 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Apple iPadOS 16
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix flash, f/​1.8, AF, OIS, wide angle (rear, camera 1), 10 megapixels, flash, Ultra-wide angle, f/​2.4 (rear, camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix flash, f/​2.2, IR
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, USB-C cable, charger, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
466 g ( = 16.44 oz / 1.03 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1049 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
92.5 %
11/2022
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2, M2 10-Core GPU
466 g5.9 mm11.00"2388x1668
92.6 %
06/2021
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1, M1 8-Core GPU
468 g5.9 mm11.00"2388x1668
88.3 %
04/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
572 g5.7 mm12.40"2800x1752
88.8 %
10/2021
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Kirin 9000E, Mali-G78 MP22
609 g6.7 mm12.60"2560x1600
89.1 %
03/2022
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
SD 870, Adreno 650
565 g5.6 mm12.60"2560x1600

Case - Sturdy recycled chassis

Optically, hardly anyone will be able to tell at first glance whether this is an iPad Pro from 2020, 2021 or 2022. In the last three iterations of the high-end tablets, everything is the same in terms of design. This also means that the very high-quality aluminum chassis with its simple and chic design, as is typical of Apple, has been retained. Nothing has changed in terms of the colors offered (silver or space gray).

Weight and dimensions are exactly the same, but since we are only reviewing the Wi-Fi variant this time, it is a few grams lighter than its 5G capable predecessor. The front has relatively wide bezels around the screen, which are essential for being able to hold the tablet without accidentally activating the touchscreen all the time.

Slight noises from the case's interior can be elicited under torsional stress, but Apple's iPad Pro 11 is solidly built for such a large tablet and can only be bent with force.

In terms of environmental protection, Apple puts all its cards on the table: a comprehensive report about the materials used, the product's CO2 footprint and the measures taken during the production process to reduce environmental damage is available for download on its website. According to the report, Apple uses 100% recycled aluminum for the casing, as well as recycled raw materials such as gold, tin, rare earths and plastic for some components.

Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022

Size Comparison

286.5 mm / 11.3 inch 184.7 mm / 7.27 inch 6.7 mm / 0.2638 inch 609 g1.343 lbs285.6 mm / 11.2 inch 184.5 mm / 7.26 inch 5.6 mm / 0.2205 inch 565 g1.246 lbs285 mm / 11.2 inch 185 mm / 7.28 inch 5.7 mm / 0.2244 inch 572 g1.261 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch 178.5 mm / 7.03 inch 5.9 mm / 0.2323 inch 466 g1.027 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch 178.5 mm / 7.03 inch 5.9 mm / 0.2323 inch 468 g1.032 lbs

Equipment - Apple significantly increases the bill

The manufacturer continues to sell its iPad Pro in variants ranging from 128 GB to 2 TB of storage space. The models above 1 TB come with 16 GB of RAM, just like the predecessor, while the smaller models offer 8 GB.

All models have become more expensive. Apple's pricing for the iPad Pro 11 2022 in the WiFi version is as follows: 

  • 8 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM: US$799 ($6.2/GB)
  • 8 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM: US$899 ($3.51/GB)
  • 8 GB RAM, 512 GB ROM: US$1,099 ($2.15/GB)
  • 16 GB RAM, 1 TB ROM: US$1,499 ($1.46/GB)
  • 16 GB RAM, 2 TB ROM: US$1,899 ($0.93/GB)

Those wanting a 5G module installed have to fork out another US$200, so the maximum price for the iPad Pro 11 2022 is US$2,099.

The USB-C port functions internally according to USB 4 and Thunderbolt 3 standards, so it can deliver up to 40 Gbit/s transfer rates, but not with the included cable, which only supports USB 2.0. A monitor can also be connected directly; a DisplayPort signal is output via USB-C. The resolution reaches up to 6K (6,016 x 3,384 pixels) at 60 Hz.

With the appropiate adapter, HDMI or Thunderbolt 2 can also be used to connect a screen, and a VGA converter is also available. The iPad Pro can connect to multiple monitors at the same time via a multiport adapter.

What is missing is NFC, which would allow for even greater flexibility of the iPad, such as self-identification via tokens or mobile payment services.

Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: speakers, USB-C/Thunderbolt port, speakers
Bottom: speakers, USB-C/Thunderbolt port, speakers
Left: speakers, microphones, speakers, standby button
Left: speakers, microphones, speakers, standby button
Right: volume control, magnet connector
Right: volume control, magnet connector

Software - iPadOS 16 with lots of improvements

The iPad Pro 11 2022 comes with iPadOS 16, which brings some interesting innovations, some of which are also available on older iPad Pro models. For example, Stage Manager now allows app windows to be easily resized, grouped and overlapped. This should soon also be possible on external displays and the iPad Pro screen at the same time.

Text can now even be copied or translated from videos. You can also configure the menu bars of many apps individually so that the features you use most often are available there.

The reference mode, which is supposed to offer even more precise color accuracy, is certainly interesting for professionals. However, this is only available on the 12.9-inch model, so buyers of the iPad Pro 11 are left out here.

In addition to the numerous features of Apple's ecosystem, the long update supply is also a big plus: the iPad Pro 9.7 from 2016, for example, still gets the update to iPadOS 16. An update supply for at least 5-6 years should thus be likely for the current iPad Pro 11 2022. But there are no official details about this.

iPad Pro 11 2022 software
iPad Pro 11 2022 software
iPad Pro 11 2022 software

Communication - iPad Pro now with WiFi 6E

New to the iPad Pro 11 2022 is the support for WiFi 6E, which allows use of the 6 GHz band that is currently used by relatively few devices. This enables transmission via up to seven additional 160 MHz channels, while WiFi 6 only uses a maximum of two 160 MHz channels and also has to share the spectrum with older devices. This means that WiFi 6E should have less interference and lower latency, though it actually uses the same technology as WiFi 6.

Indeed, this is immediately visible in our WiFi test with our Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 reference router: The iPad Pro 11 2022 achieves significantly higher transfer rates than its predecessor and offers very strong signal stability. It is very fast at around 940 MBit/s, but other high-quality tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ or the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 transfer significantly more data per second.

We tested the Wi-Fi model only, which does not support 5G or tracking via satellite systems. On the other hand, the predecessor proved to be very accurate in navigational tasks.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1750 (878min - 1870max) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
780 (385min - 848max) MBit/s ∼45%
iperf3 receive AX12
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1250 (1126min - 1368max) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
658 (623min - 676max) MBit/s ∼53%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
831 (779min - 861max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
719 (644min - 771max) MBit/s ∼87%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
896 (774min - 935max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
851 (475min - 925max) MBit/s ∼95%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1797 (920min - 1830max) MBit/s ∼100% +89%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
949 (941min - 958max) MBit/s ∼53%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1598 (1441min - 1641max) MBit/s ∼100% +69%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
943 (903min - 949max) MBit/s ∼59%
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; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø949 (941-958)
; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø942 (903-949)

Cameras – Average for a tablet

Photo with the front camera
Photo with the front camera

As in the last iPad Pro generation, a 12-megapixel sensor is used as the main camera. An optical image stabilizer protects against shaking. An LED flash is also available, which works well in the dark. The camera also takes sharp pictures at relatively short distances, making it very suitable for photographing documents.

Photos also look quite sharp in standard situations with good ambient light, but cannot keep up with the iPhone camera. Still, for a tablet, the iPad Pro 11 2022 takes very good photos which can definitely be enlarged and used for other purposes. The tablet's camera only brightens up photos a little in low light; more dynamics would have been nice here.

A wide-angle camera can also be found in the camera setup of the iPad Pro and so you can even make use of hybrid zoom, which uses both lenses dynamically. Photos from the wide-angle camera are slightly distorted towards the corners and are not particularly rich in detail overall, especially when zoomed in. The bright sky is also overexposed. 

Videos can only be recorded in UltraHD at 60 fps and only with the main camera. So those wanting to use hybrid zoom with the wide-angle camera have to make do with 30 fps.

The front-facing camera is primarily intended for video calls and FaceID via the supporting infrared sensor. The selfies are usable, but look very grainy, even at low magnification.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera - plantMain camera - environmentMain camera - low lightWide angle camera

The main camera shows good contrasts and sharpness under laboratory conditions, but not much can be recognized in the pictures taken at 1 lux. Colors appear a little too dark overall.

ColorChecker
9.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Apple iPad Pro 11 2022: 8.93 ∆E min: 3.55 - max: 13.56 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
54.5 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
61.2 ∆E
52.6 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
47.1 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
74.8 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
41.6 ∆E
87.1 ∆E
69.9 ∆E
52 ∆E
37 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Apple iPad Pro 11 2022: 46.46 ∆E min: 13.99 - max: 87.05 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - Making the iPad Pro even more flexible

A 20-watt power adapter and a USB-C cable are included with the iPad Pro 11 upon purchase.

The warranty for the iPad Pro 11 2022 is 12 months, but the retailer warranty also applies to purchases within the EU. The warranty can also be extended with Apple Care+, which is available for a one-off fee of US$139 for a validity of 2 years or for US$7.99 per month without any restrictions. Accidental damage repairs are also covered, but still incur a flat fee.

A number of additional accessories are available, the most important of which is probably the Apple Pencil 2, which enables the touchscreen to be used as a drawing pad or for taking notes. This costs US$129.99. The Magic Keyboard is also available, which turns the iPad Pro into a full-fledged laptop replacement, including a touchpad, and costs US$369.

Smart Keyboard Folio
Smart Keyboard Folio
Apple Pencil 2
Apple Pencil 2
Magic Keyboard
Magic Keyboard

Input Devices & Operation – FaceID still very precise

The iPad Pro 11 also has a very accurate capacitive touchscreen in this generation, which, together with the 120 Hz panel, ensures smooth inputs. Input options can be expanded considerably via the Apple Pencil 2 or a Bluetooth keyboard.

Another indispensable feature is Apple's FaceID, which scans the face three-dimensionally via infrared sensors and cannot be fooled by photos and even works in the dark. This feature functioned very reliably in our tests.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display - The simpler variant

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display is probably the most significant difference to Apple's iPad Pro 12.9: HDR content can now be displayed on the larger model and there is also the new reference mode for even more accurate color representation. The iPad Pro 11, on the other hand, uses a simpler IPS panel that is also quite bright with a maximum brightness of 640 cd/m², but is not sufficient for a real HDR display.

Compared to the predecessor, all specifications and measured values are nearly identical: the resolution is still 2,388 x 1,668, which corresponds to the standard for other high-quality tablets. No PWM was detected.

616
cd/m²
640
cd/m²
608
cd/m²
598
cd/m²
620
cd/m²
598
cd/m²
600
cd/m²
604
cd/m²
616
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 640 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 611.1 cd/m² Minimum: 5.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 620 cd/m²
Contrast: 1676:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.49 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 2.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
99.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.211
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
IPS, 2388x1668, 11.00
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
IPS, 2388x1668, 11.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Super AMOLED, 2800x1752, 12.40
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
OLED, 2560x1600, 12.60
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
AMOLED, 2560x1600, 12.60
Screen
-6%
-31%
-18%
-39%
Brightness middle
620
627
1%
459
-26%
383
-38%
552
-11%
Brightness
611
598
-2%
462
-24%
390
-36%
555
-9%
Brightness Distribution
93
88
-5%
97
4%
94
1%
97
4%
Black Level *
0.37
0.44
-19%
Contrast
1676
1425
-15%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.49
1.6
-7%
2.2
-48%
2.1
-41%
3.43
-130%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.67
3.5
5%
4.9
-34%
3.7
-1%
7.25
-98%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.3
2.5
-9%
3.6
-57%
2.1
9%
2
13%
Gamma
2.211 100%
2.25 98%
2.09 105%
2.14 103%
2.253 98%
CCT
6849 95%
6969 93%
6558 99%
6258 104%
6417 101%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19625 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

In our measurements with the CalMAN software and the spectrophotometer, the tablet shows very good color reproduction with no color cast visible to the naked eye.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (22.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 64 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (36 ms).

You shouldn't necessarily use the Apple iPad Pro 2022 in the blazing sun. Although the rather bright display can still be read well in bright surroundings, the case heats up considerably, even in the autumn sun, and dims the screen after a short time.

A slight loss in brightness at flat viewing angles is perceptible, but hardly makes a difference in everyday use. Overall, screen content can be recognized very clearly from all sides.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - Passive cooling works faster than some workstations

Apple's M2 is a powerhouse SoC that is also used in the current MacBook Pros. The iPad Pro 11 2022 is thus probably the most powerful tablet on the market at the moment, which is also completely silent thanks to its passive cooling. Even powerful workstations such as the HP ZBook Fury 17 G8 with an Intel i9 processor cannot keep up in Geekbench.

In everyday use, navigating through the menus is as smooth as butter, several apps can run in the background or on a second screen without any problems, and even demanding graphics processing or video editing is not a major challenge for the iPad Pro 11 2022.

However, the iPad Pro 11 2021 with Apple's M1 was also very fast, and the difference in the benchmarks is usually around 10-15%. This is unlikely to result in noticeable speed advantages for the current iPad Pro 11 in everyday use.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Average Apple M2 (1890 - 1937, n=5)
1912 Points ∼83% +1%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
1892 Points ∼82%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
1716 Points ∼74% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
1182 Points ∼51% -38%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
955 Points ∼41% -50%
Average of class Tablet (133 - 1892, n=41, last 2 years)
760 Points ∼33% -60%
Multi-Core
Average Apple M2 (8491 - 8991, n=5)
8784 Points ∼31% +3%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
8491 Points ∼29%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
7260 Points ∼25% -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
3293 Points ∼11% -61%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
3215 Points ∼11% -62%
Average of class Tablet (455 - 8524, n=41, last 2 years)
2709 Points ∼9% -68%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average Apple M2 (1257986 - 1416727, n=2)
1337357 Points ∼94% +6%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
1257986 Points ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
821646 Points ∼58% -35%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
707685 Points ∼50% -44%
Average of class Tablet (117837 - 1416727, n=30, last 2 years)
568616 Points ∼40% -55%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
1585 Points ∼61%
Average Apple M2 (1496 - 1585, n=5)
1535 Points ∼59% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
999 Points ∼39% -37%
Average of class Tablet (361 - 1585, n=19, last 2 years)
855 Points ∼33% -46%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
732 Points ∼28% -54%

Legend

 
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 Apple M2, Apple M2 10-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 HiSilicon Kirin 9000E, ARM Mali-G78 MP22, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

The graphics processing capabilities of the iPad Pro 11 2021, which is not only important for gaming, but also for creative activities, also contributes to our overall positive impression. Even in very demanding benchmarks, our review sample achieves frame rates of well over 60 Hz. In moderately demanding tests, frame rates of 120 Hz are usually manageable, which corresponds to the screen's native frame rate.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
5328 Points ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
4667 Points ∼88% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2493 Points ∼47% -53%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1805 Points ∼34% -66%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1225 Points ∼23% -77%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
5137 Points ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
4962 Points ∼97% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2473 Points ∼48% -52%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1863 Points ∼36% -64%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1232 Points ∼24% -76%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
21302 Points ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
18326 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8798 Points ∼41% -59%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6399 Points ∼30% -70%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4199 Points ∼20% -80%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps ∼100% 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼99% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼99% -1%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61 fps ∼51% -49%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
697.9 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
585 fps ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
334 fps ∼48% -52%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
232 fps ∼33% -67%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
226 fps ∼32% -68%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps ∼100% 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼75% -25%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps ∼65% -35%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61 fps ∼51% -49%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
449.5 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
345 fps ∼77% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
163 fps ∼36% -64%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
154 fps ∼34% -66%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
132 fps ∼29% -71%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
118.3 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
107 fps ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼50% -50%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼49% -51%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼41% -59%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
277 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
216 fps ∼78% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼44% -56%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
112 fps ∼40% -60%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps ∼34% -66%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
94.5 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
87 fps ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps ∼46% -54%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps ∼43% -57%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps ∼32% -68%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
171.4 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
150 fps ∼88% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
72 fps ∼42% -58%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps ∼37% -63%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼34% -66%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
97.3 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
75 fps ∼77% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps ∼33% -67%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps ∼31% -69%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20 fps ∼21% -79%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
77 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
70 fps ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼48% -52%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼40% -60%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps ∼29% -71%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
111 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
102 fps ∼92% -8%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps ∼40% -60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps ∼40% -60%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps ∼29% -71%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
278.6 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
191 fps ∼69% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92 fps ∼33% -67%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
76 fps ∼27% -73%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼20% -80%

In view of its performance values, it almost goes without saying that the iPad Pro 11 2022 is very fast on the internet. Websites load very quickly and images are almost always immediately available when scrolling.

Even complex HTML 5 pages do not stutter.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average Apple M2 (220 - 227, n=5)
225 Points ∼100% +2%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
220.382 Points ∼98%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (Safari 14.1)
178.4 Points ∼79% -19%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
108.3 Points ∼48% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G (Samsung Browser V16)
95.424 Points ∼42% -57%
Average of class Tablet (15 - 225, n=36, last 2 years)
85.5 Points ∼38% -61%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
72.8 Points ∼32% -67%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Average Apple M2 (223 - 227, n=4)
225 Points ∼100% +1%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
223 Points ∼99%
Average of class Tablet (48 - 227, n=7, last 2 years)
118.3 Points ∼53% -47%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average Apple M2 (342 - 379, n=5)
363 Points ∼100% +6%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
342 Points ∼94%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
216 Points ∼60% -37%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
155 Points ∼43% -55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G (Samsung Browser V16)
151 Points ∼42% -56%
Average of class Tablet (24 - 342, n=37, last 2 years)
119 Points ∼33% -65%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
97 Points ∼27% -72%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average Apple M2 (363 - 407, n=5)
385 runs/min ∼100% +6%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
363 runs/min ∼94%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (Safari 14.1)
209 runs/min ∼54% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G (Samsung Browser V16)
99.7 runs/min ∼26% -73%
Average of class Tablet (12.6 - 376, n=34, last 2 years)
98.9 runs/min ∼26% -73%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
72.1 runs/min ∼19% -80%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
65.5 runs/min ∼17% -82%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Apple M2 (72484 - 74885, n=5)
73606 Points ∼100% +2%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
72484 Points ∼98%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (Safari 14.1)
62946 Points ∼86% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G (Samsung Browser V16)
41829 Points ∼57% -42%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
41256 Points ∼56% -43%
Average of class Tablet (3920 - 74614, n=37, last 2 years)
29348 Points ∼40% -60%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
24616 Points ∼33% -66%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (451 - 12972, n=38, last 2 years)
3049 ms * ∼100% -553%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
1629 ms * ∼53% -249%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
1055 ms * ∼35% -126%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G (Samsung Browser V16)
936.3 ms * ∼31% -101%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (Safari 14.1)
476.9 ms * ∼16% -2%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
466.8 ms * ∼15%
Average Apple M2 (449 - 467, n=5)
456 ms * ∼15% +2%

* ... smaller is better

In terms of storage, Apple traditionally relies on NVMe memory and a specially developed PCIe controller. This technology is also used in servers and can theoretically transfer data very quickly. Unfortunately, there are hardly any storage benchmark tests in the App Store. Only PassMark includes a disk test that also provides results in MB/s.

856 MB/s in sequential read and 921 MB/s in write are good results, but these rates seem low compared to the AndroBench results of other tablets. On the other hand, these figures are hardly comparable due to the different parameters. In any case, the memory does not slow the system down and enables fast load times.

Apple iPad Pro 11 2022Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5GHuawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021Lenovo Tab P12 ProAverage 128 GB NVMeAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Read 256KB
1726.34
2031
1782
294
785 ?(151.1 - 2031, n=34, last 2 years)
Sequential Write 256KB
1374.65
1559
758
190.2
446 ?(87.2 - 1559, n=34, last 2 years)
Random Read 4KB
202.35
310
232.5
89.5
137.9 ?(10.1 - 310, n=34, last 2 years)
Random Write 4KB
218.02
369.7
189.2
21.9
132.3 ?(5.3 - 370, n=34, last 2 years)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V10
-8%
-34%
Storage Read
856
887 ?(856 - 905, n=3)
4%
638 ?(269 - 905, n=6, last 2 years)
-25%
Storage Write
921
743 ?(394 - 921, n=3)
-19%
529 ?(181 - 921, n=6, last 2 years)
-43%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-8% / -8%
-34% / -34%

Gaming - A little underwhelming

Unfortunately, the app of our partner GameBench does not yet work with iPadOS 16, so we do not yet have any concrete fps figures rates for games.

But we were able to test PUBG Mobile, Diablo Immortal and a few other games and we were very impressed by the loading times as well as gaming performance. However, it remains doubtful whether the maximum of 120 fps is possible: In the predecessor, this was limited to 60 fps by software in order to conserve battery power.    

Games run very smoothly and can be controlled precisely via the touchscreen, but the screen's response times are probably too slow for absolute professional gamers. For everyone else, the iPad Pro 11 2022 is a great tablet for gaming, but could do much more. Currently, no game from the App Store really exploits the tablet's actual capabilities.

Diablo Immortal
Diablo Immortal
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø118.4 (108-120)
; Asphalt 8: Airborne; 6.7.0: Ø67.7 (56-120)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; 3.7.5: Ø44.2 (19-120)
; Call of Duty Mobile; low; 1.0.36: Ø118.8 (115-120)
; Call of Duty Mobile; very high; 1.0.36: Ø58.5 (46-60)
; Genshin Impact; 3.2.0: Ø65 (57-78)
; PUBG Mobile; 2.3.0: Ø39.8 (38-41)

Emissions - Significant throttling under load

Temperature

Even with the powerful Apple M2 processor, the maximum temperature rise is hardly noticeable and in no way uncomfortable.

In the 3DMark stress tests, the Apple iPad Pro 11 cannot quite maintain its performance, which appears to be throttled in favor of comfortable case temperatures. Nevertheless, in view of the processor's high performance rates, there should still be enough power for most applications in spite of prolonged use.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø84.4 (77.5-118.7)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø40.5 (35-55.1)
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø31.3 (27.4-35.4)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.2 (25.1-25.3)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø28.4 (26.6-34.4)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø11.8 (9.93-14.9)
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.4.2: Ø8.73 (8.19-10.9)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø7.3 (7.29-7.33)
Max. Load
 31.1 °C
88 F
31.8 °C
89 F
30.2 °C
86 F
 
 31.1 °C
88 F
34.3 °C
94 F
30.2 °C
86 F
 
 30.6 °C
87 F
31.2 °C
88 F
30.8 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Average: 31.3 °C = 88 F
31.3 °C
88 F
33.6 °C
92 F
32 °C
90 F
31.7 °C
89 F
34.5 °C
94 F
33.3 °C
92 F
30.3 °C
87 F
32.1 °C
90 F
31.4 °C
89 F
Maximum: 34.5 °C = 94 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.3 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.3 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 34.3 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.5 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.3 °C / 72 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

Once again, the four speakers on the iPad Pro 11 sound loud, powerful and clear this year. Of course, a mobile device has a hard time with real bass, which requires more space. Nevertheless, music is fun thanks to the well-balanced sound, and movie sound is powerful.

With Bluetooth 5.3, the latest Bluetooth version is available on the current iPad Pro. However, hardly any other codecs are supported outside Apple's AAC, so you should pay attention to the compatibility of headphones or speakers.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.636.82538.436.73129.432.14033.136.15033.934.96325.228.48022.131.810018.244.912516.151.516014.354.520012.852.325012.154.63159.459.540010.965.550012.670.563012.771.38001570.410001567.2125012.564.3160011.264.4200011.660.7250012.561.6315013.163.5400014.864.5500015.560.7630016.664.7800017.464.31000017.364.41250017.461.51600018.152.7SPL26.677.6N0.843.5median 14.3median 63.5Delta1.93.73031.826.725.525.627.226.124.836.440.329.228.72531.317.844.918.353.218.662.217.457.414.260.215.965.212.8671471.913.374.512.276.312.375.711.971.712.869.212.767.212.169.412.972.213.266.613.468.213.670.813.472.713.969.51463.514.251.725.283.50.761.8median 13.4median 68.21.25.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseApple iPad Pro 11 2022Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 10.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 6% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 4% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 6% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 5% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Power Management - Good runtimes despite tight battery

Power Consumption

In terms of power consumption, the iPad Pro 11 2022 is roughly on par with the predecessor with an average maximum load consumption of around 10 watts. However, even higher load peaks are reached in the benchmarks. The tablet can draw up to 17 watts from the battery, which hardly leaves any room for charging by the included power adapter at 20 watts. 

In idle mode, the power consumption of 6 watts is also quite high.

The tablet can also be charged with more than 20 watts, but the charging times are never really fast at well over 2 hours.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.1 / 6 / 6.1 Watt
Load midlight 9.1 / 10.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
7538 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
7538 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
10090 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
10050 mAh
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
10200 mAh
Power Consumption
1%
-17%
-116%
3%
Idle Minimum *
1.1
1.01
8%
3.08
-180%
6.2
-464%
2.2
-100%
Idle Average *
6
6.2
-3%
3.69
38%
9.07
-51%
2.6
57%
Idle Maximum *
6.1
6.23
-2%
3.76
38%
9.12
-50%
3.2
48%
Load Average *
9.1
8.99
1%
7.72
15%
8.79
3%
7.1
22%
Load Maximum *
10.2
9.89
3%
9.87
3%
12.07
-18%
11.5
-13%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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: Ø9.08 (3.03-17.1)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø16.7 (14.8-17)
; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.32 (1.933-4.89)

Battery Life

The iPad Pro 11 2022 again comes with a comparatively weak battery: it has a capacity of 7,538 mAh, but Apple manages a runtime of only 14:06 hours in our Wi-Fi test. Overall, the battery life is roughly on par with the predecessor. Only under high load does the small 2022 iPad Pro drain a little faster.

The Android tablets last a little longer than our review sample in some scenarios, but do not offer a decisive advantage despite much stronger batteries.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
36h 38min
WiFi Websurfing
14h 06min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
15h 41min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 16min
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
7538 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 11 2021
7538 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
10090 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
10050 mAh
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
10200 mAh
Battery Runtime
3%
-31%
15%
-23%
Reader / Idle
2198
2278
4%
846
-62%
2080
-5%
1034
-53%
H.264
941
932
-1%
607
-35%
1367
45%
892
-5%
WiFi v1.3
846
819
-3%
437
-48%
740
-13%
627
-26%
Load
256
286
12%
309
21%
342
34%
236
-8%

Pros

+ performance at workstation level
+ flexibility of use
+ passive cooling
+ lots of recycled materials
+ very high quality case
+ great cameras for a tablet
+ powerful speaker sound
+ comprehensive software package

Cons

- significant price jump
- weak power supply in the box
- screen with lame response times...
- ... and without HDR support
- strong throttling under load
- only 12 months warranty

Verdict - Flexible companion in everyday working life

In review: Apple iPad Pro 11 2022.
In review: Apple iPad Pro 11 2022.

Be it graphics editing, video editing, music production, working in augmented reality, or simply writing emails - you have the choice between a heavy and often loud workstation, or Apple's silent iPad Pro 11, which has a slightly smaller screen, but is much more transportable and mobile.

Of course, Apple's handy tablet is not a full-fledged replacement in every situation, but the computing power of the practical and passively cooled professional tablet is impressive and completely sufficient for a large number of professional applications.

Even in the fourth generation, the smaller iPad Pro 11 has to make some concessions compared to the larger model: the screen in particular has been kept simpler, is not bright enough for HDR playback and cannot use the reference color mode. Nevertheless, it is a high-quality, very color-accurate display.

The fact that Apple now uses lots of recycled materials and also tries to avoid using plastic for the packaging is commendable. Furthermore, the case is of high quality and feels very nice to hold. Operation is smooth; the iPad Pro can be used in even more ways with the appropriate accessories.

Prices have increased significantly this year. Even when adjusted for inflation, there has still been a hefty increase. In return, you get a little more performance with the Apple M2, though the Apple M1 in the iPad Pro 11 2021 should hardly have problems with any application in the next few years. On the subject of battery runtimes, there has hardly been any change compared to the predecessor.

Owing to its flexibility, high performance, great accessories and multimedia qualities, the iPad Pro 11 is once again the expensive standard of tablets in 2022.

Those wishing to save money can still buy the cheaper and almost just-as-good predecessor in many online stores. In terms of performance, even the fastest Android tablets like Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8+ or Huawei's MatePad Pro cannot keep up, but they are also much cheaper.

Price and Availability

Interested buyers can order the new iPad Pro 2022 from Apple's online store. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at US$799/£899/AU$1,399 while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro costs US$1,099/£1,249/AU$1,399. Keep in mind that these are entry-level models and only offer Wi-Fi connectivity.

As for Wi-Fi + Cellular, the 11-inch iPad Pro starts at US$999/£899AU$1,399. The 12-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular model starts at US$1,299/£1,429/AU$2,149.

Depending on your location, online retailers such as Amazon may offer substantial discounts on the aforementioned models, as is the case in Germany. Interested buyers are thus advised to look around instead of buying directly via Apple's online store.

Prices are as of 16.11.2022 and are subject to change.

Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 - 11/15/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
86 / 98 → 88%
Keyboard
77 / 80 → 96%
Pointing Device
97%
Connectivity
54 / 70 → 77%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
90%
Display
90%
Games Performance
76 / 78 → 97%
Application Performance
94 / 92 → 100%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
87 / 91 → 96%
Camera
70 / 85 → 83%
Average
85%
93%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-11-16 (Update: 2022-11-19)