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Apple iPad Pro 11 (2024): Is the OLED tablet really suited for everyone?

The Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 is a great tablet again, but you have to be able to afford it.
The Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 is a great tablet again, but you have to be able to afford it.
The iPad Pro 11 (2024) brings some innovations such as a modern tandem OLED display and the very fast Apple M4 processor. But does this really make the premium tablet a good buy for everyone? We tell you in this summary of our test results.

Apple has redesigned the iPad Pro, and this time there are several changes compared to the predecessors: For the first time in a while, the dimensions of the tablet have changed, and it became noticeably slimmer and slightly lighter in particular. It is quite impressive that the stability of the tablet did not suffer from this.

Apple also doesn't use an IPS or Mini-LED display anymore. This benefits the contrast, which is excellent, and the color accuracy and response times also reach new spheres. At 1,000 cd/m², the brightness is very high, and the display is also easily readable even in bright sunlight. On the other hand, the OLED panel now also brings the PWM flickering that is problematic for some users.

For the first time, a new processor is introduced with the current iPad Pros, and they are currently the only devices that include the Apple M4. There is again a 9-core version for the more affordable and a 10-core version for the more expensive equipment versions. The SoC is very powerful and there is currently no other manufacturer in the segment of passively cooled systems, whose processors would be able to keep up in terms of performance.

Compared to its predecessor, Apple's iPad Pro 11 2024 isn't even significantly more expensive, starting from 1,199 Euros ($944 in the US for example from Amazon). Depending on the model, it has even become slightly more affordable. However, since the entry-level version with 128 GB of storage is not available anymore, the entry-level price of Apple's premium tablet has still increased.

The Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 is very well suited for graphic designers, photographers, and video producers with its high-quality display and powerful computing performance. It is also suited for students or researchers and is good for writing notes, performing research, and working on creative projects, particularly with its support for the Apple Pencil and Apple Pencil Pro as well as the Smart Keyboard. But you again have to pay a lot of money for these accessories. Gamers should also be happy with the iPad Pro, since it offers very modern graphics features such as raytracing that can otherwise only be found in gaming consoles or PCs.

The place where Apple has made some cuts is the camera: The ultrawide angle camera that was still included in the predecessors has been removed. A charger is also not included, and there is only a USB-2.0 cable, which doesn't allow you to use many functions such as display output.

The iPad Pro 11 2024 is a high performance device that is targeted particularly toward professional and creative users. While it offers numerous advantages, it might be overkill and too expensive for the occasional user and simple applications.

If you'd like to find out more about the iPad Pro 11 2024, we recommend our detailed review of the tablet with numerous benchmarks, detailed results, and much more.

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Florian Schmitt, 2024-06- 2 (Update: 2024-05-31)