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Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 tablet review – Lighter, slimmer, and lightning fast

It can do almost anything. For years, creative users and entertainment fans have had a blast on the iPad Pro, and now Apple presents an update: The 11-inch model is getting slimmer and is supposed to offer more battery life and performance. OLED is now used as the display technology. We take a detailed look at the innovations.

The time has come again for new hardware from Apple to arrive. At this time, the tablet flagship gets a makeover: Both the large and small versions of the iPad Pro have received new processors, even slimmer cases, OLED displays, and a new input pen that allows you to do even finer work.

In this test, we are taking a look at the smallest version of the iPad Pro 11 2024, which includes only the Apple M4 with 9 cores, offering one Performance core less than the more expensive versions. In addition, you have to be content with 256 GB of storage and also won't get Nano-texture glass, which would reduce the reflections even more.

So this is the "entry level model," although Apple is still charging 1,200 Euros (~$1,305, $999 in the US) for it. We take a look at what is different in the professional iPad compared to two years ago and for whom a purchase would be worthwhile.

Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 (iPad Pro Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
, LPDDR5-7500
Display
11.00 inch 3:2, 2420 x 1668 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, native pen support, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
, 240 GB free
Connections
1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: audio via U, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, position sensor, barometer
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 5.3 x 249.7 x 177.5 ( = 0.21 x 9.83 x 6.99 in)
Battery
31.29 Wh, 8340 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Apple iPadOS 17.5
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix flash, f/​1.8, AF, OIS, wide angle
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix ultrawide angle, f/​2.4
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
444 g ( = 15.66 oz / 0.98 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1 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
93.2 %
05/2024
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 (9 cores), M4 10-Core GPU
444 g5.3 mm11.00"2420x1668
92.5 %
11/2022
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2, M2 10-Core GPU
466 g5.9 mm11.00"2388x1668
90.9 %
10/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
500 g5.9 mm11.00"2560x1600
89.3 %
09/2023
Google Pixel Tablet
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
493 g8.1 mm10.95"2560x1600
89.7 %
12/2022
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
SD 870, Adreno 650
449 g5.9 mm11.00"2560x1600

Case – Positively slimmed down

In the history of the smaller iPad Pro model, nothing much has changed in terms of the case dimensions until now. Since 2018, you have been getting more or less the same case with a slightly modified camera module. Of course, the aluminum unibody case offers a timeless design, so the case never had to change much to be able to keep up with the current trends. The heavily rounded edges are part of it. Although they make the tablet comfortable to hold, they also give a reason for complaint, since they effectively reduce the display area.

With the iPad Pro 11 2024, now Apple finally dares to make some smaller changes. The display format is changing, with the display and tablet becoming slightly longer, offering 32 pixels more in length and reaching a format ratio of almost 3:2. In addition, Apple has managed to cut 1 millimeter (~0.04 in) from the short sides and 0.6 millimeters (~0.024 in) from the thickness of the tablet, while still offering a larger battery volume. Compared to the iPad Pro 11 from 2022, the weight was also reduced by 22 grams (~0.78 oz), which corresponds to almost 5%.

The workmanship and materials used offer a high-quality feel, and the transitions between the materials cannot be felt. It is not possible to twist the iPad Pro with your hands with a normal use of force, and you won't even hear any creaking noises if you try. The durability tests on YouTube also show that you have to try hard to cause some damage to the iPad Pro. For example, the displays continue to work after all the tests, even though some of the devices were bent considerably.

In terms of sustainability, Apple gives extensive information on its product. For example, at this point the iPad Pro contains 20% of recycled materials, and the total CO2 footprint including usage and recycling of the product corresponds to 93 kg (~205 lb) of CO2. The case is made to 100% of recycled aluminum and contains 35% of recycled plastic and other recycled materials such as rare earths, copper, tin, and gold.

Size Comparison

258 mm / 10.2 in 169 mm / 6.65 in 8.1 mm / 0.3189 in 493 g1.087 lbs254.3 mm / 10 in 165.8 mm / 6.53 in 5.9 mm / 0.2323 in 500 g1.102 lbs249.2 mm / 9.81 in 160.4 mm / 6.31 in 5.9 mm / 0.2323 in 449 g0.99 lbs249.7 mm / 9.83 in 177.5 mm / 6.99 in 5.3 mm / 0.2087 in 444 g0.979 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 in 178.5 mm / 7.03 in 5.9 mm / 0.2323 in 466 g1.027 lbs210 mm / 8.27 in 148 mm / 5.83 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Equipment – More expensive or more affordable?

As mentioned above, we test the minimum equipment of the tablet with 256 GB of storage. This is 128 GB more than in the predecessor, and you also pay at least 1,199 Euros (~$1,304, $999 in the US) for the tablet from now on, while the predecessor was introduced for 150 Euros (~$163) less. At 20 Euros (~$22) more, the additional cost turns out smaller compared to the predecessor with the same storage equipment, and the price of some of the more expensive versions is not changing at all or even becoming minimally cheaper.

The 8 GB of RAM remained, and as in the predecessor, the larger storage versions also get more working memory, namely 16 GB. With the Nano-texture glass for the display, a new option that increases the price was added.

Specifically, the following models are available:

  • 8 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM, standard display glass: 1,199 Euros ($999 in the US, 4.68 Euro/$3.09 per GB)
  • 8 GB RAM, 512 GB ROM, standard display glass: 1,449 Euros ($1,199 in the US, 2.83 Euro/$2.34 per GB)
  • 16 GB RAM, 1 TB ROM, standard display glass: 1,929 Euros ($1,599 in the US, 1.93 Euro/$1.60 per GB)
  • 16 GB RAM, 1 TB ROM, Nano-texture glass: 2,059 Euros ($1,699 in the US, 2.06 Euro/$1.70 per GB)
  • 16 GB RAM, 2 TB ROM, standard display glass: 2,409 Euros ($1,999 in the US, 1.20 Euro/$1 per GB)
  • 16 GB RAM, 2 TB ROM, Nano-texture glass: 2,539 Euros ($2,099 in the US, 1.27 Euro/$1.05 per GB)

Apple has increased the premium for the mobile communication module from 200 to 250 Euros (~$218 to ~$272), resulting in the most expensive equipment version now costing almost 2,790 Euros ($2,299 in the US). If you add the Apple Pencil Pro and Magic Keyboard, you end up with far more than 3,000 Euros ($2,727 in the US).

The USB-C connection required in the EU has already been available in the iPad Pro since 2018. As in the previous generation, it is internally connected according to the modern USB-4.0 standard, allowing data connections of up to 40 Gbit/s and also being compatible with Thunderbolt 3. The DisplayPort protocol is also supported, so that you can use the port to connect an external monitor.

Apple continues to regard NFC as an unnecessary addition to the large tablet, even though that would provide you with additional usage options such as wireless payment.

Left: standby key, speaker, microphone, speaker
Left: standby key, speaker, microphone, speaker
Right: speaker, USB-C port, speaker
Right: speaker, USB-C port, speaker
Top: microphone, Apple Pencil dock, volume up/down
Top: microphone, Apple Pencil dock, volume up/down
Bottom: no connections
Bottom: no connections

Software – Soon also including other app stores

The new iPad Pro is delivered with iPadOS 17.5 as the operating system. Since iPadOS 17, the system also offers improved adjustments of the lock screen with widgets and optionally your own wallpaper. It is now easier to interact with widgets overall, even without opening the corresponding app. The iPad camera can now be used as a webcam by other devices. Of course, Apple's own apps have received several new features, such as Apple Maps, which now also supports offline maps.

Apple includes a whole bunch of these inhouse apps: You get a complete Office package, a recording studio for music with Garage Band, and a video processing app with iMovie.

Until now, you had to consider that you were limited to the AppStore as the source for new applications. While Apple justified this with security, it also received a decent cut with each app sale and was able to control what was being offered and what wasn't. The EU now requires Apple to also open its ecosystem for other app shops, and the apps for this are already available. But the settings necessary for this are only available in iOS, and at the time of this test you cannot install apps from other sources in iPadOS.

Apple doesn't make any concrete promises about how long there will be updates of iPadOS for the iPad Pro 11 2024. However, we can say from experience that Apple products are usually supported for a very long time. The period of receiving updates is usually 6-8 years, so we expect support until between 2030 and 2032. Even for iPadOS versions that are not supported anymore, there are emergency updates for grave problems or security breaches.

Communication and GNSS – Fast WLAN but no WiFi 7

Our test unit of the iPad Pro 11 2024 is a pure WLAN model. Like its predecessor, it supports WiFi 6E but is able to create a significantly faster connection to our Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 reference router. We now measure more than 1500 Mbit/s when receiving and slightly less than 1 Gbit/s when sending.

It is unfortunate that the currently fastest WiFi 7 standard is not supported yet, but it is still able to take fairly good advantage of Gigabit Internet connections. The iPad Pro is able to transfer data very quickly in internal networks, and there is hardly any other tablet that is able to keep up with it.

There is full reception close to the router, and websites are rendered very quickly. At a distance of 10 meters (~33 ft) to the access point and through 3 walls, the signal strength is reduced by about 1/3, but websites still load quickly.

Those who purchase the version with the mobile communication module will additionally get satellite locating and eSIM support. However, the iPad Pro then still won't include a slot for Nano-SIM cards.

Networking
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
986 (min: 552) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1533 (min: 1422) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
949 (min: 941) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
943 (min: 903) MBit/s ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
951 (min: 929) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
944 (min: 474) MBit/s ∼100%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
881 (min: 690) MBit/s ∼93%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
690 (min: 241) MBit/s ∼73%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
735 (min: 687) MBit/s ∼77%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
893 (min: 775) MBit/s ∼95%
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Apple iPad Pro 11 2024; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø986 (552-1208)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1533 (1422-1573)

Cameras – No ultrawide angle anymore

Picture taken with the front camera
Picture taken with the front camera

One particularity of the latest iPad Pro was that it included a fairly extensive camera system for a tablet, even offering an ultrawide angle lens in addition to the main lens. However, Apple has decided to cut this second camera from the iPad Pro 11 2024.

So there is now only a single lens in the back. There are also no improvements compared to the predecessor. But at least there is a 12-Megapixel camera with OIS, which really takes very good pictures for a tablet. However, this doesn't mean that the iPad Pro would be able to keep up with good smartphones in terms of image quality, since the number of details is significantly lower than with an iPhone 15.

Apple even managed to allow you to record videos in 4K ProRes at 60 Hz. These are even quite attractive in daylight and can immediately be processed on the iPad Pro. Since the Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 includes four microphones, the recorded sound also offers a high quality. Compared to the predecessor, one microphone was removed.

However, due to the tablet's size, recording a video on the road is significantly more cumbersome than when using a smartphone. And since the quality is also lower overall, the iPad Pro is probably more suitable for recording videos in an emergency, although it is great for the cutting and processing of videos.

The built-in LIDAR sensor allows you to measure distances and also place augmented reality objects accurately in space.

There is a 12-Megapixel camera in front that can use the display as a flash if necessary. It offers a very wide viewing angle of 120°. The resulting selfies are acceptable in good light conditions, although you shouldn't try to enlarge them too much, since they can then get very grainy.

But the front camera is mainly meant for other usage scenarios anyways: With its built-in infrared sensor, the camera is able to calculate depth, so it is suitable for FaceID, allowing you to unlock the tablet using your own face. In addition, this extra sensor also allows following your own face in video conferences, so that you always remain in the center of the image even when you move around.

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: surroundingsMain camera: Low Light

The main camera on the back again has to demonstrate its capabilities in our lab under controlled light conditions. Aside from some object edges that are slightly less clean, the image looks very sharp and offers good contrasts. The sharpness decreases slightly toward the edges.

The color reproduction is relatively accurate overall, but at a brightness of 1 Lux, the camera is unable to recognize anything anymore.

ColorChecker
6 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
10 ∆E
ColorChecker Apple iPad Pro 11 2024: 7.03 ∆E min: 2.26 - max: 12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
46.3 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
39 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
46.2 ∆E
42 ∆E
94.3 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Apple iPad Pro 11 2024: 47.43 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 94.33 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – A lot of high-quality (and expensive) accessories

The only accessory Apple includes in the box of the iPad Pro 11 2024 is a 1-meter (~3 ft.) USB cable. Those who purchased the Nano-texture glass option of the display will also get a polishing cloth for the screen.

As already with the predecessor, the included cable is not a high-quality Thunderbolt but a USB-2.0 cable that only offers slow data transfer speeds and doesn't support image output. You can get a Thunderbolt 3 cable from Belkin in Apple's shop for almost 30 Euros ($30 in the US). The corresponding charger costs 25 Euros (~$19 in the US).

You can turn the iPad Pro into a laptop replacement if you purchase the Apple Magic Keyboard, but that costs an additional 350 Euros ($299 in the US). A Smart Folio without the keyboard costs almost 90 Euros ($79 in the US). Of course, there is also a huge number of accessories from third-party vendors, allowing you to save a significant amount of money at times.

What is interesting is the new Apple Pencil Pro for almost 150 Euros ($129 in the US), and we will take a more detailed look at that in the next section. However, you can also use an Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro 11 2024 if you already have that.

The manufacturer only offers a 12-month warranty for its tablet, but you can extend this with Apple Care+: You can have your tablet repaired after accidental damage, and during this time you can get a replacement device. However, you have to pay a service fee between 29 and 99 Euros ($29 - $99 in the US). Apple Care+ is available for two years for 159 Euros ($149 in the US) or 7.99 Euros ($7.49 in the US) a month.

Apple Pencil Pro
Apple Pencil Pro
Smart Folio
Smart Folio
Apple Magic Keyboard
Apple Magic Keyboard

Input Devices and Operation – Accurate touchscreen

As the heart of the tablet operation, the touchscreen in the iPad Pro 11 2024 is again very responsive. The surface only offers minimal resistance to sliding fingers, allowing you to scroll quickly and hit the controls accurately. The touchscreen is also easy to operate accurately in the edges and corners. You can connect a mouse and keyboard to the iPad either via Bluetooth or using an adapter and the USB port.

FaceID is available as the method for biometric unlocking. This is a 3D face recognition that is very secure from manipulations and even able to recognize whether the user is really looking at the display. The recognition succeeds very quickly and reliably using the front camera. It even works with some sunglasses and in low light conditions.

What is of course also very interesting is the new Apple Pencil Pro that we have the opportunity to try out: It brings several new features such as pressure recognition on the pen shaft and a position sensor in relation to the display.

Operating the iPad Pro 11 is even more accurate using the pen in many situations, since the slim pen tip is able to hit even very small control elements very accurately. However, its main application area probably lies in creating notes and drawings in particular. In this, the new pressure recognition offers many new options. For example, if you press with your finger, some additional options are displayed on the screen, allowing you to use them directly.

Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - portrait

Display – Finally OLED

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

One reason, why Apple has equipped the new iPad Pro with the fast Apple M4 might also be the demanding display technology. Until now, Apple has preferred IPS or Mini-LED displays in its iPads over the more contrast-rich OLEDs, since they are able to deliver a higher brightness for a long time without aging.

But now Apple perfected a technology that also allows an OLED display in the iPad Pro: Instead of one, Apple uses two displays, placing them (probably slightly offset) behind each other. In this way, the brightness of the two OLED panels is added, while each of the diodes only has to be half as bright, which significantly slows down the aging process.

At 2420x1668 pixels, the resolution has only changed minimally compared to the predecessor. On the other hand, the maximum display brightness has increased significantly: Apple specifies around 1,000 cd/m², and this also is exactly what we measure in our test with the spectral photometer. In smaller areas (APL 18), up to 1,562 cd/m² are possible according to our test. With the OLED technology, a background illumination is not necessary, also allowing to display even very deep black color and resulting in very powerful contrasts overall.

The screen is now able to adjust its refresh rate from 10 to 120 Hz, which is a larger range than with its predecessor. But since this is still insufficient for an always-on display, Apple has not integrated this function. To do this, a frequency of 1 Hz would be optimal in order to minimize the battery consumption.

1009
cd/m²
1007
cd/m²
1012
cd/m²
1000
cd/m²
1005
cd/m²
1003
cd/m²
998
cd/m²
1002
cd/m²
997
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 1012 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1003.7 cd/m² Minimum: 6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 99 %
Center on Battery: 1005 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.92 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.224
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
OLED, 2420x1668, 11.00
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
IPS, 2388x1668, 11.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Dynamic AMOLED 2x, 2560x1600, 11.00
Google Pixel Tablet
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.95
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
AMOLED, 2560x1600, 11.00
Screen
-47%
-73%
-26%
-26%
Brightness middle
1005
620
-38%
576
-43%
521
-48%
584
-42%
Brightness
1004
611
-39%
579
-42%
508
-49%
574
-43%
Brightness Distribution
99
93
-6%
99
0%
89
-10%
91
-8%
Black Level *
0.37
0.51
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
0.92
1.49
-62%
2.5
-172%
1.2
-30%
1.03
-12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2
3.67
-84%
4.6
-130%
2.6
-30%
2.64
-32%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.5
2.3
-53%
2.3
-53%
1.3
13%
1.8
-20%
Gamma
2.224 99%
2.211 100%
2.02 109%
2.2 100%
2.159 102%
CCT
6604 98%
6849 95%
6585 99%
6696 97%
6744 96%
Contrast
1676
1022

* ... 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 detected 239.1 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 239.1 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 239.1 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17744 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum brightness
Minimum brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Measurement series at fixed zoom level and various brightness settings

A disadvantage of the OLED technology is the dimming, where the OLEDs have to be turned off in very brief intervals to simulate a lower display brightness. Depending on how often this occurs, it can create an annoying so-called PWM flickering that causes problems to some users.

For this flickering, we measure a frequency of 240 Hz in the iPad Pro, which could cause some problems. We can only recommend that sensitive users try out the display of the new iPads before a purchase. If you run into problems, you could get the predecessor that managed without PWM. Temporal dithering however is not an issue, we could not detect any flickering on a 240 fps slow motion video of the subpixels and different grey shades on the screen.

On the other hand, there are some significant advantages in the response times of the OLED display, which is lightning fast.

The color reproduction is also more accurate. In our tests, we get the best results if we turn off True Tone, which is the automatic adjustment of the colors to the surrounding light conditions. All the iPad Pro models now also have a so-called Reference mode, where the brightness and white balance are further optimized. Using our CalMAN software, we measure the values both with and without the Reference mode, comparing the results.

Already in the regular mode, the color tones and grayscale are indistinguishable from the reference colors with the bare eye. In Reference mode, particularly the reproduction of red color tones is perfected, and we see a further improvement of the accuracy overall. But the color display is already so accurate in the regular mode that the Reference mode will only be necessary in some exceptional circumstances.

CalMAN Grayscale – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN Grayscale – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN Color Accuracy – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN Color Accuracy – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN sRGB Color Space – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN sRGB Color Space – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN AdobeRGB Color Space – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN AdobeRGB Color Space – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN DCI P3 Color Space – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN DCI P3 Color Space – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN Saturation – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN Saturation – Default settings without True Tone
CalMAN Grayscale – Reference mode
CalMAN Grayscale – Reference mode
CalMAN Color Accuracy – Reference mode
CalMAN Color Accuracy – Reference mode
CalMAN sRGB Color Space – Reference mode
CalMAN sRGB Color Space – Reference mode
CalMAN AdobeRGB Color Space – Reference mode
CalMAN AdobeRGB Color Space – Reference mode
CalMAN DCI P3 Color Space – Reference mode
CalMAN DCI P3 Color Space – Reference mode
CalMAN Saturation – Reference mode
CalMAN Saturation – Reference mode

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
1.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.8 ms rise
↘ 0.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1.3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).

Another impressive point is how the display fares outdoors: Even though there are still some reflections, the light is scattered and the reflections are reduced by the top layer, still allowing you to easily see the display contents.

For extreme cases, you can also select the Nano-texture for the display, which is supposed to suppress reflections even more.

There are also no complaints about the viewing angles. Even if you look at the display from the sides from very steep viewing angles, you can still recognize the image very clearly and without any color distortions.

Using the display outdoors
Using the display outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – Apple M4 as a powerhouse

The new Apple M4 is used in the iPad Pro for the first time. In both of the smaller storage models of the iPad Pro 11 2024, it has 3 Performance cores with a clock speed of up to 4.38 GHz, while the larger storage versions offer 4 Performance cores. In addition, there are 6 Efficiency cores in all the models.

We already discussed Apple's most current CPU extensively in a separate article. But since iPadOS is unfortunately very limited in terms of the selection of benchmarks, we cannot deliver as extensive data on the performance capabilities as we would like.

However, we are still able to see that Apple was able to increase the performance by about 20% compared to the Apple M3. Current Snapdragon SoCs in Android devices are unable to keep up with Apple's most current CPU.

Now, the question is what scenarios allow you to make full use of these high performance capabilities of the iPad Pro: The fast SoC is surely useful in 4K video cutting, and Apple also says that the AI capabilities of the chip were improved significantly. This allows for new features such as isolating the background in a video or creating some live notes while playing the piano.

Geekbench 6.2
Multi-Core
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
13350 Points
Average Apple M4 (9 cores) ()
13350 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
5503 Points -59%
Google Pixel Tablet
3667 Points -73%
Average of class Tablet (493 - 14690, n=53, last 2 years)
2865 Points -79%
Single-Core
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
3662 Points
Average Apple M4 (9 cores) ()
3662 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
2079 Points -43%
Google Pixel Tablet
1435 Points -61%
Average of class Tablet (185 - 3715, n=53, last 2 years)
952 Points -74%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
2547454 Points
Average Apple M4 (9 cores) ()
2547454 Points 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
1936538 Points -24%
Average of class Tablet (164396 - 2716980, n=26, last 2 years)
677282 Points -73%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
1880 Points
Average Apple M4 (9 cores) ()
1880 Points 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
1585 Points -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
1222 Points -35%
Google Pixel Tablet
889 Points -53%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
732 Points -61%
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1944, n=59, last 2 years)
721 Points -62%

Legend

 
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 Apple M4 (9 cores), Apple M4 10-core GPU, 256 GB NVMe
 
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 Apple M2, Apple M2 10-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Google Pixel Tablet Google Tensor G2, ARM Mali-G710 MP7, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

The 10-core GPU in the SoC can handle raytracing and is able to display even the more demanding games that otherwise only run on a console or a PC with a dedicated graphics card.

In the 4K offscreen test of GFXBench, the tablet still achieves 48.6 fps on average with this, which is very smooth. In the native resolution of the display, even very demanding games should be playable without any problems.

In addition, external displays with resolutions up to 6K are supported.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
8457 Points
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
5328 Points -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3826 Points -55%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1839 Points -78%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1216 Points -86%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
7335 Points
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
5137 Points -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3857 Points -47%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1803 Points -75%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1230 Points -83%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
31653 Points
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
21302 Points -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14527 Points -54%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6599 Points -79%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4244 Points -87%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6649 Points
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4243 Points
3DMark / Solar Bay Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
15083 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5550 Points -63%
3DMark / Solar Bay Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
14324 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5627 Points -61%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14235 Points
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8948 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
24605 Points
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11589 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5751 Points
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4983 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps +100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +100%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps +98%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
60 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
706.3 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
697.9 fps -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
367 fps -48%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
305 fps -57%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
230 fps -67%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
120 fps
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
76 fps -37%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
449.5 fps 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
449.3 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
249 fps -45%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
175 fps -61%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
132 fps -71%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
120 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
118.3 fps -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
97 fps -19%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps -53%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps -56%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
351 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
277 fps -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
186 fps -47%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps -68%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
94 fps -73%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
117.9 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
94.5 fps -20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
64 fps -46%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps -67%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps -73%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
233.8 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
171.4 fps -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -49%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps -71%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps -75%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
106.4 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
97.3 fps -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
62 fps -42%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps -72%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps -80%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
105.4 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
77 fps -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
69 fps -35%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps -71%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps -79%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
120 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
111 fps -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
95 fps -21%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps -64%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps -72%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
287.9 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
278.6 fps -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
168 fps -42%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
77 fps -73%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps -80%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
48.6 fps
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
35.6 fps -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
32 fps -34%
Google Pixel Tablet
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
14 fps -71%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10 fps -79%
3DMark / Steel Nomad Light Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
3265 (24.2min - 24.2max) Points
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
2481 Points -24%
3DMark / Steel Nomad Light Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe
3592 (26.6min - 26.6max) Points
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
2615 Points -27%

The Safari browser and fast SoC make surfing very enjoyable, with pages loading very quickly with a good Internet connection and images being displayed immediately while scrolling. Even demanding HTML 5 pages hardly need any time to load.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 (Safari 17)
329.398 Points
Average Apple M4 (9 cores) ()
329 Points 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
220.382 Points -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G (chrome 117)
152.9 Points -54%
Google Pixel Tablet (Chrome 115)
117.838 Points -64%
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 334, n=66, last 2 years)
96.4 Points -71%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
63.9 Points -81%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 (Safari 17)
414 Points
Average Apple M4 (9 cores) ()
414 Points 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
342 Points -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G (chrome 117)
231 Points -44%
Average of class Tablet (34 - 430, n=48, last 2 years)
134.4 Points -68%
Google Pixel Tablet (Chrome 115)
134 Points -68%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
94 Points -77%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 (Safari 17)
571 runs/min
Average Apple M4 (9 cores) ()
571 runs/min 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
363 runs/min -36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G (chrome 117)
197 runs/min -65%
Google Pixel Tablet (Chrome 115)
134 runs/min -77%
Average of class Tablet (48 - 572, n=60, last 2 years)
101 runs/min -82%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
53.6 runs/min -91%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 (Safari 17)
105035 Points
Average Apple M4 (9 cores) ()
105035 Points 0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
72484 Points -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G (Edge 117)
49582 Points -53%
Google Pixel Tablet (Chrome 115)
47939 Points -54%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
33003 Points -69%
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 105178, n=81, last 2 years)
25897 Points -75%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Tablet (319 - 34733, n=67, last 2 years)
3160 ms * -871%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G (chrome 117)
1532.5 ms * -371%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
1354.5 ms * -316%
Google Pixel Tablet (Chrome 115)
930.2 ms * -186%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
466.8 ms * -43%
Average Apple M4 (9 cores) ()
326 ms * -0%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 (Safari 17)
325.6 ms *

* ... smaller is better

Unfortunately, there is no way to determine the speed of the storage on devices with iPadOS. But we can still say that the system ran absolutely smoothly and free from any stutters during our test. Even during multitasking, we were unable to see any stutters, and app load times were either imperceptible or very short.

Games – Gaming at a high level

The iPad Pro 11 is really well suited for gaming. Many games such as Genshin Impact allow for 120 fps in the settings, and according to our impressions even very demanding games run absolutely smoothly on the powerful hardware.

Apple isn't content with running only normal mobile games on its tablet: Games such as Resident Evil 4, Death Stranding, XCOM 2, and Divinity: Original Sin 2 are also available on iPadOS. In the near future, the fairly new Assassin's Creed Mirage is also supposed to become available. These games that otherwise only appear on some classic high-end gaming platforms such as PlayStation or the PC are also playable on the road with some adjustments - and even run in good and fairly smooth quality.

We usually evaluate the gaming performance with detailed frame rates using the software suite from GameBench. But unfortunately, getting measurements with iPadOS 17 is currently only possible with some special hardware, and we will have to provide this detail information at some later point in time.

Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
Resident Evil: Village
Resident Evil: Village
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø118.4 (108-120)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Asphalt 8: Airborne; 7.7.1: Ø85.8 (58-120)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Asphalt 8: Airborne; 6.7.0: Ø67.7 (56-120)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Asphalt 9: Legends; 4.7.0: Ø75 (46-120)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Asphalt 9: Legends; 3.7.5: Ø44.2 (19-120)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Call of Duty Mobile; low; 1.0.36: Ø118.8 (115-120)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Call of Duty Mobile; very high: Ø78.2 (74-80)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Call of Duty Mobile; very high; 1.0.36: Ø58.5 (46-60)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Genshin Impact; lowest 120 fps; 4.6.0: Ø78.3 (70-80)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Genshin Impact; medium 120 fps; 4.6.0: Ø78.2 (71-80)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps; 4.6.0: Ø97.3 (59-120)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps; 3.2.0: Ø65 (57-78)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø63.2 (47-120)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø42.3 (28-99)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.3.0: Ø39.8 (38-41)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD: Ø43.9 (29-60)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Diablo Immortal; 2.3.4: Ø59.8 (54-119)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Diablo Immortal; 1.6.2: Ø59.3 (50-60)

Emissions – Only limited warming

Temperatures

We measure 41.2 °C (~106 °F) at the front as the maximum temperature. While this warming is noticeable, it is still not critical. But since we are measuring at room temperature, those who use the iPad Pro 11 2024 under high load in warm or hot surroundings will have to expect a higher heat development.

The processor apparently doesn't have too many problems with the heat development inside the relatively large case of the Apple iPad Pro 11. It is impressive that the Apple M4 continues to manage without an active cooling system while still offering such a high performance.

We measure a relatively constant performance even under longer load periods. Only in our Wild Life extreme stress test, the frame rates are significantly higher during our first test run, before they drop by about 23%. After that, the performance of the tablet remains constant at a high level.

Max. Load
 36.1 °C
97 F
37.2 °C
99 F
36 °C
97 F
 
 36.5 °C
98 F
39.9 °C
104 F
41.2 °C
106 F
 
 35.1 °C
95 F
36.8 °C
98 F
35.4 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 37.1 °C = 99 F
35.1 °C
95 F
38.2 °C
101 F
37.6 °C
100 F
35.8 °C
96 F
41 °C
106 F
33.5 °C
92 F
35.2 °C
95 F
37.2 °C
99 F
37.8 °C
100 F
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 36.8 °C = 98 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 19 °C = 66 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.1 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.4 °C / 72 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø60 (60-60)
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 S9 5G Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø66.2 (58.8-82.1)
Google Pixel Tablet Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø38.8 (37.8-39.7)
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.2 (25.1-25.3)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø41.1 (39-50.8)
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 S9 5G Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø21.6 (19.8-23.3)
Google Pixel Tablet Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø11.1 (11-11.1)
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.35 (7.34-7.37)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø43.2 (42.4-45.8)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø16.5 (14.4-18.1)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø44.2 (43.2-51.7)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø17.4 (15.9-18.3)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 M4 10-Core GPU, M4 (9 cores), 256 GB NVMe; Steel Nomad Light Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø21.4 (19.3-25.6)
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
99.6 (7.34min - 7.37max) % +30%
Google Pixel Tablet
98.8 (11min - 11.1max) % +29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
84.9 (19.8min - 23.3max) % +11%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
77.3 (26.6min - 34.4max) % +1%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
76.6 (39min - 50.8max) %
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
100 (60min - 60max) %
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
99.3 (25.1min - 25.3max) % -1%
Google Pixel Tablet
95.3 (37.8min - 39.7max) % -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
71.6 (58.8min - 82.1max) % -28%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
65.3 (77.5min - 118.7max) % -35%
Solar Bay Stress Test Stability
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
92.6 (42.4min - 45.8max) %
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
79.8 (14.4min - 18.1max) % -14%
Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
86.8 (15.9min - 18.3max) % +4%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
83.5 (43.2min - 51.7max) %

Legend

 
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 Apple M4 (9 cores), Apple M4 10-core GPU, 256 GB NVMe
 
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 Apple M2, Apple M2 10-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Google Pixel Tablet Google Tensor G2, ARM Mali-G710 MP7, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
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Speakers

The iPad Pro brings four speakers that are able to easily produce a sufficiently loud sound for a medium-size room. The sound quality continues to be quite good, which is also demonstrated by the frequency curve that remains fairly constant from the upper base to the super high frequencies.

Even though the maximum volume we measure isn't that high at barely 76 dB(A), the sound quality is still good in our listening test. In pop music, we can easily hear the words of the song, and we enjoy a full sound with some upper bass. In classical music, the separate instruments can be differentiated, and movie soundtracks are fairly powerful and clear.

Those who prefer to listen via external speakers or headphones can connect them to the USB-C port possibly using an adapter or wirelessly via Bluetooth. In terms of Bluetooth compatibility, besides the inhouse AAC codec only lower standard codecs such as SBC are supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.131.32528.736.13123.126.94026.528.85037.637.86319.623.58016.731.910024.244.912520.452.416020.554.320011.655.125010.757.231510.362.94007.860.15008.156.66309.264.88009.561.410009.661.912508.167.616009.364.320009.762250010.265.4315010.955.7400011.456.2500012.358.8630012.864.9800013.968.61000014.665.51250015.463.21600016.266.3SPL23.675.9N0.538.4median 10.9median 61.9Delta2.64.839.441.939.137.831.533.529.839.333.444.526.633.522.338.320.546.715.648.314.755.111.457.81052.68.855.396510.568.912.269.314.372.111.668.81269.710.267.310.467.511.169.812.762.914.464.714.268.414.770.415.669.716.567.616.565.117.358.425.480.50.651.1median 12.7median 67.32.65.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseApple iPad Pro 11 2024Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 7.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 7% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 5% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 87% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 6% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Power Management – Good battery life thanks to a powerful battery

Power Consumption

The power consumption has changed significantly compared to the predecessor: While the minimum consumption has increased to a relatively high level at 3.5 watts, the average idle consumption has decreased slightly.

Also under load, the iPad Pro 11 2024 at times consumes considerably more power than its predecessor, which might be due to its higher performance capabilities.

Overall, the power needs of the Apple tablet are quite significant. But as in the past, with skillful power management and the well-adjusted operating system, Apple is able to get a lot of performance from its batteries.

To charge the iPad Pro, you continue to need a cable, and the maximum charging power is 20 watts. A charger is not included, but in our test, the tablet could be charged using chargers from various manufacturers without any problems. You have to plan for close to 3 hours for a complete recharge of the tablet.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.5 / 4.8 / 5.9 Watt
Load midlight 15.6 / 17.6 Watt
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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 2024
8340 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
7538 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
8400 mAh
Google Pixel Tablet
7020 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
8300 mAh
Power Consumption
25%
33%
22%
46%
Idle Minimum *
3.5
1.1
69%
2.58
26%
1.33
62%
1.9
46%
Idle Average *
4.8
6
-25%
3.24
32%
4.67
3%
2.2
54%
Idle Maximum *
5.9
6.1
-3%
3.39
43%
4.78
19%
3
49%
Load Average *
15.6
9.1
42%
7.02
55%
9.81
37%
7.2
54%
Load Maximum *
17.6
10.2
42%
15.86
10%
19.76
-12%
12.7
28%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Apple iPad Pro 11 2024: Ø9.81 (5.94-17.6)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Apple iPad Pro 11 2024; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø17.6 (16.1-17.6)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø4.22 (3.58-4.82)

Battery Life

Despite its small size, the battery of the iPad Pro 11 2024 offers considerably more capacity than its predecessor: at 8,340 mAh you get an increase of about 10%. The improvement in the battery life isn't quite as large at about 5% across all our tests.

15:11 hours in our WLAN test is an average value for a tablet of this size, and the Google Pixel Tablet lasts significantly longer here. At 4:36 hours under maximum load, the battery life is good, but by no means breaking records.

In everyday operation, you shouldn't have many problems to get through the day, unless you continuously use the iPad Pro under heavy load.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
37h 33min
WiFi Websurfing
15h 11min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
16h 06min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 36min
Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
8340 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
7538 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 5G
8400 mAh
Google Pixel Tablet
7020 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
8300 mAh
Battery Runtime
-5%
-33%
19%
5%
Reader / Idle
2253
2198
-2%
920
-59%
2202
-2%
2103
-7%
H.264
966
941
-3%
703
-27%
1239
28%
1020
6%
WiFi v1.3
911
846
-7%
539
-41%
992
9%
905
-1%
Load
276
256
-7%
262
-5%
391
42%
336
22%

Pros

+ extreme performance
+ robust and timeless case
+ passive cooling
+ good camera quality for a tablet
+ powerful speaker sound
+ extensive software package
+ long battery life
+ high-quality screen with very accurate colors ...
+ ... good anti-reflective characteristics and a high brightness

Cons

- charger not included
- only a USB-2.0 cable is included
- very expensive
- PWM flickering
- ultrawide angle camera was removed
- one microphone less than the predecessor
- no always-on display

Verdict – Impressive technology that has its price

Testing the Apple iPad Pro 11 2024
Testing the Apple iPad Pro 11 2024

Although Apple might have made a mistake in the marketing with the garbage crushing video, the product itself again doesn't give many reasons for complaint: The iPad Pro 11 2024 offers a plethora of features for creative users, and with its extremely fast chip, it is also suited for games that used to be reserved for PCs or gaming consoles.

It is impressive that Apple succeeds in making its device even thinner, while still keeping its robustness and housing an even higher capacity battery. The battery life is even longer than that of the predecessor. But due to the advances in battery technology in general, we can also observe the same trend in other manufacturers. The case continues to show an extremely high quality and the design is subdued but still elegant, so the iPad Pro makes a good impression in any surroundings.

The new tandem OLED display is able to shine with its very high brightness, great contrasts, and excellent color reproduction. But the PWM flickering might deter some prospective buyers.

The warming remains within limits, the speakers produce a powerful sound, and the Apple M4 is extremely powerful even in its cut back 9-core version. Those who like it can also buy the Apple Pencil Pro and will then get even more options. For example, it responds to just applying pressure with your finger. If you also purchase the Magic Keyboard, the iPad Pro 11 turns into a compact laptop replacement.

On the other hand, we miss some smaller goodies such as NFC, WiFi 7, an always-on display, or the wide angle camera that has been removed. In addition, you have to consider that you are spending a lot or money for a tablet and there are currently only few apps that are optimized for the Apple M4. But this should change quickly, particularly in the areas of professional applications and games that can really make use of the pure power of the chip.

The Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 is again an excellent tablet that offers numerous options for creative users or fans of entertainment. It is now even slimmer, while still offering a longer battery life, a robust case, and a lot of power.

Those for whom the predecessor, the iPad Pro 11 2022, is still sufficient can easily save a few hundred Euros, since that is already available online for less than 850 Euros (~$925). A great alternative with Android is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, which finally also includes an OLED display.

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Price and Availability

The Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 is available directly from the manufacturer starting from $999, with the most expensive version costing $2,299.

You can also get the high-quality tablet from other vendors such as Amazon for about $50 less.

Apple iPad Pro 11 2024 - 05/30/2024 v7 (old)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
87 / 98 → 89%
Keyboard
77 / 80 → 97%
Pointing Device
97%
Connectivity
55 / 70 → 78%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 92%
Battery
90%
Display
95%
Games Performance
91 / 78 → 100%
Application Performance
96 / 92 → 100%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
86 / 91 → 95%
Camera
67 / 85 → 79%
Average
86%
93%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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