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Apple iPad Pro 12.9

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (iPad Pro Series)
Processor
Apple A9X 2.26 GHz, M9 Motion Coprocessor
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4
Display
12.9 inch 4:3, 2732 x 2048 pixel 265 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
Apple 128 GB (iPad Pro 12.9 NVMe), 128 GB 
, , 99.9 GB free
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack (microphone and headphones), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Ambient light, 3-axis gyroscope and accelerometer, digital compass, GPS, Glonass, iBeacon micro location, Touch ID, Lightning port, Smart Connector
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 4 (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40 and 41)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.9 x 305.7 x 220.6 ( = 0.27 x 12.04 x 8.69 in)
Battery
39 Wh, 10307 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 3.77 V, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Apple iOS 9
Camera
Webcam: 1.2 MP (f/2.2, 720p video), main camera: 8 MP iSight camera (f/2.4, autofocus, Full-HD video)
Additional features
Speakers: four stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, Power adaptor, USB-Lightning adaptor, SIM tool, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
723 g ( = 25.5 oz / 1.59 pounds), Power Supply: 124 g ( = 4.37 oz / 0.27 pounds)
Price
1229 Euro

 

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Average Score: 86.75% - good
Average of 34 scores (from 67 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 93%, features: 74%, display: 84% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Apple iPad Pro 12.9

89.4% Apple iPad Pro Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Big – Bigger – iPad Pro! The iPad Air is huge and for the first time has the stylus functionality. The Apple Pencil is mainly designed for creative users. The Californians have also equipped the tablet with the fastest SoC you can currently get in a tablet. Our review will show which customer group the iPad Pro is designed for.
Apple iPad Pro Long-Term Review: Here's How I Replaced My Laptop
Source: Forbes English
While the iPad Pro is hardly cheap, and won't be right for everyone I feel that it's important I follow up on my experiences. Reviewing technology happens all too often in the days after you get your device. We have loan products that go back and we never test long-term the way a device would be used by real people.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/26/2016
iPad Pro 12.9″ review – now with 256GB storage and iOS 10
Source: Tab Times English
I need you to pause for a moment. Before we start talking price, it might be appropriate to discuss the expected uses for this caliber of tablet. The iPad Pro is not the typical tablet you’ll be lugging with you everywhere you go. It is more portable than the 18-inch Samsung Galaxy View, but it is my opinion that this device should be thought of as a laptop. Mind you, it is not like a laptop in terms of its capabilities, no, it is like a laptop in that you’ll end up using it at a table or desk, then packing it into a bag if you are going somewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2016
100% Apple's jumbo tablet is a blast to use
Source: PC Pro English
The Apple iPad Pro is a stunning machine. It looks fantastic and, once you get over just how big it is, the size becomes a benefit, with its immersive screen and a giant playground of real estate for apps to exploit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple’s latest 9.7in iPad Pro undermines the more expensive, top-end 12.9in tablet
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Even though the iPad Pro 12.9 is the most expensive iPad in the range, it’s beaten by its smaller, cheaper brother in almost every aspect. The iPad Pro 9.7 has improved screen technology, more colour options and upgraded cameras while still featuring the four-speaker setup and Smart Connector that users of the larger iPad Pro love. It’s a confusing move by Apple, especially as the larger variant only went on sale just before Christmas. We’ll update this comparison and verdict with more information once we’ve spent a bit more time with the new iPad.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2016
9.7-inch iPad Pro review: Pretty fly for a small fry
Source: Greenbot English
Go ahead, save a couple hundred bucks by picking the 9.7-inch iPad Pro over the 12.9-inch model. It's sized much better and barely compromises at all.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2016
Windows or iOS 9… which tablet is best?
Source: PC Advisor English
When we reviewed the Surface Pro 3 we concluded that it was the best yet. It's the most portable of laptops and an acceptable tablet. Nothing has changed with the update to Windows 10. The Surface Pro 4 is an evolution and, apart from the higher screen resolution (and better-quality screen) and new processors, doesn't offer too many compelling reasons to buy one over the cheaper Pro 3, or upgrade if you already have one. With the iPad Pro, it's the best yet in some ways - it's the most powerful iPad and has the biggest, highest resolution screen - but it may not be the best choice for everyone who wants an iPad. It’s fantastic if you need to sketch, draw and paint, or if you simply want a bigger screen. It’s almost the opposite of the Surface Pro: a fantastic tablet and an acceptable laptop.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
100% Apple's oversized tablet has plenty to recommend it
Source: PC Advisor English
Certainly, it’s worth checking out the size and weight to see if they suit you. If not, it may be worth waiting to see what Apple's March 21 announcement holds in store. It's rumoured the company will unleash a smaller 9.7in iPad Pro and that's a product that will undoubtedly be better suited to carrying around in your rucksack. But if the size of this 12.9in monster appeals, it's a tablet that's very hard not to like.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
What’s the difference between the 9.7 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro?
Source: PC Advisor English
We can't say definitively which tablet is better before we've had a chance to properly benchmark and test out the newcomer. The lower price is certainly tempting, and while there are rumblings - and grumblings - about the smaller amount of RAM, there's a good reason why Apple doesn't disclose such figures: they're irrelevant to the average buyer. As long as it performs well for real-world tasks, it's sure to be another winner.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2016
90% iPad Pro review
Source: Techradar English
The iPad Pro isn't a laptop replacement in the way power users will hope. But it is, by some distance, one of the most brilliant tablets I've ever used. And in the following weeks, it's not faded into the background, relegated by the fact my phone can do everything so well. It's stayed front and centre, a real alternative to notepads and movie watching alike.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% iPad Pro review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you decide that the iPad Pro is for you then I'd recommend opting for the 128GB model. It’s significantly more expensive, but it’s likely that you’ll need the extra storage at some point. Whether you go for the cellular option will boil down to your needs. The other product to consider is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It’s similarly priced and more likely to be a better fit for those comfortable with Windows and looking to replace an ageing, chunky laptop with something more portable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch - which should you buy?
Source: Expert Reviews English
Most people will pick an iPad Pro based on the screen size. If you want a large device, you'll want the 12.9-inch. For those on the fence, the new iPad Pro 9.7-inch on paper has some enticing new features including the True Tone adapting display. The cameras are also superior on the 9.7-inch and you won't struggle as much to hold it up as a camera should you ever wish to do so. Both tablets support the Apple Pencil and have optional Smart Keyboards, so they'll both be fantastic productivity tools.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/21/2016
Apple iPad Pro
Source: It Pro English
The iPad Pro feels like Apple’s most specialised and niche iOS device to date. The public’s acceptance of this product may prove us wrong, but it feels unfinished as a potential laptop replacement. Plus it size makes it feel too ungainly for using typical tablet apps apart from specialised situations or if you have failing eyesight and thus benefit from the large screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2016
iPad Pro Review for artists, illustrators, and designers
Source: Slashgear English
The iPad Pro has no competitors with as robust a software backing as iOS and hardware as dependable as Apple. On the apps front, for an artist - or a graphic designer or an illustrator of any sort, for that matter - no platform has as strong an offering as iOS. The Apple Pencil isn't perfect, but it's well worth the cash it costs. The iPad Pro has a set of features you might never use, but the the features you will use are well worth the cash you'll pay.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2016
100% Review: Apple iPad Pro
Source: PC Authority English
The iPad Pro is a stunning machine. It looks fantastic and, once you get over just how big it is, the size becomes a benefit, with its immersive screen and giant playground of real estate for apps to exploit. Add Apple’s Smart Keyboard or a rival setup and you have a great laptop alternative, with a decent battery life and an unparalleled choice of many big-screen, touch-enabled apps. The Pencil adds a whole new dimension of usability and is an enjoyable peripheral to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
The Apple iPad Pro
Source: AnandTech English
Overall, the iPad Pro is an incredibly good tablet. I’ve always liked the idea of a tablet, but for the most part I’ve been deeply dissatisfied with the implementations of tablets. With the iPad Air 2 review I really emphasized how a proper keyboard and a good stylus would really make the user experience much more compelling, and with the iPad Pro we’re finally starting to see movement towards the tablet that I’ve always wanted.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2016
100% The iPad Pro
Source: ITP English
The fact that the iPad Pro, with Smart Keyboard, is so expensive is the only question mark around the device. Together, the pair make for a stunning package of mobile computing, allowing for real productivity and super portability. But, if you were going to make the switch from a traditional laptop to an iPad Pro,
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% performance: 100%
80% iPad Pro review: the best iPad Apple has ever made (just don't expect it to replace your laptop)
Source: PC Advisor English
At £679, few people will buy the iPad Pro instead of an iPad Air 2. It has a great screen and plenty of power, but do you really have a need for this hulking tablet? 32GB of storage will prove too limiting for most people, and the 128GB option with the Pencil and/or keyboard is expensive (that's ignoring the £65 silicone rear cover). If you're considering the Pro, go to an Apple store and hold one to understand exactly how bulky and hefty the new tablet really is. If you can live with all that the Pro is a great choice - just don’t expect it to replace your laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
86% iPad Pro: The Beginning Of The End
Source: T Break English
At this time, I think that only the designers and artists would appreciate the “Pro” aspect of the iPad Pro. I really wanted the iPad Pro to work as my primary device, but it can’t do that just yet. For the iPad Pro to be in that position, there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Websites need to make their interfaces more touch friendly and mobile apps need to stop being crippled versions of their cloud counterparts. We also need apps like Final Cut Pro or the full version of Photoshop. You can argue that all of what I’ve said works well on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4. And you’re absolutely right. But would you rather use a device that handles everything designed twenty years back really well, or are you willing to take a chance on a platform that will set the tone for the next twenty years. With the iPad Pro, I feel that Apple is doing just that- bringing its vision of the future of computing. The hardware is here already and I can’t wait to see what Apple shows at WWDC next year with iOS X.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 85% ergonomy: 90%
80% Apple iPad Pro review: Back to the drawing board?
Source: Pocket Lint English
As an laptop replacement for around the house, the iPad Pro fits the bill. It is fast, quick, and easy to use. Whether working on the sofa (if there's a coffee table), watching Netflix or Sky Go in bed, or sitting at a desk working on annotations with the Pencil, that extra screen real-estate looks great. When on the go the iPad Pro becomes a little more awkward. On the train we were overly conscious using it compared to a laptop, as they Smart Keyboard isn't as robust as we would like, but the angle of the keyboard does work in tight situations such as those fold-down tables from the back of seats.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple iPad Pro review
Source: GSM Arena English
Apple's original iPad made the tablet a mainstream device, and for more than five years 9.7 inches was the largest diagonal iOS device available. Not anymore - we now have the iPad Pro, all 12.9 inches of it. Simply scaling up an iPad couldn't cut it though, Apple had to make some conceptual changes. These come in the form of two previously scorned accessories - a stylus and a keyboard - making the iPad Pro a device aimed at professionals on the go (aren't we all). Sure, Apple worked on OS features to make good use of the available screen real estate. Introduced with iOS 9.0, split-screen multitasking works intuitively and helps productivity, albeit in the one specific way Apple chose to execute it. Other than that, iOS on the Pro is very much like on the Air, only with homescreen icons spread further apart.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2015
80% Why the best iPad yet won't work for everyone
Source: PC World English
If price is no object, the iPad Pro plus the Apple Pencil let you do more with Apple's tablet than ever before. Apple offers multiple sizes of iPhones, laptops, and iPods, so it makes total sense to expand the iPad lineup from two sizes to three, and with the Pencil, Apple’s given the 12.9-inch iPad a rightful claim on the name Pro. For me, it’s just not worth the considerable premium in price over an iPad Air 2 (which starts at $499 for 16GB) or my favorite model, the iPad mini 4 ($399). The Pencil is fabulous, but instead of shelling out $799 for the entry-level (32GB, Wi-Fi only) iPad Pro and another $99 for the Pencil, I could get a maxed out 128GB iPad mini 4 with cellular for $729 and have plenty of money left for all the fancy pens and notebooks my heart desires.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Apple iPad Pro review (tablet-only edition)
Source: Pocketnow English
That puts the iPad Pro in the same league as the MacBook Air ($899) and at the higher trims it even gets close to the base model MacBook Pro ($1299) – and here we come to the fundamental problem with the iPad Pro. If you’re spending much the same money, why would you buy this tablet instead of springing for a full computer? For the great speakers? For the huge touchscreen? For the awesome battery? All good reasons, to be sure … but to our mind, they don’t quite amount to enough. Given the limitations of iOS versus OSX and the bugs that have yet to be squashed on the Pro, we think most Apple shoppers would be better served either saving their money on a smaller iPad, or seeking the greater value of a MacBook. We’ll see if this conclusion holds up in part two of our iPad Pro review (as a final reminder, this review applies only to the tablet itself). It may well turn out that, in the case of the iPad Pro, the accessories make the tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
iPad Pro review: More like iPad Business Casual
Source: Gizmag English
If you do decide to buy the iPad Pro, you may notice that Apple's keyboard is nearly impossible to find at the time of publication – and may be tempted to get Logitech's Create keyboard cover instead. Despite its great (and backlit) keys, we don't recommend doing that, as the Logitech cover is heavier and makes it very difficult to remove the iPad when you want to use it in tablet mode. And if you leave the cover on for tablet mode (we're assuming that's what Logitech expects you to do), you just killed one of the iPad Pro's only killer features: its crazy-light weight (for its size) in tablet mode. Battery life is solid enough. In our video streaming test (with brightness set at 75 percent), the iPad Pro dropped 14 percent per hour. For comparison's sake, the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 each dropped 9 percent per hour in the same test.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2015
Apple iPad Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
Because there's "Pro" in the name, it's clear that the iPad Pro is not for everyone. It's a tablet for power users, whether you want a large canvas for drawing or sketching; editing photos and videos on the go without a heavier PC; or more real estate for playing games and watching videos. However, the sheer size of the iPad Pro narrows the target market, and I wish there was somewhere you could put the Apple Pencil when it's not in use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2015
70% Apple iPad Pro
Source: PC Mag English
Apple's supersized iPad Pro brings the concept of a digital sketchbook to the next level, but now iOS app developers have to match the power of OS X and Windows apps.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Big and powerful, but it won't replace your laptop
Source: Engadget English
The iPad Pro is not for someone like me. As a professional writer and editor, I found it frustrating to replace my trusty laptop with a cramped tablet keyboard (and no mouse!). Though iOS is better at multitasking than it used to be, I still missed desktop features like pinned tabs and a taskbar.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% Apple iPad Pro Review
Source: Phone Arena English
So yeah, the iPad Pro is, in a way, little more than a larger iPad. If you're looking for a laptop replacement, this probably isn't it. Investing in an iPad Pro is not worth it seeing that it can’t pull out the same level of utility and productivity we get from traditional laptops, ultrabooks, or hybrids. It makes more sense to view the iPad Pro as a niche product – one made for digital artists and drawing enthusiasts or for professionals who need a large, portable, and beautiful display to show off their projects. That's the kind of folks who would best appreciate and make use of what the iPad Pro has to offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple iPad Pro Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The iPad Pro is the natural choice if you want a tablet that can handle intensive office tasks and creative suites on the go, thanks to its spacious screen, impressive performance, precision control and all-day battery life. However, it's also very expensive, so if you simply want an entertainment device for carrying around, or something to edit your spreadsheets on the go, the Pro is almost certainly overkill.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Ipad pro review
Source: IGN English
The iPad Pro is the best tablet Apple has ever made. If you’ve always thought the iPad Airs were too small, the iPad Pro will make you very happy. It’s quite thin and still relatively light. Its big screen makes creating, and consuming content more fun than ever.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
The iPad Pro is here: Now its trial-by-fire begins
Source: Slashgear English
You already know it's big, and that it's powerful, but does the iPad Pro have what it takes to survive on the road as a true notebook replacement? Apple's 12.9-inch tablet is the biggest outing for iOS to-date, and just as we realized back when it was first announced, it's not only a huge deal for the Cupertino firm but a huge device period.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2015
The iPad Pro -- It's a laptop! It's a tablet!
Source: Computerworld.com English
The iPad Pro is a breakthrough device. But I'm not yet sure what it's breaking through. It's the biggest, baddest, bestest iPad ever. So if you just want the ultimate iPad -- that's pretty much me -- you'll be happy. If you're looking to replace a laptop, however, the question of whether you should buy it is murkier. That's in part because of the hardware, and in part because of the operating system.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2015
80% Apple iPad Pro review
Source: Stuff TV English
Because it runs on iOS 9, the iPad Pro isn’t as serious a device as the Surface Pro 4. It means business, but works even better as a premium entertainment hub. It’s the perfect digital coffee table book that just about doubles as a laptop. So long as you can get by with the app-based incarnations of desktop software like PhotoShop and Excel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% iPad Pro review: by far the best tablet Apple's ever made
Source: T3 English
The iPad Pro is a device in its own right. It's a larger iPad, but imbued with new abilities and power that makes it light years ahead of the iPad Air 2. It's not as capable as dedicated laptop, but that misses the point... this is just an awesome iPad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Review: Apple iPad Pro
Source: Wired Magazine English
The iPad Pro is plenty powerful, and it’s plenty big. But to call it “just a bigger iPad” is like calling the Millennium Falcon “just a bigger falcon.” In making it bigger, Apple made the iPad Pro different. This is Cupertino’s attempt to prove a tablet can replace and outgun your laptop. Perhaps more importantly, it is Apple’s best idea about how to give you a tablet that is more than a slightly bigger version of your big smartphone. This tablet does things your phone and your laptop can’t do. Are they solutions in search of a problem? Perhaps. But the iPad Pro is the best tablet, and the best case for tablets, anyone’s ever made.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Australia’s first in-depth Apple iPad Pro review
Source: Gadgetguy English
If you need a 13 inch tablet for digital drawing and painting, you already know you’re getting one, but everyone else, we’d recommend trying it out, because this isn’t just a big tablet that could work as a computer, it’s a big tablet that may not adequately match what you’re after.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
The iPad Pro Can’t Replace Your Laptop Totally, Even for a Tablet Lover
Source: Recode English
The iPad Pro will no doubt make a lot of Apple users happy, especially if they use it for graphics. But I won’t be buying one, and I don’t recommend that average users do so either.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2015
Windows or iOS 9… which tablet is best?
Source: PC Advisor English
When we reviewed the Surface Pro 3 - almost a year ago - we concluded that it was the best yet. It's the most portable of laptops and an acceptable tablet. Nothing has changed with the update to Windows 10. The Surface Pro 4 is an evolution and, apart from the higher screen resolution and new chips, doesn't offer too many compelling reasons to buy one over the cheaper Pro 3, or upgrade if you already have one. With the iPad Pro, it's the best yet in some ways - it's the most powerful iPad and has the highest resolution screen - but it may not be the best choice for everyone who wants an iPad.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2015
Which of Apple's flagship iPads is best for you?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Think carefully before committing all that money, and focus on the physical differences, which affect both your screen space and the portability of your device. When discussing new 'form factors' we often advise readers - assuming they can't pop into an Apple Store and feel the devices for themselves - to mock up cardboard effigies of the two items under consideration (using the dimensions above) and play around with them. See if it fits in that bag you like. Imagine watching a film on the screen. Try to work out if it's right for you and your lifestyle.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2015
iPad Pro vs Surface Pro comparison: Windows or iOS 9… which tablet is best?
Source: PC Pro English
When we reviewed the Surface Pro 3 - almost a year ago - we concluded that it was the best yet. It's the most portable of laptops and an acceptable tablet. Nothing has changed with the update to Windows 10. With the iPad Pro, it's the best yet in some ways - it's the most powerful iPad and has the highest resolution screen - but it may not be the best choice for everyone who wants an iPad. Until we've reviewed it we can't come to any firm conclusions but it's likely to be the opposite of the Surface Pro: a fantastic tablet and an acceptable laptop.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2015
Apple's giant, big-screen iPad is incredibly impressive, but who's it for?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We're impressed by the iPad Pro's processing muscle, its screen technology and the design skills that have squeezed such a big display in such a slim and lightweight package, but there remain many questions - such as the real-world effect of those quad-speakers, and the audience to whom Apple is going to market this device. All of this will become clearer in the coming weeks, of course, and we will update this with our full verdict (and a star rating) once we've spent some serious time with a review sample of the iPad Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2015
Apple's iPad gets even more powerful (but even more expensive)
Source: PC Advisor English
We can't offer a full verdict on which iPad is better until we've spent more time with the iPad Pro, but we think that the more powerful tablet is going to appeal to a reasonably small number of people who are willing to pay the extra for the additional screen space and more powerful processor. We'll be bringing you a full, in-depth review of the iPad Pro soon and a more detailed comparison between the two flagship Apple tablets will be right here when the iPad Pro launches in November.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2015
Trying out the Pencil and keyboard with the new bigger iPad
Source: Pocket Lint English
Apple is blurring the lines even more between what we expect our devices to do and how they do it. While it's unlikely to completely replace the MacBook line of laptops straightaway, we can easily see the device having huge potential for a number of industries.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/09/2015

Foreign Reviews

89% Drei-Wetter-Tast
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 92% display: 90% mobility: 85%
86% Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Wi-Fi + Cellular (128 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 09/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
Was bietet das Luxus-Tablet im XXL-Format ?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2016
12,9-Zoll-Display, massig Leistung und digitaler Stift
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2016
88% GroßARTig?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% features: 70% display: 80%
Das Tablet, das den PC ersetzen will
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2015
88% GroßARTig?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% features: 70% display: 80%
89% Apple iPad Pro
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 84% mobility: 99% workmanship: 96%
88% GroßARTig?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% features: 70% display: 80%
87% Mächtig Leistung im XXL-Tablet
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 52% features: 95% display: 84% mobility: 52%
PC-Killer oder Luxus-iPad?
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2015
iPad Pro
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2015
80% Apple iPad Pro
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
iPad Pro
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/09/2015
86% Apple iPad Pro - De ultieme laptopvervanger?
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% features: 57% mobility: 90%
80% iPad Pro - Is een grotere iPad ook een betere iPad?
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test : Apple iPad Pro, peut-il vraiment remplacer un PC portable ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple iPad Pro
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/25/2015
84% Test, recenzja, opinia – Apple iPad Pro 12,9 (2015) – (NIE)produktywne kłamstwo Apple
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Снова стилус. Всё об огромном планшете iPad Pro
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2015
Есть ли жизнь без ноутбука? Впечатления от работы с iPad Pro
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; perfectly assembled; excellent display; good battery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2015
Подробный обзор и тестирование планшета Apple iPad Pro
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; very high-quality display; good performance; stereo speakers; long battery life. Negative: The same camera and fingerprint scanner as iPad Air 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2015
Дорогая игрушка Apple iPad Pro
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Amazing screen quality; excellent performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2015
90% Teszt: Apple iPad Pro – Nagyban játszik
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Vélemény: iPad Pro és kontra
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 09/14/2015

Comment

Model: Thin, light and epic; Apple’s self-evaluation of the Apple iPad Pro and that catch tag might not be too far from the truth. Indeed, just with many other of Apple's devices, the philosophy has remained the same with premium build quality, simplicity at core, and functionality. There are little words needed to describe the look with the tablet featuring similar features as the current iPhone range. There are three colors to choose from; silver, gold and space grey. The next phase of model separation is based on the user wanting just a WiFi cable model which comes with either 32 or 128 GB or a WiFi + Cellular model with 128 GB of storage.

The 12.9 inch LED-backlit Retina display features an anti-reflective coating. Screen clarity and brightness are superb and the anti-reflective coating certainly aids with outdoor usage. At the core of the device is an A9X chip with 64-bit architecture and a M9 motion coprocessor. The iSight Camera is rated at 8 MP and features a f/2.4 aperture and a five-element lens. On the other hand, the front facing FaceTime HD camera is a 1.2 MP, f/2.2 aperture camera. The Apple iPad Pro comes with iOS 9 and is equipped with a built-in 38.5 Wh lithium-polymer battery.

Imagination A9X / PowerVR GT7xxx: 12-cluster PowerVR Series 7XT graphics card and one of the fastest tablet GPU in 2015.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

A9X: High-end System on a Chip (SoC) by Apple that is used in the iPad Pro. This ARMv8 processor is based on the third generation of 64 Bit architecture from Apple (Cyclone 3).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

12.9":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.723 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


86.75%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

Devices with the same GPU

Apple iPad Pro 9.7
A9X / PowerVR GT7xxx, A9X, 9.7", 0.444 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion GPU, Apple A-Series A10 Fusion, 10.2", 0.483 kg
Apple iPad Air 2019
A12 Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A12 Bionic, 10.5", 0.456 kg
Apple iPad Mini 5
A12 Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A12 Bionic, 7.9", 0.3 kg
Apple iPad Pro 11 2018
A12X Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A12X Bionic, 11", 0.468 kg
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018
A12X Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A12X Bionic, 12.9", 0.633 kg
Apple iPad 6 2018
A10 Fusion GPU, Apple A-Series A10 Fusion, 9.7", 0.469 kg
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, Apple A-Series A10X Fusion, 12.9", 0.677 kg
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, Apple A-Series A10X Fusion, 10.5", 0.469 kg
Apple iPad (2017)
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 9.7", 0.478 kg
Apple iPad Mini 4
PowerVR GX6450, A8, 7.9", 0.304 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, Core i9 9880H, 16", 2 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 Base 5300M
Radeon Pro 5300M, Core i7 9750H, 16", 2 kg
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A13 Bionic, 5.8", 0.188 kg
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A13 Bionic, 6.1", 0.194 kg
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
A13 Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A13 Bionic, 6.5", 0.226 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 i5 4TB3
Iris Plus Graphics 655, Core i5 8279U, 13.3", 1.37 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019, i9 560X
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), Core i9 9880H, 15.4", 1.83 kg
Apple Macbook Air 2019, i5 256GB
UHD Graphics 617, Core i5 8210Y, 13.3", 1.25 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019-Z0WQ
Iris Plus Graphics 655, unknown, 13.3", 1.37 kg
Apple MacBook Air 2018
UHD Graphics 617, Core i5 8210Y, 13.3", 1.24 kg
Apple iPhone Xs Max
A12 Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A12 Bionic, 6.5", 0.208 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.2 GHz, 555X)
Radeon Pro 555X, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.83 kg
Apple iPhone Xr
A12 Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A12 Bionic, 6.1", 0.194 kg
Apple iPhone XS
A12 Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A12 Bionic, 5.8", 0.177 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz, 560X)
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 15.4", 1.83 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i7
Iris Plus Graphics 655, Core i7 8559U, 13.3", 1.37 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, Core i7 8850H, 15.4", 1.83 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-09-28 (Update: 2015-09-28)