Price: from £679
Thanks to a faster processor and more RAM, the iPad Pro can enable a new class of applications that feel as powerful as desktop apps.
Using the Pencil is awesome. It feels natural, and it writes naturally. Drawing and even just doodling with it are wonderful experiences thanks to the pressure sensitivity and tilt detection that help it act more or less as you would expect, with very little lag.
Some work apps really do benefit from a bigger canvas: drawing apps, editing photos, apps with a lot of tools like iMovie are a natural for a larger screen. And when you’re working with two apps side by side, it’s great to be able to give each of them the space of an entire iPad Air.
The iPad Pro isn’t as capable a work machine as a Mac, but it’s a way better iPad than a Mac. Also, as big as it is, the iPad Pro feels a lot lighter in a shoulder bag than a 13-inch MacBook Air, even with the Smart Keyboard, which bulks the iPad Pro up to 2.3 pounds.
Still, compared to using a laptop, the iPad Pro is just less comfortable all around. It’s not possible to adjust the angle of the screen, for example.
The speakers are better than previous iPads, which does make a difference when using the iPad Pro as an entertainment device.
Battery life is excellent – starting a workday at 85 percent charged, we didn’t get the 10 percent warning until almost 4 p.m. The tablet ships with a 12-watt USB power adapter for charging.
full iPad Pro review here
Display: 12.9-inches, 2732×2048 resolution (264ppi)
Processor: A9X & M9
Memory/Storage: 4GB RAM, 32GB or 128GB SSD
Ports: Lightning connector & Smart connector