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iPad Pro, A Tablet With The Performance of A Laptop

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Apple had low sales with its previous iPads and Microsoft took advantage of the situation and made a lot of money by selling its Surface Pro convertible tablets. Apple has decided to build its first 2-in-1 tablet which has a larger size than all of the other iPads, featuring a 12.9-inch Retina display for better multi-tasking. The users are able to buy the Smart Keyboard from Apple’s website and write text documents like they’d do in front of a laptop. But more about the iPad Pro you’ll find out from this article.

Design

The iPad Pro has an aluminum back and a design which is similar to the other Apple tablets, it seems that Apple doesn’t want to change anything about the aspect of its iPads, but they’re very beautiful though, and the fans haven’t complained yet about the minimalist design. The tablet feels comfortable to hold, even if it’s very large (measuring 305.7×220.6×6.9mm) and that’s because it has curved edges and it’s not too heavy. There are two variants with different weights, so the WiFi model has a weight of 713grams, while the LTE model is 10grams heavier.

You can buy two accessories for the iPad Pro: the Apple Pencil, which costs $99 dollars, or the Apple Smart Keyboard, which is priced at $169. The pencil is exclusive for this tablet and it’s a bit heavy and feels jarring. Inside, it has various sensors and wireless radios, while its cap is removable and there is located the lightning connector, which is charged when plugging the pencil into a USB port, using an adapter.

You’ll love the writing experience when using the Smart Keyboard. Apple built it with fabric cover and it attaches to the tablet via a magnet, and it communicated via a Smart Connector.

Display

The Retina screen sized at 12.9-inch supports a resolution of 2732×2048 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 267ppi. The iPad Pro received three screen features: Split View, Slider Over and Picture in Picture. The surface of the screen is protected with a scratch-resistant glass, so it doesn’t scratch that easily.

Hardware

The tablet is equipped with the latest 64-bit A9X Dual-core 2.26 GHz (Twister) processor, which is backed by a M9 motion coprocessor and 4GB RAM, this is the fastest Apple tablet yet, but it’s the first one to offer two variants of internal memories with capacities of 32GB and 128GB, which, as you already guessed, can’t be expanded.

Cameras and Battery

The camera on the back doesn’t have a LED flash and its resolution is 8MP, supporting a 1.12µm pixel size, autofocus, HDR and Full HD video capture, while the front camera is doing ok with a low resolution of 1.2MP.

The battery has a capacity of 10,307 mAh (38.8 Wh) and it offers ten hours of multimedia usage.

Price

The cheapest variant with 32GB of storage costs $799, while the highest price is $1,079 for the model with the best configuration.