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Apple iPad Pro A9X 256GB 12.9" 4G 3G Tablet

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A9X iOS 256GB 12.9" Mar 2016
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Apple Has Excellent Tablet Reviews

Apple has excellent average ratings for its A9 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet computer range.

Nice Design

A number of Apple iPad Pro owners said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Anjy wrote in their review “Very pleased with appearance” and gave the Apple iPad Pro a score of 5 stars. Craig wrote on Amazon “It's also barely heavier than the iPad Air! The screen is gorgeous as you would expect”. Craig also mentioned “Overall it's a beautiful device”.

A number of customers who purchased the product agreed that it was smooth. Kevin Trebell mentioned in his review of the Apple iPad Pro “It does though feel very smooth, very responsive”. In November this year Martin Turner wrote in his Apple iPad Pro review “It behaves _exactly_ like writing on paper, except that the surface is smooth not textured”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg wrote in their Apple iPad Pro review “The speed and smooth pen input could attract the creative sorts”.

Four customers who purchased the Apple iPad Pro thought it was a good design. Last year Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Slim design”. Pocketnow.com mentioned “Same typical brilliant and sturdy design as the other iPad models” in their review of the Apple iPad Pro and gave it a rating of 4 stars. In November Alphr.com mentioned “Great design and build quality, very good stylus (optional), rapid SoC, excllent display, great speakers, very good runtimes” and gave the Apple iPad Pro a score of 5 stars.

Several Apple iPad Pro owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was luxurious. Expert website Computershopper.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “It's a fittingly luxurious take on the form” in their review of the Apple iPad Pro. Expert website Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Apple's most powerful mobile device ever, with a luxurious 9.7-inch Retina-class screen, Touch ID” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Sound Quality

Several customers reckoned that this tablet had good sound quality. In November Amazon Customer mentioned “Media consumption which it is very good for- amazing screen as you'd expect from Apple and brilliant speakers” in their Apple iPad Pro review. Baz123 mentioned “The sound also is a huge improvement” in their review of this tablet. Bry. mentioned in November “Large screen is particularly for good for viewing films, websites etc with clear stereo sound” in their Apple iPad Pro review.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who purchased the product concluded that it had good picture quality. J. Marshall wrote on Amazon “They have come out with one of the most affordable, competitively priced graphics tablets on the market” in their review. In November Random1123581321 wrote on Amazon “As a graphics tablet it is amazing thanks to apps such as Procreate” in their Apple iPad Pro review. This year Alphr.com scored this tablet 5 stars and wrote “Exceptional graphics processing”.

Some Apple iPad Pro owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good for watching movies. This year expert review site Kenrockwell.com mentioned “I asked for it to supercede my perfectly good iPad 2 to give me a bigger, better screen for watching movies and showing my photos” in their review of this tablet. Anandtech.com wrote “Huge screen is great for movies, spreadsheets and video editing” in their review.

One person said that it was good for watching sport. A few weeks ago Albert Wilson wrote “Great for watching sport”. One Apple iPad Pro owner thought the Apple iPad Pro had good colour saturation. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote “Detailed, rich and with beautiful, natural colours” in their review of the Apple iPad Pro.

One person concluded that the Apple iPad Pro was good for watching tv. Whathifi.com said in November last year “This could prove to be the best iPad yet for watching TV and films” .

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Easy to Use

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. This month Allan Partington said in his Apple iPad Pro review on Amazon “I'm really happy with my purchase, i think it's better to use than the iPad Air I have, as the screen is much bigger”. Kenrik M Thomson said on Amazon “This is s great iPad so easy to use so glad I've bought it”. This month Quantum mentioned in their review of this tablet “Excellent tablet very easy to use and carry around” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. Martin Turner wrote on Amazon “If you do intend to create content with it, especially if that content benefits from the best pen experience on any system, then it is well worth a look” in his review. Techking mentioned on Amazon this year “The best tablet experience so far” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Pocketnow.com gave the Apple iPad Pro a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Pencil accessory is the best stylus experience on a mainstream tablet” in their Apple iPad Pro review.

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bowserbasher said in their Apple iPad Pro review “Less than 24 hours from order to having it in my hands and free delivery” . Lewis Freeman mentioned on Amazon “Aluminium back makes the ipad comfortable to hold The handset 220.6mm x 305.7mm x 6.9mm Weight The 713g ipad makes it very difficult to hold with one hand” in his Apple iPad Pro review. M. Smithson mentioned “I no longer find it awkward to hold” in their review of the Apple iPad Pro.

Two Apple iPad Pro reviewers said in their reviews that the Apple iPad Pro was easy to handle. Kevin Trebell said in his review of this tablet “Am finding it is handling everything very well”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people said in their reviews that it was good quality. This month Daniel said “The screen quality is outstanding and the larger format makes reading” in his review of the Apple iPad Pro. Felicity Smith wrote “I loved how this machine functioned and the sound quality was particularly good” in their review of this tablet but they only scored the product 3 stars. G. Reid rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon in November “Excellent quality product, as always from Apple”.

Good Size

A number of people who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Amazon Customer mentioned “The ultra thin body means I can easily slip it in” and rated it as excellent. Craig said “Big, thin, light, with great sound” in his review of the Apple iPad Pro. G.k Reviews wrote “The smaller (super thin) and light (299g) frame is almost small enough to fit in a pocket”.

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that the Apple iPad Pro was lightweight. Lewis Freeman rated the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review on Amazon this month “Its lightweight when you hold it with two”. Roger Cornish said in his review of the Apple iPad Pro on Amazon this year “Lightweight, excellent screen definition” and rated this tablet 5 stars. Expert review site Wired.co.uk said in November last year “Its best features -- its screen, its lightweight design an” in their Apple iPad Pro review.

Three Apple iPad Pro owners who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this tablet “Can take it anywhere no problem.I, ve had bulky Computers and lap tops which weren't has fast as this iPad pro, highly recommend”. Kevin Trebell scored it very highly and he wrote “Yet surprisingly light, not feeling any heavier than my old iPad 2 so still very easy to handle”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review “It's not very heavy, clocking in at 1.57 well-balanced pounds.”.

Some Apple iPad Pro reviewers agreed that it was good physically. John Ryan wrote in his Apple iPad Pro review “Unlike every other iPad keyboard that connects using bluetooth with an inevitable delay waiting for it to connect, this device is attached physically with 3 metal points”. John Ryan also wrote “This device still has the same physical size of the iPad Air 2, along with the super-long 10 hour battery life”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Apple iPad Pro was a good weight. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned last year “May yet remain the best combination of light weight and power.” in their Apple iPad Pro review. Goodgearguide.com.au said on Good Gear Guide.com.au in the same month “That weight will become noticeable pretty quick if you're carrying Apple's new”.

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Robust

Some Apple iPad Pro owners considered that it was well made. Neil Rose mentioned “Build quality is second to none as always”. In November Reviewser mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Pro on Amazon “It's well made for sure” and scored it 80 out of 100. In November last year Pc Mag gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and said “Solid platform for typing”.

A few Apple iPad Pro owners who reviewed the Apple iPad Pro thought it was reliable. Anthony Roy mentioned on Amazon “I don't want a faster horse, I want a reliable Maserati” in his review of the Apple iPad Pro yet he gave it a score of 2 stars. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this tablet on expert website PC Mag “The Apple Smart Keyboard is a reliable case for your iPad Pro.” and rated it 70 out of 100. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Smart Connector means a reliable link and no separate battery to charge”.

Some customers who reviewed this tablet thought it was sealed. John Ryan wrote in his Apple iPad Pro review on Amazon this month “The keyboard is entirely sealed” and rated it 5 stars. Karen she said “Was pleased to see that the iPad Pro was fully sealed in its box” in her review of this tablet.

One customer wrote that this tablet was easy to damage or scratch. Expert website Computershopper.com mentioned “With the Apple iPad Pro, launched after endless rumor-mongering, Apple has broken into the market for “oversize tablets”—models with more than 10 inches of screen”.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was strong and durable.

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Good Technical Features

Some Apple iPad Pro reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Amazon Customer mentioned in November “The sound quality is one of its best features - it feels like surround sound, which is amazing when watching videos” in their review of the Apple iPad Pro. Atantalus mentioned “Light years ahead of other tablets in features, ease of use”. J. R. Boyt wrote in their Apple iPad Pro review on Amazon “And it has some very useful features” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Support

Several customers who reviewed the product wrote that it had good technical guidance. This year J. R. Boyt wrote “The iPad retina has help her to stay in contact with people hence the larger screen size is a really bonus” in their review of this tablet. John Ryan gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said “A word of warning, this is a very long review and describes the entire iPad range to help you decide the best model for you”.

Good Battery Life

Some Apple iPad Pro reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Jb Paterson said on Amazon “Battery life is also better than the iPad Air 2”. In November last year Recombu.com wrote “Creative suites on the go, thanks to its spacious screen, impressive performance, precision control and all-day battery life”. Pocketnow.com mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Pro last year “Immense battery life”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers said in their reviews that it was noisy. D Coleman wrote “Not that useful, no switch to lock screen on side any longer which i miss Sound is excellent and loud” in their review of this tablet. David Levy gave this tablet a score of 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of this tablet “The speakers are almost too loud”. Oscar Davies said on Amazon this month “The speakers are the clearest and loudest I've heard on a tablet” in his Apple iPad Pro review.

Good for Games

Some customers who purchased it thought it was good playing games on. Techking said in their review of this tablet this year “For the same, if not lower, price, you could buy yourself a nice powerful gaming laptop” and gave the Apple iPad Pro a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Theinquirer.net wrote in their Apple iPad Pro review “Its upgraded processor perfect for gaming”. Alphr.com mentioned in their review of this tablet in November this year “Excellent multimedia gaming device with great speakers”.

3G Compatible

The iPad Pro is 3G compatible, unlike most of the other tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Pro which are not 3G compatible.

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4G Compatible

The iPad Pro is 4G compatible. Most of the other A9 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Pro are not 4G compatible.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Pro has one of the largest internal storage capacity amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The average internal storage capacity of similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Pro is 170GB.

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Very Large Screen Size

When compared to other comparable spec tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months that we have checked, the screen size of the iPad Pro of 12.9 inches is one of the largest. Similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Pro have screen sizes of between 9.6" and 13".

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2732 X 2048 Pixels Display Resolution

The Apple iPad Pro has a maximum display resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels. That's over five times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Pro the display resolution ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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1080p Video Recording Mode

The iPad Pro has a higher video recording mode than most A9 processor tablets that were launched in the last year. This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording mode, whereas most recently released tablet computers have a 720p video recording mode.

This tablet's video recording mode (1080p) is in fact the best video recording mode amongst all A9 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Pro.

Amongst similar types of tablet the worst video recording mode is 720p.

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Inferior Webcam

One Apple iPad Pro owner mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was not good for making skype calls. Keribillen wrote on Amazon in November this year “1) The iOS version of Skype does not support file transfer” in their review of the Apple iPad Pro however they rated it 4 stars.

Very Thick

When compared to other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Pro that we have assessed, the thickness of the iPad Pro of 6.9 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thicknesses of A9 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Pro range from 6mm to 6.9mm, and the average thickness is 6.3mm.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the A9 processor tablets that have been available for the last year the front camera resolutions range from 1.1MP to 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 4.1MP. The iPad Pro has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 1.2 megapixels) amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Wide

A9 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Pro have widths of between 160mm and 230mm, and the average width is 180mm. With a width of 220.6 millimeters, the iPad Pro is one of the widest recently released A9 processor tablets amongst A9 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Heavy

Across all the recently released A9 processor tablets the weights range from 430g to 730g, and the average weight is 510g. At 723 grams, the Apple iPad Pro is very heavy compared to most of the other newly released A9 processor tablets.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

At only 8 megapixels, the Apple iPad Pro has a quite low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other recently released A9 processor tablets. Recently released comparable spec tablet computers have rear camera resolutions of between 8MP and 12MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 11MP.

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Very Tall

The shortest comparable spec tablet that is a similar age to the iPad Pro is 240mm tall and the tallest is 310mm. With a height of 305.7 millimeters, the Apple iPad Pro's height is one of the tallest amongst new comparable spec tablet computers.

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Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when this tablet computer was released.

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16 March 2016

The rumoured spec looks promising, but we'll have to wait until the iPad Air 3 is officially announced before we can pass any kind of informed judgement on the product. Make sure you head back...

20 January 2016

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...

Stunning screen, great performance, good battery life
Great performance
Brilliant display
Multitasking on an iPad
Excellent multimedia gaming device with great speakers
Expensive, requires a new way of working
Costly, pricey accessories too
Software has rough edges
Not as portable due to added size and weight
No place to stow the Pencil
15 January 2016

While Apple's Smart Keyboard ($169) was first released alongside the iPad Pro, its stock was almost immediately depleted, and the Smart Connector keyboard became impossible to find pretty much...

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12 January 2016

When it was unveiled in September last year, the iPad Pro was derided by critics as being a carbon copy of Microsoft's Surface Pro. Here was a large-screen touch device, which came with a... Read more…

12 January 2016

If there's one thing you should have learned about Apple by now, it's to never take their absolute statements seriously. Not long after Jobs' handed over control to Tim Cook, the iPad shrunk, the... Read more…

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Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Jubbie
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I was a bit hesitant to purchase the pro. Ive had all the generations of the iPad since its first release but there were a lot of skeptical reviews on its true effectiveness being so much... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Udeupa
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Ever since I gave my iPad3 to my parents, I was iPad-less till now. iPad Pro is large, slim, fast, and everything, it's pretty good hardware-wise (from the spec and review data). Although the... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Azamferrari
Azamferrari would recommend the Apple iPad Pro

Huge thing. Very fast, see my geekbench results https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFURRiWfOE. I like it. Happy with it...

Fast
Powerful
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Beautiful display
"hey Siri
Difficult To Use
Pen And Keyboard Not Yet
Slow Charging
Very Large
Reviewed 25 April 2016 by Lester P.

I wanted to purchase from NewEgg but the additional cost plus shipping drove me to another vendor. The iPad Pro 9.7 is worth the $599 you'd pay elsewhere. and most offer free 2-3 day shipping... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Inksworth
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The iPad Pro (with the pencil) is awesome. It's great being able to draw on it with little-to-no calibration or input parallax. It's fast, stable, and "just works." I wish it could charge faster,... Read more…

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