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Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop

15 June 2017, 03:32 | Lucia Cruz

Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop

Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop

Apple's new desktop was first revealed at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 in San Jose, California, which took place last week.

The latest iPad Pro tablet comes with a 10.50-inch display with a resolution of 2224 pixels by 1668 pixels at a PPI of 264 pixels per inch. In spite of that, there are three notable things about Apple's new MacBook Pro, the Kaby Lake processors, improved graphics and a new, lower price for the entry-level model, Mac World reported. Apple also has a refreshed 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Our review model of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn't come with iOS 11 (it won't be officially released until the autumn) but I had a chance to play around with the new OS at WWDC and it's worth noting a few of its features, as they stand to provide some major upgrades to the iPad Pro. So, will the iPad Pro give me some buyer's remorse now that I've spent nearly $1200 on a Lenovo Miix 500? If you're willing to splash out at least Dh2,499 for a portable, laptop-esque machine for advanced use, go ahead. Bohn briefly touches numerous display's new features, such as a slight bump up in resolution and an increase in max brightness, but spends a considerable amount of time discussing the benefits of Apple making the jump to a 120Hz display.

Sure, if you get your iPad Pro 10.5 now it will be a free upgrade to iOS 11 later.

The problem speaks to Apple's struggles in diversifying its iPad family and trying to make the iPad Pro a viable laptop replacement. Apple also says the new iPad Pro automatically adjusts its refresh rate depending on the task at hand to avoid depleting the tablet's battery too quickly. Using either fingers or Apple Pencil feels very, very smooth, with images looking crisp in motion, and text maintaining readability as it whizzes across the screen.

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He added, "We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love - iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it".

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro even has the same 6.1mm thickness of the 9.7-inch model, but it is slightly wider and taller due to its bigger screen. In addition to the extra real estate, reviewers talk up the ProMotion display tech found in both new Pro models - it doubles the display refresh rate to 120Hz, and automatically lowers the rate when it makes sense.

With a roughly 10-hour battery life, you're going to be busy. The most damning criticism he offers, however, is that it really isn't all that comfortable to use, which is a pretty big negative when you consider how much you may be typing on it.

Once iOS 11 hits, it will be possible to run up to four apps on the screen at a time - two side-by-side, one floating and video in picture-in-picture. The 10.5-inch model is availble starting at $649 for the 64GB WiFi-only model, $749 for the 256GB model and $949 for the 512GB version.



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