Until Apple offers its users a MacBook with a touch screen, they can buy the iPad Pro and a matching Smart Keyboard. The once-fabled giant tablet has become reality and for now, it is a rather amazing product compared to similar items. At almost 13”, its display is as big as a pair of iPads Air next to each other, in portrait mode of course. With the newest A9X processor, it has all the necessary energy to work fast and can complete almost any process.
It is the iPad Pro the device that lastly makes the best use of the company’s dual-paned and multi-tasking features that Apple revealed with its iOS 9. However, to name it just another iPad can be deceiving. When combined with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, the Pro’s main characteristics recede and a utility device comes ahead.
At first glance, the iPad Pro looks almost identical to any other gadget in Apple’s series. It has a similar 4:3 ratio display and a slim metal case. The new Touch ID key is in the same place, as is its FaceTime digicam, the volume control and power buttons, headphone and Lightning slot. There are some simple variations, like a set of speakers built around the framework and a Smart Connector, which consists of three connections on one part of the product.
In addition, there is another significant difference, since an iPad Pro is basically an enormous device. It is almost as large as the 13” MacBook Air and, weighing over 1.5 lbs and almost 1.6 lbs for its LTE version, it is heavier than the Air 2 with more than 0.5 lbs. While an iPad Pro has the dimensions of a supper plate, it is not a bulky product. Actually, the item is, at 0.25”, only 0.02” thicker than an iPad Air 2.
The iPad Pro has a price tag that starts at $800 for its 32GB version, but many users will also want a $170 Smart keyboard and a $100 Apple Pen. This combination is similar to the way in which Microsoft users would not buy the Surface Pro 4 hybrid without a laptop keyboard, since the Surface Pro and Surface Book are both delivered with the Surface Pencil.
With these components, the iPad Pro is now a lot more than just a large tablet. It is an efficiency system and an extremely good one at completing its tasks.
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