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Apple iPad Pro review: Is this a laptop replacement?

Apple iPad Pro review: Is this a laptop replacement?”

However, this time the tablet is going head to head against another one of Apple's machines; the MacBook Pro.

But, I've gotta ask you now: Do you plan on picking up the 10.5-inch iPad Pro?

Along with the launch of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, there is now a new Leather Sleeve ($188) that comes in brown, taupe, black and blue. Although such rumors did not turn out to be true, it doesn't prevent the latest iPad Pro model from representing one of the most impressive devices available in the 2-in-1 market. Our usual set of benchmarks (below) certainly point to some big performance gains, but here's the most important thing: Hardly anything I threw at the Pro over a week of testing managed to trip it up.

iMac and MacBook Pro models received welcome updates, but most improvements are under the hood.

Apple also released an all-new Leather Sleeve for both iPad Pros, and it features an additional slot for you to keep your Apple Pencil handy if you need it. But, in reality, it gives you that extra screen real estate without the bulk of the 12.9-inch model.

At MacStories Federico Viticci writes an early review of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Other design changes include the microphone-hole being migrated from "beside the rear-facing camera to the selfie camera zone", according to iFixit.

Tech benchmarking website Bare Feats found that the new 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models aren't that far behind the new 13-inch MacBook Pro in terms of performance. That's right - they think these 10 stocks are even better buys. Well, almost. It's actually a beta version of iOS 11 that's now out; the production version will reach iPhones this fall.

Take for instance this leather pencil case: For $29, it's literally just a stylish outfit for you Apple Pencil (though Apple says is meant to protect your pencil). I've been taking one for a test drive over the past few days, and here are some of my initial impressions.

The truly odd thing about this year's release of the new iPad Pro is it nearly feel like they released them too early.

That said, it seems that the iPad Pro 10.5 also does worse than the iPad Pro 12.9 in some respects.

Why? If a display is limited to 60 Hz, then that means the hardware inside of the device need only work hard enough to render images at 60 frames per second.

But, if there are high end gaming, graphics or other apps there's nothing better than the iPad Pro. It has a seriously fast processor and, once iOS 11 is released, it will even - gasp! - support a file system and drag and drop. It's only a hair larger, because Apple was able to cram a bigger screen into a similarly sized body by decreasing the bezels that surround the display.



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