One of the new pieces of hardware we got at this year was this new iPad pro now it looks obviously really similar in pretty much every way to previous iPads so you know, it may or may not worth buying.
Some minor improvements in here. As we asked you on snap chat, what you guys wanted to know and believe it or not a lot of you did want to see a review of the new Ten and half inch iPad so that’s, what we’re doing today.
I’ve been using it for a little bit; a little more than a week now and my previous tablet of choice for when I did use a tablet was the old 12.9 inches huge iPad pro so what makes it look huge, but I didn’t really use it, but I often use it occasionally for watching videos and general media consumption. Nothing too crazy like that but this tablet had me using tablets again a lot more often so does everything you need to know about this new iPad pro.
So first of all, you’ve seen an iPad before you’re already familiar with the way; an iPad pro looks all-metal rectangular body pretty exceptionally well built antenna lines for the cellular version up top and a ten and a half inch display is slightly bigger.
But in a similar footprint to the old nine point seven inch iPad pro so we just have some thinner side bezels now which, I really appreciate; we’re also pretty solid but also very lightweight tablet to hold in the hand so it’s comfortable which is good because you’re going to be holding it in your hands a lot.
So, what is new? Well, number one is inside is a pretty big speck bump an iPad was already pretty powerful but now you might have seen use new headlines that the new iPad pro is almost as powerful as a Mac book pro in a way that’s kind of true.
It’s benchmarking really high in Geek bench thanks to the new a 10x fusion ship which has a 1.2 core GPU and is very very powerful and capable it also bumped up to four gigs of RAM and just through daily use I haven’t come across any apps or any experiences really that truly pushed this new iPad pro to its limits this.
Thing crushes everything you throw at it and I’ve played a variety of games mess with productivity apps and gone with them for long periods of time open and this, I’ve had barely bricks of sweat. It really only just gets a little bit warm and that’s it the most impressive part is actually how many apps that keeps in memory and for how long like there was more than one instance where I went back through the multitasking UI and found an app that was open yesterday and tap to open it and it was right there where I left off which is pretty dope so a 10x fusion ship is a monster plus four gigs of RAM is great and now also 64 Giga of storage is the baseline.
So, that’s a pretty solid spec bump if you ask me the battery is about the same apple claims 10 hours again I found that to be conservative but pretty accurate usually good for about two full days of youth off and more though because standby time is so good.
I just wish iPads had quick charging that’s one thing but I feel like they are kind of missing from the hardware lightning wish it was USB, but not expecting it so whatever but these things charge kind of slow for a huge battery like this.
I wish they had quick charging will be a lot more convenient, and then the camera yes, technically the camera on the back got a big upgrade as well it’s now running the same 12 megapixels and 1.8 camera system as the new iPhone 7 which doesn’t mean; I don’t endorse using it as your main camera or anything.
But it’s now super overkill in the quality department for some new features will support like document scanning where recognizes text and 3D surfaces and can scan documents into the Notes app super accurately and easily if you want to use the camera for other things sure I get it it’ll be an awesome FaceTime camera.
It’ll take 4k videos with optical image stabilization like it’s an amazing camera it’s the best camera in a tablet but you just won’t see me using it anytime soon.
Now the speakers in this tablet still pretty good actually great because they’re the best speakers in any tablet also has the quad speakers. This has them on all four sides so if you’re gaming or if you’re watching a video or listening to music; the entire thing kind of vibrates as this echo chamber and if you put it on a table the table starts vibrating it’s loud it’s crisp it’s clear great speakers also.
But the biggest upgrade and the absolute most impressive new feature of this iPad pro is the new display so this screen is better in every way possible it’s brighter you know up to 600 max brightness, and it has that anti-glare coating and everything.
So, it’s more visible and bright environments it supports the wide P three color gamut now so overall it can produce more vivid bright colors and still the same high resolution as before.
So, 264 pixels per inch beyond 1440p resolution but the real killer is what Apple calls promotion and have to name it or wherever but essentially the new iPad display is now capable of a refresh rate up to 120 Hertz unlike every. Other app will display on every device ever which is going up to 60 Hertz so the native speed of everything that’s happening on the display is now 60 frames per second instead of 30 frames per second and you can definitely tell so even in this 30 frames per second video, which can’t fully do it justice.
Apple store or like borrow someone’s and try it for yourself you have to see it to notice it but once, you do I guarantee you’ll notice it and then promotion; also means, that it can dynamically switch the refresh rate to go back down lower when you’re doing slower moving tasks like maybe reading a book scrolling through a webpage something slower looking through photos.
But you won’t really notice because as soon as you start scrolling quickly again or as soon as you hit that home button and start swiping it’s right back to 120 Hertz.
So, this is awesome; I really enjoyed using it and it did make a really big difference in my iPad usage experience all the in-app experiences are faster all the between app experiences are faster.
And I really hope this comes to the next iPhone but that in a nutshell, is the new iPad pro it’s not necessarily any more Pro of an iPad than previous ones still runs the same OS still has just better specs so it’s kind of like iMac Pro versus iMac.
It’s just better so it’s funny with a lot of these videos where it ends up just being a speck bump and I’m reviewing a device, that’s clearly a speck bump from last year.
The question is usually well, is it enough of a speck bump to justify getting it or would you kind of fade away to the competition that’s making big leagues forward but it turns out with this tablet there really isn’t anything close in terms of competition.
You might remember my last video about tablets which was our tablets dead and the honest answer is if it’s not an iPad it kind of is I don’t get me wrong there are some two and ones and some convertibles not really pure tablets but those things are better at getting work done, and better for productivity things with actual physical keyboards and things like that; but as far as just a pure tablet goes great battery life really great display best camera and any tablet best speakers.
I would say in any tablet arguably, best build quality in any tablet best performance in any tablet so this thing is a really complete package so you have it iPad pro if you don’t already have an iPad probably a good time to get one if you do already have an iPad know that this is a really solid spec bump and if that’s what you’re looking for then this will fill that void that’s it.
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