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Then again, I feel like I’ve written that phrase a thousand times when reviewing stuff: shocker, the more you use something, the more that battery dies.
And then there’s the issue of price: $799 / £679 / AU$1249 is a decent starting price, and even $1079 / £899 / AU$1699 for the 128GB Wi-Fi and Cellular version isn’t terrible. But you need to buy the accessories to get the best out of the iPad Pro, and given this won’t be a dedicated laptop replacement for some, it’s a little higher in cost.
The iPad Pro isn’t a laptop replacement in the way power users will hope. But it is, by some distance, one of the most brilliant tablets I’ve ever used.
However, the key thing here is how happy you are with the extra heft. It’s identical to reviewing a Samsung Galaxy Note: it’s a brilliant device, packed to the hilt with power, specs and extra accessories to augment the phone experience.
But it’s expensive. And more cumbersome. It’s something you have to actively want, rather than picking up and deciding instantly is the best thing ever.
If you’re the kind of person that wants a device that can seamlessly switch from typing to sketching to playing loads of great games to enjoying the best possible experience on a tablet, then this is just perfect for you. If you need to do more powerful things, like uploading photos while manipulating reams of text and having to refer to other information with a flick of the wrist, you’ll struggle a little with the new iPad.
The score attached above is subjective. I rate the iPad Pro above the five star iPad Air 2, but then again I really get a kick out of the extra accessories and screen size on offer – it fits what I’m after. Others might see the extra size an irritation, the power redundant, the extra cost unnecessary – and for them, an Air 2 makes more sense.
To anyone that wants an iPad with more power, a better media and reading experience and more abilities than ever before, there’s no question here. Go for the iPad Pro and you’ll love it !!!!!!