Blog BareFeats put the 2017 iPad Pro and the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro through the same benchmark tests, and discovered that the tablets are ready to offer some impressive performance, particularly on the graphics side. So typing on the Apple's Smart Keyboard is not comfortable and you won't be able to use it in the way you use a laptop. It's even higher than the 2016 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with its A9X processor scoring 187,411, the A9-powered iPad with 126,384 or the aging iPad mini 4 having only a score of 84,841. We'll also outline some of the best 10.5-inch iPad Pro keyboards that let you leverage the power of the new iPad to get work done. Apple has already showcased how iOS 11 will perform on the new iPad Pro and needless to say, but it looks worth the wait. The new tablet is notably faster: In speed tests run with the app Geekbench, the new iPad Pro was roughly 50 percent faster than its predecessor. Apple slimmed down the bezel - the border surrounding the screen - to make more room for the display; the tablet's body is also slightly larger and heavier. With this iPad Pro, Apple comes closer than ever to simulating that experience. It now sells a stylish $129 leather sleeve that includes a holder for its stylus, Apple Pencil, which addresses a concern that people could easily lose the stylus. This is not a cheap iPad Pro case, clocking in at $129 and it will not protect your iPad Pro while you are using it.
You'll save battery life when the tablet doesn't need refresh the display much, like while reading. This is why the folks at iFixit performed a teardown of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro to reveal what lies inside the device, and to also determine the device's repairability.
The other issues with the iPad are related to software and may be resolved this year. This simply mean that the operating system or iOS of the iPad Pro is still trailing behind Apple's macOS on the MacBook Pro. It is better than 12.9 inch iPad Pro and the oldest versions iPad and mini 4. And, most importantly, you will get access to the kind of file system that laptops use. But most professionals would probably benefit from using a personal computer combined with a smartphone and tablet.
So if you think that this is the right time to ditch your laptop and buy one iPad Pro, the keyboard is going to disappoint you. It would be overkill to spend that much on an iPad without the accessories. Apple has introduced something it calls ProMotion, which optimises your iPad's screen to display whatever you're looking at.
But, in one big way, reviewing the iPad Pro, now as a device for real work would only be telling half the story.
I tested the device for several days, on the road and at home.