Apple releases video listing five reasons why the iPad Pro can be your next computer



Apple's new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models offer LCD displays with thin bezels and are powered by the powerful A12X chipset. The tablets can run the desktop version of Photoshop and support the use of Face ID in any orientation. Apple released a video today, giving five reasons why the iPad Pro should be your next computer. The number one reason, according to Apple, is that with the aforementioned A12X powering the new iPad Pro, the device is more powerful than most computers.

The next reason has to do with the versatility of the iPad Pro. Thanks to the App Store, the tablet is everything from a cinema where you can stream movies, to a book, an editing suite to work on your films, a music studio to add the right amount of gloss to your music, and more.

The number three reason to make the new iPad Pro your next computer is how light it travels. The device weighs in at about one pound and offers up to ten hours of battery life, keeping you connected on the go via Wi-Fi and LTE. Number four, with the touchscreen, navigating through applications is a snap. Drag and drop to move objects between apps, and multitasking is quick and easy. The fifth and last reason has to do with the Apple Pencil. The accessory allows you to make precise drawings and sketches and allows you to sign documents.

The Smart Keyboard Folio adds a physical QWERTY keyboard, and a way to prop up your iPad Pro so that it is positioned in front of you, sitting on any desk just like a personal computer. The tag line of the video says it all, "Like a computer unlike any computer." That is the new Apple iPad Pro. Tap on the video at the top of this article and see if you agree.

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iPad Pro 11-inch
  • Display 11.0" 1668 x 2388 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12X Bionic, Octa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 1000 GB
  • Battery 7812 mAh
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)
  • Display 12.9" 2048 x 2732 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12X Bionic, Octa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 1000 GB

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63 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why it can't= iOS

3. path45th

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

If I want to write a document, edit some photos, browse the internet and answer a couple of emails while I an listening to some music In the background why having a windows pc with a mouse will be any better? Especially if I’m doing all these in a coffee bar on the beach? The iPad is simply better! However, I don’t need the pro to do all those. Even my iPad Air 2 can do.

6. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

No, maybe he uses his spare time to make some 3D engineering design for an imaginary industrial setting, or maybe he creates some complex macros when he’s at home just as a hobby, or maybe he develops some serious software to hack security companies (lmao I’m being sarcastic, we all know he lives 24/7 trolling apple articles, his only hobby). The thing is he will never credit the iPad for its functionality and versatility as a complement to a pc, why? Because he is a troll and he’s on a crusade against apple and its users, he still hasn’t realized he will never win :-/

10. Feanor

Posts: 1367; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

There is plenty that you cannot do on an iPad; read the review on The Verge. You cannot even rename a file or use an external hard drive. I would love to replace my desktop with an iPad, but I cannot import to it all my files (it simply cannot open them and read them). As such, Apple popularised the modern tablet but out of pure laziness of finally releasing a fully fledged professional, touch operated OS, they have abandoned the iPad in a state of a large, less capable mobile phone. Heck, the thing doesn't even play 4K YouTube videos. The conscious effort that Apple puts on marketing this thing as a full replacement of a proper laptop is just insulting.

38. chrismichael83

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Why would would you need to watch a 4K video on a 11 or 12.9 inch tablet thats about 12 inches from your face?

61. Marcwand3l

Posts: 443; Member since: May 08, 2017

Why not? you can watch youtobe clips at 4k resolution even on a lower priced PC or laptop.

60. Marcwand3l

Posts: 443; Member since: May 08, 2017

Or he wants to fire up Shadow of the Tomb Raider on his computer. The things described that can be done on an ipad are also possible on a phone so why use an ipad then?

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"If I want to write a document, edit some photos, browse the internet and answer a couple of emails while I an listening to some music In the background" I can do all that with my smartphone.

26. path45th

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Me too, however it’s better on the bigger screen of the iPad. Getting a very expensive smartphone with an A12 chip or equivalent but to have to edit documents or movies or even watch movies or play games on a 6 inch screen is stupid to me. I’d rather have a powerful chip in a big screen. I’d rather get a basic, cheap smartphone or older generation iPhone and invest in an iPad to do and enjoy everything better than a smartphone.

29. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Exactly, android trolls don’t understand that, I bet if android tablets weren’t as crappy as they are, they would be saying they can replace their PCs at work and home with android tablets, but since it’s not the case, they are all crying with their butts really big and red from the burnt

32. Feanor

Posts: 1367; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

My Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet was amazing back in its days and it had amassed raving reviews too. People didn't buy it because of lack of brand loyalty and lack of marketing. Sony stopped making tablets as a result. Market performance has nothing to do with product quality and Apple fans should stop mentioning product quality for Apple's success. It's a very superficial and plainly wrong notion.

50. koioz unregistered

Only surface pro tablet can replays a desktop and a laptop. That's a fact.

51. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

“replays”

57. path45th

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Surface makes a very poor tablet experience. Not to mention that there aren’t any good apps. Surface is just a pc that tries hard and fails to be a tablet. That’s the fact.

58. wickedwilly

Posts: 701; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Anyone can say something is bad, it means little if they have no evidence to back it up. It means nothing when the only supporting evidence is so clearly something that is a huge plus point for the Surface. Windows is both the most widely used operating system for both consumer PC's and business use, by far. The surface runs the same OS as those PC's and the selection of software is second to none. One could, however, criticize the lack of programs for business on an iPad and without a mouse or a proper file system, the ability to use them fully if it did. I used the Surface as my exclusive tablet for a year and it served me very well and replaced my iMac as my PC when it was time for it to retire. It did everything the iPad can do and was just as enjoyable to use. It is far more versatile than the iPad, which is what this whole conversation is about. Can the iPad be an adequate replacement for a laptop, not is the iPad a great tablet full stop.

63. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

my tab s4 murders the new iPad Pro when it comes to prodictivity. For running last gen's processor and only 4GB of ram, it's optomized well. Runs DEX, so I can have multiple windows open. I designed a flyer, and made a beat on the side, and had word open just to type up somethings, while my browser is in another window. At some point, I had like 10 windows open and everything was smooth. I got 645 apps installed om my tab and it constantly uses near 2 of 4gb of ram. Yeah, the iPad can handle one task well, even mulitple file processing, but who wants to switch between apps. Oh did I mentioned, I torrented a file on another window through Dex mode. Haha. All that speed and you can only have 2 apps aide by side. Sorry af.

33. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Your smartphone is a computer!!!! /S

4. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

It can’t just because you hate apple, no other reason

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It can just because you love apple, no other reason

17. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

My fan is here again, I missed you :))))) I had fun with your mom last night, did she give you the money?

31. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Sooo, where's your comeback? I'm waiting

36. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Aren’t you supposed to be cleaning and ironing clothes? The owner is coming back home and you’re here making me laugh, bad servant you are

42. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

A.k.a "I can't counter his claims so I'll just make childish crap" Got anything better?

44. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Your claim? What did I miss?

54. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

#14 Everytime I point it out you don't even deny it, that you're a big Apple loving troll lol

56. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I believe I gave the reasons why for many people can replace a laptop, it doesn’t have to be with the fact it’s an apple device, and you’re not so exclusive for me to reply to you with the same post, just scroll and read. Now go back to your housekeeping duties

59. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

1. I don't have to read every single comment in an article. 2. Pretty sure all you did was fangirl defend a product from a company that doesn't give a single crap about you. 3. Don't know what's worse, your mom telling me that you only lasted seconds, or the fact that you did your own mom.

2. gamehead unregistered

Still no mouse and keyboard support it login for other users smh

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It also didnt have file explorer, it can't even connect with external storage with that usb-c port. That usb-c is just as useless as the old lightning port.

39. chrismichael83

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

If your referring to pairing a USB keyboard then no. That would be just stupid carrying around a computer keyboard/mouse with a tablet. That is why they have made bluetooth keyboard cases or the smart case. Its a touch screen no real need for a mouse when touch is so precise.

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