New Apple iPad Pro video suggests that you may not know what a computer is

New Apple iPad Pro video suggests that you may not know what a computer is
The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 and Apple iPad Pro 12.9 aren't exactly the newest tablets around, but they're obviously very powerful devices (thanks to Apple's own A9X system on chip). The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is also Apple's largest tablet to date, and, until the company releases a successor, it remains its main device that can be presented as a computer/PC alternative (with the smaller 9.7-inch model obviously being the second best choice). With that in mind, this week, Apple released a new promo video that showcases the iPad Pro - not a model in particular - as a device that could make you rethink what a computer is.

The new video, which you can watch below, has it that "just when you think you know what a computer is", you see the features of the iPad Pro (including the screen that "you can touch" and write on, and the keyboard that "can get out of the way"), and you go on to ask yourself what else it could do. Needless to say, an iPad Pro can do pretty much anything that a normal computer can. However, when we reviewed the iPad Pro 12.9 and the iPad Pro 9.7, we found both a bit too expensive, and not particularly awesome at fully replacing a PC/computer. Nevertheless, if you do need an iPad as your main computer, either of the two iPad Pro versions will do the job relatively fine.


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iPad Pro
  • Display 12.9" 2048 x 2732 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9X, Dual-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 10307 mAh
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9X, Dual-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 7306 mAh

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30 Comments

1. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

Nice Ad for the Surface Pro... Oh wait..

22. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Nice ad for Surface, of course. When comparing a "computer" without a mouse, cannot run Tomb Raider or Syndicate, no real multitasking and can't even set a default app.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Exactly. Any tablet can replace a PC for many users. if all you need is messaging/email/web browser and you really don't do any real word processing which can also be done on any tablet with Word or similar, then today any tablet can replace a laptop. At leats with Samsung's tablets for example, you can use a keyboard/mouse/joystick and many other BT enabled devices with it. That is why I don't understand what is "pro" about the iPad. NOTHING> The Galaxy Note Pro is a much better buy. even the 12" model, isn't a ugly hulking monstrosity like the iPad 12" is. Even look in the photos. It's almost as big as PA's ex-employee.

2. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I'd want to see iPad Pro can play Dota 2, ROFL. I only have to say: iPad is impossible to replace PC market.

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

This should be named "iPad Plus" Seriously Apple, you can't call it pro until it runs Mac. Also, people who will be replacing their PC or laptop with this shouldn't have bought a PC/laptop in the first place.

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Ummm.....Since they've already named it iPad Pro and they are the ones who has created the product and the Macs, I'm pretty sure they can name it whatever the hell they wanna name it. I think what they are trying to do its to differentiate from the regular iPad hence the 'Pro' instead of 'Plus'. Plus would simply mean its a bigger sibling but they want to position this device as a PC alternative and the fact it has a stylus or whatever they like to call it. 'people who will be replacing their PC or laptop with this shouldn't have bought a PC/laptop in the first place' - That's a rather stupid statement. What if most the people use their laptops are simply to go through few documents or reading purpose like bloggers. Not to mention it offers a significant longer battery life then most of the laptops out there. Add to the fact its light makes it pretty useful for business users who travel a lot.

11. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So in other words, the last generations of ipads are ipad pro aswell but with cheaper price tag and doesn't have the name pro at the end?

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"What if most the people use their laptops are simply to go through few documents or reading purpose like bloggers. Not to mention it offers a significant longer battery life then most of the laptops out there. Add to the fact its light makes it pretty useful for business users who travel a lot." You said my statement was stupid, then you supported it by explaining why they should have bought an iPad instead of a laptop in the first place because of it's advantages. You sure you're sober bruh?

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....aren't we discussing iPad Pro ? Let me break it down so that your puny can fathom what I'm saying, 1. the display size of 10" of regular iPad is too small in comparison to an average laptop which is 14" in size. iPad Pro serves the purpose almost perfectly with its 13" display. 2. a cover/keyboard on 10" would again be too small for people to get used to if they are use to using a laptop's keyboard. Whereas, the iPad Pro's keyboard is almost the same size of a regular laptop's keyboard which is ideal for a blogger or light business user who doesn't run heavy applications but uses it mostly to type and read. Have you ever wondered they didn't buy the regular iPad for the above two obvious reasons and now they can ??iPad Pro is much stronger reason to replace one's laptop then iPad was. Your sweeping comment about 'people who will be replacing their PC or laptop with this shouldn't have bought a PC/laptop in the first place' was dumb to say the least.

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

1 and 2. You do realize there's a 9.7" toyPad with Pro at the end of its name, right?

23. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Whooops.....

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Thank you.

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple always changes the game by its product.

6. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

true.. and apple always being a loser in any game.

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

ikr.....poor Apple. They are such a loser. What a big flop iPod, iPhone and Macs were. Tim Cook is probably selling his home right now to pay for bills

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Well like it or not Apple created the tablet market, you can say whatever crap about what came first "blah blah blah" but it's the truth.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They create their tablet market. Other tablets already had a market. Net you will claim, Apple created the portable music player market and smartphone market. No matter what you say, its the truth.

29. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple loser!!!! Oh my god l, how stupid you are.

5. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

calling the ipad pro ''a computer" when the OS itself is crap. lol, apple tried too hard.

15. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, it isn't even running a full OS, but iOS, meaning its feature set is compared to a full OS, heck even Mac OS, silly limited, for something to be called a 'computer'

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It still fits the conventional definition of a computer, it always has despite it running on a bastardized OS: http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1FvwXFY

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Yeah, but can it run Crysis?

12. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Hardwares fine, software could be better.

13. avatar unregistered

They sell it alright, my Portuguese colleague just both an iPad Pro 128 GB 4Gb RMA with 1299$ and he was very proud of it ... Fans will always buy... For the example Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - 256GB / Intel Core i5 8 Gb RAM has the same price and it runs FULL WINDOWS APPLICATIONS!!! I really don't understand how can Apple sell garbage at huge prices.

14. avatar unregistered

bought*, sorry...

16. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Apple is great at marketing, and making their things sound good, credit where credit is due. But being truthful in their ads? ...not so much.

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Lol, no more brainwash marketing calling the toyPad a "Post-PC era" device after watching it taking double digit declines for multiple consecutive years, while the PC market never experienced a decline this sharp. Now trying equate the toy to a Tablet PC again...

25. Fona13A unregistered

Calling your consumers retards through the art of subtlety, who else but Apple?

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Sorry Apple, there are computers that can so all that and then some for the same price. I can get a Surface pro 3 for $700. Comes with the Pen. Sure the Keyboard is extra, but tablets aren't suppose to come with keyboard. Plus the Surface can run Mobile apps and Windows aps. Oh and I can run Android apps on it too. try that with an iPad. Oh and the surface works with a mouse, external drives, and more. Oh and I don't need stupid adapters. Good ole USB works perfect.

30. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

RIP John V.

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