Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch User Reviews

Overall user rating

10.0

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Internet
9.5
Call quality
10.0
Battery
9.5
Reception
10.0
Display
9.0
Build quality
10.0
Text input
9.5
Everyday usage
10.0
UI speed
9.5
Camera
9.5
Multimedia
9.0
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sgtdisturbed47 posted on Apr 22, 2016, 6:49 PM
Posts: 965; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

10.0

I waited 5 years to get a tablet, and glad I waited

sgtdisturbed47 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This cannot replace a Windows computer. At all. Transferring downloaded content from the web onto a computer from the iPad is a pain. There are definitely more capable devices. Now, for what this iPad Pro 9.7" does do, it does exceedingly well. Watching video, listening to music, playing games, web browsing, and light multitasking (calendar plus notes, or notes plus calculator, web plus calculator, etc) make this a capable iPad, but not the most capable tablet. The 4 speakers work very well to balance the sound, and have the best audio range of any tablet I've ever heard. They also get very loud with no distortion. Apple Pencil is an awesome tool for photo editing and drawing (it does work with a tempered glass screen protector just fine). If you want to replace your old iPad or have a tablet for entertainment and light "work", this will blow you away. If you want to download drivers for a Windows desktop, plug the tablet into the computer, and transfer the downloaded drivers over to the desktop, you'll need an Android tablet, or a Surface Pro 4. I haven't found a good way of accomplishing such thing with this iPad, but maybe I'm overthinking a rare circumstance. Anyway, I waited 5 years for tablets to mature, and boy, have they. This is the best iPad to date, and one of the best tablets available.

Build quality
10.0
Thin, light, and comfortable
Reception
10.0
Wifi and cellular both have great reception
Call quality
10.0
Facetime Calling works well
Internet
10.0
Web browsing using Chrome works well, and with the precision of the Apple Pencil, small website buttons are easy to tap.
Multimedia
8.0
Transferring music, photos, and any files I want isn't as easy as it is on Android. Having to use iTunes is lame. As for the multimedia experience itself, music and video enjoyment is at its best on this tablets. The 4 speakers sound amazing
Camera
9.0
Using a tablet to take photos is not ergonomic, but the image quality is great for the rare times I do snap a photo.
UI speed
10.0
Very fast to boot and navigate. Apps load very quick and multitasking is a breeze
Everyday usage
10.0
Typing, watching videos, gaming, web browsing, music, photo editing, and drawing using Apple Pencil are all done perfectly well.
Text input
9.0
Typing on the screen is weird but I'm getting used to it
Display
9.0
Color accuracy is great for photo editing. Contrast is great for an IPS screen, and it's not as reflective as most tablets. Gets very bright, so outdoor use works great. Wish it was AMOLED
Battery
10.0
I get all day heavy use out of this tablet, from photo editing to videos to playing Deer Hunter 2016. From 10am until midnight, I can do a ton of stuff on it without charging.

Pros

  • Screen quality
  • Sound quality
  • Apple Pencil support
  • Battery life
  • App and game performance

Cons

  • iTunes

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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alphazen97 posted on Nov 30, 2016, 3:51 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

10.0

Great tablet for media, games, school and anything else

alphazen97 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

This tablet works for anything, from school, to games to web browsing to drawing. I use the tablet for Minecraft a lot and the game runs awesome. Also use it for school with the Apple Pencil. The tablet has a great operating system and it's very simple to use.

Build quality
10.0
Great premium glass and aluminum built. Very sturdy against scratches. Scuffs slightly visible but overall very sturdy
Reception
10.0
Never had any network issues.
Call quality
10.0
FaceTime audio and video work flawless with a decent network speed
Internet
9.0
Browsing experience is great, lacks flash support though.
Multimedia
10.0
Best tablet for multimedia, 4 speakers makes music and videos nice and loud
Camera
10.0
Camera is too good for a tablet, includes flash
UI speed
9.0
Tablet is generally very fast, but at times there is very minimal lag. Could be software related...
Everyday usage
10.0
Love using this tablet for everything I do
Text input
10.0
Nice keyboard setup
Display
9.0
Display is very good, but is not the best in the market.
Battery
9.0
Very good long lasting battery, moderate usage lasts me 2 days. Heavy usage one full day with around 15% left at the end of the day. Minimal usage over 2+ days

Pros

  • Design
  • Speed
  • Apps
  • Portability
  • Software
  • Good for anything

Cons

  • Wish it had OLED Display with better resolution

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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