After a long wait, the iPad per Apple’s finally here. It is significantly larger and more expensive than the previous set up. Is it worth the extra cost?
EM overlooking the price tag says: be brave. Whopping 1,229 Euro cost the iPad Pro in the top equipment. So expensive was still no Apple tablet. But the buyer gets especially a larger screen including revised hardware behind. What can the part? This clarifies the complex lab test of ULTIMATE TECH NEWS.
A real eye-catcher
This is immediately noticeable: The 12.9 inch display of the iPad Pro is really good. The high resolution (2732×2048 pixels) ensures a properly crisp presentation, the high-contrast screen (contrast ratio 1755: 1) presents the colors accurately because it’s great fun to flip through photo galleries, the images show very many details.. Unfortunately, the display is a bit dark. Even at the maximum brightness (416 candelabras per square meter), it remains darker than about the iPad mini 4 and thus duster for a trip to the beach. Movies do about it on the big screen really fun, even acoustically. Because the iPad per Apple has better speakers installed as in earlier iPads. The not perform bass miracle but sound fuller.
Finally accommodate more than one app
On the larger surface area can also be easily use two apps at the same time, some email app and browser or word processing and spreadsheets. To split the display reaches a swipe gesture from the right edge to the left. Anyone who wants to return to single-app, simply wipes left again.
Thin, but hard
When unpacking the iPad Pro is delicate, almost fragile. No wonder, it is just 7.2 millimeters thick. The delicate impression vanishes at the first touch, because since the weight is noticeable: With 738 grams, the iPad Pro weighs almost as much as iPad Air 2and iPad mini 4 together. Despite the hefty price of the carton of the iPad Pro is only moderately filled: Tablet, AC adapter, charging cable and a couple of note – that’s it.Stylus and keyboard is only available as an extra.
Good, but expensive pen
The expensive pen Apple Pencil (109 euros) is very easy to connect with the iPad Pro – simply peel off the cap and insert the pin into the Lightning jack of iPads. The pen proved in the test as perfect for handwritten notes, he worked without annoying delays.Its strengths especially when drawing the pin out, because he is very sensitive to pressure. Pressing more on that line becomes thicker, it keeps the pen at an angle, he hatched. “Video: The Apple Edit the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS-check for the keyboard there is on the long side a new port. Advantage: The keyboard needs so no battery, cumbersome pairing via Bluetooth is also no longer necessary. The Apple keyboard (179 euros) there are only a US version. Who wants to have a German keyboard, but can grab Create to Logitech. The fits to the new port, is cheaper (149 euros) including VAT. Apple’s pen and keyboard come only at Christmas. The most important difference to a Notebook: The iPad-Pro keyboards do not have a built-in touch pad, so you have to continue to tap the screen.
More power, less stamina
In iPad Pro puts a A9X processor, a faster version of A9 processor from the iPhone 6Sand 6S Plus. That the A9X really has power, you can tell about when opening a PDF file from an e-mail. When iPad Pro that lasts only a second, iPad Air 2 (A8X chip) and iPad mini 4 (A8 chip) take it twice as long. The powerful processor and large display gnaw but powerful on the battery. With intensive use holds the iPad Pro only about seven and a half hours, are the smaller iPad models over ten hours in there. At low utilization of the battery lasts considerably longer. Then a good 22 hours are possible.
Nothing new for photographers
When iPhone 6S Apple had built-in cameras thoroughly revised, thus improving the image quality noticeably. Above all videos watched thanks 4K recording at 6S significantly better. When iPad Pro on the other hand, a similar camera duo as comes iPad Air 2 used. The images of the rear 8 megapixel camera still looked quite passable.The recordings of the 1.2-megapixel front camera, however, are quite noisy.
iPad Pro notebook instead?
Who are not enough apps that can not replace the notebook with the iPad Pro. Because unlike the Surface Pro series from Microsoft, the use of traditional PC applications on iPad Pro is not possible. The strengths lie in Tablet mode, and here offers top display an advantage over smaller tablets – especially in conjunction with the Apple Edit.