Can Apple’s iPad Pro Replace My Laptop?

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Can Apple’s iPad Pro Replace My Laptop?

When Apple announced the new iPad Pro last month, it tried to drive one point home
That the iPad pro is good enough to replace your computer
It’s gonna push what you can do on iPad or on any computer even further
I’ve always found that the iPad pro is good for things like entertainment and okay for light work
So does the new iPad pro change any of that
No
Apple will replace the home button with face IDs, so there’s more room for more screen on the front of the iPad and that’s good
But Apple also changed the curved design of last year’s model to more rigid edges which I don’t really like that much
The screen is similar to last year’s iPad Pro and I didn’t really notice a difference when I was watching movies and TV shows
Where I did notice a difference however is in the surround sound speakers which were really good when I was watching Star Wars
The iPad pro has a new USB-C port on the bottom, instead of Lightning
which means you can use it to attach monitors, cameras and even charge phones
I’m glad Apple’s moving away from Lightning and towards USB-C, which more gadgets use
But it meant that I had to have two different chargers with me, one for my iPhone, one for my iPad
The iPad pros battery life is really good too
I stopped charging it on Friday and then over the weekend used it to play games, watch movies and chat with friends
And I still had 30% battery life left on Monday morning
The iPad Pro is really fast too and it didn’t slow down even when I was using an AR app with a 3d version of a human skull and zooming in and out
But you can do that with other iPads too
You might want the extra processing power if you’re editing video on an iPad or really high-res photos
I paid a $179 for the keyboard accessory to the iPad Pro too
It’s a pretty good keyboard and I was able to type on it for emails and even part of this review
But I also thought that it felt and looked kind of cheap, especially considering it cost $179
It’s also the new Apple Pencil 2 which has a couple new functions
and also wirelessly charges when it’s attached to the side of the iPad Pro with a magnet
That’s much better than the older Apple pencil, which you had to plug into the iPad to charge
The Apple Pencil 2 also has a new feature that lets you switch between tools within apps
So you can double tap it to switch between a paintbrush and an eraser, for example
Despite Apple’s promise, I can’t actually do work on the iPad Pro and that means it doesn’t replace my computer
Apple likes to suggest the iPad pro is good at multitasking and I guess it is
I like that I can run two apps side by side but that’s still too limited
and I have to constantly move from the keyboard and swipe to find the app that I’m looking for
I feel like the iPad Pro isn’t fully living up to its potential
The software is great for a tablet but then I feel like when you attach the keyboard you should be able to do so much more
like you can on a Mac with multiple windows and applications open
If you’re buying a new iPad Pro with a keyboard and the Apple Pencil, you might as well just get the new MacBook Air
It’ll cost you an additional $100 but you can do so much more with it
And it was just a tablet that you need, get to $329 regular iPad
Apple’s 11 inch iPad Pro starts at $799 while the larger 12.9 inch model starts at $999
As fast and nice as the new iPad Pro is, it’s probably overkill for most people

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