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Apple iPad Pro Review – An ACTUAL Tablet!

by Tom Riddle
Apple iPad Pro Review

Apple iPad Pro is beyond doubt the best tablet on the market right now. It is an elegant piece of technology that is gorgeously built. However, there is more to the iPad Pro (2020) than meets the eye. Apple has improved its efficiency to transform it into a mini-Mac. From style to productivity, this an all-rounder tablet that dazzles the user with its brilliant performance.

Apple went one step ahead to muse the users with efficacy. The new Apple iPad Pro astounds with augmented reality apps and the Pencil stylus. Plus, the adjustable keyboard accessory, Apple Magic Trackpad, and mouse support provide a new level of agility. Let’s take a look at this wonderful tablet and explore what it has to offer.

Our Apple iPad Pro review includes design evaluation, display analysis, and performance assessment. Read the full article to find out whether you should put your money on iPad Pro (2020) or not.

Apple iPad Pro (2020) Specs Review

Processor: A12Z Bionic / 1.59GHz Max. Turbo Speed 2.49GHz

Display: 11-inch Multi-Touch Retina (2388 x 1668)

Memory Size: 4 GB

Storage Capacity: 64 GB

Front Camera: 7MP

Rear Camera: 12MP & 10MP

Operating System: iPadOS

Weight: About 1.04 lbs

Design & Build

As highlighted, Apple iPad Pro (2020) intrigues the interest with its appearance. It came in two different body designs. The model we evaluated for this review has an 11-inch diagonal display and weighs about 1.04 lbs. The other variant is slightly bigger – a 12.9-inch diagonal display- and weighs around 1.41 lbs.

This is a slick, ultra-slim Apple tablet that is easy to hold in your hands. Our model came with a slate grey back which was attired in metal. There are not many connectors on this luxury tablet except one USB-C port. The top and bottom both bear quad speakers that offer quality sound with excellent stereo separation. On the top-right edge, there are volume keys while the lower bottom features a nano-SIM tray. There is a magnetic connector in the middle to attach the keyboard.

Display Evaluation


Our model came with an 11-inch display, as we highlighted earlier. It features a liquid retina display which is easy on the eyes and prevents eye fatigue. This is a multi-touch screen that is armed with IPS technology. The LED-backlit display offers clear visuals from every angle even under bright lighting. It delivers a high-resolution of 2388 x 1668 with 600 nits. The Pen stylus worked well when we used it on this screen to perform tasks.

Camera Setup

This is one of the main features of the new Apple iPad Pro. The LiDAR camera is the show-stealing stuff that is many steps ahead of single-camera AR. This one measures the distance by utilising a grid of lasers for augmented reality apps. However, the front camera is like its predecessor model.

The front-facing selfie camera is a 7MP lens with f/2.2 that delivers a small amount of blur in portrait mode. Apple has added IR face recognition along with Portrait and HDR modes as well as 4K video recording. This is a great choice for zoom meetings, FaceTime, and video calling.

The rear camera setup features two different lenses that put together a great show. The main lens is a 12MP sensor with ƒ/1.8 aperture. The second one, the 10MP ultra-wide lens, offers 125 degrees view, thanks to its ƒ/2.4 aperture. This is a good setup that comes with a backside illumination sensor and a 5x digital zoom.

Hardware Selection

Apple iPad Pro features the A12Z Bionic chipset. This is a 64-bit based system that offers a 1.59GHz base frequency. This is the same SoC that the current iPad Air has and is faster than many Windows laptops. The iPad Pro (2020) can deliver up to 2.49GHz clock speed when needed. Our model came with 4 GB memory and 64 GB storage.

Software & Features

The hardware on this iPad Pro is normal, but it is the software that intrigued us. The new iPadOS supports the mouse and trackpad to take the user experience a notch up. You can attach the Magic Trackpad by Apple to experience the new levels of efficiency. You can use the same gestures for shortcuts that work on its display. You can pan across using two fingers while it will show all your open apps with three fingers swap.

Other notable features include voice control, speak screen, voiceover, Siri and dictation, AssistiveTouch, switch control, and magnifier. The Apple iPad Pro (2020) also supports mail attachments in several file formats.

Performance Review


Apple iPad Pro (2020) lived up to expectation during our review. The A12Z Bionic ensured a high-speed performance while its dazzling retina display provided crispy visuals. The Pen stylus worked like a knife through butter on its 11 inches multi-touch screen. We enjoyed the augmented reality apps which put it above the list and make it an actual tablet.

The camera setup is another major improvement in the new iPad Pro. You can shoot HD, Full HD and 4K videos at both 30 fps and 60 fps. 1080p slo-mo support, time-lapse, uninterrupted autofocus, and cinematic video stabilization make it a useful gadget for vloggers.

We were pleased with the overall performance of the Apple iPad Pro (2020). It is slightly expensive but worth the money. You will get real value for your cash, thanks to its chic metallic body, crystal-clear display, and matchless performance.

Battery Life


The iPad Pro features a 28.65WH built-in battery that Apple claims can deliver 10 hours on a single charge. This is a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that charges up with a USB-C adapter. We tested its battery life in real-time and were able to extract around 8 hours. We used a cellular data network for web surfing and video streaming for its battery test.

Final Verdict

Apple iPad Pro (2020) is an expensive choice for performance lovers. The A12Z Bionic chipset, LiDAR camera, and responsive touchscreen with the stylus are its highlighted points. In short, if you are looking for an actual tablet put your money on it.

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