Ipad pro 11in (2018) review: still a great choice

Introduction thiết kế Accessories - Pencil và Folio Powering máy tính bảng ipad Pro: A12X Testing Notes & System Performance GPU Performance The Liquid Retina Display Battery Life & Charge Time Wireless, Audio, Cameras, và Software Final Words

I think it’s safe to say that in 2018, the tablet market has not shaped up lượt thích anyone had expected, not even Apple. Tablets weren’t the next điện thoại cảm ứng – & indeed the sales of dedicated tablets are downright soft – and yet at the same time tablets have successfully carved out a meaningful niche for themselves. But more importantly still, the tablet concept is everywhere even if “pure” tablets themselves aren’t. One needs only look at all the various PC 2-in-1s and convertibles lớn see the influence tablets have made on the traditional laptop market, forcing these many clamshells into becoming something more.

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As a consequence of the introduction of modern tablets & their subsequent efforts khổng lồ secure their own place in the market, we’ve essentially seen the tablet and tablet-alike market bifurcate into two real clusters of tablet designs. On the one hand are the cheap nội dung consumption devices – the iPads, Fire TVs, và myriad of cheap app android tablets. On the other hand is the far more exclusive market for high-end, productivity-oriented tablets; devices that don’t just consume content, but create it as well. This market has been slower khổng lồ develop, but it’s also important for its own reasons, as it’s the real crossover point between tablets as envisioned by the iPad, & the traditional PC laptop market.

Apple for their part has opted khổng lồ go after both of these markets, & has done so successfully. The traditional 9.7-inch máy tính bảng ipad needs no introduction, & while the ipad Pro is a little less known, the difference isn’t by much. Built upon the shoulders of the original iPad, the máy tính bảng ipad Pro family takes things one step further, building towards not just a bigger và better iPad, but by giving the tablet the features that are needed for productivity and content creation, at both a hardware & a software level. The ipad Pro doesn’t try khổng lồ be a traditional laptop, but it certainly tries to capture a lot of their usefulness, and this is especially the case for the 2018 máy tính bảng ipad Pro.


With the introduction of the latest ipad Pro models, Apple’s ipad tablet lineup for 2018 offers arguably the largest design change since the original ipad launched. The new design offers a much higher screen-to-body ratio than ever offered before, mimicking what they’ve done with the iPhone lineup. As a result, táo khuyết has more or less reinvented the ipad tablet Pro design, & offers plenty of new features inside and out.

Apple’s ambitions with the ipad Pro start with their cpu design team, which has created the apple A12X System on a cpu to nguồn the latest máy tính bảng ipad Pro. As outlined in our iPhone XS review, the A12 series of SoCs are already well ahead of the ARM competition, & Apple clearly has its sights on the performance levels of x86 CPUs from Intel. A12X features four táo khuyết Vortex CPU cores, double that of the regular A12 in the iPhone, & seven A12 GPU cores which hãng apple says provides the power of an Xbox One S in a device with a far smaller power budget.

For better or worse, the ipad Pro is attached at the hip with Apple’s di động operating system iOS, và unsurprisingly the ipad tablet Pro ships with the latest version, quả táo 12.1.

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Apple’s ipad Pro lineup has also been their test bed for their newest display technology, & the ipad Pro keeps the 120 Hz ProMotion display, which offers variable refresh rate down lớn 24 Hz, along with P3 display gamut coverage tied in with their màu sắc managed software. Táo bị cắn also keeps their True Tone option to dynamically adjust the white balance of the display lớn match the lighting conditions of the room it’s in.

Apple ipad tablet Pro Comparison

iPad Pro 11-Inch(2018)iPad Pro 12.9-Inch(2018)
SoCApple A12X4x hãng apple Vortex4x táo apple Tempest7 bộ vi xử lý core A12 GPU
Display11-inch2388x1668IPS LCDP3 D65, 120Hz12.9-inch2732x2048IPS LCDP3 D65, 120Hz
Dimensions247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm468 / 468 grams (WiFi / LTE)280 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm631 / 633 grams (WiFi / LTE)
RAM4 GB (up to lớn 512 GB Storage)6 GB (1 TB model)
NAND64GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
Battery29.37 Wh36.71 Wh
Front Camera7MP, f/2.2, Smart HDR, Wide màu sắc Gamut, Retina Flash
Rear Camera12MP, f/1.8, PDAF,Smart HDR, Wide màu sắc Gamut, True Tone Quad-LED flash
Cellular2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 16)Intel XMM 7560 Modem
Wireless802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO, BT 5.0, GPS/GLONASS
ConnectivityUSB-CApple Smart Connector
Launch OSiOS 12.1
Launch PriceWi-Fi:$799 (64GB)$949 (256GB)$1149 (512GB)$1549 (1TB)Wi-Fi + LTE:$949 (64GB)$1099 (256GB)$1299 (512GB)$1699 (1TB)Wi-Fi:$999 (64GB)$1149 (256GB)$1349 (512GB)$1749 (1TB)Wi-Fi + LTE:$1149 (64GB)$1299 (256GB)$1499 (512GB)$1899 (1TB)

Apple has also taken the opportunity lớn switch the ipad Pro lineup over from their proprietary Lighting connector to lớn the more ubiquitous USB-C port, making this the first game ios device to offer USB connectivity. Where they give, they also take away though, và the 3.5 mm headset jack has gone the way of the Dodo, and for more or less the same reasons.

For those that want khổng lồ work on the go, apple continues its excellent tradition of offering cellular connectivity with the máy tính bảng ipad Pro, và those that need a lot of storage will be happy to lớn see models up to 1 TB, which is more important because the máy tính bảng ipad offers no way khổng lồ access external storage to increase this.

What first set the máy tính bảng ipad Pro apart from the rest of the máy tính bảng ipad lineup was the ability to lớn use the táo Pencil as well as a first-party keyboard solution. For the 2018 máy tính bảng ipad Pro, both of these accessories have gotten refreshes as well.

The máy tính bảng ipad Pro for 2018 is a major change from the outgoing models. Let’s dig in và see how it fares.