A full review of the Apple iPad Pro
So, here we are ready to tell you about the biggest at the moment, the tablet of Apple. If at first glance it seemed like something quite strange and unusual, then after some time spent with the tablet inseparable, starting to think this is the kind of device, which you miss. But to answer the question “Why?” — does not go out. Although we have tried.
Traditionally, the device with index Pro in the product line Apple bear the stamp of “professional calling”. And if the Mac Pro case is as plain and simple, the MacBook Pro is just a wonderful powerful laptop. But for tablet “professionalism” had, at first glance, to think on the go.
If you’ve seen one iPad — you’ve seen them all. So you can well imagine this tablet even if we didn’t have no video, no pictures in this text.
Metal housing, the display covered with glass, Lightning on the bottom end and miniJack on the top. Except that the dynamics are now located in pairs on the upper and lower ends (and sound, by the way, just awesome).
Stand out and very noticeable, only size: 305,7 on to 220.6 mm at a thickness of 6.9 millimeters. The tablet is really slim and compare it with the pencil, yet not boring.
But just because of such impressive size and thickness to keep iPad Pro in one hand and perform actions in other applications — exercise more difficult. Weight also plays a significant role in the ergonomics of the device and the weight of the iPad Pro is also quite a lot: 713 grams in versions without LTE and 723 grams in the version with cellular module.
The only acceptable solution for one-handed interaction with the iPad Pro — to put it in the palm. The metal casing allows you to slip off the hand and the second hand is one way or another to interact with iOS on this screen. Maximum comfort can be achieved, of course, when you install your tablet into a desktop position with the aid of a relevant case or a stand.
If we exclude from controls tablet touch screen, the user will only have the main button, combined with Touch ID, power button on the top and the volume button located on the top left side. A tall, but you can get used.
Touch ID working properly, but, again, you will need to hang or be used to unlock your tablet this way only if the horizontal orientation of the device or placing it on the table, because drop iPad Pro case is quite costly.
The device itself is very powerful: here the user is prompted and the latest Apple A9X processor, operating at a frequency of up to 2.26 GHz, and its “younger brother” M9 and 4 gigabytes of RAM. Yes, you heard right, we are not sealed, the iPad Pro has four gigabytes of RAM. And all this magnificence of hardware intended to make working with that device as fast as possible.
If you believe so loved by many users of the benchmarks, AnTuTu iPad Pro assigns the first place among mobile devices from Apple with a score of 63, 000 points something. Another popular program on measuring relative unknown to science units performance, Geekbench 3 single-core test mode has 3221, and multi — 5501 score. Looks like next year we expect similar performance nimble iOS device, and it can not but rejoice.
Speed Pro iPad need. And the reason for that is the increased amount of displayed graphic information. Resolution IPS-display diagonal of 12.9” is a record for iOS devices on 2732 2048 pixels, which gives this diagonal index PPI, equal to 264. But the lack of 3D Touch of the editorial staff saddened. No, know-that it’s not there — we knew. But the fact that iPad Pro it could come in handy, you know already after a short acquaintance with the tablet. However, there must be a backlog for iPad Pro 2?
But before you touch on the screen in more detail, we will focus on the battery of the new tablet boasts 10307 capacity in mAh. Working time remained typical up to 10 hours of video playback, up to 10 hours of surfing the web using Wi-Fi and an hour less if you connect to the Internet via LTE. In fact, all about and is the only difference. When you start to interact with the tablet to play something exciting or create your video in 4K (and possibly is), the battery thaws in the eyes, so to drive a car or to drive an impressive Empire for more than three-four hours will not work.
But it is not important. The main thing — do not forget to take a specified charger or equal in power (12W). Because otherwise you will be charged an iPad not long, and very long. Apparently, for this reason the kit yet and already six-foot Lightning to put: anything is easier to move in the socket with the comfort, if it takes a long time to complete demanding tasks on this device.
Display brightness is enough to work in almost any conditions, although bright sun on the streets of Moscow we did not wait. The viewing angles are maximal if this parameter can be considered important for the evaluation of such a personal device, the display of which 99% of the time we look almost straight. However, if we consider the iPad Pro in the key professional devices, complaints about the quality of graphical information display should not be even in theory, for them in this segment simply has no place.
I wanted to mention the beautiful rendering of fonts and images, but Apple has this and so usually a full order, so this point is lower. Color rendition did not, sorry, complaints. Although Apple should think over the issue of accessory-calibrator with download in downloading custom color profiles. Well, why not, since this is a niche device? Kidding, of course, but in each, you know, joke…
If the size and quality of available pictures figured out, here is to adapt the operating system and applications raises a number of questions. First- what is the grid in 4 to 5 applications on the desktop? The number of puzzled looks from his colleagues was off the charts when we first met iPad Pro. With such a high resolution and does not compact diagonal to adhere to the “phone” organizing the desktop — top conservatism.
The same applies to many other places and towns in iOS. For example, in “quick settings” menu, that is called swipe from the bottom edge of the screen, all user-accessible controls and switches are pressed in tight control “Plast”, which to use, and although comfortable, but if the controls were somewhat larger — worse had it clearly did not. The window Offers Siri offers a visually larger icons, so you have, on which the interface iPad Pro still needs to be done.
As for the other mandatory parts of the interface, the keyboard, there is one claim. The phone from Apple turned out very, very solid in size, so typing something, hold down Pro in hand, quite problematic. Here and could really use a friend iPad “less professional” audits the ability to “split” the keyboard into two parts, with subsequent decrease, but no. The keyboard can only detach from the primary place of residence. So comfortably (but with a significant comfort) to work with text, placing the iPad on a table or on your lap. If we exclude the moment of tactile feedback when pressing keys, even writing long works of the epistolary genre of the big problems will not make.
However if the text need to dial a few more than required for writing beloved grandmother, and this necessity is present to the user on a regular basis, Apple has found an outlet in the form of an optional accessory. Worth $ 170, works as a stand and as a case, called the Smart Keyboard and even in the USA next delivery is scheduled for the end of December.
Brand in the Russian online retail keyboard in General is not seen as a class. Rumor has it that the engraving did not deliver… However, there is hope for a third-party. The benefit of a three-pin Smart Connector communicates not only with the branded keyboard, but also will provide opportunities to communicate with third-party iPad Pro devices. At Logitech, for example, already in the portfolio Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector is a handsome unit with backlight and the price in 150 dollars. The holders of the skill of touch typing and iPad Pro is worth paying attention to.
But if you are a supporter of art with the printed word non — Apple have thought about this moment. The company appeared accessory called Apple Pencil. Our editors he has not yet arrived, but as soon as we get the opportunity to benefit from the primary purpose of the iPad Pro in the professional area, working with images, comfort, hitherto available only to holders of a full graphic tablets — will tell about it in separate article.
Before to devote to the applications, we mention about the presence of iPad Pro two cameras. Front module has a resolution of 1.2 megapixels, which should be enough for video calls, shoot selfie trinadcatiletnie on the device — not the best thing.
Primary camera module — 8 MP.
Under Studio lighting conditions the pictures are pretty good, but this is more “for show” function, rather than for practical problems.
And the supported video resolution of up to 1080p, but only at 30 frames per second.
About how working on the iPad Pro application — based it hardware features — take a look in our video review. Well as text to describe the speed, but does not repeat in every line absolutely identical epithets in the superlative degree? You can even mount video. IN 4K. If the need arises. Well, that, quite Pro professional task.
But speed and performance isn’t everything. Most important optimization take care: the resolution is new, not all bother to pay attention to it. And if on Instagram for Android all, including the developers, waved his hand…
…here’s from YouTube, to be honest, we did not expect. While there, expected.
But those who did it right and adapting their software developments concerned were carefully collected in special sections of the App Store. Applications, certainly not tens of thousands, but for the first time enough — the iPad Pro, as a standalone platform, has just started.
To play something that requires continuous action with on-screen controls a bit difficult. Here some strategy games or casual entertainment is currently the best choice for relaxation with the use of iPad Pro.
Needless to say, the movies on this display look fun too noticeable. But the effect here is not even a resolution, but a bunch of diagonal personal, anyway, the device with a set of four amazing speakers.
And finally the View modes Split and collapse video in “picture-in-picture” is really convenient to use the browser even on half of the screen in split desktop with almost the same comfort as on the iPad Air 2. The second half of the screen available for an equally comfortable communicating with another app, Evernote,for example.
Instead of summing up we can say that iPad Pro tablet equally gorgeous and ambiguous. For professional graphics work for the majority of professionals in this field will require not only a special pen, but also a comprehensive set of applications that interact with the required list of formats.
For all other iPad Pro is a new format of a familiar tablet, with a noticeable emphasis on multimedia content, with excellent performance and, we believe, great prospects in the near future.
And another happy: our friends from ModMac say that will damage the motherboard device in the iPad Pro would be quite problematic: on all sides it is surrounded by the battery and thus protecting it very well, so care should first screen. But you already know us, right?
For the provided test Pro iPad thank store UP-House.ru!