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iPad Pro 10,5 2017 review

iPad 10,5 review

After three years of using an iPad Air (the original one) I finally upgraded to the new iPad pro 10,5 along with the Apple Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. I hoped that this would finally be the device that would become my exclusive device. The advantages of the portability and flexibility of the iPad but the power and multitasking of a modern computer. While iOS 11 isn’t out yet (apart from the public beta) I’ve found the new iPad pro 10,5 to be a great device. check out the review. [P.s. I know I’m late to the game but I wanted to give it a proper test first]

Pro-motion and wider colour gambit

The new iPads feature the “pro-motion” screen along with the P3 colour gambit that was in the last iPad pros. This leads to a much smother experience but also helps with the battery life as it will use the refresh rate it needs, when it needs it (watch a film at 24 frames a second, it’s at 24 frames a second, scroll a screen or use the Apple pencil, 120 frames a second. Just have some text on screen, 30 frames a second.)

TouchID second generation and speed bump

The second generation of touchID sensor along with the faster processor and 4gb of ram make the device really snappy and fast as well as powerful for multi-tasking and switching between applications.

The Apple Smart Keyboard

The apple smart keyboard isn’t a perfect keyboard for writing for long periods of time, but it is a great portable keyboard that packs away well. It has a surprisingly good bounce and makes a pretty pleasant sound as well.

The Apple Pencil

The apple pencil is an exceptional stylus with amazing control that is even enjoyable for non-designers. That’s because you can use it to scroll pages on the web or navigate through apps. This can be relaxing and nicer than poking with a finger. It can also be a lot of fun to mess around making some sketches and doodles as well.

If you are a designer then there are some powerful applications you can use as well.

Summary

The new iPad Pros (both the 10,5 and 12,9) are a big step forward, and with the new features coming to iOS 11 later this year, they will gain an extra step forward still. This is my main device now (though the iPad Air was basically my main device before I had it). Maybe it can do the same for you, or maybe there are still some tasks which it isn’t best suited too.

What do you think of the new iPads?

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