iPad Pro 12 9 Output
- 1. Rating
- 2. Specifications
- 3. Options level budget smartphone
- 4. Design unchanged
- 5. Metamorphoses with display
- 6. Sound that bewitches
- 7. Fly into space? Yes Easy
- 8. A few words about the optional camera
- 9. When the shell changes absolutely everything
- 10. To summarize
- 11. Comparison with competitors
- 12. Pros and Cons
Apple is practically the only player on the market that produces popular tablets in all price segments. The release of the Pro line in 2015 caused considerable excitement among professional users, including representatives from designers, content creators and operators. Almost 13 ”diagonals, stylus input and a stunning display became the hallmark of an older device, but there was also a flaw. The public demanded work on the bugs and she got it.
In July 2017, the second generation iPad Pro was released, which took into account previous comments regarding color calibration, the size of the built-in storage and, oddly enough, the camera. The processor has also been replaced, but this point is not even discussed. Let’s see if he is worth his money.
|Start of sales||June 5, 2017|
|Start price||from 58 990 rub.|
|Modifications||4/64, 4/256, 4/512 GB|
|Body colors||Gray, Silver, Gold|
|Dimensions (L × W × T)||306 × 221 × 6.9 mm|
Options level budget smartphone
The device comes in a traditional white cardboard box, on the lid of which a full-size tablet is painted.
Inside you will find the device itself in a protective film, a Lightning cable, a corporate envelope with instructions, a paper clip and stickers, a network unit and that’s it. The much-praised Apple Pencil with a crazy way of charging from the Lightning-connector will have to be purchased separately. Like the keyboard. Recall that the cost of the cheapest version of 64 GB of memory is about 1000.
How is the 2017 device different from the 2015 model? Yes, nothing. The dimensions, thickness and location of the connectors remained identical. Only the weight has changed (677 against 713).
In general, the iPad Pro looks exactly the same as the lion’s share of the iPad before it. Only the diagonal is huge.
Metamorphoses with display
The screen in the iPad Pro 12.9 2017 was completely redesigned. No, he had previously shown the wonders of color reproduction, saturation and brightness, but the engineers went even further. The resolution of the IPS-panel remained at the level of 2732 × 2048 pixels with an aspect ratio of 4: 3 and a pixel density of 264 ppi. Maximum brightness. 650 cd / m2, contrast. 1548: 1.
Of the new, they added, first of all, the True Tone system, which automatically adjusts the color temperature to match the lighting. The function works in parallel with the brightness adjustment sensor. Also, the display was calibrated in full compliance with the DCI-P3 standard, which is widely used in digital cinemas to transmit the most saturated scene while preserving details even in low light conditions.
But the most important nuance is ProMotion technology. It is she who is responsible for the dynamic change of the rendering frequency from 24 to 120 Hz. Yes, not every game monitor is capable of such! Get ready to flip through Twitter, Instagram and other services with completely new sensations, although much better.
A sound that fascinates
The Pro line is interesting not only with top-end hardware and a stunning display, but also with the sound component. 4 broadband speakers inside a rather spacious case reveal their full potential.
Fly into space? Yes Easy
The A9X processor in the 2015 model was good, but at certain moments 2 cores with a frequency of 2.26 GHz were sorely lacking. And what did Apple do? That’s right, we replaced this link element with the coolest 6-core analog A10X Fusion with a frequency of up to 2.36 GHz and 3-level cache memory of 4 MB. Well, the 12-core PowerVR GT7600 graphics accelerator is in place. And it is many times more powerful than its predecessor. Upgrade is available.
Antutu rating says that today it is the fastest tablet in the world (227987 points). And in the back he is breathing the same iPad at 10.5 ”and then version 12.9 of 2015. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 lags by a good 44% in the final standings (144426 points), and not too willing to compete.
The RAM here is still the same 4 GB, which is more than enough thanks to the optimization of iOS 11, and 64, 256 and 512 GB are provided for data storage, naturally without microSD support.
Of the wireless interfaces, everyone here has the usual 2-band Wi-Fi with support for MIMO and HT80, Bluetooth 4.2 and a SIM card slot with LTE support, which provides data transfer rates of up to 450 Mbps.
The 10891 mAh battery is a very strong, but in some places problematic part of the tablet, as it takes 4.5 hours to charge from the bundled 12 W adapter and this takes a very long time. The situation saves only a 29-watt unit from the MacBook 12, but it must be purchased separately.
- Points on AnTuTu
- Benchmark battery scores
- Benchmark multi-core score
- Benchmark single-core score
A few words about the optional camera
If the iPad did not have a main shooting sensor, no one would be upset, but they decided to place it. The basis was taken optics from the iPhone 7, which successfully migrated to the tablet and shows exactly the same performance as the tablet.