A sleek, smooth iPad Pro with more screen space

If you find yourself at that in-between stage where you need a better phone, but you're not quite ready for a new laptop, the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro - coming this fall - might be the flawless option for you. With this iPad Pro, Apple comes closer than ever to simulating that experience. With iOS 11, which rolls out in the fall, however, you should notice that the iPad Pro 10.5 performs much better than earlier models.

The 10.5 inch iPad Pro is available this week online or in-store starting at $650. Again, it's the best result we've seen on any device, including the 12.9-inch 2016 iPad Pro (3119/5247), the iPad (2522/4369), the mini 4 (1709/2901), and the Galaxy Tab S3 (1609/3963).

That said, it seems that the iPad Pro 10.5 also does worse than the iPad Pro 12.9 in some respects. That's because iOS 11 enables more multitasking with multiple windows on the display at once, the ability to flip between open apps quicker and more. The new device comes with an updated GPU with 4GB of RAM and a 64GB of internal storage, Arstechnica reported. The tech giant's new ProMotion feature also allowed the new iPad Pro to have a faster refresh rate. This new variant features a 10.5-inch display, putting it between the big 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the smaller 9.7-inch model. So, will the iPad Pro give me some buyer's remorse now that I've spent nearly $1200 on a Lenovo Miix 500? That leads to the question of whether or not a 10.5-inch iPad Pro can replace your computer, and I know a few people where it will definitely do that - but that's more than likely not the majority.

And not to forget, it's also powered by Apple's new A10X chip.

It is the problem in that most people use their iPads to consume media, from apps to web browsing and email, and their current device is perfectly fine.

But, in one big way, reviewing the iPad Pro, now as a device for real work would only be telling half the story.

Speaking of power consumption, there's another point worth making: If Apple implements a 120 Hz display on the iPhone and includes a graphics processor powerful enough to drive such a refresh rate, then I'd expect that in applications such as games, the processor (and other subsystems) would be stressed much more, leading to increased power consumption and decreased battery life.

iOS 11 doesn't want you to let go of QR codes anytime soon.

"The 10.5ins Pro keeps most of the same design language", says ArsTechnica, including the existing "glass front" and all "the same ports in the same places". Apple has not quite lived up to its promise of launching an iPad that can actually replicate a laptop. And if you aren't picking one up, does the price have anything to do with that decision? As good as it is, it's still pretty limited for productivity, at least when you compare it to a fully featured and versatile desktop operating system like macOS.

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