Apple iPad Pro (12.9 inches) 2021 With M1 Chip

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The iPad Pro (12.9") 2021 is supercharged by the Apple M1 chip with a breathtaking Liquid Retina XDR display to give the ultimate iPad experience. The 12.9-inch is clearly designed for a laptop replacement. 

Specs
  • Display: 12.7 (32.77 cm) Liquid Retina XDR Display
  • Chip: Apple M1 8-core CPU chip
  • Camera: R-12 MP, F-
  • Video: 4K video recording
Pros
  • Battery Life
  • Sharp Display
  • Fastest M1 Chip
  • Centre stage during video calls
  • Thuderbolt 3, 5G ready
Cons
  • Front camera placement
  • Pricey
  • Less color options

The iPad Pro 2021 (12.9″) is the best tablet that Apple designed, needs no introduction. The iPad Pro 2021 design is carried forward from the 2020 iPad Pro, which is further carried over the 2018 iPad Pro. If you want the best get the iPad Pro 2021, either model. If you want the larger screen then be ready to spend the extra but you are not just spending extra for the screen, it is the technology upgrade. Let’s find what’s extra things that users will get in terms of specification or is it really worth spending on a bigger screen.

DESIGN

The iPad Pro 2021, 12.9 inch measures 280.6 X 214.9 X 6.4mm. The Wi-Fi variant weighs 682g, while the 5G ready cellular version is a touch heavier at 685g The design is pretty much the same as compared to the previous-generation iPad. The dimensions are more or less the same, both made with 100% recycled aluminum.  However, the new iPad is slightly thicker around 0.5 mm on the front side. In terms of layout and bezels, the new iPad has a liquid retina XDR display available on the 12.9-inch version. The iPad is dominated by its display with minimal bezels and no home buttons, sides are squared off with flat edges. It has four speakers, with two on top and two on the bottom edge which sounds absolutely great. USB-C port, which is also a Thunderbolt port is also housed at the bottom of the device. On the right-hand side is a volume button and in the middle is a magnetic connector that allows you to snap the Apple Pencil Gentoo on and also charge it wirelessly and with the cellular version you will have a SIM card tray at the bottom of the right-hand side. iPad Pro is available in limited color options – silver or space grey.

DISPLAY

The 12.9 inch features a new Liquid Retina XDR display which brings a stunning true-to-life visual experience. The iPad Pro is engineered with a mini LED design having over 10,000 LEDs which gives a full brightness level of 1000 nits and it can achieve 1600 nits of peak brightness across the entire area. This makes the iPad best for both viewing and grading HDR photos and videos. The resolution is 2048 x 2732 at 265 pixels per inch. All the other advanced features including Pro Motion adaptive refresh rate, True Tone adapts to lightning and P3 wide color support are specifically aimed at professional content creators who regularly engage in the photo and video editing, moreover it can also be enjoyed consuming media content or scrolling through the social media.

CAMERA

The iPad Pro features an all-new 12MP wide and 10MP Ultra wide front camera, which is really interesting if enabling the Centre stage, it tracks you around if a person is moving from one side to another side during video calls. With the help of AI, it also recognizes and zooms out the person if it comes into the frame. It’s a good feature for those who take a lot more video calls. This feature works with FaceTime and third-party conferencing apps.

The primary rear face camera is 12 MP TrueDepth with Portrait mode which is pretty impressive and can record 4K video. The Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) scanner is really useful for the iPad Pro, which allows giving 3D map depth information and is able to use with the Lidar scatters to create that 3D objects in the real world. It has an effective range of around 16 feet (5 meters).

PERFORMANCE & BATTERY

The M1 Chip takes the iPad Pro to a new level. The iPad Pro almost brings the same level of experience as the MacBook. The new iPad Pro has up to 50% faster CPU performance, up to 40% faster GPU performance. This combination of CPU and graphics makes the performance of iPad Pro the fastest device in this category. The max storage available is up to 2 TB and with 1 TB/2 TB it comes with 16 GB of RAM and for a lower storage user’s will get 8 GB of RAM. 2 TB of storage on tap makes the iPad Pro a legitimate workstation for creative professionals dealing with large amounts of data. For the 5G, cellular version users need to pay extra. The performance on the iPad Pro with M1 Chip is absolutely insane. M1 handles everything smoothly, be it navigation or working on Apps like Adobe Photoshop with the Apple Pencil works smoothly and precisely, also even better for video editing on App like Luma fusion.

However, with iPad iOS 14.5 also gives the ability to use the latest gaming controllers, the PS5 controller some new features such as the ability to use the latest gaming controllers, like the PS five controller can be enjoyed with multiplayer games.

The iPad Pro has USB C-port which supports Thunderbolt. This will not only bring a huge increase in available bandwidth and easy to transfer huge video files between the iPad and external devices. The Wi-Fi 6 helps to speedy downloads and smooth streaming experience.

The iPad Pro 12.9″ battery is designed to last longer, probably the best in this segment. The 12.9-inch model lasts up to 10 hrs in surfing or binge-watching over the Wi-Fi. While surfing the internet over a mobile network it can give approx. 9 hrs. In a moderate usage like web browsing in 150 nits brightness, it can extend up to 11 hrs. The 11-inch model has 12-13 hrs of juice in moderate usage.

ACCESSORIES: APPLE PENCIL & MAGIC KEYBOARD

Apple’s accessories may be a burn to the pocket but they are worth having with iPad Pro.

The Magic Keyboard is the same backlit keyboard as the built-in trackpad that Apple provided with the predecessor model except the dimensions have been updated to better accommodate the thickness of the iPad Pro. The floating design with the scissor mechanism with 1 mm of travel makes the keyboard cool and very keyboard. The USB type C port is provided within the magic keyboard. It also features a floating cantilever design, which allows to attach it magnetically and smoothly adjust it for perfect viewing. The Older version of the Magic Keyboard also snaps perfectly into the iPad Pro. The keyboard is thin and light with front and back protection. Available in color options – White & Black.

Apple Pencil is 2nd generation and it pairs wirelessly, nearly imperceptible lag, tilt, and pressure sensitivity which makes it great for drawing, sketching, coloring. It can magnetically attach for automatic charging and pair with iPad Pro. It weighs just 20.7 gms. The Pencil has an initiative touch surface that supports double-tapping.       

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