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Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016, A1673, A1674)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2626 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016, A1673, A1674). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Views about the GPS navigation and reliability are mixed, and some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016, A1673, A1674) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016, A1673, A1674)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016, A1673, A1674) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the size and portability are mixed. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

iPad Pro review

 

The iPad Pro is so full of potential, it'll make you question everything you know about tablets.

Videos and games look gorgeous on the big screen ; Excellent canvas for drawing ; Magazine size screen is a joy for reading ; It weighs just 1.6lbs ; Great splitscreen multitasking in iOS 9 ; Solid 10-hour battery life

As expensive as a pricey laptop ; Too heavy and large to hold one-handed

Apple now has an iPad for everyone: The is the one for most people; the iPad Mini 4 is for the readers out there who don’t want a Kindle; and the Pro is for anyone who likes the Air but just needs more space to roam. It’s for the person who wants to...

Apr, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch review

 

Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best tablet you can buy.

This new iPad Pro (or should we just call it the iPad 7?) is a fantastic upgrade on the inside, and has a few outward charms, as well. It looks nearly identical to the iPad Air 2, but its four speakers are a step above its predecessor, and can actually...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (engadget.com)

iPad Pro 9.7 review: Apple's best tablet, but it won't replace a laptop

 

Calling it a full-blown laptop replacement is a stretch, but Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best conventional tablet the company has made. It combines the power of the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the thin frame of the iPad Air 2....

Fantastic screen ; Slim design with excellent build quality ; Strong performance ; Best iPad camera yet

iOS still isn't great at multitasking ; Only has half the RAM of the larger model ; Optional keyboard is cramped

As I've been working through this review process, I've been struggling with one question: What, beyond just marketing, makes this iPad a Pro? Don't get me wrong, the 9.7-inch Pro is easily the best conventionally sized tablet Apple has ever made, but...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (pcworld.com)

9.7-inch iPad Pro review: Hits the sweet spot between size and price

 

A funny thing happened while I was reviewing the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. I forgot my computer at home and only brought the iPad to work. This wasn't intentional. I'm not doing the “Can the iPad Pro replace my laptop?” challenge. I tried that briefly with...

Weighs under a pound, and smaller size is easier to use away from a table ; Supports Apple Pencil ; Shoots 4K video

Less RAM than the bigger version, but real-world performance is barely affected

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro more portable, takes better video, adjusts your screen's color temperature to match your surroundings, and generally does everything the bigger iPad Pro can do, only for less money.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad Pro (9.7 inch)

 

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the most powerful Apple tablet you can comfortably carry, but it can't replace a traditional laptop or 2-in-1 for the most common business tasks.

Fast. Top-notch Pencil stylus and keyboard accessories. Loud speakers. Great-looking screen.

Expensive. iOS apps fall short of Mac and Windows apps in traditional business functionality.

Comparisons and Conclusions The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is more powerful than the iPad Air 2, but I'm having trouble justifying the increased price for most buyers. For $499, you can get a 64GB iPad Air 2 with similar size, shape, and performance. The Pro's...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch silver, 32GB

 

But if I already had an iPad Air 2 , I'd hold off unless I really needed the drawing features enabled by Apple's excellent Pencil stylus (sold separately for $99, £79 and AU$165).

The new iPad Pro delivers a fast processor; a bright, antireflective display; support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories; better, louder speakers and top-notch cameras, in the same exact body as the iPad Air 2.

A higher price, plus expensive accessories. Less RAM and a slightly slower processor than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. iOS still limits overall flexibility of this iPad.

It's still not a full-fledged laptop killer, but the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best iPad ever made -- a near-perfect balance of tablet power and portability.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

iPad Pro 9.7 review: damn the torpedoes

 

"We believe that iPad is the perfect expression of the future of personal computing." So said Tim Cook at the introduction of the new iPad Pro 9.7 last week. It's exactly the kind of phrase you...

Fast! ; True Tone display ; Great camera

Expensive ; Smart Keyboard needs some work ; Reach slightly exceeds its computing grasp

Mar, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPad Pro 9.7-inch review

 

Editors' note, June 8, 2017: At its Worldwide Developer's Conference , Apple unveiled a new iPad Pro that replaces the 9.7-inch iPad Pro introduced in 2016 (reviewed below). Starting at $649, the new model packs a a bigger screen -- a 10.5-inch Retina...

The new iPad Pro delivers a fast processor; a bright, antireflective display; support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories; better, louder speakers and top-notch cameras, in the same exact body as the iPad Air 2.

A higher price, plus expensive accessories. Less RAM and a slightly slower processor than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. iOS still limits overall flexibility of this iPad.

It's still not a full-fledged laptop killer, but the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best iPad ever made -- a near-perfect balance of tablet power and portability.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

The 9.7" iPad Pro Review

 

In late 2015 Apple launched a tablet that they called the iPad Pro. It had been rumored for quite some time, and it had a number of features that differentiated it from other iPads. The most notable was its 12.9" display, which has a width equal to the...

Late last year Apple’s traditional September event took place, and the company decided to combine their iPhone and iPad launches into one keynote. At that time the iPad Air 2 was almost a year old, but there was no successor announced. I was quite...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-Inch

 

The original iPad Pro helped tablets evolve beyond mere consumption devices, thanks to its desktop-grade A9X processor and powerful Apple Pencil for creative professionals. But not everyone wants a huge 12.9-inch screen . The iPad Pro 9.7 inch...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4

Battery

Battery Capacity:27.5 / 38.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):27.5 / 30.4 / 38.5 / 41
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 5 / 7
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Number of elements:6
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@240fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Swivel Camera:N
Video capturing speed:240 / 30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Design

Brand color:Gold / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:600
Display Diagonal:10.5 / 12.9 / 9.7
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2224 x 1668 / 2732 x 2048
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:264
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
Video messaging:Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
SIM card support: Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y / Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Phone Features

Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Apple Smart Connector
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M10 / M9
Processor:A9X
Processor cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A10X / A9X

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime, Safari, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Photo Booth, iCloud Drive / FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\Safari\Siri\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\Photo Booth\iCloud Drive
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10
Operating system version:9
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 512 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.24 / 0.272
Height:12 / 9.45 / 9.87
Weight:15.4 / 15.7 / 16.5 / 16.8 / 23.9 / 24.4 / 25.2 / 25.5
Width:6.65 / 6.85 / 8.69 / 8.7