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Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3390 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The screen and usability also get good comments, but many are critical about the price. Comments about the GPS navigation and reliability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch) 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 Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and usability. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the size and portability.

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

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 Tablet Review

 

Smaller, yet powerful! With the smaller 12.9-inch sibling of the big iPad Pro, Apple also offers a strong competitor to the iPad Air 2. We have already reviewed the elegant power tablet with the iPhone camera. Even though it is once again an exemplary...

very good display ; stable Wi-Fi ; Apple SIM (eSIM) ; great GPS module ; good speakers ; good battery runtimes ; fast SoC

NFC only for Apple Pay ; power adapter is too weak and gets hot under load ; storage of the 32 GB version is slower ; no quick-charge ; long loading times ; high price

Apple once again offers an excellent product with the iPad Pro 9.7, which convinces with familiar virtues and suffers from old quirks. We get a great display, good battery runtimes, best cameras in a tablet, eSIM support, optional support for the Apple...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPad Pro Tablet Review

 

Big – Bigger – iPad Pro! The iPad Air is huge and for the first time has the stylus functionality. The Apple Pencil is mainly designed for creative users. The Californians have also equipped the tablet with the fastest SoC you can currently get in a...

great design and build quality, very good stylus (optional), fast SoC, excellent display, great speakers, very good runtimes

scaling of iOS, weak and hot power adaptor, long charging times, no NFC, only LTE Cat. 4, expensive accessories

Even though many users think that it is an affront that Apple has developed a large tablet and even a corresponding pen, the result is very convenient. The Californians certainly did not reinvent the device class, but once again, they have managed to...

Dec, 2015

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

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: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

iPad Pro 9.7 Review – On the road with the laptop killer

 

I've tired of tablets, and I'm not alone. The glorious days of finger-computing arrived, certainly, but it was big-screen smartphones that benefited most from them, and persuading new or existing tablet owners to take the plunge or upgrade has proved...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (zdnet.com)

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro review: Smaller tablet packs a powerful but pricey punch

 

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro's enhanced display, new camera and sheer horsepower make it ideal for creative users. But it's an expensive device when kitted out with the upgrades and accessories a professional user would require.

A9X processor delivers impressive performance ; Brighter, more colourful display ; 12MP front camera, with 4K video recording ; 10 hour+ battery life

Expensive ; Lacks USB port and SD card slot ; Requires expensive accessories to function as a laptop ; Only 2GB of RAM

Apr, 2016

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: 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

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 5
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Screen flash:Y
Swivel Camera: No
Video stabilizer type:Optical

Display

Pixel density:264

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G standards:DC-HSDPA, EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac

Performance

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: No
iBeacon:Y
Position location: No

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector type:Apple Smart Connector
Headphone Out: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor model:M9

Software

Virtual assistant:Apple Siri