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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2017, A1670, A1671)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1142 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2017, A1670, A1671). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. The storage and apps get mixed reviews. There are some negative reviews 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 12.9-inch (2017, A1670, A1671) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad Pro (12.9-Inch, 2017)

 

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet is more like a full-scale iOS laptop—which is great if you can get all of your work done in iOS applications.

Laptop-level power. Surprisingly light. Plenty of screen real estate.

Expensive. Apps don't quite complete most workflows.

But by and large, most iPad buyers should go for the $329 non-Pro model. If you just want a thousand-dollar ultraportable laptop, meanwhile, should take a look at the Razer Blade Stealth, the new Microsoft Surface Laptop, and the older, but still...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

iPad Pro 12.9 review: a great iPad, one I won’t buy

 

But maybe iOS 11 will change my mind

Improved display ; Powerful processor ; Better camera ; Large screen ideal for pros and creative types

Expensive ; Accessories not included ; PC power, but with the limitations of a mobile OS

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

12.9-Inch iPad Pro Review (2017)

 

Nov 5: We have reviewed the new iPad Pro 2018 .

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) Tablet Review

 

Big Player. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 has been updated not only with a faster SoC but also with an improved camera and display. We haven't found much to criticize, but the giant amongst its brethren is not a full replacement for a laptop just yet.

great display ; high-quality workmanship ; decent speakers ; fast long-range Wi-Fi ; fast CPU ; decent battery life

no support for Galileo-GNSS ; pressure-sensitive case ; only one year of warranty ; despite claims to the contrary, display does not support P3 ; storage slower than with the predecessor ; long charging time ; no quick charge

On paper, the iPad Pro 12.9 is no more than a larger iPad Pro 10.5, but in real-life it is quite a bit different in several aspects. The well-calibrated display with its exceptionally accurate color accuracy in particular was very impressive; the...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Review

 

Now it's time for the biggest iPad around to get a much appreciated upgrade, as Apple re-works the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an updated screen, new processor, more powerful camera, and more...

Beautiful display image quality ; Bass-rich, immersive sound ; Day-long battery life ; Laptop-competitive performance ; Great camera for when you need it ; Split-screen works better than on 10.5-inch model

Just too big for casual tablet usage ; With accessories, starts getting extra expensive, fast ; iOS still doesn't feel particularly optimized for tablets ; Audio recording when shooting video doesn't sound great ; Lengthy recharge times

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : AppleInsider Staff (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's 2017 12.9" iPad Pro gains feature parity with its smaller sibling

 

Staggered launches of the first generation of iPad Pro tablets left the larger 12.9-inch model in an awkward position, lacking key professional-grade features like always-on Hey Siri and a color balancing True Tone display. Apple has rectified that...

Choosing between the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro is a much simpler choice in 2017, thanks to the fact that Apple decided this go around to include the same hardware in both.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

iPad Pro

 

The iPad Pro is Apple's biggest, fastest and most expensive iPad ever. It's very good, but not a total replacement for your laptop.

Slim and incredibly light ; Awesome screen and speakers ; Excellent performance ; Good on-the-go typing experience

Not as portable as other iPads ; Most will still need a proper computer ; No iOS optimisations for the big screen

The iPad Pro has a large, 10,307mAh battery that Apple claims will last for 10 hours. That’s the same figure quoted for the iPad Air 2 – and, based on my testing, is pretty much on the money.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Swider (techradar.com)

iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) review

 

Apple's super-sized tablet is ready for multitasking

Expansive, bright 12.9-inch screen ; iOS 11 is filled with tablet-focused perks ; Tests prove its laptop-beating power

Expensive at any level ; Dimensions make it cumbersome ; iOS 11 still has limitations

The iPad Pro 12.9 is the tablet equivalent of a gaming laptop. It’s incredibly powerful, undeniably fast, and a visual treat every time you turn on the noticeably improved screen. It’s big to carry around everyday and rather expensive compared to the...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham Christopher Phin (3dworldmag.com)

Review: iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) with iOS 11

 

Apple's mobile OS includes some sweet creative enhancements for the iPad Pro.

Wonderful creative tool ; New dock works really well ; Files app is welcome ; Ace Apple Pencil enhancements

If you think it's huge, maybe you need the 10.5-inch instead ; Can't replace full functionality of desktop apps

iOS adds some genuinely useful features to the iPad Pro 12.9, especially around Apple Pencil. And the dock is superbly implemented.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017) review: More pricey, but practically perfect

 

The best tablet you can buy, with a better screen, faster internals and now iOS 11 – a stunning piece of hardware

The original Apple iPad Pro was a stunning machine and despite the relatively minor upgrade, the 2017 model is simply incredible. It’s faster, feel more fluid in use than before and remains every bit as good as the original.

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Design

Color of product:Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:600
Display Diagonal:12.9
Display Resolution:2732 x 2048
LED backlight:Y
Pixel density:264
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Media Formats

Archive formats supported:ZIP
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4

Messaging

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

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards: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 temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Keyboard supplied:N

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Position location:Y
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Phone Features

Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

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
Processor cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A10X

Security

Fingerprint reader:Y
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 10
Platform:iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.272
Height:12
Weight:24.4
Width:8.69