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Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021)

Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021)
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22 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The design and performance are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the storage and usability.

screen, performance, design, portability, durability

price, usability, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Christian de Looper (

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) review: More than you need, exactly what you want


Apple's iPad Pro was already considered the best tablet you could get -- but in 2021, it gets even better thanks to the M1 chip and Mini LED display.

Incredible performance ; Beautiful display on 12.9-inch model ; Stunning design ; Center Stage works great ; USB 4/Thunderbolt 3 port

Nearly MacBook priced ; No Mini-LED on 11-inch model

“The iPad Pro takes the previous-generation iPad, and gives it meaningful updates that will make what was already the best tablet even better.”

May, 2021

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Apple iPad Pro (12.9-Inch, 2021) Review


Gorgeous Mini LED screen ; Desktop-level CPU ; Excellent cameras and audio ; Stellar 5G performance

No real multiple monitor support ; iPadOS makes multitasking difficult ; Major apps missing from the platform

The 2021 edition of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is just as powerful as a Mac, but its operating system keeps it so tightly leashed that much of its potential goes unrealized.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (

iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch) review


The iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch) is the most advanced tablet ever although the new upgrades aren't always noticeable

XDR display can get bright and vivid ; M1 chip is outrageously fast ; Slim, durable chassis ; Thunderbolt 3 and USB4 support ; Improved front-facing camera with Center Stage ; 5G wireless speeds

Display has some limitations ; iPadOS can feel restricting ; Expensive

Apple's iPad Pro 2021 brings display, processor and connectivity upgrades to what was already the world's best (and most expensive) tablet.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Radoslav Minkov (

iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch) Review: Is the mini-LED display a big deal?


The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is a solid upgrade for those who want the best possible movie watching and gaming experience on their iPad. This iPad Pro is also packing Apple's M1 chip and up to 18GB of RAM, making it the most powerful tablet to date...

Beautiful and large OLED-rivaling mini-LED display ; Unparalleled performance ; Best speakers on a tablet ; Surprisingly thin and light for its size

iPadOS 14 doesn't take advantage of those specs ; Expensive accessories

May, 2021

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (

iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch) review


The iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch) is the best and brightest iPad ever.

XDR display gets super bright ; M1 processor sets new iPadOS records ; Center Stage is pretty cool ; Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4 support ; 5G, finally

Display is best on HDR content ; Expensive with accessories

— and catch themselves waiting for it to export video faster — should upgrade. It's without a doubt the best tablet there is — especially if you can see the difference between HDR and 4K HDR. I bet, though, that they'd love for iPadOS to mature a bit...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (

Apple iPad Pro (2021) Review


The 2021 iPad Pro upgrades a tablet that already beat its competition.

Liquid Display XDR is superb ; Class-leading performance ; Useful, high-quality accessories

11-inch model lacks display upgrade ; Accessories greatly increase price ; IPadOS is in an awkward phase

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Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1, 2021) review


The iPad Pro (M1) is such an astounding creative tool, it's hard to make the most of what it offers (right now).

Astounding mini-LED display ; Incredible M1 performance ; Fantastic features overall

Screen brightness is the same ; iPadOS remains limiting ; Single port could limit flexibility

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1) offers one of the best screens ever made, and as much power as a desktop PC. It’s the most flexible creative tool on the planet, but the total package may be overkill for some, and iPadOS needs to evolve along with it.

May, 2021

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The iPad Pro Is As Powerful As It Can Be—Now What?


Apple's new 12.9-inch tablet sports the same M1 chip that powers its Macs, plus an incredible screen for watching HDR content. But it needs more.

Stunningly bright display, particularly when viewing HDR content; M1 delivers a serious performance boost

May, 2021

Expert review by : Chance Miller (

Apple says the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will work with the old Magic Keyboard, but ‘may not precisely fit when closed’


In a new support document published today, Apple has clarified the situation around the Magic Keyboard's compatibility with the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The company now says that the first-generation Magic Keyboard is “functionally compatible” with the...

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : James Peckham (

iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) review


The biggest upgrade to the iPad Pro since its inception

Phenomenal power ; Fantastic display ; Strong battery life

An almighty price ; 128GB storage feels limited ; Lackluster color options

The new iPad Pro 12.9-inch for 2021 is the best tablet money can buy, with top-end power, a fantastic display, a whole host of new smaller upgrades and an all-round experience that makes it a must-have for both Apple fans and those who want an...

Aug, 2021

Price comparison for Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021)

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