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Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen (12.9-inch, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1911 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen (12.9-inch, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the reliability, and there are some negative views about the GPS navigation and price.

performance, screen, usability, portability, size

price, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen (12.9-inch, 2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen (12.9-inch, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen (12.9-inch, 2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 usability and price. The performance and design also get good comments.

portability, design, performance, price, usability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen (12.9-inch, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen (12.9-inch, 2015) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

design, price, performance, usability, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad Pro (12.9 inch)

 

Apple's supersized iPad Pro brings the concept of a digital sketchbook to the next level, but now iOS app developers have to match the power of OS X and Windows apps.

Laptop-level power. Surprisingly light. Pencil accessory is the best stylus experience on a mainstream tablet.

Very expensive. Touch-centric UI with keyboard is awkward. Apps don't quite complete your workflow.

Comparisons and Conclusions We've seen iPads before. We've seen keyboard cases. We've even seen lots of styli. But as happens so often, Apple has remixed existing elements into something new, driven by design, ease-of-use, and compelling third-party apps.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

iPad Pro review: It's not a full PC replacement, but it's a really nice iPad

 

When I first picked up the iPad Pro at an Apple event this past September, I couldn't help but laugh a little bit. For one, its size: it is holy-crap-look-at-this-iPad big. And with a price tag...

Large, beautiful display ; Powerful processor ; Precise stylus ; Split-screen multitasking

It’s expensive ; It’s really big ; Overpriced accessory keyboard ; Not quite a PC replacement

Nov, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple iPad Pro space gray, 32GB

 

Aesthetically identical to the iPad Air 2 , the 9.7-inch iPad Pro features some significant improvements over its super-sized Pro sibling. Chief among them are a much more reasonable base price ($599 vs. $799); a 12-megapixel rear camera that records...

The new iPad Pro is the biggest and fastest Apple tablet to date. The pressure-sensitive Pencil stylus offers superior sketching and drawing, and the Pro's gorgeous giant screen and quad speakers are ideal for split-screen apps, multitasking and...

At launch, very few apps are currently optimized to take advantage of the iPad Pro's full potential. Its large size makes it less portable than other iPads. Once you've paid for the Pencil and keyboard peripherals, the iPad Pro costs as much as a good...

The iPad Pro is a dream machine for graphic designers and media mavens, but this elegant tablet needs more optimized apps and accessories before it can fully achieve laptop-killer status.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPad Pro

 

Size matters.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Ho, Brandon Chester, Ryan Smith (anandtech.com)

The Apple iPad Pro Review

 

At this point it probably isn't a secret that tablet sales have leveled off, and in some cases they have declined. Pretty much anywhere you care to look you'll see evidence that the tablet market just isn't as strong as it once was. It's undeniable...

Overall, the iPad Pro has proven to be a very different experience for me than previous iPads. The design is definitely familiar, with the same industrial design and general feel as previous iPads scaled up to a 12.9” form factor. However, the change...

Jan, 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...

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Apple iPad Pro

 

Apple proudly presents the iPad Pro with 12.9-inch display : Apple introduced the all-new iPad Pro tablet, featuring a high-quality 12.9-inch Retina touch-display with 5.6 million pixels, the most ever in an Apple device, and breathtaking performance...

The Apple iPad Pro starts at $799 USD for the 32GB with Wi-Fi. The 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular model has a retail price of $1079 USD. Prices may vary from country to country. The Apple Pro tablet comes in three gorgeous metallic finishes including...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Apple iPad Pro Review: A superb tablet waiting for its time to shine

 

The problem with reviewing Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro shortly after launch is that the tablet is already at a disadvantage. Apple has already shown us iOS 11, with specific features designed to change how we use the iPad, the release of which is still...

A display that lives up to Apple's hype ; Excellent battery life ; A logical compromise between screen size and portability

It's available now, without iOS 11

Expert review by : Joe Wilcox (betanews.com)

There's something you should know about 12.9-inch iPad Pro [seventh in a series]

 

April 3, 2016 marks the first day that I truly could use Apple's over-sized tablet to replace my laptop. But I had to spend another $84, before California tax, to do it. Gadget reviewers who say that iPad Pro cannot be your computer are wrong. The...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Bob LeVitus (macobserver.com)

Living with an iPad Pro

 

As Dr. Mac told you last week, he's been testing a 128GB iPad Pro with a new Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard and while it won't replace his laptop, it has quickly become his iPad of choice for a variety of reasons (which you'll only discover if you...

Feb, 2016

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