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Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017, A1701, A1709)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1117 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017, A1701, A1709). 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 are impressed by the portability and size. The usability and screen also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity and price.

performance, screen, usability, size, portability

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017, A1701, A1709) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

iPad Pro 10.5

 

iPad Pro 2 10.5 review, price, release date and features: Apple gets closer than ever to offering a true laptop alternative, with an amazing screen

Amazing display ; Extremely powerful ; Promise of iOS 11 ; Works brilliantly with Pencil

Big price jump from previous iPad Pro models ; Expensive peripherals ; No fast charger in the box

Look past the price and this is a stunning tablet that needs iOS 11 to really feel complete.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton Dan Grabham (t3.com)

iPad Pro 10.5 review: the top tablet out there got a little bigger and a lot better

 

Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro replaces the 9.7-inch model and slots in under the 12.9-inch version

Great new screen ; Pro-level power ; Still really portable ; Top battery life.

Expensive to add Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard ; Do you need the Pro power?

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPad Pro 10.5in review

 

Performance and productivity combine in the best tablet money can buy...

Powerful sound from the speakers ; Impressive display ; Unparalleled performance ; High-quality cameras

Not the most affordable tablet on the planet ; Overkill as a pure multimedia machine

Pricey, but the latest Pro cements Apple’s position at the top of the premium tablet market, with performance and software future-proofing that should keep it there for a long time yet

Jun, 2017

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?

 

This isn't a drop everything and upgrade solution, but if you've held off going Pro before, the 10.5 is certainly going to appeal to many.

Great display in an ultra-portable design ; Keyboard accessory now full-size ; As speedy as you could need

Not a huge change over the 9.7-inch model it replaces so not an upgrade proposition for all

The iPad Pro 10.5 is a lovely tablet to not only look at, but also to use. It wins on performance, display, camera (if you ever use it), and size.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) review

 

Tablets just don't get better than this - the latest iPad is phenomenal

Fantastic display that’s perfect for productivity ; Performance that beats full-size laptops ; Superb battery life

Pricey - For most people it’s either this or a laptop ; The best is still yet to come with iOS 11

The iPad Pro puts all other tablets to shame. It’s unbeatable as a multimedia machine or creative tool, and will only get better once iOS 11 shows up

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPad Pro 10.5 review

 

Is bigger always better?

Amazing audio ; Smooth and crisp screen ; Insanely powerful

High price ; Keyboard is necessary but extra ; Still not quite a laptop replacement

The iPad Pro 10.5 is the best iPad you can buy if you want an Apple tablet that balances entertainment, productivity and a sleek 10.5-inch form factor. With the tablet-focused iOS 11 update, it's easier to switch apps, even if it's not quite a...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPad Pro 10.5in review: iPad Pro 2 is the laptop replacement we’ve been hoping for

 

Slick, lightweight and incredibly powerful, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is the perfect ultraportable

Great performance ; Ultra lightweight ; Apple Pencil and keyboard cover work well

Expensive ; Still an iOS device

The new problem for Apple, however, will be convincing consumers to pay proper laptop prices for its new tablet. With prices starting at £619 for the 64GB alone, £159 extra for the keyboard and £89 for the Apple pencil it’s going to be a tough old sell.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

iPad Pro 10.5 Review: Still a laptop beater?

 

Apple's iPad Pro 10.5 is one of the most essential professional tablets of the moment, boasting incredible performance and a much improved user experience in iOS 11.Tablets have come a long way in recent…

iOS 11 improvements ; Slick performance ; Great battery life ; Media monster

Accessories sold separately ; No expandable storage

The iPad Pro doesn’t do much different compared with the older 9.7-inch model, although you do now get a slightly more spacious screen packed into the same dimensions. With strong accessories support, impressive A/V chops and premium performance and...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 2017) review

 

Apple's iPad has had eyes on eventually becoming the future of computing for years now, and it's been getting there in gradual steps. The 2015-2016 iPad Pro tablets made strides with a great Pencil stylus and seriously fast processing. From a hardware...

Excellent display, upgraded storage options, faster processor, better cameras and a bigger display in a still-compact size. Faster refresh-rate display also means faster Apple Pencil responsiveness.

Most of the cool new software features require iOS 11, which isn’t coming until September. No newly imagined accessories and the ones you need (Pencil, keyboard) drive up the cost to laptop levels.

Apple’s 2017 iPad Pros improve on already excellent drawing, video and photo capabilities, but its true potential won’t be seen until iOS 11 hits later this year.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Thomas McMullan (expertreviews.co.uk)

iPad Pro 10.5in: Apple slims the bezels with its latest MacBook-esque tablet

 

iOS 11 is at the heart of Apple's 10.5in iPad Pro, and it just might be the cheap MacBook alternative we're after

The 10.5in iPad Pro launches in the UK on 12 June, starting at £619. Expect my full review soon.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):30.4
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
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Screen flash:Y
Video capturing speed:240
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Video stabilizer type:Optical

Design

Brand colour:Gold / Rose Gold / Space Grey
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Pink gold / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Slate

Display

Display brightness:600
Display diagonal:26.7
Display Resolution:2224 x 1668
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:264
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Messaging

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

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / Y
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / 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 - 3000
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:USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / 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
iBeacon: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

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M10
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A10X

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
Operating system installed:iOS 10
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:256 / 512 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.1
Height :250.6
Weight:469 / 477
Width:174.1