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Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3374 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. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The screen and usability also get good feedback, but reviews about the GPS navigation and reliability are mixed. Many are less positive about the price.

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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 are impressed by the screen. The usability also gets good views. Reviews about the size and portability are mixed. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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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: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

iPad Pro 9.7 review

 

Apple's best tablet all grown up again

Easy to handle ; True Tone display is gorgeous ; 256GB configuration

iOS shows its limitations ; Expensive starting price ; Optional keyboard isn't backlit

Apple is slowly transforming its iPad into a 2-in-1, and while this new tablet may not be a laptop replacement, it's more than simply an iPad Air 3. It's best used with pro-level accessories like the Smart Keyboard and Pencil, but it gets even more...

Jan, 2017

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

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review: The tablet to beat all tablets

 

When Apple launched the iPad Pro back in September 2015 , many liked the idea of the beefed-up iPad, but many also wished its large 12.9-inch scale was squeezed down into the 9.7-inch chassis of the iPad Air 2. Those wishes have now come true. In the...

Size, power, capabilities

Tighter typing experience

In the iPad Pro 9.7 Apple has created a tablet powerful enough to act as a laptop replacement. But it's done so in a way that still feels very "iPad".

Apr, 2016

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

Apple iPad Pro review: Back to the drawing board?

 

It's Apple's biggest tablet ever. But does that mean the iPad Pro can replace both your laptop and tablet to become the sole computing device in your home?

Massive screen with high resolution looks great, Apple Pencil accessory works really well, best iPad performance to date, Smart Connector wireless accessory connections

Weights same as a laptop with optional keyboard added, not as portable as other iPads, keyboard accessory doesn't truly turn it into a laptop, iOS not OS X will divide "pro" opinion

As an laptop replacement for around the house, the iPad Pro fits the bill. It is fast, quick, and easy to use. Whether working on the sofa (if there's a coffee table), watching Netflix or Sky Go in bed, or sitting at a desk working on annotations with...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

iPad Pro review: by far the best tablet Apple's ever made

 

The iPad Pro is a whole new device for Apple. It's not just a larger iPad, nor is it a rival to the Surface Pro 4. It's a new range for Apple, but just bears a lot of similarities to what's come before.

Great screen ; Loads of power ; Brilliant speakers

Weighty ; iOS 9 not a Windows 10 rival

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Hands on iPad Pro 9.7 review: can it really replace your laptop?

 

Apple's super-tablet has been shrunk

Super display ; Very powerful ; Superb on-the-move device

iPad Air 2 better for many ; Pencil extra ; Won't replace your laptop

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Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

9.7-inch iPad Pro

 

The first thing to note about the 9.7-inch iPad is that it isn't a replacement for your laptop – no matter how much Apple wants you to believe it is. However, there's no doubt this is the finest tablet Apple has ever made.

Apr, 2016

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

Apple iPad Pro (9.7in) review

 

A potent combination of power, flexibility and impressive all-round performance...

Impressive sound from internal speakers ; Colourful and detailed picture ; Beautiful design ; Good camera

Sound through the headphone jack lacks sparkle

Apple owns the premium tablet market and the Pro 9.7 only cements its position with a great all-round performance

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review

 

Apple thinks it's created the 'ultimate PC replacement' and while we're not convinced, the new iPad Pro 9.7 is still one of the best tablets you can buy.

There’s no doubt that the iPad Pro 9.7 is the best tablet Apple has ever made, combining the power of the original into the stunning form factor of the iPad Air 2 (with a camera bump). Apple has also added new features such as upgraded cameras and one...

Apr, 2016

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Expert review by: David Ludlow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro review - the best tablet ever, at a price

 

It's the best tablet ever made and the perfect work companion, but the 9.7-inch iPad Pro doesn't come cheap

For those people that want a full-on laptop replacement, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is probably the better buy, but if you want something powerful to complement the way you work, then the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is definitely the way forward. To see what else...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review

 

Is this the ultimate iPad? Spoiler: yes

Exceptionally powerful ; Timeless, near flawless design ; True Tone makes for a very natural display ; A great tool for arty types

True Tone really needs to be turned off for videos, photos etc ; Far from cheap

It isn't cheap, but the 9.7in iPad Pro is perhaps the perfect tablet

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):27.5 / 30.4 / 38.5 / 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 / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 5 / 7
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Number of elements:6
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@240fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Screen flash:Y
Swivel Camera:N / No
Video capturing speed:240 / 30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Video stabilizer type:Optical

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:600
Display diagonal:24.6 / 26.7 / 32.8
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2224 x 1668 / 2732 x 2048
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:264
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Messaging

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

Networking

2G:Y / Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA, EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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

Other features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
SIM card support:Y / Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y / Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
iBeacon:Y
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Position location:N / No / Y
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Phone features

Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Apple Smart Connector
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M10 / M9
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A10X / A9X

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\Safari\Siri\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\Photo Booth\iCloud Drive
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10
Operating System Version:9
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 512 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.1 / 6.9
Height :24 / 250.6 / 30.6 / 305.7
Weight:437 / 444 / 469 / 477 / 677 / 692 / 713 / 723
Width:16.9 / 174.1 / 22.1 / 220.6