M1 iPad Pro 12.9 Inch Review
Can’t decide whether or not to buy the 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro? Well, I recently upgraded from the 11.9-inch from last year, so in this article I’m going to share a few of my thoughts on the 12.9-inch. Some of the things I’m going to talk about are;
- Unboxing and First Impressions
- New features and Upgrades
- Why I upgraded to the 12.9 Inch iPad Pro
- iPad buying guide and recommendations
Without further ado, let’s get into it.
M1 iPad Pro 12.9 Inch Review
Unboxing and First Impressions
Upon unboxing the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, you find a quick start guide, the standard iPad charger, and some Apple stickers. No Surprise there. However, I was a bit stunned to see just how big the 12.9-Inch was compared to the 11.9-Inch from 2020.
It feels a lot bigger and wider when holding it in my hands. And even looking at them side by side, you notice that there is a significant size difference between the two
Since I got the 12.9-inch, I also had to a bigger Apple Magic Keyboard. I’ve got to say, I do like the larger keyboard layout and it gives a more natural feel to typing.
This combo is a match made in heaven and it feels like you have a 13-inch mini laptop.
New features and Upgrades (What has Changed?)
You might be asking yourself, what’s all the hype around the 2021, 12-inch M1 iPad Pro?
- We have the addition of the new M1 chip. The M1 chip is the latest hardware upgrade to Apple computers and Tablets. It allows for faster and more efficient computing power and processing, while also improving battery life.
- We have a new 8-core GPU for better graphic performance. This improves the user experience while using AR Apps and playing games.
- Probably the most talked about upgrade is the Liquid Retina XDR Display. This new display features mini LED technology that allows the iPad Pro to get to 1600nits peak brightness. Even more, this display offers deeper blacks, thus allowing for better contrast.
- We have a new thunderbolt port that allows for a faster connection while transferring files from external storage devices. It also improves the image quality when connecting your iPad Pro to external displays.
- We now have a new 12MP Ultra-Wide-Angle Camera with a super wide field of view, which enables the use of Apple Center Stage. Center Stage uses machine learning to follow a subject around by panning and zooming in, to ensure the subject stays within the frame during video calls.
- Last but not least, we have 5G connectivity.
Why did I upgrade?
I do travel a lot. Having the iPad Pro allows me to have about the same amount of power as a laptop, in a small form factor. It is capable of being a creativity powerhouse for my everyday content need. Whether it’s basic editing of videos while on the go, editing photos in lightroom, creating thumbnails, multi-tasking, taking notes with the Apple Pencil etc. The M1 iPad Pro 12.9-Inch can handle it.
Not to mention that it is perfect for content consumption while traveling or even at home/office. The larger size, better mini LED display technology, and amazing speakers. It just gives you a better experience while watching movies, listening to music or gaming than the 2020 11.9-inch iPad Pro.
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Which iPad do I recommend?
Well, that’ll depend? In which category of iPad users are you? We have different types of iPad users;
The everyday user
This is you if you use the iPad for basic tablet needs. These could be social media consumption, web surfing, basic content consumption etc. If you’re looking a quality budget friendly option, for you I’d recommend the standard iPad Air.
This is you if you’re looking for a quality tablet that’s portable. You’ll probably be pairing it with your MacBook Pro, and for you I’d recommend the iPad Pro 11.9-inch.
The Super User
This is you if you’re looked for a maxed-out iPad powerhouse. You’re looking for a tablet that you can almost use as a standalone device. This is where I recommend the 12.9-Inch iPad Pro. It’s the ultimate iPad for the ultimate Tablet user.
That’s all for today. Let me know in the comment section which iPad you think would be best for you and why.
If you have any questions, please let me know as well. I will see you in the Next One. 😉 🙂