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Could the New Apple iPad Replace Your Laptop?

In June of 2017, Apple made a significant upgrade to its iPad Pro tablets.  Consumers looking to purchase the new iPad pros will notice that the new devices include a faster CPU, more RAM, and even the option for more storage.

If that is not enough to satisfy current iPad users, the new iPad Pros boast much improved cameras and improved screens (including a wider color gamut) than previous iPad models. Apple has managed to increase screen size of the 10.5 inch iPad Pro by incorporating smaller bezels, which effectively results in a 20 percent or more increase in viewing area. The refresh rates have also been improved to 120 Hz.

In March of 2016, the 9.7 inch iPad was introduced, and this 10.5 inch model effectively replaces that model. Consumers that are familiar with the 9.7 inch iPad will notice the difference of the new model immediately.

The new model sports a screen that is not only crisper, but is noticeably larger as well. Scrolling is excellent and animation is as good as it has ever been on an iPad.

The introduction of iOS 11, however, will only accentuate the positives that the new iPad Pros have to offer. If you have been holding off on purchasing a new iPad, your wait may be over. The improved features of the new iPad Pros will remove any and all reasons to wait.

Even though the screen on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is brighter than ever before, and the screen refresh rate is faster, the battery life of this new device has not been affected. Apple engineers have figured out how to allow the new iPad Pro to detect what users are working on at any given moment and allowed the screen rate to refresh accordingly. Kind of a “smart” iPad at work.

So the new iPad Pro will “know” whether you are simply reading a book or browsing the web and adjust its screen refresh rate accordingly. The new iPad Pro can even detect frame rate when a user is watching videos or movies and adjust the frame rate to match what is needed.

The end result is that no matter what you are doing on your new iPad, the device will allow for 10 straight hours of battery life before needing a charge.

Business users will appreciate the fact that a new Smart Keyboard can be attached to the 10.5 inch iPad Pro. This new keyboard features somewhat larger keys than were available for the 9.7-inch model.

The new keyboard has excellent feel and improved tactile feedback, making it easy to type on without having to “retrain” yourself as you type.

The new iPads come with a few additional changes. More storage is available, with these models starting at a 64 GB and ranging up to 512GB. Previously only 32 GB was the maximum. The cellular radios can handle more bands and they are more expensive, starting at a $50 boost for WiFi-only versions of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro over equivalent versions of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

If you are considering a “laptop replacement”, then this new iPad Pro may be your answer. This device would serve a business person well as the only device needed to get all work done.


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