Just be a tablet or a computer disguised as a tablet? Or vice versa? It is these puzzles that justify the phrase that Apple is using to promote the new iPad Pro that just arrived on the market, its next computer is not a computer. Its launch was shaken due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the apple brand ended up overcoming the difficulties and putting it in stores.
The new iPad Pro stands out for the introduction of the new eight-core A12Z Bionic processor and a greater focus on augmented reality features, through the new LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor. This measures the time between the emission and the detection of the light reflection to calculate the distances to the objects. Technology that is referred to as used by NASA in the next mission to Mars.
The new equipment also bet on its composition of chambers. In addition to a wide-angle lens, the tablet is also equipped with a second ultra-wide-angle camera, for those who want to bet on capturing photos and video. The company also promises studio-quality microphones and four speakers for multimedia consumption. But also for the production of audiovisual works, betting on editing videos at 4K or simply marking elements, using Apple Pencil to take notes, for example.
Regarding its design, the tablet maintains the lines of the previous models, being available in two sizes, 11 and 12.9 inches, with screens that occupy practically the entire chassis of the equipment and without the classic Home button. The Liquid Retina display is the same as the previous model, maintaining True Tone and ProMotion technologies, with refresh rate at 120 Hz. It also has a reflection reduction system and is able to adjust to ambient light.
In addition to its processor, which Apple claims to be more powerful than most notebooks on the market, whether for multitasking tasks and heavy lifting, which claims to make other PCs gnaw at your Magic Keyboard. It is not a conventional keyboard, but a structure where you can fit the tablet through magnetic fixation and adjust its inclination. Basically the iPad is floating in the air, so you can write comfortably or use a trackpad that is included in the structure. The tablet powered via USB-C.
With regard to prices, the 11-inch iPad starts at 909 euros and the 12.9-inch iPad starts at 1,129 euros. There are versions with 128 to 1 TB of internal storage and are available in sidereal gray and silver. You can purchase it from the Apple online store.