Do you think the iPad can replace your work computer?
Apple thinks so. Last September, the company unveiled the iPad Pro, a giant 12-inch tablet that embodies what the future of computers is like, whatever one may say. Powerful, beautiful, with keyboard and stylus. And very expensive. We really liked the iPad Pro at the time, even though it wasn't as good at work as Apple would have liked. To change our (and not only) opinion on this score is intended to 9.7, traditional in size iPad, but with Pro functions.
Eyes and ears rejoice …
In one sentence: Pro 9.7 is an Air 2 with the capabilities of a "big" Pro. Only better than both of them. Here is the same processor as the Pro 12 - the A9X, which tears apart any application in the AppStore, - native keyboard support via Smart Connector and Apple Pen digital pen from there.
The same four speakers, loud and clear, and in terms of sound quality, both "projectiles" are unconditionally the best tablets to date. And a design with the dimensions of Air 2.
Further - more: the Pro 9.7's screen is perhaps better than any other Apple product. At first glance, the display here is the same as that of the Pro, which in itself is good news. The True Tone function works wonders: iPad can adjust the color temperature of the image depending on the lighting. Imagine a piece of paper: if you look at it under dim light, the colors will be warmer, and more natural under bright sunlight. The display of the new Pro works in exactly the same way, which is incredible. Turn off True Tone and you'll be surprised at how blue the screen of any device in your neighborhood really is. For so many years, we've been staring at iPhone and iPad displays without noticing the catch. Pro 9.7 opened our eyes.
… hands - no
But the keyboard from Apple, in all honesty, did not work out. Yes, it conveniently connects with magnets in the Smart Connector and turns into a secure case in seconds. And the keys, in general, are comfortable. This is where the advantages of the keyboard end. Firstly, it does not touch the table surface and literally hangs in the air - typing is simply inconvenient. Over time, this defect disappears, but the sediment remains.
Secondly, you cannot adjust the angle of inclination of the tablet. Generally. So on your knees you will not particularly print.
Secondly, it is “friendly” with many hotkey combinations straight from OS X, but for some reason there is a separate button for switching languages. This is terribly inconvenient: pressing CMD and spacebar, which is familiar to MacBook users, does not switch the language, but minimizes all applications and redirects you to the Spotlight search. You have to go back manually, and the first two days it literally pisses me off. I can't think of any reasonable reason why Apple chose to do it this way. This is not at all in the spirit of a company that has been known throughout its history for putting user experience first.
And there are no Russian letters here, so if you do not know the touch typing method, you should not buy it. For 12 thousand. Third-party vendors have much better solutions.
Excluding the keyboard and, perhaps, the price, you simply cannot find fault with the Pro 9.7. Monstrously fast. With the best ecosystem of applications, from mobile farms and games straight from the PC to professional applications like AutoCAD. With True Tone display technology, which, well, simply must be in all Apple devices this year, otherwise we will not forgive.
Most importantly, Pro 9.7 is much more convenient than the big Pro. It's easier to carry, lighter, prettier (look at that pink!), And even better suited for work than its 12-inch sibling.
It is still not a replacement for a laptop, let alone a desktop computer. But as much as we hate the thought of throwing loud statements (they will certainly be accused of bias), objectively, the Pro 9.7 is the best tablet you can buy. Albeit for not the smallest money.>