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HWM Singapore|January 2019

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch

Kenny Yeo

Apple’s newest iPad Pro is the biggest update to the iPad Pro ever. It has an all-new design to go along with massively upgraded internals. It has new accessories too - a second-generation Apple Pencil and a redesigned keyboard. It’s not a stretch to say that everything has changed.

Let’s begin with design. The new iPad Pro comes in two sizes - 11-inch and 12.9-inch - and the first thing you will notice is that it has dramatically thinner bezels. It’s as slim as the ones on the iPhone XS and XS Max, but it is considerably less conspicuous than its predecessor, especially along the top and bottom of the display when holding it in portrait mode. This was achieved thanks to the new Liquid Retina display as well as the removal of the Home Button. Along with the brilliant display, the new iPad Pro looks especially dramatic.

The new iPad Pro is remarkably thin too at just 5.9mm - the thinnest ever for an iPad. And because of the smaller bezels, this means that the overall volume of the larger 12.9-inch model that we are testing is a whopping 25% less than its predecessor. It is a considerably more compact device, this. Weight has been slightly reduced too, by around 8.5%, bringing it to just 633g.

As I mentioned, the display is a Liquid Retinaclass display - the same as the iPhone XR. It has rounded corners, supports the DCI-P3 color space, and also supports Apple’s ProMotion technology for variable refresh rates, and TrueTone technology for better color accuracy under various lighting situations. More importantly, it is sharp, crisp, and vibrant. The 12.9inch model has a display resolution of 2,732 x 2,048 pixels and a pixel density count of 264 pixels per inch. Apple’s iPads have always had great displays and the latest iPad Pro proves that it is no different.

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