Is The New iPad Pro Powerful Than A Laptop?

Posted by Kirhat | Monday, June 19, 2017 | | 0 comments »

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The latest iPad Pro may actually live up to what Apple claimed before that the high-end tablet could replace any laptop, essentially making it the only device a person ever need.

Tech benchmarking website Bare Feats found that the new 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models aren't that far behind the new 13-inch MacBook Pro in terms of performance.

And Bare Feats wasn't comparing the iPads to the base 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel's Core i5 processor. It compared the iPads with the most powerful option for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, complete with the fastest Core i7 processor option. Check out the benchmark results below, where the higher the number indicates better performance:
In theory, and according to the benchmark, Apple's latest iPad Pros could actually be faster than last year's 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Core i7 processor.

On top of the iPad Pros' incredible performance, Apple's newest mobile operating system iOS 11 adds some key features to the iPad that makes it work more like a MacBook Pro laptop than ever before.

For one, iPads will have a Dock, just like you see on the desktop operating system macOS.

And there's also a new app called Files that lets you browse and organize files store in iPads, like documents, photos, and PDFs.

At first glance, it may seem like the US$ 900 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB of storage could offer much better value than the US$ 1,800 13-inch MacBook Pro with the fast Core i7 processor. They both have similar-size screens, and the iPad is half the price for almost as much power. Yet, it's unlikely that the iPad could be the only "computer" anybody would ever need, as it's missing some key features.

Touchscreens like the iPad's are great when it's time to kick a feet up on the couch and browse through casual websites and social media. But when it's crunch time at work, that person would have got to have another input method: a mouse, or a trackpad.

Imagine sitting at a desk and constantly raising an arm throughout the day to tap or swipe the iPad's screen for web browser tabs, links, option menus, and scrolling. It would get tiring pretty quickly, not to mention it's less efficient. It's just not practical compared to a trackpad or a mouse, which requires less effort to control than a touch screen. With that in mind, a laptop can't be replaced by an iPad and its touch screen. Many would still need a laptop for work.

And even if Apple added mouse support on its iPads, the iPad Pro's 4GB of RAM wouldn't cut it these days. RAM, for the uninitiated, makes for speedy and smooth multitasking. It's like a computer's back pocket where it keeps things like apps and web browser tabs that users recently opened handy for when they need to open them again. The more RAM a user have, the more apps and browser tabs they can run in the background without throttling their performance.


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