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Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021)

Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021)
alaScore 97

40 reviews

Jun, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the storage and price. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

screen, performance, portability, design, durability

price, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad Pro 5th Gen (12.9-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) review

 

The biggest upgrade to the iPad Pro since its inception

Phenomenal power ; Fantastic display ; Strong battery life

An almighty price ; 128GB storage feels limited ; Lackluster color options

The new iPad Pro 12.9-inch for 2021 is the best tablet money can buy, with top-end power, a fantastic display, a whole host of new smaller upgrades and an all-round experience that makes it a must-have for both Apple fans and those who want an...

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) review

 

Apple's latest iPad Pro is the pinnacle of portable cinema

Stunning picture quality ; Great sound with headphones ; Hugely powerful

Expensive for a tablet

It might be aimed primarily at creative types, but the new iPad Pro 12.9 is also the best tablet there’s ever been if portable cinema is your thing

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) review: the best tablet screen in the world

 

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) offers incredible video performance and ridiculous power

Stunning mini-LED HDR display ; Extremely fast and powerful ; 5G now available ; Has the best tablet app ecosystem

No change in typical brightness ; iPadOS can be limiting ; Face ID is awkward at times

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) is just Apple showing off. The mini-LED screen is beautiful, and it's stunningly fast… it's the peak of tablets currently, no question. But it's also more than most people will need.

May, 2021

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) updated review: The top tablet for productivity?

 

We put the M1-powered iPad Pro to the test to see if it can finally replace your laptop.

Mini LED screen is better and brighter ; Ease of use ; Camera improvements ; 5G connectivity

Center Stage (camera tracking) can be hit and miss ; Software feels like it's holding it back

This iPad continues the Pro's transition to a laptop - and is the closest replacement experience to date. The hardware is now there, the only holdback is the software situation.

Apr, 2022

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Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iPad Pro 2021 review (12.9in, M1)

 

With desktop-level performance the iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing a laptop, but iPadOS 14 holds it back. But as far as hardware goes, it's superb

Excellent screen ; Great battery life ; Quality cameras

iPadOS can't unleash M1's power ; Expensive ; Not true multi-monitor support

The new iPad Pro is overkill for most people, but for those who need its immense power or just want a large-screen iPad with a fabulous display, it's the best of the best.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

M1 Apple iPad Pro (2021) review: A display of brilliance

 

The iPad Pro 12.9 is more of a laptop alternative than ever and it comes with a truly a stupendous display

Brilliant Mini-LED display ; M1 chip is very powerful ; Battery life still great

Expensive once you add a keyboard ; iOS still has its frustrations

Putting that aside for one moment, however, it’s quite clear that the iPad Pro 12.9in is a fabulous piece of hardware and categorically the best tablet you can buy. It’s as powerful as the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, it has great battery life for a...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Josh Brown (itpro.co.uk)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (2021) review: A giant leap for Apple silicon | IT PRO

 

Paired with a 120Hz display with incredible colour accuracy, the iPad Pro is more deserving of its name than ever

Lightning-fast performance in every task ; Phenomenally bright, smooth, sharp, and colour accurate mini-LED display ; Lightweight, silent, and cool to the touch ; Can be specced to have 16GB of memory

No built-in kickstand for angle adjustment ; Software might still limit some workflows ; Lack of innovation beyond screen and processor improvements ; Too expensive to comfortably recommend over a Macbook

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Martin (macworld.co.uk)

iPad Pro M1 (2021) vs iPad Pro (2020)

 

It's what's on the inside that counts with the new iPad Pro for 2021: an M1 processor, Liquid Retina XDR display, 5G, Thunderbolt and more. Here's how it compares to its predecessor.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Christian de Looper (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) review: More than you need, exactly what you want

 

Apple's iPad Pro was already considered the best tablet you could get -- but in 2021, it gets even better thanks to the M1 chip and Mini LED display.

Incredible performance ; Beautiful display on 12.9-inch model ; Stunning design ; Center Stage works great ; USB 4/Thunderbolt 3 port

Nearly MacBook priced ; No Mini-LED on 11-inch model

“The iPad Pro takes the previous-generation iPad, and gives it meaningful updates that will make what was already the best tablet even better.”

May, 2021

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad Pro (12.9-Inch, 2021) Review

 

Gorgeous Mini LED screen ; Desktop-level CPU ; Excellent cameras and audio ; Stellar 5G performance

No real multiple monitor support ; iPadOS makes multitasking difficult ; Major apps missing from the platform

The 2021 edition of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is just as powerful as a Mac, but its operating system keeps it so tightly leashed that much of its potential goes unrealized.

Jun, 2021