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IPad Pro 2 12.9 - £833.23 @ KRCS
IPad Pro 2  12.9 - £833.23 @ KRCS

IPad Pro 2 12.9 - £833.23 @ KRCS

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The latest 2017 model Best price I can find at moment for the 256g wifi one.

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why on earth would anyone want to pay that for a tablet?

mannin

why on earth would anyone want to pay that for a tablet?


that thing is a beast, more powerful than many full size laptops..
add the KB and new iOS 11 features like file management etc and you got a laptop replacement.
also the 12.9" is more for artists and illustrators.
calling it just a tablet..the way you call £100 tablets is abit silly.
Edited by: "Tequila" 17th Jun

This device doesn't know what it is or where it should be, and Apple missed the boat on this one.

It's a professionally priced item with a consumer OS which in essence is a glorified mobile phone operating system. It has an expensive stylus and an expensive REALLY naff looking 'Smart Keyboard' (shame on you Apple! I've seen £20 chinese imported Bluetooth keyboards looking better than this!).

If Apple really wanted the iPad Pro to be taken seriously as a professional product then it should have a professional operating system, which from Apple would be OSX. Now if Apple had released the iPad pro running OSX, included the stylus and had a decent keyboard/stand then they could truly call it pro and it might have gained more momentum in the business market. There is a reason they didn't do this though, that would eat into their lucrative Macbook market.

Does it look nice? yes if thats your sort of thing. Is it new and shiney? yes, but it's hardly full of innovation, basically a large iPad with a few new features. Is it truly a professional product? no, it's just a large, expensive tablet running a tablet OS.

Regards
Flea

Edited by: "Fleabum" 17th Jun

Cheaper on apple education if you know a student. (£816)
Edited by: "Ockingshay" 17th Jun

What would be the Ann Droid equivalent? eg large 10-12 screen and other "decent specs" ?

Tequila

that thing is a beast, more powerful than many full size laptops..add the … that thing is a beast, more powerful than many full size laptops..add the KB and new iOS 11 features like file management etc and you got a laptop replacement.also the 12.9" is more for artists and illustrators.calling it just a tablet..the way you call £100 tablets is abit silly.



Not full OS so it cant even really be compare, even assuming its more powerful than many laptop(which is highly doubtful) its useless as it cant run computer software, so its not a laptop replacement especially as it doesn't even have a keyboard. anything Pro 2 can run will run on original Pro with no noticeable difference in real life.

KB cost another £170, pen cost another £100. a £1000 laptop with I5/7 will leave it in the dust in every way.

IOS 11 will be available every IOS device, and Ipad pro 2 is a tablet whether its £100 or £9999 or it can shoot out rainbow.

So the only argument is its for artists and illustrators which i am not a expert on. but consider its running IOS, it will be a pain to import/export between different program. and i reckon a graphic tablet half the price will do just as good

The 120hz screen is worth the price alone if you ask me. It's a huge difference over everything else.

sion22

Not full OS so it cant even really be compare, even assuming its more … Not full OS so it cant even really be compare, even assuming its more powerful than many laptop(which is highly doubtful) its useless as it cant run computer software, so its not a laptop replacement especially as it doesn't even have a keyboard. anything Pro 2 can run will run on original Pro with no noticeable difference in real life. KB cost another £170, pen cost another £100. a £1000 laptop with I5/7 will leave it in the dust in every way.IOS 11 will be available every IOS device, and Ipad pro 2 is a tablet whether its £100 or £9999 or it can shoot out rainbow.So the only argument is its for artists and illustrators which i am not a expert on. but consider its running IOS, it will be a pain to import/export between different program. and i reckon a graphic tablet half the price will do just as good


iOS 11 is a major upgrade in terms of productivity and functionality.
so have to wait until this fall then judge it.

I myself criticised iOS for not being even close to a full OS and looked at it mainly as a consumption focus environment,but what they showed at keynote impressed me.

I will never pay full price for that KB but they can be bought on sales for half that price few months after launch.
also competitors sell the KB separately for similar money so can't just blame Apple.

I'd say 12.9 is massive and mainly suits artist illustrators etc,the 10.5 has same horse power and specs and cheaper and better choice for most.
I've seen the 256GB 10.5" for around £630 already which is not too bad.

The problem with Windows Surface is while it runs full OS and better as laptop,it lacks in tablet mode and so inferior in that form,also battery is much shorter and a real problem also many hardware/software bugs and issues.

there is no clear winner and all such products are still imperfect and expensive.



Edited by: "Tequila" 17th Jun

Anyone who even thinks iOS and is a proper OS go in the same sentence should be institutionalised. iOS is a mobile phone OS, no matter how many tweaks you make of it. Until Apple release a proper 2 in 1 using OSX, then they are using the name to sell to the sheep. And as I said before, they wont do this for a while as it will break into their very lucrative Macbook market.

Look at the 'Smart Keyboard' alone, you can see the iPad Pro has nothing to do with a professional system. No trackpad, limited stand angle, and quite frankly it looks like some £20 Chinese Bluetooth keyboard, hell its not even backlit. A professional will be using a product designed for professional use from the ground up, not some larger adaptation of a glorified Internet browser.

Look at innovation like the Surface Studio, a product designed from the ground up for professionals, or Surface Pro, Surface Book, all three are innovative, not some half a**ed attempt at a large tablet and slapping a Pro label on it and expecting people to buy into the farse. Sorry but Apple has not been innovating since Steve died, more and more they are playing catch-up... a bit like Intel vs AMD at the moment.

Regards
Flea
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