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Apple iPad Pro 2021 Review Rundown

Apple | Published on 20 May 2021 | Last Edited on 08 Jun 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Apple iPad Pro 2021
  • Beautiful miniLED display
  • M1 processor is a huge improvement over last year's iPad
  • Long battery life
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The 2021 iPad Pro features the M1 processor that Apple has also introduced to its MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 24-inch iMac laptop and desktop computers. It isn't cheap, but if you have the cash and you want the best tablet money can buy, the Pro is definitely worth considering.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

arstechnica[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Arstechnica have found the following[***]:
Apple's new iPad Pro is better than its immediate predecessor. It features the M1 processor that Apple has also introduced to its MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 24-inch iMac laptop and desktop computers. Like the 2020 model, the iPad Pro supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. There's nothing new to talk about regarding the 11-inch iPad Pro's display.
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Pros[**]
  • Bigger, better-than-expected screen
  • Improved cameras and lidar
  • Better battery life than its predecessor
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

gizmodo[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The new 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro is an incredible device. With a new miniLED display that puts an equivalent of Apple's $5,000 Pro Display XDR in a smaller, cheaper package. The iPad Pro has the same exact custom M1 chip that Apple has baked into the most recent MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and 24-inch iMac.
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Pros[**]
  • Stunningly bright miniLED display
  • M1 chip is a huge improvement
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C port

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro finally gets the long-rumored Mini-LED “Liquid Retina XDR” display. There are other upgrades in the new iPad Pro, though none perhaps as headline-grabbing. For the most part, however, the iPad Pro is still a stunning tablet, and it feels great in the hand.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful display
  • Great battery life
  • Long-lasting battery
  • 5G and Thunderbolt 3 support
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

expertreviews[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
Apple has released a pair of new iPad Pro tablets, with a host of updates and new technologies. The big one is the introduction of a Mini-LED display – called Liquid Retina XDR – which arrives only on the larger 12.9in model. Both models come with Apple's new M1 chipset, which was first found inside the new MacBook Air. This 8-core CPU delivers a 50% performance boost compared to the 2020 model and is 75 times faster than the first-gen iPad.
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Pros[**]
  • New Mini-LED display
  • Better battery life than previous model
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a 12.9in tablet

expertreviews[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The iPad Pro has matured into quite the powerhouse over the past few years, but it's taken a giant leap forward in 2021. Adopting the much-lauded Apple M1 processor – the same chip found inside this year's 24in iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air – it has finally drawn level with its more “serious” counterparts when it comes to raw power. Next on the list of upgrades is the new “Liquid Retina XDR” display, which employs Mini-LED technology to boost its HDR capabilities. Prices start at £999 for the 12.9in Wi-Fi model with 128GB of storage.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful OLED display
  • Great battery life
  • Great speakers
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

laptopmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch) starts at $1,099 for the 128GB Wi-Fi model with 8GB of RAM. Apple brought fresh colors to the iPad Air, iMac and iPhone 12, but the iPad Pro is stuck with bland Space Gray and boring Silver. There are two official iPad Pro keyboard covers and various third-party options.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, stylish aluminum design
  • Slim display bezels
  • Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C charging
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Slightly heavier than its predecessor

nextpit[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The iPad Pro 2021 11-inch model starts with an asking price of $799, sporting 128 GB of storage space and Wi-Fi connectivity. If you would want to enjoy the SIM-enabled model, then the iPad Pro would see its price bumped up to $999. Both iPad Pro models max out at 2 TB of internal storage space, just in case you're wondering.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent audio performance
  • USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as last year's iPad

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The iPad Pro 2021 is a phenomenal machine that's a must-have if you're an Apple evangelist, or if money is no object. The new Liquid Retina XDR Mini LED display is gorgeous, with max brightness levels unseen on other tablets. This is one of the best visual experiences we've had on a tablet, and if display quality is an important factor in your choice of slate, the iPadpro 2021 won't disappoint.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 12.9-inch screen
  • Great performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • High price
  • Screen tech isn't as good as 2020

tomsguide[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) starts at $799 with 128GB of storage. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 is a lot more pricey — starting at $1,099 with a $349 Magic Keyboard. Apple's new iPad Pro lasts longer on a single charge than almost any tablet we've ever tested.
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Pros[**]
  • Great screen
  • Long battery life
  • Fast M1 processor
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 starts at $1,099, making it $100 more than the previous model. Apple's recently rejiggered iPad lineup means that you don't need to spend that much to get most of the iPad features. If that all sounds too rich, check out the $599 iPad Air 2020, which has a lot of what we love.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super-fast performance
  • Great value for money
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as the iPad Air 2020

references

  1. 1. ^ 2021 iPad Pro review: More of the same—but way, way faster thanks to M1. Arstechnica. 2021-05-19. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  2. 2. ^ The iPad Pro Is as Powerful as It Can Be—Now What?. Gizmodo. 2021-05-19. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  3. 3. ^ Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) review: More than you need, exactly what you want. Digitaltrends. 2021-05-19. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  4. 4. ^ iPad Pro (2021): Apple releases new iPad Pro with Mini-LED display and 5G connectivity. Expertreviews. 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  5. 5. ^ M1 Apple iPad Pro (2021) review: A display of brilliance. Expertreviews. 2021-06-07. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  6. 6. ^ iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch) review. Laptopmag. 2021-06-03. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  7. 7. ^ iPad Pro 2021 review: Is it worth the upgrade?. Nextpit. 2021-06-07. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  8. 8. ^ iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) review. Techradar. 2021-05-19. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  9. 9. ^ iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) review: Astonishing battery life. Tomsguide. 2021-05-23. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  10. 10. ^ iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch) review: The best kind of overkill. Tomsguide. 2021-05-19. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  11. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  12. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  13. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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