New iPad Pro review: can it replace your laptop?

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  • Published on:  Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Apple’s new iPad Pro is a beast of a tablet, and Nilay Patel reviews it -- everything from its new design and screen to plugging in several devices to the new USB-C port. Dami Lee and William Joel, professional creatives at The Verge, also give their insight into the new iPad and Apple Pencil.


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  • Thien Pham

    Thien Pham

     13 hours ago

    Imagine an iPad Pro that can switch from MacOS to IOS and vice versa whenever the user feels like it.

  • Liew Hong Yi

    Liew Hong Yi


    2200 dollars? What

  • MrEmanthedrummer



    iPad isn’t meant to be a computer. It’s meant to be a tablet. If you want a computer, but a MacBook or an iMac.

  • mikamiga



    The iPad can't replace a laptop so long as it keeps using an OS designed for a mobile phone. You just can't replace a desktop OS with a mobile OS. There's too much you can't do. For the average person the iPad will be fine, but for people who need their computers for work, like programmers and web devs, the iPad Pro isn't useful at all!

  • Canosis Plays

    Canosis Plays


    All that power and yet still no Xcode.... still waiting to upgrade. Apple needs more pro software support and a more accommodating OS.

  • Stringbean


     2 days ago

    wow, great review and thanks for saving me a lot of money!

  • kemicalromanc15


     2 days ago

    I basically bought it as a glorified sketch pad bc Procreate is so amazing. I know I'll need a computer for Photoshop and text for comics but the "On-the-go" and mobility is just what I need. Luckily....I don't have a pervious iPad Pro.

  • black magic753

    black magic753

     3 days ago

    its detachable why would you ever use tablet with keyboard behind it???

  • Aiman khan

    Aiman khan

     5 days ago

    U saved me bro..✌ peace

  • Fazli Halim

    Fazli Halim

     5 days ago

    You can only transfer photo from sd card. Not video. Come on apple

  • Namu Cuddles

    Namu Cuddles

     5 days ago


  • Sugar™ Blackcurrant

    Sugar™ Blackcurrant

     8 days ago

    Why all the iPad cant using magic mouse 😔

  • VirtuaMe


     8 days ago

    Next one hopefully to be OLED, waterproof and the newer iOS opening up more essential functions

  • Gregory Pierce

    Gregory Pierce

     9 days ago

    I echo this sentiment. The iPad Pro is excellent hardware that is severely limited by iOS. Yes the hardware is going to keep getting faster and faster, but unless the OS gains and the software stack gains a lot of capability to exploit it - it's almost pointless.

  • Nicole Ibáñez

    Nicole Ibáñez

     9 days ago

    This is the best review! Got so excited about this new iPad got it and found myself cut off by the limited apps and the way iOS limits how you can transfer files. Wish I had seen this before

  • Jedi 511

    Jedi 511

     10 days ago

    Great review as always. $2200 is a lot for iOS powered device with the limitations iOS has. I wonder if Apple fragments iOS in to two groups: PadOS and PhoneOS. With the performance and price point the iPad Pros have (really since 2017), they need to be flexible enough to replace a laptop fully. Off topic, but one thing I don’t understand is the iPhone XR screen is bashed, yet has higher PPI than the iPad Pro screen which is praised. I have both the 10.5 iPad Pro and the iPhone XR and I can see vitrually no difference.

  • Eng Leong Kong

    Eng Leong Kong

     11 days ago

    thats the thing bout apple...they dont get it...and well said, i would like it to adapt to me and not me adapt to it

  • Michael Paul

    Michael Paul

     12 days ago

    Great music playing in the background

  • darron pattel

    darron pattel

     12 days ago

    good thing you guys didnt have to put much together for this video

  • damberson4698


     12 days ago

    The reason I haven’t purchased an iPad is because of iOS
    I have an iPhone
    And the limitations of apps on iOS are purposeful. The whole reason I need a MacBook is iOS. The mobile OS gets in the way of some things
    I can do a lot of things on my phone, but sometimes you just need full desktop browsing etc. Apple will never allow the iPad Pro to have those functions.
    If they did, with the specs and performance that the iPad Pro has right now, it would destroy the MacBook Pro line, and honestly, some of the iMac sales would drop as well.