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9.7-inch máy tính bảng iPad Pro vs máy tính bảng iPad Air 2: Maxing out your pads

Apple’s gone và done it again. Its lathử nghiệm hàng hóa launch not only showed off a new máy tính bảng iPad and a new phone – the iPhone SE, apparently the tech mega-giant is now greener than Captain Planet.

We’re not going to delve sầu into the legitimacy of Apple’s environmental claims right now. We’ll save sầu that for later.

What we’re looking at now is whether the iPad Pro 9.7 is really that much better than the ipad Air 2. Let’s answer the big question: should Air 2 owners be looking to tăng cấp already?

From a distance it may seem obvious. No, of course you shouldn’t. But there’s more khổng lồ this ‘upgrade’ when you get closer.

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iPad Pro 9.7 vs máy tính bảng iPad Air 2: The smart keyboard

We use a MacBook. We use Windows laptops. There’s not a hope in hell of us replacing a proper laptop with an ipad tablet any time soon.

However, hook up an Apple smart keyboard to lớn an ipad Pro & you can turn it inlớn a passable computer for writing docs, emails & so on. Apple has made a special version of the keyboard it rolled out for the 12.9-inch iPad tablet Pro for the new 9.7-inch version.

It costs £129, but may mean some of you can get rid of your knackered old laptop. While you might imagine the keyboard will also work with the iPad tablet Air 2, the Apple Store’s compatibility notes say it’ll only function with the new máy tính bảng ipad Pro, that’s because it attaches via the Smart Connector – those three circles on the sides.

It clips into place using magnets, then uses a folio-style case part that folds inlớn a support for the screen.

9.7-inch máy tính bảng ipad Pro vs ipad tablet Air 2: Yep, it gets the pencil too

If you’ve had any interest in the máy tính bảng ipad Pro to lớn date, it’s probably the Pencil that got you interested. It’s the one tablet stylus that has had a lot of arty types saying it is better than a Wacom Cintiq, which is the industry standard for graphics tablets.

Using exactly the same core hardware as the máy tính bảng iPad Pro 12.9, you can expect the pen to feel great, with near-zero latency making it feel like you’re actually drawing on the screen. With a pencil.

You get none of this in the ipad Air 2. While you can grab a whole load of different styluses for the tablet, they’ll either be dumb capacitive sticks, meaning you’re just replacing your finger with a nhái pen (no pressure sensitivity), or third-các buổi tiệc nhỏ systems that simply aren’t going to lớn work as well.

If you’re a bit of a comic book artist like our own review editor Alistair, there’s no competition. The Pro is going khổng lồ be miles better.

So there. All done? You get a bit of extra scribbling and a bit of extra tapping away at Word documents, right? Not quite, there’s actually a whole load more khổng lồ the ipad Pro 9.7

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9.7-inch iPad Pro vs ipad Air 2: It has a much more powerful CPU

Sorry iPad tablet Air 2 owners, your tablet is now officially an underdog. The máy tính bảng iPad Pro 9.7 features a much faster A9X CPU, the same used in the 12.9-inch version.

This is built on a completely different processor architecture than the Air’s A8X, so while the máy tính bảng ipad Air 2 has a tri-core CPU và the Máy tính bảng iPad Pro 9.7 a dual-core one, the newer tablet is still a lot faster.

We’ve not had a chance to run any benchmarks on the thing yet, we’ll cover that in our đánh giá, but existing Geekbench 3 results for the iPad tablet Pro 12.9-inch give you a good idea of what khổng lồ expect. According lớn the benchmark’s own aggregate league table, the iPad Pro scores 5466 points, the máy tính bảng iPad Air 2 4527.

Phil Schiller gave us some pretty tasty little soundbites as he unveiled the tablet too. Its CPU has over “three billion” transistors, và the 12-core GPU offers 0.5 teraflops of power, “more than an Xbox 360”.

For a bit of wider context, the GeForce GTX980 offers 5 teraflops. But then it is a £500 graphics thẻ.

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9.7-inch ipad Pro vs iPad tablet Air 2: The Pro has much better screen colour

With the original iPad Pro, Apple redesigned the display driver of its tablet, & the 9.7 version gets this too. Some of this công nghệ is about making the display respond naturally to lớn the Pencil, though, so let’s focus on the bits you’ll really notice.

The Máy tính bảng iPad Pro 9.7 will get you richer colours than an iPad Air 2. This is one of those upgrades we’ll have sầu to lớn get a bit technical khổng lồ appreciate because we, like just about everyone else, think the Air 2 has very nice display colour already.

Until now iPads have focused on the sRGB colour gamut. This is a standard rainbow of colours that HP. và Microsoft agreed in the 90s as something monitors & printers should ayên for.

Tablets with 100 per cent sRGB coverage và decent calibration, like the máy tính bảng ipad Air 2, look great. But now Apple says the ipad tablet Pro is made lớn satisfy the DCI colour spectrum.

This is a whole new rainbow laid out by the film industry, và features tonnes of all colours way deeper than anything you’ll see in the fairly limited sRGB range. We Đánh Giá screens a lot, và even good ones can fail khổng lồ reach 50 per cent of the DCI gamut.

If the 9.7-inch ipad Pro manages lớn cover 100 per cent of it, well, that’ll be impressive. Of course, Apple didn’t actually clayên ổn full coverage. But unlike many Androids with wide colour gamut OLED screens, you can bet the máy tính bảng iPad Pro won’t look unnaturally oversaturated despite its “wide colour gamut”.

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9.7-inch iPad Pro vs ipad Air 2: The Pro will be much better to use outdoors

If you’re not an epic screen snob, you probably don’t have to worry about whether DCI is better than sRGB. Leave sầu that to the nerds.

However, that it’s going to lớn look much better outdoors on a sunny day is going to lớn benefit just about everyone. Phil Schiller says the 9.7-inch iPad tablet Pro is 40 per cent less reflective than the iPad tablet Air 2, even though that older tablet’s anti-glare coating was sold in as one of its key features back at its birth in 2014.

After all the excitement about an anti-glare iPad died down, people also found that the ipad Air 2 was a bit less bright than its predecessor, which is something the new Pro fixes. Schiller says it is “25 per cent brighter than the máy tính bảng ipad Air 2” with 500-nit output.

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Colour matching for the environment is in

As part of iOS 9.3, both of these tablets will be able lớn use a feature called Night Shift, which is where the colour temperature of the screen gets warmer as the sun goes down. This means it’ll gradually look more orangey as it gets later.

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Why? Blue colour spectrum light is part of the reason why using an LCD screen device at bed time can keep you awake. It may also give sầu you a bit of eyestrain.

CyanogenMod has had this temperature-shifting feature for a while, in fact.

Where the Máy tính bảng iPad Pro gets another boost over the iPad tablet Air 2 is that it has an extra-special ambient light sensor that lets it tweak the colour temperature of the screen to suit lighting conditions as well. Schiller says it has “two four-channel ambient light sensors”. The net effect is that whites should look Trắng no matter what funky lighting is around the tablet.

Messing around with White balance is why that whole ‘is the dress blue or gold?’ mạng internet sensation cropped up in 2015.

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9.7-inch máy tính bảng iPad Pro vs Máy tính bảng iPad Air 2: Four speakers are better than two, right?

Yet more proof the ipad tablet Air 2 isn’t really a top-end Apple tablet anymore, the 9.7-inch máy tính bảng ipad Pro has much better speakers. The Pro has four drivers, the Air 2 just two.

In the iPad Air 2, the drivers sit on the bottom of the tablet, one to each side of the Lightning connector. The Pro moves the drivers, with one at each corner.

This is a very significant nâng cấp for the ipad as a truyền thông media and gaming device, meaning you’ll get stereo sound you can actually appreciate. Schiller says the Pro puts our “two times the volume” as an máy tính bảng iPad Air 2. So does that mean the drivers are working at the same màn chơi, but there are two more? Perhaps.

The máy tính bảng iPad Air 2 is already one of the best-sounding tablets money can buy, so the Pro will almost certainly be the best-sounding 10-inch tablet.

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9.7-inch ipad Pro vs iPad Air 2: The Pro actually has a good camera

Just as we wouldn’t use the Máy tính bảng iPad as our main computer, we wouldn’t use a tablet as our camera either. Maybe it’s pride. Let’s be honest: people taking pictures with tablets look silly.

We’re not going lớn be able able khổng lồ use the excuse that tablets have sầu crappy cameras anymore, though, because the iPad tablet Pro 9.7-inch gets the same 12-megapixel iSight camera as the iPhone 6S (or so it would seem). It’s a terrific sensor, with on-sensor phase detection pixels and much larger-than-average photosites, making it much better for low-light photos than the vast majority of mobile devices.

The máy tính bảng iPad Air 2 has an 8-megapixel camera that, while good for a tablet, already lagged way behind the iPhone 6 in năm trước. Apple has not specifically said the máy tính bảng ipad Pro matches the iPhone 6S component-for-component, but the specs available are identical. As well as the same sensor resolution, it has a 5-element lens with an aperture of f/2.2 và those tell-tale “Focus Pixels”.

Unlượt thích previous iPads, including the 12.9-inch máy tính bảng iPad Pro, this doesn’t appear khổng lồ be a cut-down camera. It can even shoot 4K đoạn Clip.

For the selfie hunters, the máy tính bảng iPad Pro 9.7-inch has a 5-megapixel front sensor và supports the same Retimãng cầu flash as the lademo iPhones. This is where the screen’s backlight goes supernova briefly khổng lồ act lượt thích a regular flash. By comparison, the Máy tính bảng iPad Air 2’s 1.2-megapx selfie camera seems flat-out rubbish.

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9.7-inch ipad Pro vs ipad Air 2: It comes in new models, including pink ones

Here’s the bit you’ve really been waiting for. You can get the ipad tablet Pro 9.7-inch in Rose Gold. It’s the first time an Apple tablet has been available in this dusky pink shade.

More exciting, but something we’re equally unlikely khổng lồ buy, is the a 256GB ipad tablet Pro. That’s truly mammoth storage for a tablet, the same amount we use on a day-to-day MacBook phiên bản Pro. Both Pro models are now available with this extra space.

9.7-inch Máy tính bảng iPad Pro vs iPad Air 2: Price – the deal-breaker?

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is much more than just an ipad tablet Air whose had its screen fiddled with to lớn make the Apple Pencil work. It’s a comprehensive, really quite impressive boost in almost every area.

But you vị have sầu khổng lồ pay for it.

The iPad Pro starts at £499/$599, which gets you the 32GB version. You’ll pay £619/$749 for the 128GB edition and £739/$899 for the Big Mac 256GB one. Need 4G? That’ll be an extra £100/$130 for each.

Bear in mind the Pro doesn’t come with the keyboard (£129) or Pencil (£59) either. It can get very expensive sầu.

Apple doesn’t offer directly comparable models of ipad tablet Air 2 instead filling-in the gaps with a £349/$399 16GB version & a £429/$499 64GB one. Again, add £100 for 4G.

There’s no way around it, the entry price of an iPad tablet Air 2 is a lot more affordable.

9.7-inch iPad tablet Pro vs máy tính bảng ipad Air 2: First Impressions

Ok, ok, we admit it. The Máy tính bảng iPad Pro 9.7 seems lượt thích a pretty good tăng cấp. A great one really. We were ready lớn bash it with the cynicism stick, lớn vì chưng our best khổng lồ shatter that smug Appley screen và laugh at Apple’s great ruse of trying to get us to lớn use these toys as our main PCs.

And now we kindomain authority want one. We still wouldn’t want to use an iPad tablet Pro as a full-on computer, but even without all the Pro-themed upgrades, Apple has actually done enough to make this a worthwhile alternative lớn the iPad tablet Air 2 for new buyers. New screen, new camera, new speakers.

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I still don’t think many current Air 2 owners should feel the need to lớn tăng cấp, though. Does your tablet really feel old? It shouldn’t vày unless you let your dog use it as a comfort blanket or something.


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