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January 2016 issue, Volume 2, Issue 1

Review: iPad Pro specs, features set it apart

The iPad Pro isn't just a larger version of Apple's tablet. It's also more powerful, with world-class battery life and accessory support that blows its smaller doppelgangers out of the water. Why buy: There's no shortage of impressive iPad Pro specs and features that make the tablet a compelling purchase. At 12.9 inches, the iPad Pro is larger than the standard 9.7-inch iPad Air and Microsoft's 12.3-inch Surface Pro 4. That size and the display's 4:3 aspect ratio make the Pro ideal for spreadsheet work and just about anything else the enterprise can throw at it. Apple claims the device's CPU offers double the performance of the iPad Air 2, and the battery lasted a full 16 hours under strenuous use in our tests, which bested Apple's promise of 10 hours. Perhaps the most exciting thing about the iPad Pro is its new Apple Pencil stylus and Smart Keyboard, which free users up from the sometimes clumsy touchscreen controls.  Price: The device starts at $799 for the 32 GB Wi-Fi-only unit. The 128 GB version costs $150 more, and with ...

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