The company advertises this new device as “Your next computer is not a computer“. This is somehow very true on paper. The new device is Apple’s iPad Pro 2020.
This 12.9-inch iPad Pro models was updated in March 2020 with a faster A12Z Bionic chip, with eight-core CPU and GPU, a new 10MP Ultra Wide camera, a LiDAR scanner for enhanced augmented reality, TrueDepth Camera with Face ID, support for WiFi 6, and more.
Let’s jump right in to the specifications and other details of this updated iPad Pro.
iPad Pro 2020 Specifications:
The all-new iPad Pro 2020 is all built on an aluminum frame and has a very premium aluminum back and glass front. There is no doubt about the built quality of the device. It’s absolutely Apple’s top-notched iPad ever. The weight of this iPad Pro is around 639 grams. The device also supports Stylus. This iPad comes in two colors, namely Silver and Space Gray. It runs on iPadOS 13.4
Below the volume buttons, is a magnetic strip that can hold and charge the Apple Pencil (Gen 2) stylus which is sold separately.
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iPad Pro 2020 features a vivid and super bright display with Apple’s Liquid Retina technology. The display is a 12.9-inch LED-backlit Multi‑Touch with IPS technology. The colors are very true and as advertised the display is a finger-print resistant display unit.
The astounding display has a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels and this is at 264 ppi. The brightness of the screen is 600 nits. However, the screen refresh rate is 120Hz, which is very impressive for such a big screen.
Processor and Memory:
The device is very outstanding in terms of hardware. iPad Pro 2020 is powered by A12Z Bionic chip. This chip is based on 64-bit architecture. This is an octa-core CPU with the configuration of 4 Vortex cores clocked @2.5 GHz and 4 Tempest cores clocked @1.6 GHz.
It is no doubt an efficient and powerful CPU capable of handling very high-end daily multi-tasks. This is also embedded with the M12 coprocessor. The GPU is an 8-core graphics unit.
The iPad Pro 2020 appears to outpace most of the high-end laptops in term of power and performance, and the A12Z Bionic chip adds another GPU core for improved graphics performance which is advantageous for video editors.
The memory unit is also vast comparing to previous iPad models. The iPad Pro 2020 contains a 6GB of RAM. This is more than enough to handle massive multi-tasking. The internal storage is also very versatile this time. There are 4 variants available for the device. The versions go as – 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and a massive 1TB version as well.
The camera unit on iPad Pro 2020 is impressive this time as compared to its predecessor. The rear unit features the one 12-megapixel, f/1.8, (wide lens) and one 10-megapixel, f/2.4, (ultrawide lens).
The story takes a twist with other sensors on the rear unit. There is a special LiDAR sensor (Light Detection and Ranging). The custom-designed LiDAR Scanner uses the direct time of flight to measure reflected light from up to five metres away, both indoors and out.
There is also Dual-tone flash integrated on the rear unit. On coming to videography it goes to a maximum of 2160p at 60fps and 1080 to an impressive at 240fps.
The front unit is also very well established. it features a very basic 7 MP, f/2.2 which can record videos at 1080p at a maximum of 60fps.
The device is powered by 9720 mAh battery which can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. The device also has capability of fast charging of 18W.
The prices varies as per connectivity and storage.
Apple Pencil is available for $129 and the Magic Keyboard is priced at $349. Both are sold separately by Apple
The final impressions are quite straight forward. The device for sure a very great choice for consumers demanding big screen tasks. It is indeed the best tablet available in the market. There are no backslashes as such noted.
The camera and display are for sure the game-changers. At this price point, the user has to choose as per requirement what variant they want specifically. However, the mid variants sounds very promising in terms of cost to output ratio.
Both the variants 256 GB WiFi+cellular and 512 GB WiFi are efficient as per price point is concerned. on a final note, the device is blazingly fast, versatile and very efficient, matching today’s standards.