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Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) review

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Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020)
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9/10
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The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 23 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Beautiful display
  • Decent battery life
  • Lightning-fast processor
  • Easy to use

What's bad

  • Expensive without including accessories
  • No headphone jack

The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) is among the top competitors for tablets in today's market. But as one of the most expensive options on the market, is it worth the price? And can it really replace your laptop like Apple claims?

Design

Super slim and available in two colors (space gray and silver,) the iPad’s aluminum frame has a nice weight to it. Reviewers commented that the overall design doesn’t seem to deviate from the 2018 model though.

Mashable says, “Seeing as how Apple already gave the 2018 iPad Pro a complete facelift, it's not shocking that the company decided to stick with the same design nearly two years later.”

Display

Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) features a Liquid Retina screen for the best possible picture. True Tone colors allow for automatic dimming and brightening of the screen depending on the light around you. Although it doesn’t play 4k video, the screen is perfectly capable of making 1080p look crisp and clear.

Performance

There was very little to say about the performance that wasn’t good. It had no trouble playing popular games or running multiple apps.

Software & Storage

The tablet runs iPadOS 14 operating system which is fast and reliable. You can purchase the tablet with different amounts of internal storage. But choose wisely as it does not support an external card slot.

Cameras

The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) has two cameras on the back and one well hidden on the front. It also has a Lidar sensor on the back but reviewers said there’s very little functionality to it. It takes decent enough pictures but isn’t meant to -- or performs -- like the camera on its iPhone counterparts.

Digital Trends says, “The lidar sensor isn’t much help at the moment. There is no obvious benefit when using the main camera, and Apple doesn’t go into much detail about what you should use it for, outside of the Measure app.”

Battery Life

With light use -- one or two hours doing regular daily tasks like email or social media -- the reviews say the iPad Pro 11 (2020) lasts almost two days. The charger took about 2 and a half hours to charge completely. However, Apple offers a more powerful charger if you’re willing to spend extra.

Audio

The iPad Pro 11 (2020) has four speakers on the back, two on the top corners, and two on the bottom corners. It includes 5 microphones for optimum sound recording. The only issue brought up by reviewers was the sound being muffled when the tablet is on a flat surface.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum Chassis
  • 11-inch True Tone Display
  • 2.5 GHz Octa-core Apple A12Z Bionic Processor
  • iPadOS 14
  • 128/256/512/1000 GB Storage
  • 12MP/7MP Cameras
  • Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 28.65 WHr Battery

Bottom Line

Apple does not disappoint with the iPad Pro 11 (2020). It fits snuggly in the rest of Apple’s lineup. While it didn’t disappoint reviewers, it also didn’t bring a sense of shock and awe. So, it’s only a modest upgrade over the 2018 version.

Digital Trends writes, “The iPad Pro has ruled the tablet market since its introduction. The 2020 iPad Pro is a minor update, but it’s still leagues ahead [of] its competitors.”

Mashable calls the tablet, “A worthy update for creatives, but still no laptop killer.”

Tech Radar states, “The new iPad Pro 2020 is another impressive tablet – but so were the models from 2018.”


Operating system
iOS
Processor
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
11"
Camera
12+ MP, f/1.8


What the Critics Are Saying...


T3

The iPad Pro (2020) is the best tablet out there, with a fantastic screen, pro laptop power, and premium design. But it will be overkill for most people compared to the excellent iPad Air.

- Matthew Bolton, T3
LaptopMedia

Well, we think that it’s clear. When it comes to pure performance power the A12Z Bionic silicone inside of the iPad Pro 11 2020 is the most powerful processor found in a tablet up to date. Even the Snapdragon 865+ that powers the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is no match for the supreme prowess of the forme...

- Alex Iliev & Kroum Nikolov, LaptopMedia
Expert Reviews

The new Magic Keyboard turns the iPad Pro into almost the perfect laptop replacement but there are still some gaps to fill.

- Jonathan Bray, Expert Reviews
TechRadar

The new iPad Pro 2020 is another impressive tablet – but so were the models from 2018. Those devices were powerful, capable and had a multitude of improvements to the technology, and the latest iPad Pro has all of that too; however, apart from a small upgrade in terms of power, new camera tech that...

- Gareth Beavis, TechRadar
Recombu

iPad Pro 2020 is a breathtaking device for several reasons, from its industry-leading design to its… well, industry-leading performance. Despite some improvements from Samsung, Android tablets still fail to lay a glove on the Apple tablet champ. With the iPad Pro, you get a gorgeous media machine th...

- Adam Speight, Recombu


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Screen Size
11"

The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020)'s screen size is 11 inches with 2388 x 1668 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.5 GHz

There is a Apple A12Z Bionic Octa-core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the iOS iPadOS 14 (Update Available: iPadOS 14.3) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.8 camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
128/256/512/1000 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/512/1000 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
28.65WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 28.65 WHr battery. Apple's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

iPad Pro 11 (2020) Specs

Overview
Release Date March 25, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System iOS iPadOS 14 (Update Available: iPadOS 14.3)

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Processor Apple A12Z Bionic Octa-core 2.5 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/512/1000 GB
RAM 6 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
variations
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support No
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Memory Expansion Slot No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.8
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (10 MP, F2.4, Ultra wide), 3rd camera feature (TOF 3D LiDAR scanner), Slow motion recording, Time lapse mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
7+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Multi-shot, Self-timer, Aperture F2.2, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2388 x 1668 pixels
Pixel density 264 pixels
Size 11 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, True Tone, Wide color
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 28.65 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Space Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.76 x 17.85 x 0.59 cm (9.8 x 7 x 0.2 in)
Weight 471
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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