Unboxing and first impressions of Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Last week at its WWDC 2017 event, Apple unveiled the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which is a larger, faster, and more powerful version of its former self.

Other than a slightly larger display in a slightly larger body with slimmer bezels, it also contains a lot more power. The A10X is hexa-core, and the GPU that comes inside has 12 cores, promising 40% better graphics performance.

The ProMotion display is also a big improvement. The refresh rate has been doubled to 120Hz, the brightness is 600 nits, and it has HDR support.

The real question with an iPad Pro is whether or not it can actually be used as a laptop replacement. For a 256GB model with cellular connectivity and AppleCare, Smart Keyboard, and Pencil, you'll end up paying around $1,300 after tax. You can also, of course, get a premium laptop for this price.

The experiment that I conducted in my first run with an iPad Pro was editing and uploading this unboxing video, and writing this article. So far it's worked out, although I can't say that I'd choose it over my PC just yet.

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